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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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Science Weighs in on How to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

My oldest child will only eat one vegetable: carrots. (It used to be broccoli, but he’s switched.) His little brother will only eat corn. Since veggies are good for kids, it would be great if we knew some foolproof way of getting kids to eat them. Science doesn’t have solid answers, but it does give […]

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Why Butter Used to Have Its Own Food Group

Today’s kids have MyPlate. When I was growing up, we learned the Food Pyramid. My parents categorized grub into four food groups. But look back a bit farther, and dietary advice gets a little weirder: in the early 1950s, there were seven food groups, and one was just for butter.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I Tried a Vintage Mail Order Bodybuilding Course and There’s a Reason Nobody Does These Anymore

“I CAN GIVE YOU MASSIVE ARMS, BROAD SHOULDERS, AND A GIANT SIZED CHEST IN JUST FOUR WEEKS,” the Body-Tone pamphlet promises. It is the “World’s Fastest Strength and Muscle Building System.” It cost $20 in the late 1950s, but today the program is available for free in the Stark Center Archives. I am ready to […]

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Why Scientists Seem Like They’re Always Changing Their Minds

Is coffee good or bad for us this week? Butter is still okay, right? Are we in a “diet coke will kill you” or a “diet coke is fine” cycle? It can be hard to keep track. But headlines don’t tell the full story. Behind the scenes, scientists aren’t constantly disagreeing and flip-flopping. Read more… […]

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Why Scientists Seem Like They’re Always Changing Their Minds

Is coffee good or bad for us this week? Butter is still okay, right? Are we in a “diet coke will kill you” or a “diet coke is fine” cycle? It can be hard to keep track. But headlines don’t tell the full story. Behind the scenes, scientists aren’t constantly disagreeing and flip-flopping. Read more… […]

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Why Scientists Seem Like They’re Always Changing Their Minds

Is coffee good or bad for us this week? Butter is still okay, right? Are we in a “diet coke will kill you” or a “diet coke is fine” cycle? It can be hard to keep track. But headlines don’t tell the full story. Behind the scenes, scientists aren’t constantly disagreeing and flip-flopping. Read more… […]

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How to Track Calories and Macros in Homemade Meals

If you’ve ever experimented with food tracking, you probably know that it’s really easy to track the calories and nutritional macros in a can of chicken noodle soup or a box of chocolate chip cookies—the information is right there on the package, and it’s often pre-loaded into apps like Fitbit and MyFitnessPal—but…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Peanut Packets Possibly Prevent Peanut Allergies—As Does Peanut Butter, Probably

Feeding a baby small amounts of peanuts may reduce their chances of developing a peanut allergy. The FDA recently announced that peanut-containing foods can trumpet this claim on their labels, and you’ll see it soon on an odd product called Hello Peanut. 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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