Fitness / Nutrition


Berry yogurt popsicles

Popsicles are a favorite summer treat. This recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research combines fruit and yogurt for a healthier version of popsicle.

Healthy gratin

“Gratin” or “au gratin” refers to a dish that has been sprinkled with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browned. In this casserole, a layer of sliced tomatoes is arranged over the top before it’s sprinkled with mild Muenster cheese. ...

The FDA pulls the plug on artificial trans fats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made the decision that artificial trans fats are not “generally recognized as safe” and are therefore being removed from processed foods.

How to grill safely this summer to reduce your cancer risk

Backyard grilling is one of the hallmarks of summer. But there are some safety measures to take before you fire up that grill.

Older black lives matter, says top researcher

Prof. James S. Jackson says the overwhelming propensity among researchers to view data on health disparities among African Americans through the lens of race is highly misleading, and masks deeper truths about how blacks and others cope with societal stressors.

Cambridge woman helps clients with nutrition goals

Once morbidly obese, Katia Powell tipped the scale at 350 pounds. Today, she is a holistic health practitioner who helps clients with weight and nutrition goals.

Roxbury Presbyterian Church supports Strong Men’s Recovery Group

There usually are four or five of them sitting in a small circle in the Pastor’s Parlor at Roxbury Presbyterian Church. They speak quietly and if you weren’t paying close attention you might mistake them for a bible study group ...

Autumn Salad

This recipe – Autumn Salad – contains walnuts and leafy greens that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Another reason to eat your fruits and veggies

Healthy eating is recommended to support overall good health. Certain foods that are high in flavonoids, vitamin B12, folate and omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Almost 50 percent of cases of cancer are preventable

With healthy lifestyles almost half of the most common cancers can be prevented.

Heart disease in women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women and kills more women than all types of cancer combined.

Buttons and bows pasta

Buttons and bows pasta is a simple and healthy recipe that combines whole grains with vegetables.

Dietary fiber: For good health and regularity

Although roughly 25 grams of dietary fiber are recommended every day, the average consumption is closer to 15 grams a day.

Sugar-sweetened beverages

Researchers have found that just one 12-ounce serving a day of a sugar-sweetened beverage can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Chickpea Salad

This recipe for chickpea salad is low in sodium, but high in fiber and protein.