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‘Salt Sugar Fat’ unveils food industry’s efforts to keep you hooked on junk
March 18, 2014
After a recent trip to the grocery store, I sat down with a package of Oreos. I’ll have just one or two, I told myself. Then maybe one more. Before I knew it, an entire sleeve had disappeared. And...
Sugar content in your favorite veggies [Chart]
March 14, 2014
Your best bet to lower sugar intake is, of course, loading up on vegetables. But like most foods, some veggies are lower in sugar than others.
New guidelines want you to cut your daily sugar intake in half
March 13, 2014
The World Health Organization suggests sugar intake stay below 10% of total daily calories, with a goal of consumption dropping to 5%.
An honest look at how healthy food substitutes stack up in flavor
February 11, 2014
Avoiding heavy cream and sugar means saving about a bajillion calories and will go a long way toward keeping those arteries unclogged, but does it mean sacrificing taste? We decided to put some of...
What to eat (and what to avoid) when you’re stressed
January 6, 2014
We all know what it’s like to go home at the end of a particularly stressful day and collapse onto the couch with ice cream, pizza or other high-fat “comfort” foods. Stress triggers our desire for...
Media Mash: New sugar guidelines, most Googled calorie counts & memory-erasing
December 29, 2013
A roundup of this week’s health-and-wellness stories, from the latest in hard science to the strangest head-scratchers hurtling through the Interspace.
The juice illusion: What's in your juice? [Infographic]
December 13, 2013
The occasional juice can be a great way to get some of your daily essential vitamins and minerals, but don't be fooled into thinking it's the equivalent of chowing down on whole fruits and vegetables.
10 surprising diet & nutrition lessons we learned in 2013
December 10, 2013
With headlines claiming that saturated fat is good for you and countless companies sued over their "natural" food labels, 2013 was hardly a boring year in food and nutrition. In preparation for a new...
Top 5 healthiest granola bars & how to make your own
December 2, 2013
On a long nature hike, you probably wouldn’t reach for a candy bar for an energy boost, but many granola bars pack a similar amount of fat and sugar.
5 foods that could be hindering your sleep
November 22, 2013
You don’t have to be a nutritionist to know that the caffeine in your coffee could interfere with your Z’s, but other foods and drinks could also be preventing you from getting the rest you need —...
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