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Why Eating Insects Shouldn’t Bug You

Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:59 Comments Off on Why Eating Insects Shouldn’t Bug You

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, there are three good reasons for you and I to start making bugs (yes, as in insects) a regular part of our diet: They’re highly nutritious: High in protein, low in fat, and packed with B vitamins, iron and zinc. Raising bugs requires less food, water, and energy than…

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What Does 200mg of Caffeine Look Like?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 13:03 Comments Off on What Does 200mg of Caffeine Look Like?

Poetry night hipsters, Law and Order detectives, reporters scrambling to meet deadline, and disgruntled cubicle workers, all have one thing in common, coffee. Without the black stuff, today’s rush-rush-rush workforce would never roll out of bed in the morning. According to E-Imports, a provider of business solutions for the coffee industry, 150 million Americans (50% of the population) drink…

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Why Eating Nuts Helps With Weight Loss

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:08 Comments Off on Why Eating Nuts Helps With Weight Loss

Many people leave nuts out of their eating plan when trying to lose weight, because they think they are too high in calories. However, this is a big mistake. It’s obvious nuts are high in calories, but studies show that those who eat nuts regularly tend to have a lower BMI in comparison to those who don’t. In a…

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Poll: The Gorilla Diet Anyone?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 21:56 Comments Off on Poll: The Gorilla Diet Anyone?

We can learn a lot from our furry friends and perhaps they can teach us how to lose weight as well. Two gorillas at the Cleveland Zoo just finished a year long diet that enabled them to lose 65 pounds each and they spent over half of their waking hours eating!…

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UK Restaurants To Include Calorie Info On Menus

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 15:03 Comments Off on UK Restaurants To Include Calorie Info On Menus

Here in the UK, the government are encouraging restaurants to agree to include calorie counts on their menus. But how effective is it likely to be? The scheme is currently voluntary, but if companies do not co-operate, the government may pass legislation to enforce compliance. …

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Correlation Studies Aren’t "Junk Science," Especially in Food Science

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:04 Comments Off on Correlation Studies Aren’t "Junk Science," Especially in Food Science

What is “junk science?” To me, after five years of reporting on health and diet news, it’s any study backed by a group with an agenda, like dairy farmers saying full-fat milk has no health risks, or PETA insisting that a vegan diet is the only optimal diet for humans. Those studies are tailor-made so that the results say…

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Jillian Michaels Airbrushed, Really Dumb Idea

Monday, February 21, 2011 13:34 Comments Off on Jillian Michaels Airbrushed, Really Dumb Idea

If you’re a fitness guru, you’ve got to keep a clean, healthy image – basically, you have to look good, all the time. Take recently passed Jack LaLanne; the dude was a juicer-selling stud right up until his death, at age 96! And, Suzanne Somers didn’t make a mint selling ThighMasters with cottage cheese thighs and cankles. It might…

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Link Time: Mood Beating Foods, Cheap Recipes, and More

Monday, February 21, 2011 10:00 Comments Off on Link Time: Mood Beating Foods, Cheap Recipes, and More

What if there was a way to alter bad moods just by eating? Well, apparently there are several foods that can help alleviate the worst of the worst bad moods. Woman’s Day recently published “7 Foods That Boost Every Type of Bad Mood”. This gives us all an excuse to eat chocolate, so that makes it an extremely helpful list….

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Parents Buy Bad Food If Athletes Endorse It

Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:03 Comments Off on Parents Buy Bad Food If Athletes Endorse It

Parents are more likely to buy less healthy food if sports stars promote it, claims a new study. Researchers said study participants perceived a product as healthier and of higher quality if an athlete was on it; more than half did not read the nutrition facts. Parents buying junk food contribute to the global obesity epidemic, especially childhood obesity….

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Drinking Alcohol Keeps Women Up At Night

Saturday, February 19, 2011 10:03 Comments Off on Drinking Alcohol Keeps Women Up At Night

Having a few nightcaps might help you fall asleep fast, but a new study claims going to bed tipsy might wake you up in the middle of the night, and leave you tossing and turning, especially women. Researchers found women with the same blood-alcohol level as men sleep less soundly, compared to going to bed sober. …

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