Unsweetened carbonated water is a better choice than soda or fruit juice. But don’t overdo it, experts say.
I wrote an appreciation. Or maybe it was a confession. Either way, I was surprised by the outpouring of comments.
How could that change our understanding about, for starters, chronic disease, aging and obesity?
The “Maintenance Phase” podcast interrogates the science behind health food trends, fad diets and popular nutritional advice.
A broad variety of options are now available in grocery aisles and on restaurant menus, and more companies are looking to get in on the action.
The evidence for their sleep-inducing benefits is thin, but experts say that in some cases there’s no harm in giving them a try.
How the nutritional supplement business has helped foster extremism.
Taking steps to combat acid reflux can help minimize the use of potentially dangerous drugs.
Is all yogurt created equal? Does it matter if the kimchi is spicy? And what if my kombucha has sugar? Your questions answered.
Foods like yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha increased the diversity of gut microbes and led to lower levels of inflammation.
A new study challenges assumptions about energy expenditure by people, including the idea that metabolism slows at middle age.
After almost 40 years as a diet-soda addict, my body suddenly started to reject my favorite feel-good companion.
Flavonoids, the chemicals that give plant foods their bright colors, may help curb the frustrating forgetfulness and mild confusion of advancing age.
A diet high in omega-3s, the fats found in fish, and low in omega-6s, found in many vegetable oils, led to fewer headaches.
The tax on salt and sugar in processed and restaurant-made foods was among several measures proposed in a sweeping review into England’s food industry.
A new breed of hydroponic farm, huge and high-tech, is popping up in indoor spaces all over America, drawing celebrity investors and critics.
“Just because there’s a leafy green in it doesn’t make it low-calorie.”
Yes! But it depends on the kind of coffee and the quantity.
Health coaches can give patients the tools they need to improve their own care and well-being, but they aren’t widely available.
Don’t let the weight-loss industry shame you into thinking “back to normal” means a return to intermittent fasting and appetite suppressant lollipops.
Late-day exercise had unique benefits for cholesterol levels and blood sugar control, a study of overweight men eating a high-fat diet found.
The Times’s longtime Personal Health columnist and the nation’s most famous doctor met recently to talk about life as octogenarians and beyond. Listen to their conversation.
Never mind tracking steps. What about your carbon footprint?
It can be a helpful health measure for large groups of people, but it won’t tell you much about yourself.
The secret to a happy and vibrant old age? Strive to do what you love for as long as you can do it.
In recent weeks and months, as people have ventured out more often, business has jumped for companies that sell plans to help lose weight.
They can be, but in most cases, they should not be considered a nutritional substitute for dairy.
The sugar-laden, high-fat foods we often crave when we are stressed or depressed, as comforting as they are, may be the least likely to benefit our mental health.
Don’t worry about the “quarantine 15” or pay for expensive diet products. Take small steps and make healthier choices instead.
Physical activity during pregnancy might have long-lasting benefits for a child’s health, new research suggests.
It wouldn’t actually take that much of an investment for Biden to get us headed in the right direction.
The rapper, chef and TV host has shed 130 pounds during the pandemic, dieting and exercising with the same intensity he once brought to the table.
In “Hooked,” Michael Moss explores how no addictive drug can fire up the reward circuitry in our brains as rapidly as our favorite foods.
The advice from research on coffee, and nutrition more generally, always seems to be changing. Processing vast amounts of data could help us pin it down.
Many Americans know they’ve put on weight during the pandemic, but it’s been difficult for experts to detail the scope of the problem.
People whose gut bacteria transformed over the decades tended to be healthier and live longer.
The skier, who is competing in the World Cup in Aspen, has some beauty and fitness tips, too.
Too many Americans fail to take measures to combat obesity, the second leading risk factor for death from Covid-19.
As pandemic disruptions lead many of us to drink more, experts underscore the link between alcohol and disease.
From beans and baking projects to vegan and global recipes, the year’s best sellers show the ways home cooking changed, and what may lie ahead.
In Maine, inmates are growing vegetables and making meals from scratch to replace the deadly diets they have long been served.
Food can be a unifying or divisive factor in New York City politics, with people taking sides on pizza slices, deli choices and utensil selection.
Parents still turn to old recipes and customs for postpartum recovery.
What we eat may be more important than how much we move when it comes to fighting obesity.
A new study indicates that the condition might be less of a worry than once believed.
Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.
New school meal standards? Help for small farmers? Maybe, but first the new administration has to deal with hunger, food safety and a diminished U.S.D.A.
Makers of Latin America’s favorite traditional sweetener say a sugar engineer wants exclusive control of their centuries-old product.
A new study found that high school students aren’t getting enough produce.
Consuming foods high in vitamins C and E may help protect against the onset of Parkinson’s later in life, a Swedish study suggests.