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Drink Less with This Mind Trick

Get sick in the head. Imagining a hangover could dissuade you from drinking, finds a new study from the University of Washington. While a bad bender with rum in college is enough to make you steer clear of Captain Morgan, the mere thought of one could have a similar impact, according to the study. Researchers […]

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Slash Your Stroke Risk with This Nutrient

Fight strokes with fiber: For every 7 grams of fiber you add to your diet, your first-time stroke risk drops by 7 percent, says a new study review from the U.K. Why it matters: 80 percent of strokes in the U.S. are first-timers, and fiber directly influences stroke risk factors like obesity and high cholesterol, says […]

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Is Your Cereal a Sham?

Is your morning meal misleading? Only half of all breakfast cereals touting “whole grain” benefits are actually good fiber sources, shows a new study in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. What’s considered a good source? Cereals that contain 3 grams of fiber per serving. “Consumers equate whole grains with fiber, and that’s not always […]

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3 Disease-Fighting Foods

You see the word “inflammation” thrown around a lot in health news, but what exactly is it? The answer: It’s your body’s complex response to fight off harmful pathogens, irritants, and even damaged cells, and kick-start the healing process, explains Erin Palinski-Wade, R.D., the author of Belly Fat Diet For Dummies. And now a new […]

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The Surprising Way to Cut Calories

Scarfing a sandwich at your desk hardly qualifies as a lunch break. Eating slowly at lunch can help you reduce midafternoon snacking, according to a new study published in the journal Appetite. When people chewed each bite of their lunchtime sandwich for 30 seconds, they ate less than half as much candy later in the […]

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4 Reasons to Have Your Late Night Snack

Eating at night doesn’t have to make you fat. In fact, new research suggests potential benefits, including bigger muscles and a cranked-up metabolism: 1. More Muscle In research published last year in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, scientists in the Netherlands discovered that consuming casein (the dominating protein in milk) after an evening […]

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Can This Healthy Food Give You Diabetes?

Fish fans beware: People with the highest levels of mercury—commonly found in seafood—were 65 percent more likely to develop diabetes than those with low levels, finds a new study in Diabetes Care. It’s the first human study to examine the connection, but researcher Ka He, M.D., Sc.D., cautions that the link between mercury and diabetes […]

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Fat-burning foods: Cinnamon

Blast away your unwanted fat with four recipes featuring this flexible ingredient Sally Cinnamon might have made Ian Brown’s world, but the real spice has far sweeter side effects. Researchers found 6g (about three level tsp) is enough to steady blood sugar and delay gastric emptying, so study subjects remained full for longer. Sadly, this […]

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THE fat-burning outdoor workout

Sports scientist Ross Edgley shows you how to melt away fat by taking taking your training outside during the chilly months Chilly burn The great outdoors might not seem like a particularly hospitable environment for a workout at this time of year, but it has a significant benefit: training in the cold will speed up […]

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5 more reasons to lose weight

Looking lean might be motivation enough, but here’s what else you stand to gain from every pound of excess fat you burn. Boost your testosterone Getting fat reduces your testosterone levels, says the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. A five-point increase in your BMI equals the same drop in testosterone as 10 years of […]

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