More kids are now “severely obese”

More kids in the U.S. are "severely obese" and Georgia has one of the highest rates of childhood obesity in the country.

Here’s the Scoop on Honey

Honey, like wine, is a hyper­local food. Each batch is different, deriving color and flavor from the blossoms found by bees. Beekeepers place hives in, say, a kudzu patch or strawberry field.

Holy guacamole: Mexican food is healthy… when it’s authentic

To beloved local cocinero Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol, too many local restaurants contribute to a prevailing misconception of Mexican fare as greasy, mystery-meat-stuffed calorie bombs with a side of rice and beans—dishes that are nowhere to be found in Mexico. He has curated a few of his favorite recipes for the masses and given us a fresh take on Mexican cuisine. And guess what: All of it is healthy.

New study: Coffee can kill you

You may want to put down that fourth cup of coffee. A new study finds that heavy coffee drinking is linked with a higher risk of death in men and women younger than 55.

Why you should be eating beets

This taproot’s popularity peaked around 1982—about the time Wolfgang Puck first paired it with goat cheese. That puts beets somewhere between avocados and sun-dried tomatoes on Bon Appetit’s list of the trendiest vegetables of the last fifty years.

Emory doc rates diets

For the third year, Emory cardiologist Laurence Sperling helped U.S. News & World Report rate the country’s top diets. Sperling joined a panel of 20 experts to evaluate 29 diets from Atkins to Zone. Fortunately for Sperling, medical director of Emory's Center for Heart Disease Prevention, he didn’t have to actually try all the diets.

Test driving 6 Atlanta nutritionists and personal trainers

Our writer checks out three nutritionists to discover why he can't put on weight, while another writer seeks personal trainers to help her figure out why she can't do sit-ups.

Bioenergetic assessment in Crabapple

At a brand new natural wellness center in the Crabapple area of Milton, I took a bioenergetic assessment. You rest your hand on a mouse-like contraption and it's like a polygraph test where your body 'fesses up how it's out of whack.

Obesity conference hits Atlanta

Next month, more than 4,000 of the world's top obesity scientists, health professionals, and policymakers will head to the Georgia World Congress Center for Obesity Week 2013. Part of the reason they chose Atlanta? Sweet tea.

Finding your inner chef

I stare at the partially-mashed glob of sweet potatoes, immersed in a bowl of water. It looks like Jabba the Hutt is taking a bath. This can’t be right. I consult the recipe card from Garnish & Gather, a new Atlanta business that provides cook-at-home kits with local, organic foods and pre-measured ingredients for simple recipes from notable chefs like Seth Freedman and Julia LeRoy.

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