Reproduced from the National Institute of Health “We Can” website You’ve probably noticed that food portions in restaurants and other places have grown in size and provide enough food for at least two people. Larger portion sizes can lead to bigger waistlines and weight gain. Take the following Portion Distortion Quiz to see if […]

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  Condensed from an article by Sandee LaMotte, CNN Researchers followed the food habits of 42,000 Swedish men over 12 years and found that men who drank at least two sweetened beverages a day had a 23% higher risk of going into heart failure. “People who regularly consume sweetened beverages should consider limiting their consumption to […]

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A Granola Bar Condensed from U.S. News by Dennis Thompson Because of hidden sugars, research suggests that “people think they’re starting out having a healthy breakfast, but they may be setting themselves up to be hungry all day, and eat too much over the course of a day,” Naomi Mandel, a professor of marketing at […]

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Condensed from an article by Robert H. Shmerling. MD., Harvard Health Publications It’s true, at least according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Of course, that could be a coincidence. But is it possible that intelligence or other measures of high brain function are actually improved by the consumption of chocolate? […]

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                                                             Cozy Burger by Phil Ferguson  Condensed from U.S. News ~ Dennis Thompson reporting Combining a sugary soda with your burger or fried chicken (please think twice about […]

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  People who eat a high fiber diet are less likely to die of any cause, a study of nearly one million people has found. The benefits of consuming fiber-rich foods have been known for decades, including lowering of blood cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose and insulin, and possibly reducing inflammation. High-fiber foods may also […]

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                                                                        Image: Self chec Creative If you think you’re increasing your knowledge of calorie counting, but your body seems to […]

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  Condensed from an article by Zahra Barnes for Life by DailyBurn If So, Here Are A Few Helpful Tips: Ignore the size of your plate You’ve heard it before: Small plates equal smaller meals, but if you’re not ready to give up the larger plate, half of your plate should have veggies and divide what’s left […]

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