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Twelve tips for a healthy Christmas

From defrosting turkey to using leftovers, these food safety tips will help stop your turkey from knocking the stuffing out of you this Christmas. Avoid cross-contamination Keep all raw food, whether it’s turkey or vegetables, separate from ready-to-eat foods to avoid cross-contamination. Use separate chopping boards for raw food and ready-to-eat food. Raw foods can […]

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(Only) Two rules for a good diet

By Mark Bittman SAN FRANCISCO — To a large extent, you can fix the food system in your world today. Three entities are involved in creating our food choices: business (everything from farmers to PepsiCo), government (elected and appointed officials and their respective organizations) and the one with the greatest leverage, the one that you […]

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Sweet enough already?

Peter Wootton-Beard, Oxford Brookes University Are sugar-sweetened soft drinks making us fatter? Several recent high-profile reports have suggested that drinks that contain sugar contribute towards being overweight or obese [1, 2].  Our own National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) showed that 52% of us consumed carbonated soft drinks (not low calorie) and 22% of us […]

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Understanding Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is sometimes called a “silent disease” with few, if any, noticeable changes to your health to indicate you have it. Often, the first indication of osteoporosis is when a bone breaks. Osteoporosis can strike at any age, but occurs mostly in people over 50. By age 70, between 30 and 40 percent of all […]

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Really? Never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach

By Anahad O’Connor The facts: Most people know the age-old diet advice about grocery shopping when you are hungry: You are more likely to buy fattening, unhealthy foods. So avoid it. But the weight loss maxims found in diet books do not always hold up in the real world. So two researchers at Cornell University […]

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The Mediterranean diet could help reverse metabolic syndrome

The Mediterranean diet along with supplemental extra-virgin olive oil and nuts could help reverse metabolic syndrome, Spanish researchers say in a study that was published Tuesday. Some 25% of adults suffer from metabolic syndrome, which increases their risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes. The disease itself is the result of a combination of at […]

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