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Examining The Cycle of Overeating

Examining The Cycle of Overeating

Even if you’re overweight, eating too much food on a regular basis can be a tough habit to stop. This fact helps to explain the growing rate of obesity in the United States. If a report in the journal Nutrition ...

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Taking a Closer Look at Cavities

Taking a Closer Look at Cavities

Though health officials constantly stress the need for rigorous dental hygiene, many people fail to heed this advice. Consequently, dentists spend many of their working hours filling in their patients’ cavities. Since cavities are so common, a number of myths ...

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Why Eating Right May Improve Your Mental Health

Why Eating Right May Improve Your Mental Health

When the health benefits of food are discussed, people usually focus on how proper dietary habits can maintain and improve the body’s physical health. This is to be expected, since the body obviously needs a well-balanced diet in order to ...

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Seven Tips for Healthier Baking

Seven Tips for Healthier Baking

A lot of people like to bake for a hobby, and even more love to munch on baked treats. As appealing as baked items might be to your taste buds, there’s no denying that a lot of these items have ...

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Can Your Genes Handle Fatty Foods?

Can Your Genes Handle Fatty Foods?

Fried foods are bad for you. We all know that. Many have observed, however, that the impact of these foods tends to vary from person to person; some put on weight relatively quickly, whereas others appear almost immune to their ...

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Six Important Nutrients for Seniors

Six Important Nutrients for Seniors

It’s no secret that aging presents the body with various challenges, ranging from declining mental sharpness to thickening waistlines to increasingly stubborn aches and pains. As if seniors didn’t have enough to be concerned about, age also makes it more ...

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Why Nutrition Labels Might Get a Makeover

Why Nutrition Labels Might Get a Makeover

Virtually every product we purchase at the grocery store has one thing in common – a nutrition label. This isn’t a coincidence; the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 mandated that products carry labels with specific information, such as ...

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Seven Tips for Smarter (and Healthier) Snacking

Seven Tips for Smarter (and Healthier) Snacking

The word “snack” usually doesn’t bring to mind images of healthy and nutritious fare. Instead, this term is usually associated with junk food such as pretzels, chips, cookies and candy. In addition, many people snack on junk food several times ...

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