Replace Your Multivitamin With These 5 Foods

A multivitamin may feel like a smart move: You get a load of micronutrients in a daily pill. But recent research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that multivitamins did nothing to stave off heart disease, cancer, or age-related cognitive decline. Even worse: Some findings suggest that high doses of beta-carotene, vitamin A, […]

5 Healthy Dinners Ready In 30 Minutes Or Less

It’s possible to make delicious dinners on even your busiest days, and we’re not talking takeout. The trick is choosing uncomplicated recipes that are well suited to midweek meals and then employing some clever ideas for keeping prep and cooking time to a minimum. One often overlooked shortcut: using frozen foods, especially produce, which FDA […]

4 Breakfasts You Can Make In A Rice Cooker

SHUTTERSTOCK Rice cooker gathering dust in your pantry? If you’re not eating rice every day, the machine may seem more like a space hog than a useful appliance. But rice cookers can actually make plenty of other dishes, and because the machine cuts way down on prep and clean up time, they’re ideal for making […]

4 Fruits You Should Eat Every Day

No one likes to hear it, but as the years add up, so do the pounds. And even small increases in weight up your risk for diabetes, cognitive decline, heart disease, and certain cancers. However, the micronutrients in certain types of fruit may help thwart that gain, according to a new study published in the BMJ. […]

30 Herbs That Fight Cold And Flu

SHUTTERSTOCK From the first day of fall to spring’s ultimate thaw, there is so much to enjoy from September to March. Unfortunately, the same stretch of months that boasts Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day has a dark side: cold and flu season. Don’t let a nasty bug knock you out this year! And […]

9 Things You Should Never Eat Or Drink After 9 PM

Your dreams should be sweet; your before-bed diet shouldn’t. Here’s what to avoid before hitting the sack, and what to snack on instead. Regardless of whether you’re focused on maximum fat loss and getting ripped or trying to pack on pounds of lean muscle mass, certain foods should always be avoided after 9 p.m. Remember, […]

10 Fascinating Things That Happen While You’re Sleeping

SHANNON FAGAN/GETTY IMAGES John Steinbeck once noted that “it is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” When my head hits the pillow and I can’t seem to turn off my thoughts, I like to picture the committee gathering […]

Best and Worst Foods for Sleep

What to eat before bed From early birds to night owls, we all can agree that when we finally lay our heads on the pillow we’d like to actually go to sleep, thank you. Nothing is more annoying than insomnia, and the evidence is piling up that sleep is essential for good health. Although the […]

6 Simple Ways to Be the Healthiest Vegan Ever

If you want to reap the health benefits of vegan eating—normal blood pressure, lots of energy, and a reduced risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer—you should eat a variety of fruits, veggies, beans, whole grains, and other wholesome plant-based foods. Big surprise, huh? Luckily, plant-based foods can meet all your […]

8 Daily Habits that Can Cause Cardiac Problems

The heart has been romantically called the love organ and in spite of the concepts changing and knowing that emotions are produced in the brain, we cannot fail to recognize that these are related to the cardiac organ’s functioning. In fact everything we do directly or indirectly affects the heart: your lifestyle, diet, the way […]