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Nutrition

Eat healthy and improve your hydration habits with the advice in this blog.

Nutrition

A Warning on Well-Done Meat

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If you favor your meat charred and not bloody, you’re playing with fire. That’s because people who regularly eat well-done meats increase their risk of pancreatic cancer by up to 60 percent, according to new research backed by the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR).

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Tags: Eating Out, Cooking, Food

Nutrition

Are Healthy Menus Sabotaging Your Orders?

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Here’s one from the odd files: Simply thinking about passing up a Philly Cheesesteak in favor of a healthy salad is enough to quell your desire for healthy eating, regardless of what you actually order and eat.

After analyzing the restaurant ordering habits of more than 70 diners, Duke researchers found that people were significantly more likely to choose the least healthy option when the menu included a single healthier option.

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Tags: Health, Eating Out, Weight Loss

Nutrition

The Power of the Sports Drink

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A sports drink like Gatorade may be a more powerful performance enhancer than you think.

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Tags: Hydration, Beverages, Carbohydrate

Nutrition

Broccoli: The New Health Crusader

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Sick of nagging stomach aches? Try upping your consumption of broccoli. Eating just 2.5 ounces a day of the green sprouts can greatly reduce your risk of stomach ulcers and even cancer (of the stomach, esophagus, bladder, skin, and lung), according to a new study in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.

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Tags: Disease, Food, Nutrients, Health

Nutrition

How H2O Can Fight Obesity

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A scary statistic: Kids in the United States consume—on average—235 garbage calories from sugar-sweetened drinks on a daily basis, according to a recent diet analysis of American youth.

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Tags: Calories, Hydration, Beverages, Youth Fitness, Family, Health

Nutrition

Boost Brainpower With Sweets

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A dark chocolate bar is heavenly—and healthy, apparently. You already know that eating a square of the sweet stuff can improve your heart health and even help fight off disease, but the latest research says that chocolate’s newest benefit impacts brainpower.

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Tags: Health, Dessert, Disease

Nutrition

Is Your Daily Catch on Drugs?

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Don’t think our highly-polluted country has any impact on your life? How about this: Assorted fish from five rivers in the U.S. were recently found to be tainted with medications and other chemicals, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Tags: Outdoor Recreation, Dinner, Health, Cooking, Disease

Nutrition

The Dangers of Drinking Hot Tea

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The British love their tea, so you can only imagine the uproar in the UK over the recent findings published in the British Medical Journal. Scientists discovered that drinking a steaming cup of tea can significantly spike your chances of esophageal cancer. Compared with drinking warm or lukewarm tea, hot tea was associated with doubling the risk of the throat cancer, and very hot tea was associated with an eight-fold increased risk. The quicker the cups were consumed, the greater the subjects’ odds of becoming sick.

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Tags: Beverages, Health, Disease, Caffeine

Nutrition

Caution for Carnivores

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The meat you eat may be killing you. According to a study out of the National Cancer Institute, diets high in red and processed meats may shorten your lifespan due to a murderer’s row of threats: cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stomach ulcers and other conditions.

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Tags: Health, Eating Out, Cooking, Disease, Food, Longevity

Nutrition

The Folic Acid Fallout

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According to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, men who consumed the most folate in their diet had a lower risk of prostate cancer than those who ate less of the nutrient. But pay attention, guys: Men taking daily 1-milligram doses of folic acid—the synthetic version of the folate nutrient—were more than twice as likely to suffer from prostate cancer than those who did not take the supplement.

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Tags: Food, Supplements, Nutrients

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