Nutrition Diet & Health


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Thu January 9, 2014
The Salt

Food Firms Trim Trillions Of Calories From Packaged Treats

Originally published on Fri January 10, 2014 6:30 am

To make a more healthful version of Edy's Grand Ice Cream, Nestle developed a technology that could cut half the fat and two-thirds of the calories from the frozen treat.
Erik S. Lesser Getty Images

It sounds impressive: Major food companies have slashed 6.4 trillion calories from packaged foods they sold in 2012 compared with 2007, a study reported Thursday.

But for each American, that number translates to about 78 fewer calories purchased each day, or the equivalent of cutting out one apple or 3 1/2 Hershey's Kisses.

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Thu January 9, 2014
The Salt

Is Sugar Addiction Why So Many January Diets Fail?

Originally published on Thu January 9, 2014 12:34 pm

Indulge or resist? Sugar cravings can be a serious challenge.

We've survived the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, when rich, sweet treats come at us non-stop. Now is the season of reform, when gym memberships, cleanse books and weight-loss plans sell like gangbusters.

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Mon December 30, 2013
The Salt

Was 2013 Really The Year Of The Paleo Diet?

Originally published on Fri January 10, 2014 10:52 am

A paleo-inspired breakfast of salmon, egg, cabbage and bacon.
David Leo Veksler Flickr


Mon September 30, 2013
The Salt

To Get The Benefits Of Olive Oil, Fresh May Be Best

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 4:17 pm

Experts say lots of factors determine how quickly an oil deteriorates — from the variety of the olives, to how the oil is produced and stored.
Matthias Schrader AP

The Mediterranean diet is a pattern of eating that lately has become a darling of medical researchers. It includes vegetables and grains, not so much meat and, of course, generous portions of olive oil.

Mary Flynn, an associate professor of medicine at Brown University, says the evidence that olive oil is good for your heart has never been more clear. "Olive oil is a very healthy food," she says. "I consider it more medicine than food."

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