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Can drinking lots of water help you lose weight?updated: Fri Dec 24 2010 10:17:00

Is it true if you drink lots of water, it will help you to lose weight? Is it bad for your body if you consume too much of it?

The ultimate Twinkie dietupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 17:45:00

A Kansas State professor loses weight eating junk food.

Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 poundsupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 17:45:00

Twinkies. Nutty bars. Powdered donuts.

Why our salt addiction is hard to kickupdated: Sat May 15 2010 10:19:00

Americans love salt. And we eat too much of it. So much so that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is thinking about limiting the amount of sodium in packaged foods.

Is it baby fat -- or obesity?updated: Wed Apr 21 2010 08:30:00

Desani Marshall was never really overweight, but she was always a little big for her age. During a checkup at age 4, her doctor pointed out to her mother that Desani was gaining weight more rapidly than he thought was normal. Six months later, she was still putting on pounds at a rapid pace -- a strong predictor of future obesity.

Food industry dictates nutrition policyupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 10:11:00

Beyond the unhealthy influence that our demand for factory-farmed meat has in the area of food-borne illness and communicable diseases, we could cite many other influences on public health, most obviously the now-widely recognized relationship between the nation's major killers -- heart disease, No. 1; cancer, No. 2; and stroke, No. 3 -- and meat consumption.

Why we eat too much, and how to get controlupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 09:29:00

We all know we're supposed to eat healthy portions. So why is it that a rough day at the office or even just the smell of chocolate-chip cookies can cause us to throw our best intentions out the window?

Fewer calories equals a longer life -- At least in monkeysupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 18:04:00

Cutting daily calorie intake by 30 percent may put the brakes on the aging process, have beneficial effects on the brain, and result in a longer life span, according to a new 20-year study of monkeys published in the journal Science.

Get the biggest bang for your calorie with nutrient-dense foodupdated: Tue May 05 2009 10:41:00

In 2005, the government's revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans introduced the term "nutrient density," which sounds complicated but simply refers to how much nutrition a food provides.

How to buy the best fishupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 09:36:00

It's easy to feel overwhelmed at the fish counter. Which is tastiest? Which is healthiest? Which is the most sustainable choice?

Breakfast can help keep you leanupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:53:00

What exactly is it about breakfast that makes it so beneficial? And are all are breakfasts created equal? A study from Pediatrics, published in March 2008, looked at 2,000 teenagers and found that teens who ate breakfast weighed less, exercised more and ate healthier food than their classmates who didn't eat breakfast

Sugar substitutes may make weight loss tougherupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:52:00

A February 2008 laboratory study from the American Psychological Association says the widespread use of no-calorie sweeteners may actually make it harder for people to control their intake and body weight. Here are tips on the healthiest ways to get that sugar fix without packing on the pounds.

Why family meals matterupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 09:17:00

This holiday season, one of the most valuable gifts you'll give your family won't come wrapped in a box or have a card attached. Instead, it will happen around your dining table, where you'll sit down to share a meal, conversation, and traditions with the people who matter most to you. And as special as family meals are throughout the holidays, they can also significantly enhance the life of your family every day.

How to satisfy your cravings, healthilyupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 09:19:00

It's been another one of those days: places to go, deadlines to meet, meals to cook. You find yourself daydreaming about crisp, salty potato chips. Pretty soon it's an insistent, must-have-it-now craving, and before you know it, your hand is deep in the bag.

Eating healthy when dining out is getting easierupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 09:33:00

In the dining room's soft amber glow, dozens of patrons peruse the menu at Rock Creek restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland. From a health standpoint, making a smart choice is easy.

Man counted calories, watched the pounds goupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 08:24:00

Sujit Bhattacharya knew he felt sluggish and had trouble putting on his socks and shoes. One day, when he tried on a pair of size 30 shorts, his wife pointed out that they fit only under his belly.

Smart tips to pack extra nutrition into every biteupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 10:06:00

In 2005, the government's revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans introduced the term "nutrient density," which sounds complicated but simply refers to how much nutrition a food provides. For example, a slice of 100 percent whole-grain bread is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, while a slice of regular white bread is lower in all three.

The DNA of antioxidantsupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 09:57:00

Hardly a week goes by without news of antioxidants' health-promoting benefits. Experts believe these nutritional substances may help prevent heart disease, fight certain cancers, ward off dementia, and even slow certain aging processes.

Is your skin singing the sugar blues?updated: Fri Nov 02 2007 15:46:00

Before you grab that leftover piece of Halloween candy, you might want to rethink the decision. It could cost you, in wrinkles. It now appears the sweet stuff might make us happier and possibly more hyper, but also make us look older.

Sugar and your skinupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 15:46:00

Just one more thing to add to your list of what not to eat if you want to look younger - sugar. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

Healthful breakfast tips to keep you fueled all day updated: Tue Oct 16 2007 09:54:00

More than any other meal, breakfast is an investment in good health. Eating in the morning helps you stay focused and energized through busy days. Breakfast increases the likelihood of meeting recommended daily doses for essential vitamins and minerals that help prevent disease. And recent research makes the idea of a morning meal even more appetizing. A study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that individuals who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight -- and more likely to exercise -- than non-breakfast eaters.

How to break bad eating habitsupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 09:17:00

Bad habits are made to be broken. Learn these easy tricks to help you eat better every day.

5 healthy food trends worth followingupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 10:25:00

If you want to know where American food traditions are headed, look back. Many of today's most healthful eating trends bear a strong resemblance to yesterday's: Nearby farms offering nutritious, peak-of-season produce; slow-cooked dinners that foster leisurely family meals; an emphasis on meatless dishes and minimally processed foods.

Protein a key concern for vegetariansupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 18:57:00

It's lunchtime at Café Sunflower in Atlanta, Georgia. The kitchen is humming as the chef prepares the most popular item on the menu: sesame chicken. That's not what you'd expect at a vegetarian restaurant. But the so-called chicken is actually a seasoned soy product made to taste like the real thing. "It's a treat for vegetarians who miss meat," says restaurant owner Edward Sun.

Going Vegetarianupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 18:57:00

A balanced diet is important to people who eat meatless meals as Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.

Heart-healthy foods keep your ticker in top shapeupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 04:09:00

Creating custom food plans for patients isn't the hard part of Bethany Thayer's job. For the Michigan-based registered dietitian and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, one of the most difficult aspects of her work is helping patients interpret the often-contradictory health news they hear each day.

Pack extra nutrition into every bite with these expert tipsupdated: Tue May 15 2007 11:44:00

In 2005, the government's revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans introduced the term "nutrient density," which sounds complicated but simply refers to how much nutrition a food provides. For example, a slice of 100 percent whole-grain bread is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, while a slice of regular white bread is lower in all three.

Fresh ways to decompress: Stress busters that really workupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 16:36:00

I have close, meaningful relationships with espresso brownies, cold beer, and reruns of "The West Wing." Until recently, it hadn't occurred to me that these paramours are, in fact, three of the major players in my stress-management strategy. Hey, I wasn't even aware I had a stress-management strategy.

Spices and herbs may help you avoid diseaseupdated: Fri Dec 22 2006 12:53:00

Imagine going to your doctor with joint pain and leaving with a prescription for ginger.

Eat-smart strategies for party seasonupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 14:08:00

The conventional wisdom about the holidays is that weight gain is unavoidable. But don't let it scare you away from enjoying your favorite foods at this time of year. Here are thee eat-smart strategies to get you through the season.

Tips for a safe, healthy holidayupdated: Thu Nov 16 2006 14:22:00

Turkey, stuffing and homemade dessert are usually part of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. But when food is not properly cooked and stored, you run the risk of food poisoning.

Dieting war strategy: Give in to winupdated: Fri Mar 24 2006 08:23:00

Dieting often is viewed as an epic battle between willpower and temptation.

Business 2.0: How to eat right on the roadupdated: Thu Feb 09 2006 11:41:00

Anyone who's ever endured a cross-country red-eye, only to dash straight from the airport to a morning meeting, knows that the life of a road warrior can be like running a marathon in a wool suit. ...

New diet squeezes in on weight-loss sceneupdated: Fri Nov 19 2004 15:44:00

A new eating-by-numbers method has arrived on the diet scene, and it's not Weight Watchers.

Tips for safer, healthier holiday grillingupdated: Fri Jul 02 2004 13:16:00

Backyard chefs may be slathering ribs with a little salmonella and sauce this Independence Day if they aren't careful, food groups have warned.

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