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Why Slow Eaters May Burn More Calories


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People have been advising others to chew their food well for a long, long time. In Ayurveda, a school of medicine founded in India some 7,000 years ago, slow and thorough chewing is … read more

What Happens When You’re Consistently Hydrated? Surprising Results From a Water Experiment

Are you terrible about remembering to drink enough water throughout the day? This free app reminds you to drink in the cutest way possible.

We hear all the time that drinking enough water will change our lives. Here’s what happened to me when I started drinking the recommended amount of water every day.

I’ve written before about Plant Nanny, the water app I’ve been … read more

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 … read more

Gene Variant From Africa Linked to Black Obesity

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TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve identified an Africa-specific gene variant associated with obesity.

The team found that about 1 percent of West Africans, American blacks and others of African … read more

No Fat, No Sugar Labels Say Nothing About Nutritional Quality

Take a walk down the center aisles of almost any grocery store and you’ll see them — packaged food and beverage products with “low-fat,” “no sugar” and “low salt/sodium” labels designed to draw health-conscious consumers’ attention to them. But are … read more

30 Foods & Herbs with Natural Antibiotic Properties

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In herbology, antibiotic-like foods are called astringent—meaning natural blood cleansers. The word anti (against)-biotic (life) refers to a list of pharmaceutical antimicrobials designed to kill harmful bacteria in the host body. The problem is these synthetic … read more