Should You Really Choose Low-Fat Dairy?

If you’re worried about your health, you may be reaching for low-fat dairy products when you go shopping. After all, that’s what the US Dietary Guidelines and many health organizations…

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Smaller Plates Help Reduce Eating, But Only if You Help Yourself

Eating habits can play a big role in when and how much we eat, which in turn can influence our weight. In fact, many researchers are realizing just how important…

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Breaking Down the Natural Food Label Is More Complicated Than You Think

Written by The Dr. Oz Show Medical Unit Chief of Staff Michael Crupain, MD, MPH According to Miriam-Webster, the word “natural” means: Existing in nature and not made or caused…

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Tackling the Misinformation on ‘Healthy’ Soda

If you’ve been following the news lately, you might have seen a lot of press about soft drinks. The New York Times recently published an article about how Coca Cola has…

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Keeping Your Eye on the Big Picture of Nutrition

We talk a lot about eating on the show. In the more than 1,000 shows we’ve put together, I’ve covered everything from diets to nutrients to health fads and more….

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Powering Up Your Summer Plate

Summer brings with it the main growing and harvesting season of the year, which means that farmers’ markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables of amazing diversity. I like to…

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“Healthy” Fitness Foods May Inspire More Eating, Less Exercise

What was the last healthy snack you had? Can you remember what made you think it was healthy? Food producers put large amounts of time, creativity, and money into designing…


Watch Out, Zucchini: 4 Other Vegetables You Can Spiralize

Zucchini noodles, commonly known as “zoodles,” hit the market running with their pasta-mimicking function. Zoodles replaced traditional noodles without hesitation from the public as their popularity increased among individuals looking for…

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How to Get Genuine Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (Plus the 5 Olive Oils That Passed the NCL Test)

After more than 20 years as a consumer reporter, I’m always delighted when I get to cover a topic that’s actually new to me. So when the National Consumers League…

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Soy May Be Protective Against Cancer

The health perspective on soy has been a much debated topic over the past several years. Proponents of soy consumption have pointed out that it’s contains high levels of fiber,…