Are you one of the many American consumers who helped sales of organic products in the U.S. increase by 11.5% last year?
According to a recent survey conducted by the Organic Trade Association, organics leapt from $31.5 billion in 2012 to $35.1 billion in 2013, marking the sector’s fastest growth rate in 5 years. With no tapering in sight, the OTA predicts that comparable or even greater expansion will occur over the next 2 years.
If you’ve been feeling health-smug about sipping your moderate daily glass of red wine and letting that luxurious 85% dark chocolate melt on your tongue, this may be unwelcome reading.
In one of those scientific twists that leave us wondering what to believe about nutrition, a new study published in the May 12 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine (doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1582) showed that the antioxidant resveratrol—found in grapes, chocolate and red wine—was not associated with longevity or the incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and inflammation.
Myriad studies have shown that skipping breakfast is one of the worst ways to try to lose weight or maintain optimal health. But it can be a real challenge to find healthy breakfast fare that doesn’t need to be cooked and can be transported as you and the kids rush out the door each morning.
Here are a few fast but healthy breakfast suggestions from the editors at Consumer Reports o...
In observance of National Better Breakfast Month, IDEA has put together a list of our best articles on how to build a better breakfast, the benefits of eating breakfast and some tasty morning meal recipes.
The majority of us probably don’t think of our food choices as a matter of urgency, but a growing number of public health experts, foodservice leaders, chefs, entrepreneurs, and both governmental and nongovernmental agencies believe we should.
newsletter_teaser: The majority of us probably don’t think of our food choices as a matter of urgency, but a growing number of public health experts, foodservice leaders, chefs, entrepreneurs, and both governmental and nongovernmental agencies believe we should.
Recipe for Health: Skillet of Roast Mushrooms & Tomato-Stuffed Peppers With Garlic and Fresh Thyme
This time of year delivers a harvest of abundance and flavor as summer crops start to boom. What better time to try a hearty plant-based meal or side to see how filling and delicious a dish of vegetables can be? It’s good for you, and it’s good for the planet.
Whether eating carrots will improve eyesight or consuming spinach will build Popeye-like strength is immaterial to children. In fact, telling them such things as a way of coaxing them to eat certain foods actually repels them, according to a forthcoming study in the October issue of Consumer Research.
Believers in the axiom “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” won’t be surprised to learn that apple cider vinegar has vast health benefits and about 101 different uses, including some unrelated to food.