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Does sweet corn have nutritional value?

Summertime is just around the corner -- and sweet corn can be a wonderful treat and accent to any barbecue. And guess what -- it does have nutritional value.

May 24, 2009 12:00 am

Diet Detective: How to lose weight without gaining debt

Everything costs money, and that includes staying fit and healthy. But there are ways to trim the fat -- so to speak -- and still, well, trim the fat.

April 05, 2009 12:00 am

Finding a good 'calorie bargain'

Bolthouse Farms Thousand Island Dressing

March 01, 2009 12:00 am

Know your salad greens: Bibb, Watercress, Mesclun and Belgian Endive

These greens are refreshing, satisfying, super-low-calorie and high in nutrients. Keep on the lookout for these fabulous foods.

February 15, 2009 12:00 am

Get back on the diet track

How's your New Year's resolution to lose weight going? Not so good? Did you take time to map out how you were going to lose the weight and keep it off?

February 01, 2009 12:00 am

The connection between posture and health

Want to look slimmer without doing any "real" work? How about getting rid of back and neck pain? It all starts with one simple thing: posture. We talked with a few posture experts, and here's what they had to say:

January 25, 2009 12:00 am

Diet Detective: Questions to ask before joining a gym

It's that time of year -- you start to think about getting into shape, and joining a gym seems like a good place to start. Before you rush to join one, here are a few tips to keep you from losing more than you bargained for.

January 18, 2009 12:00 am

Can TV commercials make you fit?

There has been a significant amount of research to demonstrate that watching too much television can lead to an increase in body weight -- because you become a coach potato. I wondered if TV could also inspire the opposite, so I asked a few advertising experts which TV commercials they found…

January 11, 2009 12:00 am

Losing all the weight -- The real truth

You say you're tired of dieting, you've had enough, and this is the year you're going to do it once and for all. You're finally going to lose those 30, 60 or 80 pounds for good.

January 04, 2009 12:00 am

Just had a baby? Everything you should know about post-pregnancy -- nutrition and weight loss

Editor's Note: This is the second of a two-part series on fitness and nutrition for new mothers. This column is about nutrition and weight loss.

October 27, 2008 12:00 am

Everything you should know about post-pregnancy fitness, activity<br /> 

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series on fitness and nutrition for new mothers. The first column is about exercise and activity. The second focuses on nutrition and weight loss.

October 19, 2008 12:00 am

More good foods gone bad

Even good foods can wreak havoc in your life. Here are a few to keep your eye on.

October 12, 2008 12:00 am

The blame game: How "anti-responsible" behavior might hinder weight control

We are a nation of blamers. We love to blame situations, circumstances, events and even ourselves for where we are in our lives. Blame allows you to avoid taking action -- it gets you off the hook from acting responsibly. In terms of diet, it allows you to avoid focusing on controlling your …

October 05, 2008 12:00 am

Diet lessons you can learn from eating with etiquette

Manners can be helpful if you're trying to make a decent impression on a date, at a business meeting or on any social occasion -- they might even help keep a marriage together. However, there is an even better reason to eat with etiquette: It can help you lose weight.

September 28, 2008 12:00 am

Fat and oil nutrition questions answered

Are all saturated fats bad for you? What about coconut oil? Is it dangerous to heat olive oil? Which is better: polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fat? We asked a few of the country's leading nutrition experts, and here are their answers.

September 01, 2008 12:00 am

Grains you might never have tried but should


August 25, 2008 12:00 am

Are the food-marketing claims really true?

This is an ongoing feature investigating the claims of food products -- here are a few of my latest findings.

August 18, 2008 12:00 am

Check out these healthful bargains

I'm always looking for new healthy-living products and services. Here are a few of my latest finds.

August 11, 2008 12:00 am

Diet Detective: Planters nuts digestive health MIX and muscle milk

Are the marketing claims true? Are they Calorie Bargains or Calorie Rip-offs? That's the ongoing question with claims on food packages proliferating and food manufacturers looking for any angle to increase sales. Here are the results of two of my latest investigations.

July 21, 2008 12:00 am

Diet Detective: Slimming Electric Belts and Russian Bells -- Are they fitness rip-offs or fitness bargains?

Have you ever heard of a belt that can help you get skinny? One that claims it can get you in shape? And what about the latest fitness craze -- using Russian weights to get extra fit? Possible? Here's what we found in two of our latest investigations.

July 07, 2008 12:00 am

Diet Detective: Are veggie diets best?

Is a vegetarian diet always best in terms of health and weight control?

June 30, 2008 12:00 am

Diet Detective: Simple, inexpensive activities that can get you in shape

Here are a two inexpensive, fun ways to get in shape.

June 23, 2008 12:00 am

Diet Detective: Summer nutrition and fitness tip sheet

Here are a few nutrition and fitness tips to keep you healthier this summer.

June 16, 2008 12:00 am

Health benefits of peanuts

This is the third part of a continuing series on the health benefits of nuts -- however, for this particular column, we're going to fudge it a little, because peanuts are really legumes and more like beans than nuts.

June 09, 2008 12:00 am

Calorie Bargains: Cookware, crackers, books and whole-wheat pizza

I'm always looking for Calorie Bargains to help you live a healthier lifestyle -- here are my latest finds.

June 02, 2008 12:00 am

Diet Detective: Summer drink recipes, their calories, exercise equivalents and ways to lighten up

Barbecues, sun, water and fun. Summer is here, and it's time for a cocktail.

May 26, 2008 12:00 am

Not-so-famous veggies

Broccoli, spinach and peppers are among the more "famous" vegetables, but there are lots of others out there, too.

May 19, 2008 12:00 am

You are what you poo -- what your body's solid waste can tell you about your diet

Warning: If you have an aversion to your body's waste, don't read any further.

May 05, 2008 12:00 am

Fitness rip-offs or fitness bargains?

Have you ever heard of a shoe claiming it can get you in shape? And what about the latest fitness craze -- you vibrate and get fit? Possible? Here are a few of our latest investigations and what we found.

April 28, 2008 12:00 am

10 tips to add more veggies to your diet

Research substantiates the claim that populations who consume plant-based diets have less chronic disease, such as hardening of the arteries, heart disease, some cancers, diabetes and obesity, says Anne VanBeber, Ph.D., R.D., a nutrition professor at Texas Christian University.

April 21, 2008 12:00 am

Healthful comfort food recipes for rough times

The stock market roller coaster, the housing crisis, the dreaded "R" word -- it's stressful out there.

April 14, 2008 12:00 am

Quintessential foodie talks about what to eat and why

Michael Pollan, the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at UC Berkeley, has struck a chord in this country. His back-to-back best-sellers, "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals" (Penguin, 2006) and "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto" (Penguin, 2…

March 31, 2008 12:00 am

Lower-calorie choices are not always best

When you're thinking about what to eat, you need to ask yourself, "Will it keep me satisfied, or will I be hungry again in 30 minutes?" "Am I getting the vitamins and minerals I need, or am I just entertaining my mouth?"

March 24, 2008 12:00 am

Calorie bargains: Books and bars

I'm always looking for new Calorie Bargains to help you live a healthier lifestyle -- here are my latest finds.

March 17, 2008 12:00 am

Do these veggies have any nutritional value?

Do all vegetables offer nutritional value? I wondered, so I asked a few nutrition experts -- the responses may surprise you.

March 10, 2008 12:00 am

Walnuts and almonds

This is part of a continuing series exploring nuts as nutrition powerhouses.

March 03, 2008 12:00 am

Good foods gone bad

Even good foods can cause havoc in your life. Here are a few to keep your eye on.

February 25, 2008 12:00 am

Pistachios and pecans: The health benefits of nuts

This is part of a continuing series on the health benefits of nuts. The first in the series focuses on pistachios and pecans.

February 18, 2008 12:00 am

Valentine's Day odds and ends

Valentine's Day is coming, which means chocolates, gifts and other goodies.

February 11, 2008 12:00 am

Investigating the marketing hype from foods

A day doesn't go by that you don't hear some new claim about how a particular food can help you live a better life. Here are a few we investigated to see if they live up to the hype.

February 04, 2008 12:00 am

The 'big game' diet cheat sheet

Need some motivation to eat a bit better on Super Bowl Sunday? Remember these equivalents:

January 28, 2008 12:00 am

Calorie bargains: Snacks that won't pack on the pounds

Here are a few of our latest Calorie Bargain findings -- foods, drinks, products and services that help you live a healthier life.

January 21, 2008 12:00 am

A few unique ways to burn extra calories

It might be the simplest way to lose weight ever -- simply laugh more, stand and pace when you're on the phone, gesture when you talk, and lower the heat.

January 14, 2008 12:00 am

Eating right to walk, drive or relax

Here are a few tips to help you eat the right food whether you're taking your morning walk, a long drive or a relaxing day off.

January 07, 2008 12:00 am

Goals, goals and more goals

The holidays are behind us, and now we face the inevitable -- diet season.

December 24, 2007 12:00 am

Watch out for these winter holiday drinks and their liquid calories

When you're battling the winter weather, you feel somewhat justified in drinking whatever you want.

December 17, 2007 12:00 am

When are your 'Eating Alarm Times'?

We asked more than 400 people on to vote on their Eating Alarm Times -- those few hours each day when you can consume up to 300 extra calories, which causes you to gain weight.

December 10, 2007 12:00 am

Trying to Get pregnant? Diet and lifestyle can have large impact on fertility

Each year approximately 6 million women in America are faced with infertility, according to Harvard researcher Jorge E. Chavarro, M.D., Sc.D.

December 03, 2007 12:00 am

Diet Detective scours country to find interesting, healthful gifts

Gift: Healthful experience-oriented activities

November 26, 2007 12:00 am

Make air travel healthy with these snack tips

This is the second-annual Airline Survey. The airlines are constantly changing what they serve, and we're on the case, trying to distinguish Calorie Bargains from Calorie Rip-offs.

November 19, 2007 12:00 am
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