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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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How to Live in a World Where Calorie Counts Are on Every Menu 

Calorie counts were supposed to become mandatory on restaurant menus this summer, but Trump’s new FDA blocked that rule shortly before it was supposed to go into effect. Now the agency has reversed course and says calorie counts will be mandatory starting in May 2018—which is both good and bad news.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Use “The Four Cs” to Boost Your Happiness and Clear Mental Clutter

If you’ve ever found yourself compulsively refreshing Twitter for the latest god-awful news development—or caught in a vicious cycle with your non-negotiable afternoon candy fix—we’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but your mind has been hacked.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Binge Eaters Benefit From Therapy, Not Diets

Maybe failed dieters need therapy for overeating, not food restriction, argues Claire Zulkey in the Atlantic. She describes the cycle that many dieters fall into: a controlled eating plan—this many ounces of cheese, a deck-of cards portion of meat, probably no Cheez-Its—and then the frenzy of overeating that ensues…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Expensive Pet Foods Aren’t Any Healthier Than Cheap Ones

Pet food aisles are full of packages that claim to hold “natural” and “holistic” foods, with pictures of fresh vegetables and roast chicken on the front. But there’s not much difference between these foods and the cheapest by-product-filled kibble. Here’s what you can expect to find in your pet’s food.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Coke Zero Was a Bullshit Drink From the Beginning

Starting next month, Coke Zero will be gone, replaced with a nearly identical drink that has nearly identical packing and a 100% identical ingredients list. Its replacement, Coke Zero Sugar, will be a bullshit drink, but Coke Zero was a bullshit drink too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Get Started on a Plant-Based Diet

Switching to a plant-based diet won’t mean you’re automatically super healthy. You can eat non-dairy ice cream and frozen veggie pizza every day, but that doesn’t mean you’re any healthier. There are plenty of plant-based junk foods out there, so if you want to reap the benefits of a plant-based diet, you need to…Read more… […]

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How to Get Started on a Plant-Based Diet

Switching to a plant-based diet won’t mean you’re automatically super healthy. You can eat non-dairy ice cream and frozen veggie pizza every day, but that doesn’t mean you’re any healthier. There are plenty of plant-based junk foods out there, so if you want to reap the benefits of a plant-based diet, you need to…Read more… […]

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How to Get Started on a Plant-Based Diet

Switching to a plant-based diet won’t mean you’re automatically super healthy. You can eat non-dairy ice cream and frozen veggie pizza every day, but that doesn’t mean you’re any healthier. There are plenty of plant-based junk foods out there, so if you want to reap the benefits of a plant-based diet, you need to…Read more… […]

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Here’s the Deal With Gluten

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who talk about gluten like it’s the devil, and those who can’t roll their eyes enough to show the world how sick of gluten-free labels they are. Does gluten deserve to be so controversial? Let’s dig in.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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No, Scientists Did Not Just Prove That Smelling Food Makes You Fat

This world must be a special kind of hell if just smelling food is enough to make you gain weight. The latest headlines on obesity research are saying just that—but smelling is probably only making “you” fat if “you” are a very particular type of mouse.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What to Worry About This Week: Coconut Oil, Fries, and Everything Else You’re Eating 

How drastically have new advances in science changed what we know about nutrition? This week, just a little. We’re looking at three studies on potatoes, coconut oil, and vegetarian diets.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Turn Goop’s Three-Day “Detox” Into a Realistic (and Tasty) Meal Plan

I try to eat healthy. I really do. But if I haven’t planned ahead and don’t have a healthy meal in the fridge, I could end up eating anything. I won’t go into detail except to say that one time I had cookies for dinner right before rushing off to teach a nutrition class. I’m […]

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Turn Goop’s Three-Day “Detox” Into a Realistic (and Tasty) Meal Plan

I try to eat healthy. I really do. But if I haven’t planned ahead and don’t have a healthy meal in the fridge, I could end up eating anything. I won’t go into detail except to say that one time I had cookies for dinner right before rushing off to teach a nutrition class. I’m […]

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Are Meal Kits Really Cheaper Than Groceries?

Blue Apron claims the grocery store is “70 percent more expensive” than its service. Home Chef cites a TV news investigation that found a slight savings over groceries. But then I look in my meal kit and see I spent $20 for each meal that barely feeds two people. What gives?Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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We Finally Have Long-Term Data on an Intermittent Fasting Diet

If you’re intrigued by the 5:2 diet or other forms of intermittent fasting, you probably want to know if these diets work in the long term. Until recently, we didn’t have much data. Now, we have a little bit: fasting every other day turns out to deliver the same results as regular dieting.Read more… Continue […]

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