Health Benefits of Eggs

They Offer Complete Protein One egg has 6 grams of the stuff, with all nine “essential” amino acids, the building blocks of protein. That’s important because those are the ones your body can’t make by itself. The egg white holds about half...

Foods That Boost Your Energy

Doesn't All Food Boost Energy? Yes, but in different ways. Sugary drinks, candy, and pastries put too much fuel (sugar) into your blood too quickly. The ensuing crash leaves you tired and hungry again. “Complex carbs,” healthy fats, and...

Which Has More Sugar?

Where Sugar Likes to Hide It’s a good idea to keep an eye on the amount of sugar in your diet. Natural sugar, the kind found in apples or potatoes, is better for you than added sugar, which is in soda and baked goods. For most women, the...

Candy Calories: How Many of These Can I Eat?

How Many Is Too Many? Your kid’s gone to bed. His Halloween candy sits there unguarded. He won’t notice if you eat one or two. Or two or three. But before you dive in, remember that you shouldn’t get more than 10% of your daily calories...

Berries and Their Health Benefits

Blueberries The deep blue of these berries does more than make a pretty pie. The color comes from potent compounds called anthocyanins. Scientists think these antioxidants may help protect you from cancer, heart disease, and dementia, and...

Surprising Ways Alcohol May Be Good for You

Know the Limits Before you start a petition to replace the office water cooler with a beer keg, let's be clear: Alcohol is only healthy in smaller amounts -- about 1 drink a day for women (5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer, or 1.5 ounces...

Weight Loss Superfoods: Fact or Fiction?

Grapefruit There's no magic bullet for weight loss. For example, you may have heard that grapefruit "burns" fat, right? Wrong. No food can do that. But if you eat grapefruit as a snack instead of chips or a candy bar, that can help you...

Milk Mysteries: What’s in Your Glass?

Cow’s Milk: Skim Grocery stores have more milk options than ever, including plant, nut, and seed versions you may not have heard of. Classic cow’s milk is a good source of three nutrients most Americans don’t get enough of: calcium,...