Calories

Medical News Today: Health Benefits Of Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea is a popular herbal tea that is naturally calorie- and caffeine-free. Some research has suggested that the oils in peppermint may have antibacterial and pain-relieving properties. Learn more about the health benefits of peppermint tea...
Related topics: Caffeine, Medical Research

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Melons Are Powerhouses In Taste, Nutrition

TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 -- If you're looking for a tasty way to hydrate in warm weather, a juicy melon is the ticket. Melons are low-calorie, high-water content foods that also provide high doses of certain vitamins, minerals and important...
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Ultra-processed Food Causes Weight Gain – Firm Evidence At Last

We know we should eat less junk food, such as crisps, industrially made pizzas and sugar-sweetened drinks, because of their high calorie content. These “ultra-processed" foods, as they are now called by nutritionists, are high in sugar and fat,...

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Apples With Dip

This dip uses fat-free cream cheese instead of full-fat cream cheese, which makes it lower in fat and calories.

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Calories, Carbs, Fat, Fiber: Unraveling The Links Between Breast Cancer And Diet

A new study finds that women who ate a low-fat diet and more fruits, vegetables and grains, lowered their risk of dying from breast cancer. But which of those factors provided the protective effect?(Image credit: Cavan Images/Getty Images/Cavan...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Diet, Medical Research

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17 Things Nutritionists Want You To Know About Calories

Most people have some history with calorie counting. Some do it to lose extra pounds, others track them to gain weight. Calories — depending on whether they come from carbs, fat, or protein...
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Researchers Say Evidence Shows What You Eat Really Does Matter

Two new diet studies add to the evidence that when it comes to staying healthy, counting calories may not be enough. What really matters is what you choose to eat and the quality of your diet.
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet

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The Best Google Home Commands For Health, Nutrition And Fitness - Cnet

Use Google Home to track workouts, count calories, put you to sleep and more.
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Heavily Processed Foods Cause Overeating And Weight Gain, Study Finds

People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a new study. The difference occurred even though meals provided to the volunteers in both the...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet

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The Top 5 Fruits To Add To Your Diet

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 -- Ounce for ounce and calorie for calorie, leafy greens and other types of vegetables are the hands-down favorites for delivering on nutrients. But many fruits should also have a place at the table. Researchers looked at...
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research

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The Evolution Of Online Eating Disorder Communities From Tumblr To Twitter Meme

Online eating disorder subculture, pockets of the internet where largely young women and girls share inspiration and information on ED behaviors, has always been a black hole of calorie counting and exercising. Little has fundamentally changed...
Related topics: Tumblr, Social Media

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Calories And Body Fat

A pound of body fat contains approximately 3,500 calories. A calorie is a measurement of energy, and to lose weight, a person must consume fewer than they burn. Learn more here.

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Low-calorie Sweetened Drinks Do Not Cut Calories In Children

MONDAY, May 13, 2019 -- Children and teens who drink low-calorie sweetened beverages (LCSB) do not save calories versus those who drink sugary drinks, according to a study published online May 2 in Pediatric Obesity. Allison C. Sylvetsky, Ph.D....
Related topics: Medical Research, Obesity

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Can Fiber Cancel Out Calories?

Nutrition Diva explains how eating more fiber can (and can’t) help you manage your weight and which foods to choose -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Avocados, As A Substitution For Carbohydrates, Can Suppress Hunger Without Adding Calories

A new study suggests that meals that include fresh avocado as a substitute for refined carbohydrates can significantly suppress hunger and increase meal satisfaction in overweight and obese adults.
Related topics: Medical Research, Obesity

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Diet Sodas May Not Help Kids Cut Calories

THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- Kids who favor diet sodas over sugary ones don't consume fewer calories over the course of a day, a new study finds. And they average 200 more calories daily than their peers who choose water, according to the results of a...
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research

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Children And Teens Who Drink Low-calorie Sweetened Beverages Do Not Save Calories

U.S. children and teens who consumed low-calorie or zero-calorie sweetened beverages took in about 200 extra calories on a given day compared to those who drank water, and they took in about the same number of calories as youth who consumed sugary...

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Amid Obesity Epidemic, Many American Kids Are Still Ditching Water

A research letter, published in JAMA Pediatrics, notes that one out of every five children (ages 2–19) do not drink water on any given day. Children that replace water with sugar-sweetened beverages drink twice as many calories. Researchers note...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research

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A Celebration Salad Fit For A Queen Or King

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 -- When you want to create a festive celebration without a fat and calorie overload, a seafood-based salad is the perfect choice. To step up the extravagance, make it with crabmeat. Crab is high in vitamin B12 and is a...
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Medical News Today: How To Calculate The Calories A Person Burns While Sleeping

Even when resting or asleep, the body is continuously burning calories to stay alive and healthy. A person can estimate how many calories they burn while sleeping by first calculating their basal metabolic rate (BMR). BMR is the number of calories...

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