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Thousands of Groceries Claiming ’0 Trans Fats’ Actually Contain Them

A new study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimates that at least 27 percent of 84,000 foods in grocery stores contain artificial trans fats, known to have a well-documented connection to h…

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6 Reasons to Eat More Chia Seeds

Although many people often associate chia seeds with the infamous ch-ch-ch-chia pet, their purpose goes beyond a ceramic puppy planter. Chia seeds are powerful little bundles that can offer serious he…

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One More Reason to Get Some Sleep

Do you tend to put sleep low on your priority list when things get busy? A new paper published in The Journal of Health Psychology examines how lack of sleep leads us to make poor food choices. Thi…

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6 of the Worst Chain Restaurant Meals in the U.S.

A single meal with 3,600 calories takes the prize at the Xtreme Eating Awards from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Each year the nutritionists at the Center for Science in the Public…

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New Study Gives Genetically-Modified Crops a Failing Grade

While Monsanto and other companies involved in creating and distributing genetically-modified (GM) seeds have been citing the supposed environmental benefits for many years, a new Canadian study gives…

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10 Surprising Household Items That Cause Obesity

We all know that a lack of exercise along with too many pastries, doughnuts and soda cause weight gain, but more and more research shows that many of the household and other items we regularly come in…

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8 Tips to Buy Better Yogurt

Despite all of the hype, not all yogurt is good for you. Here are 8 tips to help you select the best and healthiest yogurt for you: 1. Look for live cultures. The live cultures in yogurt provide th…

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6 Habits That Help Balance Blood Sugar

With so many Americans suffering from obesity and diabetes, it is becoming more important than ever to be aware of your food’s effect on your blood sugar levels. Having high or low blood sugar can lea…

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9 Tricks to Eat Healthy at Any Restaurant

American restaurants are notorious for portion inflation. The problem is, we generally have a tendency to eat whatever we’re served. But why are we trusting restaurants to dictate what a proper portio…

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5 Tips for Smarter Snacking

Our excessive snacking habits can easily lead to unwanted weight gain over time. While snacks are great for staving off hunger in between meals, for most of us, snacking can quickly become addictive a…

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