Tag Archives: Diet

  • September 15, 2015

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    Choosing the Right Grain for Your Morning

    Q: Is whole grain hot cereal more healthful than whole grain dry cereal? (i.e., is oatmeal any better for you than Cheerios).

    A: Oatmeal, particularly the slow-cooked kind, is generally healthier than Cheerios.


    Both are made fro

  • August 18, 2015

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    More Consensus on Coffee’s Benefits Than You Might Think

    When I was a kid, my parents refused to let me drink coffee because they believed it would “stunt my growth.” It turns out, of course, that this is a myth. Studies have failed, again and again, to show that coffee or caffeine consumption are related to reduced bone mass or how tall people are.

  • August 18, 2015

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    Is washing fruit effective in reducing exposure to pesticides?

    Good old tap water will go a long way toward washing pesticide residues off your fruit and vegetables, but “getting it down to zero is not feasible, ever,” said Dave Stone, a toxi

  • August 18, 2015

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    Red Meat Is Not the Enemy

    There are people in this country eating too much red meat. They should cut back. There are people eating too many carbs. They should cut back on those. There are also people eating too much fat, and the same advice applies to them, too.

    What’s getting harder to justify, though, is a

  • August 11, 2015

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    Simple Rules for Healthy Eating

    Over the past few months, I’ve written a number of times on how nutrition recommendations are seldom supported by science. I’ve argued that what many people are telling you may be inaccurate. In response, many of you have asked me what nutrition recommendations should

  • August 4, 2015

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    Can A Nutritional Drink Replace Food?

    Alright, many nutritional drinks are out there for a variety of purposes. But can it actually REPLACE food?

    The makers of Soylent, the powdered drink that has developed quite a following in Silicon Valley as an easy meal replacement for busy workers, has created a follow-up version ca

  • August 4, 2015

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    The Evidence Supports Artificial Sweeteners Over Sugar

    In the last few years, I’ve watched a continuing battle among my friends about which is worse for you: artificial sweeteners or sugar. Unless you want to forgo all beverages that are sweet,

  • July 30, 2015

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    How Coca Cola Affects Your Body In 60 Minutes

    First 10 minutes:
    10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don't immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor, allowing you to keep it down.

    20 minutes in:
    Your blood sugar spikes, ca

  • July 14, 2015

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    Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

    What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.

    That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.

  • July 7, 2015

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    The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten

    AS many as one in three Americans tries to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Gluten-free menus, gluten-free labels and gluten-free guests at summer dinners have prolifer