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It is true that energy bars often offer nutrients that candies do not: Fiber, protein and, in some rare cases, whole food sources like fruits and nuts and seeds. But this does little to mitigate the extreme levels of sweeteners that make them palatable.

Over the past decade, bottled water has become an ever-present part of American life. You’ll find bottles of Dasani, Poland Spring, Evian, or Aquafina at the gym, in the checkout line at the grocery store, in the office. Sales of bottled water nearly doubled between 1997 and 2007, reaching about $11.5 billion. In 2007, Americans…

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Study suggests people’s beliefs about causes of obesity influence their eating habits, weight. People’s views about what causes obesity may influence both their eating habits and their weight, new research shows. The finding suggests that public health campaigns may need to factor that into the equation to be effective, the study authors noted. To examine…

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When most people talk about eating habits and diet, 9 times out of 10, they talk about what we should eat saying that such and such a food is  good for you while another food is bad for you. But it’s not just what we eat that matters, it’s how we eat as well and…

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Checking the ingredients on any packet of food is something that we should do just as a matter of course and when you’re looking through those ingredients and you start coming across things you don’t recognize, it’s probably time to put that particular food item back on the shelf. Processed food by necessity, perhapsly without…

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If anyone doubts the correlation between the increased consumption in fast food and the steadily growing waistlines in both men and women would do well to have a quick peek at this rather informative article from Bloomberg. It shows a direct correlation between the influx of fast food chains into many countries around the world…

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When you have been going through the store and seen those tempting organic foods – often on a separate aisle… How many times have you thought “organic foods are too expensive; I can’t afford to go organic”? Maybe you feel it is just too difficult to wade through all the statistics and information on choosing…

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Here’s a great article about how to keep your salad and fresh veg fresher for longer… Steps Wrap dry veggies in paper towel and place back into plastic wrap. This works well with lettuce and celery. Keep bagged lettuce mix crisp and fresh by slightly dampening a piece of paper towel, tucking it over the…

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Managing carbohydrate intake is the heart of the Atkins diet plan. In addition to computing your daily carbohydrate intake, you will gradually reintroduce carbohydrates back into your diet in a specific sequence called the carbohydrate ladder. Steps Compute Net Carbs The Atkins diet focuses on net carbs, which is the quantity of carbohydrate in a…

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I quite often have leftover bits of smoked bacon that have been fried up to be nice and crispy  so one thing I like to do is top them off with a bit of strong cheese and then once it has gone cold cut it into squares and just bang them in a Tupperware dish…

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