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Lauren CahnAug 27 It has been called a miracle food by some, capable of preventing heart disease, boosting metabolism, and melting fat. But now a scientist from Harvard is calling it “pure poison.” What gives? And what are we supposed to believe? Jose Luis Stephens/shutterstock It’s “pure poison.” That’s what Karin Michels, PhD, ScD, of […]
Meghan JonesDec 13 When you ponder the health content of ramen noodles, buzz words like “sodium” and “refined carbohydrates” probably come to mind. But do you know how those things actually affect your body? kariphoto/Shutterstock It’s no secret that a package of instant ramen noodles is a guilty-pleasure meal for many. Whether it’s an absolute […]
Folic acid, which prevents neural tube defects such as spina bifida in babies, is found in fortified breakfast cereal, dark green vegetables, legumes, citrus fruit juice, bread, and pasta. Bottom line: Getting 400 micrograms a day of this B vitamin, and 600 if you are pregnant or lactating, is a no-brainer. That amount should come from […]