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The Simple Vending Machine Hack That Led People to Choose Healthier Snacks

When you’re trying to decide between Twizzlers and trail mix, 25 seconds could make all the difference, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people made healthier choices at vending machines when there was a brief time delay. Installing machines with this technology ...

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Time delays in vending machines prompt healthier snack choices

Preventive medicine experts at Rush University Medical Center have discovered that delaying access to tempting, high-calorie foods and snacks in vending machines potentially can shift people’s choices to purchase less desired, but healthier snack options. “Having to wait for something ...

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Giving brown fat a green light

Activated by cold, the small amounts of brown fat scattered around your body can burn calories to warm you up. They also can help to lower insulin resistance and other conditions implicated in type 2 diabetes and obesity. Since the ...

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Is Collagen Really an Anti-Aging Cure-All?

Move over, protein bars. Hello, collagen bars? Collagen—which is sourced from the bones, cartilage, and skin of animals (including cows, chickens, and fish)—has been gaining popularity. This is in part thanks to the Paleo diet craze, which has sparked interest ...

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Highway to health: New findings point way to more nutritious crops

Almost every calorie that we eat at one time went through the veins of a plant. If a plant’s circulatory system could be rejiggered to make more nutrients available — through bigger seeds or sweeter tomatoes — the world’s farmers ...

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Liver fully recovers from a low protein diet

Damage caused to the liver by a low protein diet can be repaired, a new study just published in the journal Nutrition has found. During this study researchers from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey in ...

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Cooking family meals, skipping TV during those meals linked to lower odds of obesity

Adults who don’t flip on the TV during dinner and those who eat home-cooked meals are less likely to be obese, a new study has found. But the frequency of family meals doesn’t appear to make much of a difference, ...

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Blood fatty acids reveal your child's diet

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Eating lots of sugary candy may strain the liver, alter the body’s fatty acid metabolism and increase the risk of cardiometabolic diseases already in childhood. Children’s blood fatty acid composition reflects their diet – but ...

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These Are The Most Popular Healthy Foods of 2017

This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.  Every year, certain ingredients and dishes emerge as trendy “must-haves”—even if it’s something we’ve been eating for centuries. Just a few years ago, for example, no one had even heard of quinoa (which has ...

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It's Your Cheat Meal, So Cheat Already!

If you’re using a weekly cheat meal to give you a big boost during a bulking phase, you need to do it right—with guts and with glory, full speed, pedal to the metal. This is no time for adding a ...

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