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The Real Super Sunday Battle Is In The Snack Bowl

Friday, January 30, 2015

The competition over what Americans consume during the Super Bowl has gotten vicious. The nation's top merchants of virtuous and not-so-virtuous munching both want control of the line of scrimmage.

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All Things Considered

Blending Vs. Juicing? How To Get The Most Nutrition From Your Fruit

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Juice and smoothies can be a convenient way to get more servings of fruits and vegetables. So what's the better gadget between a blender and juicer if you want to get more beneficial nutrients?

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What's More Nutritious, Orange Juice Or An Orange? It's Complicated

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A study suggests that when it comes to oranges, juice may unlock more of some beneficial nutrients for our bodies to absorb than fruit does. But don't use that as an excuse to gulp down OJ just yet.

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All Things Considered

Clean Up Those Contaminated Chicken Parts, USDA Tells Industry

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The government wants to make your chicken meat safer to handle. The USDA is proposing legal limits on the chicken parts that are contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

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Would Kids Eat More Veggies If They Had Recess Before Lunch?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Many healthy school lunch options end up in the garbage. But two researchers say that students who eat lunch after recess are more likely to eat fruits and veggies than students who eat lunch first.

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All Things Considered

From Detox To Elimination Diets, Skipping Sugar May Be The Best Bet

Monday, January 19, 2015

Detox diets are a hot trend, but scientists say there's really no evidence that they are necessary or helpful. One strategy that does make sense: Cut back on sugar. We tell you why.

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We Lie About What We Eat, And It's Messing Up Science

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Humans are notoriously bad at remembering exactly how much we eat and exercise, yet researchers often ask. A new paper says self-reported data have skewed hundreds of studies and must be discontinued.

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Gluten-Free Craze Is Boon And Bane For Those With Celiac Disease

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Many people who don't have celiac disease have ditched gluten, thinking it will improve their health. That's created more dining options — and more derision — for those with the autoimmune disorder.

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All Things Considered

Minifasting: How Occasionally Skipping Meals May Boost Health

Monday, January 12, 2015

If your New Year's resolutions to eat better haven't panned out yet, consider intermittent fasting. It's gaining traction among dieters and researchers for its benefits beyond just weight loss.

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What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

Monday, January 12, 2015

Since the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, more evidence has piled up showing the benefits of drinking water and the risks of sugary beverages. So scientists say it's time for a water symbol on MyPlate.

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Is 'Cook At Home' Always Good Health Advice?

Friday, January 09, 2015

A recent study finds that middle-aged women who spent more time cooking were more likely to have metabolic syndrome. Researchers say the message should be "cook healthfully," not just "cook often."

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How Food Shopping Can Turn New Year's Resolutions Into 'Res-Illusions'

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Many people aim to make healthier food choices in the New Year. A study finds that while people buy more healthy food, they spend just as much on unhealthy foods as they do during the holidays.

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Bite Back At Bad Cholesterol: Eat An Avocado A Day

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Researchers have long known that avocados have "good" fats. But they didn't know if daily avocado consumption might affect cardiovascular disease risk factors. So they designed a study to find out.

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From Paleo To Plant-Based, New Report Ranks Top Diets Of 2015

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The caveman way of eating came in near the bottom of a list of 35 diets ranked by medical and nutrition experts. The winners? The Mediterranean-like DASH and the plant-centric Ornish eating plan.

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Going Dry: The Benefits Of A Month Without Booze

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Even a brief breakup with alcohol can impart measurable health rewards, a small but intriguing experiment suggests. Indeed, the concept of a dry January is gaining traction in the U.K.

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If You're Toasting To Health, Reach For Beer, Not (Sparkling) Wine

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Though beer has been blamed for many a paunch, researchers say it's more nutritious than most other alcoholic drinks. Moderate consumption may also reduce the risk of heart disease.

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All Things Considered

Hangover Helper: Tips To Prevent A Horrible Headache

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Champagne and other booze flow freely on New Year's Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don't fret: Science offers some guidance.

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From Potatoes To Salty Fries In School: Congress Tweaks Food Rules

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The giant federal spending bill that's expected to go to a vote Thursday will give schools some flexibility in implementing nutrition standards. Also a winner: the potato lobby.

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Feeling Like A Holiday Glutton? It May Be Time To Try A Fast

Monday, December 01, 2014

Restricting your calories for short periods of time may be one way to counter seasonal overeating. A few studies make a cautious but encouraging case for the health benefits of regular "minifasts."

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Morning Edition

Want A Calorie Count With That? FDA Issues New Rules For Restaurants

Monday, November 24, 2014

Years in the making, the new rules will require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information on their menus. Even movie theaters and vending machines are covered.

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