Calories

For A Healthier Planet, Eat These 50 Foods, Campaign Urges

Global reliance on just a handful of crops for calories is hurting the environment — and wildlife, a new report says. It urges the world to diversify its diet to save plant and animal species alike.(Image credit: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images)
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Why Calorie Counts Are Wrong: Cooked Food Provides A Lot More Energy

by Richard Wrangham, as told to Discover's Veronique Greenwood. Wrangham is the chair of biological anthropology at Harvard University, where he studies the cultural similarities between humans and chimpanzees---including our unique tendencies to...
Related topics: Medical Research, Harvard University

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Three-grain Raspberry Muffins

Cornmeal, rolled oats and wheat bran give these whole-grain muffins a crunchy texture. Each muffin has 162 calories and 2 grams of dietary fiber.

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Spring Ahead With Spring Vegetables

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- Celebrate spring with farm-fresh foods that usher in the season -- asparagus, peas and watercress. They're low in calories, have fresh flavor and are the perfect way to energize for warmer weather. Asparagus is the...

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This Is How Many Calories You Burn In Your Sleep

While you’re getting your nightly shut-eye, your body is still pretty active, even if you’re not aware of it. When you’re asleep, your body actually speeds up cell repair and cell growth while your brain processes and discards the useless...

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Researchers Compared 5 Popular Apps For Calorie-counting, And The Winner Is Clear

A group of UK researchers evaluated five of the most popular nutrition apps based on how accurately they estimated calories.  Their study found a clear winner and loser, but there are pros and cons to each app.  Databases that allow users...
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Fasting-mimicking Diet Holds Promise For People With Digestive Problem

What if a special diet could reduce inflammation and repair your gut? USC researchers provided evidence that a low-calorie “fasting-mimicking” diet has the potential to do just that. Published in the Tuesday edition of Cell Reports, the study...
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High-calorie Desserts Could Promote Healthier Eating

It turns out you can have your cake and eat it, too, and it might lead to healthier eating habits. Research conducted by Martin Reimann, assistant professor of marketing in the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, suggests that...
Related topics: Medical Research, Marketing

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Sweet Dreams: Sleeping Kitten Has Ice Cream On Her Mind

Talk about low calorie snacking!

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Recipe For A Healthy Heart: Big Breakfasts, Less Tv

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- Want a healthier heart? Get at least a fifth of your daily calories from your breakfast and stop watching so much TV. Those are the conclusions of two studies to be presented next week at the annual meeting of the...

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Soda, Sugar-sweetened Beverages Linked To More Severe Symptoms For People With Multiple Sclerosis

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), drinking around 290 calories per day of soda or other sugar-sweetened beverages, or the equivalent of about two cans of non-diet soda, may be tied to more severe symptoms and a higher level of disability...
Related topics: Multiple Sclerosis, Diet

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Snacking Can Be Good For You If You Make Healthy Choices

Here are ways to boost your calorie and protein intake with these little morsels.
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Easy Ways To Rev Up Your Metabolism And Burn Calories

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- Your metabolism rate determines how fast you burn calories, and that can influence how fast you lose weight -- and how easily you can gain it. After age 25, metabolism naturally slows by 5 percent every decade. So if you...

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More Calories, More Salt, Bigger Portions: How Fast Food Has Changed

The food offered at popular fast-food restaurants in the United States has changed dramatically over the past three decades — and not for the better, according to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Although...
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"in The Alternate Reality Of This Novel... Humanity Hibernates Four Months Out Of Every Year,...

"Those who have the means to afford a drug called Morphenox can ensure that their slumber is dreamless and peaceful. Why would they want to do this? Because dreams, it is believed, are wasteful, an unnecessary expenditure of calories during a...

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High-fat Diet And Age Alter Microflora And Cause Inflammation In Heart Failure

Growing older and a high-fat diet enriched with omega 6 fatty acids are major contributors to health risks ranging from diabetes to heart failure. How these factors regulate the immune response is now described -- a calorie-dense, obesity-generating...
Related topics: Diet, Heart Failure, Diabetes, Obesity

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Medical News Today: What Are The Health Benefits Of Water Chestnuts?

Water chestnuts are tuber vegetables that grow underwater. They are low in calories and contain antioxidants, and they can be a healthful addition to a balanced diet.
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Use Two Coupons To Get This Excellent Air Fryer For Just $54

Air fryers really are awesome. They cook up crispy food with a tiny fraction of the calories you get from conventional deep frying because they don't use all that fatty oil. In fact, you don't need to use any oil if you don't want to. The catch is...

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Medical News Today: Which Foods To Avoid When Trying To Lose Weight

When trying to lose weight, it is important to choose nutritionally dense foods and to avoid those that are high in calories, sugars, and unhealthful fats but low in nutrients. Here, learn about 14 foods to avoid when dieting.

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Health Tip: Shed Weight With Indoor Workouts

-- Winter can be hard for those watching their weight, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. But you don't have to wait until it warms up to burn those calories. Losing winter weight can start with equipment-free, in-home...

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