I met some friends for lunch, and we all realized we’re eating better than we used to. Some of us think it’s because we’re “older and wiser,” but some think everyone is eating better these days. Any idea who’s right?
I'm surprised that genetically modified foods aren’t required to be labeled. Why aren’t they?
I read about a seafood processor that was shut down because of food safety concerns. We’re trying to eat more seafood these days. Should we be doing anything special to avoid foodborne illness?
I often see website ads that say, “Never eat these foods.” Sometimes there is a picture of a banana. I have never clicked on those ads, but I am curious. Shouldn’t we eat bananas? And what other foods shouldn’t we eat?
I know a few people who insist that dairy foods are bad for you. Is there any truth to that?
I’ve read the news that the obesity rate among preschoolers has dropped, but that some are skeptical. What’s the issue?
I recently had a physical, and the results of my blood sugar test were a little high. Since then, I started examining carbohydrate amounts on Nutrition Facts labels, and am surprised at how many carbs are in one of my favorite foods, black beans. Can I fit black beans into a lower-carb diet?
Some of my friends are huge fans of chia seeds. Do they really offer so many health benefits, or is it just hype?
Why is there a waxy substance on some of the fruits and vegetables I buy at the grocery store? Is it safe?
I’m not sure what to make of the fact that so many people are now calling obesity a “disease.” What’s the point? Isn’t it a cop-out?
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I am wondering about the so-called health benefits of chocolate and wine. I hear a lot about that this time of year, but I’m skeptical. Is there any truth to the hype?
I helped during a recent food drive, and I saw some of the donated items were past their expiration date. Is that OK? Are they safe?
None of my kids drink a lot of water. Should I encourage them to drink more?
Is peanut butter as good for you as peanuts are? And are peanuts as healthful as other nuts?
I have been seeing more and more “healthy” recipes that call for cranberries or dried cranberries. Is this just a new fad, or are cranberries really good for you?