Food & Nutrition

15 Vitamins (and Supplements) Nutritionists Don’t Take—so You Shouldn’t Either

Health Jill SchildhouseAug 30 Whether the pills interact with medications or the health claims don’t hold up, these vitamins and other supplements are the ones experts say you’re better off without. Biotin Small Fish/Shutterstock Looking for long, healthy hair and nails? Biotin pills may not be the miracle you were hoping for. “Some supplements don’t […]

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These 15 Supplement Ingredients Carry Serious Health Risks, According to a New Report

Despite their popularity in pharmacies, health food stores, and even hospitals, over-the-counter dietary supplements are not regulated in a way that ensures their safety and efficacy, says a new article published today by Consumer Reports. These products have the potential to be contaminated with dangerous bacteria or to differ widely from what their labels claim them to […]

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3 Things People Get Completely Wrong About Vitamin Supplements

You may have seen a concerning headline recently about dietary supplements. Research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting suggested that taking supplements doesn’t curb cancer, and taking more than needed may actually drive up cancer risk. Specifically, researchers concluded that “taking more than the recommended daily allowance of folic acid, Vitamin E […]

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Edamame Hummus

Some of us consider hummus to be its own food group. You can dip vegetables in it, spread it on bread, put it on top of a salad—the list goes on. Hummus’ versatility makes it easy to indulge in its creamy deliciousness multiple times a day. That’s why it’s important to change things up so […]

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7 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

In case you were wondering, a tomato is a technically a fruit, because it’s seed-bearing and develops from the ovary of a flowering plant. (Botanically speaking, vegetables consist of other plant parts, like roots, leaves, and stems.) But when it comes to nutrition, tomatoes —along with seedy cucumbers and zucchini—are categorized as vegetables. That’s due in part […]