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14 Foods Healthy Eaters Were Obsessed With in 2016

Avocado toast. Matcha lattes. Poké bowls. If it sounds like we’re describing your Instagram feed, we are. A number of nutritious foods had a moment this year, and we couldn’t help but round up the most popular fare that healthy ...

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What You Should Know About the Chlorophyll Trend

From chlorophyll pills to cholrophyll energy bars, the green pigment has been showing up in all sorts of products lately. You may remember from high school biology that chlorophyll is essential for photosynthesis, the process plants use to convert sunlight into energy. ...

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Too much fatty food could set children up for mental problems: Study in mice

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Chances are that children who eat excessive amounts of fatty foods will not only become obese, but will develop cognitive and psychiatric problems when they are older, a study in mice suggests. This is because, ...

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Teenage binge drinking can affect brain function of future offspring

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions in future generations, potentially putting offspring at risk for such conditions as depression, anxiety, and metabolic disorders, a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has found. “Adolescent binge drinking ...

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Sugary drink sales drop nearly 20 percent after multi-faceted campaign

After a multi-faceted campaign that included policy changes and community education efforts, residents of one Maryland county put fewer sugary drinks in their grocery carts, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016. Drinks loaded with ...

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Are There Really Any Health Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements?

I’m all about getting those omega-3s, but I’m not quite convinced that fish oil supplements are worth the money for the average healthy person. The fish oil hype comes from the fact that omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to ...

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Is Sprouted Food Actually Healthier?

Have you noticed how all of a sudden, everything at the health food store seems to “sprouted”? Whether they’re whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, or chickpeas, sprouted foods are popping up everywhere. But are they really more nutritious than non-sprouted plant foods? Read on to learn the ...

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Shorter sleep linked to sugar-sweetened drink consumption

People who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to also drink significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, such as sodas and energy drinks, according to a new study of more than 18,000 adults led by UC San Francisco ...

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Regular intake of sugary beverages, but not diet soda, is associated with prediabetes

Adult Americans who regularly consumed sugar-sweetened beverages (roughly one can of soda per day) had a 46 percent higher risk of developing prediabetes compared to low- or non-consumers over a 14-year period, according to a new epidemiological analysis led by ...

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How high-protein diets cause weight loss

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A common end-product of digested protein — phenylalanine — triggers hormones that make rodents feel less hungry and leads to weight loss, according to a new study. A better understanding of the mechanism by which ...

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