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A Big New Diet Study Just Disproved a Lot of Pet Theories on Weight Loss

Teach 600 people to eat more vegetables and less added sugar for a year, and it turns out they’ll lose weight. There’s nothing super shocking in the DIETFITS study published today, but there’s a lot to learn about what doesn’t matter in dieting.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What Is Ultra-Processed Food?

We eat a lot of ultra-processed food, and these foods tend to be sugary and not so great for us. But the problem isn’t necessarily the fact that they’re ultra-processed. This is a weird and arguably unfair way to categorize foods, so let’s take a look at what “ultra-processed” really means.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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No, McDonald’s French Fries Will Not Cure Baldness 

A technical paper about growing hair follicles in a laboratory was reported this week as a discovery of a baldness cure in the fryers at McDonald’s. “Japanese scientists say eating McDonald’s fries could cure baldness,” one Australian station reports. No. No they do not.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Here’s How Soy Milk Stacks Up Against Other Plant-Based Milks

Non-dairy milks aren’t perfect fill-ins for cow squeezings. They’re made by watering down various plant products, and their nutrition facts are nothing like dairy milks—or each other. A pair of scientists recently declared soy milk to be the most nutritious non-dairy milk. It doesn’t really matter which one you put…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Don’t Expect Mail-Order Tests to Diagnose Your Food Allergies

“You are what you eat. What is slowing you down?” reads a sales page for EverlyWell’s food sensitivity tests ($199 and up). It would be great if any vague complaints you had about your body could be detected with a simple test and fixed at your next meal. Too bad that’s not how it works.Read […]

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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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‘No-Hormone’ Turkeys Are a Lie 

You want to buy the best turkey for your family or your Friendsgiving, but turkeys come in a wide range of prices, and it’s tough to know which ones are worth the extra cash. Here are two labels you definitely shouldn’t pay extra for: “no hormones” and “cage free.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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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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That Study About Lead in Baby Food Is Nonsense

A new study says our children are chowing down on lead and other contaminants in baby food and formula. But there’s something fishy about said study. For one thing, it comes from a group arguing for “transparency” in labeling… but keeps all their own data hidden.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why There’s Always a New Study About Chocolate

Do you have a vague notion of chocolate, perhaps dark chocolate, as being good for you? It’s good for your heart health, or something. On some level you know that a candy is not actually a health food, but it seems like there’s always a headline saying it is.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Do You Eat Healthy When Your Work Surrounds You With Junk Food? 

I worked in a bakery once. If a cookie broke, we couldn’t sell it, so naturally I would dispose of the evidence in the most delicious way possible. Sometimes I’d be filling doughnuts with icing and it would smell so good and at the end there would be some leftover icing. A little taste couldn’t […]

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