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Water: a Key Ingredient in Recipe for Weight Loss

People who drink one to three cups of plain water tend to reduce their “empty-calorie” intake from sweetened foods and beverages, according to recent research. More...

Deciphering Organic Labels

To find out if a food is organic, check the label for the “USDA Certified Organic” seal. While all organic foods carry this basic seal of approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), other words on the label are used to indicate the quantity of organic ingredients the food contains. Here's what they mean. More...

Want to Improve Your Sleep? Try Eating More Fiber

Have you tried everything short of taking sleep aids to get a good night’s sleep? Here’s one more tip that might help you achieve quality shuteye: Eat more fiber— found in foods like legumes, bran flakes and raspberries—and cut back on the fat and sugar. More...

Can Barbecued Meat Cause Cancer?

Although researchers have stopped short of declaring a cause-and-effect relationship between barbecued meat and cancer in humans, they note that such a relationship has been established in animal studies and is likely to apply to humans. Here's what you can do to reduce your risk. More...

Fish Oil Pills May Help Slow Age-Related Muscle Changes

Supplements with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid from fish may help slow the inevitable decline in muscle mass and strength that occurs with age, according to a recent small study. More...

Drink More Water: Here’s Why

Everyone loses about 68 ounces of water a day, mostly through perspiration and urination. Persistent, unreplaced water loss daily can cause muscle weakness, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, confusion, forgetfulness or an elevated heart rate. More...

Fast Facts: The Truth Behind Food Expiration Dates

How long a food product remains safe to eat depends more on how it’s been stored and handled than on its expiration date. More...

Is the Food Network Making You Fat?

Both cooking from scratch and following recipes from cooking shows were associated with an increased body mass index (BMI). More...

Looking at High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diets

Are high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets like the Atkins diet safe? Yes, in the short term. Here’s our advice. More...

Hunger Pains: How to Stop Them

Even the best-laid plans to eat better and lose weight can be waylaid by one persistent annoyance: hunger pains. The key to stopping your stomach from growling between meals is to choose foods and snacks that promote satiety, or the feeling of fullness. Certain foods and nutrients have a definite edge when it comes to keeping the munchies at bay, according to various studies. A recent issue of Food Technology magazine looked at the research… More...

Canned Salmon Versus Fresh Salmon: Which Is Healthier?

Canned salmon is as healthy as fresh wild Atlantic salmon, and it might be better for you than fresh farm-raised salmon. More...

The Paleo diet: Is it right for you?

The Paleo diet, also known as the caveman diet, has been the rage in recent years. The idea is to mimic the way our forefathers ate back in the Paleolithic age for optimum health today. More...

4 Tips to Conquer Post-Exercise Hunger

Don't undermine your exercise efforts with a high-calorie post-workout snack. Here are four ways to nosh responsibly. More...

Is Your Weight-Loss Plan Giving You The Most Bang For Your Buck?

Commercial weight-loss plans can help you hit your goal of shedding excess pounds, but they can also be costly. An analysis of comparative trials published in the journal Obesity looked at some commercial programs to find out which were the most cost-effective. More...

Selenium Strikes Out

Selenium supplements are marketed for maintaining a healthy heart, but there is no evidence that the supplements decrease the risk of a heart attack. More...

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