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Don’t Be a Dick About Other People’s Food Allergies

In this week’s truly heinous edition of Ask Polly, the letter writer casually describes what amounts to multiple attempts on her life by her in-laws. Not only do they refuse to acknowledge her deadly mushroom allergy, they seem to take pleasure in serving them every time she’s over for dinner. Nearly everyone who’s…Read more… Continue […]

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Try These Meals if You Want to Eat Less Processed Food

Last month, a study found that people who ate “ultra processed” food (think cereal and muffins) ate more calories and gained more weight than those who ate a less processed diet. Ever since, I’ve been using the study’s menus as breakfast inspiration.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What Is Your Must-Have Travel Snack? 

I do not leave town without Clif bars. I can’t tell you how many times they’ve filled my belly in a pinch: all my sprints past airport restaurants when my connecting flight was late, the un-catered conferences where I had to choose between attending sessions and standing in line at the food court. The time […]

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How to Track Your Food Without Counting Calories 

Keeping track of what you eat can help you make better choices, because you know that whatever you choose, you’ll have to write it down. But that doesn’t mean you need to obsess over every calorie or ask an app to run weight loss calculations. If you just want to look for big-picture patterns in […]

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I Followed the Planetary Health Diet During a Week of Football and Travel. It Wasn’t Easy

When I signed up to eat the planetary health plate diet for 30 days, I forgot two small details: Super Bowl Sunday and Earther was dispatching me to northwest Florida for a story halfway through my first week. So I’ve had a chance to eat at home and away, and you’ll be shocked to learn […]

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For 30 Days, I’m Going to Eat Like I’m Trying to Save the Earth

There is perhaps no greater sign of how broken humanity’s relationship with the planet is than our food system. Carbon pollution from farming is running rampant, water resources are being depleted at an alarming rate, and obesity and starvation are simultaneously putting millions at risk. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Intermittent Fasting Is Not a Miracle Weight Loss Tool

Fasting is enjoying a surge in popularity, thanks to proponents who claim it activates weight loss. Everyone these days, it seems, is skipping their breakfasts or drinking only water every third day. But is fasting actually good for you? And (more importantly to some) will it make you lose weight?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Ditch the ‘Vehicle’ If You’re Dieting

Some foods are too delicious to completely let go of when you’re trying to reduce your calorie intake. For me, those things are a topping or dip of some kind that usually require an additional calorie-heavy food to deliver the tasty goodness to my mouth. If you’re dieting, it’s smart to replace the delivery method…Read […]

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Omega-3s Aren’t So Great For Your Heart After All

Omega-3s were supposed to protect us all from heart disease and other health problems, but it’s taken some time for the evidence to catch up with the hype around these supplements. Based on a large and important study published earlier this year in JAMA Cardiology, that evidence is here: fish oil or omega-3…Read more… Continue […]

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Resolve to Eat Healthy in 2018

Bright and beautiful fruits. Hearty whole grains. Vitamin packed vegetables in the most delicious of sauces. Are you ready for this? Here are some of our best tips, tricks, and advice on eating healthy.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Processed Food Has More Fat Than It Used to, But Less Sugar

There’s good and bad news from a November government report on how the nutrition content of processed food has changed over time. The good news: new products often have less sugar, less salt, and more fiber. But that’s offset by a change in fat content: new cereals, yogurts, and snacks tended to be higher in […]

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Sugar Was Linked to Heart Disease 50 Years Ago, but the Industry Covered It Up

Sugar has detrimental effects on our health, and not just because sweet foods tend to have a lot of calories. Plenty of research has shown that the same calories of sugar versus other foods do very different things to our bodies. And new research shows how the sugar industry has tried to hide those findings.Read […]

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