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Can Yogurt Keep You Calm?
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Can Yogurt Keep You Calm?

Can the probiotics in yogurt really help to relieve stress? Researchers at the University of Missouri think that may be case, although their suspicion is based on experiments with zebra fish, not people. A U of Missouri news release reports that the researchers tested how zebrafish behaved after doses of Lactobacillus […]

Spinach May Enhance Performance. Or Not.
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Spinach May Enhance Performance. Or Not.

Popeye may have been right: eating spinach and other leafy greens that are high in nitrates could improve athletic performance. Or not.  Science Daily reports on research conducted at the University of Leuven in Belgium, where  27 “moderately trained” athletes were given nitrate supplements before  Sprint Interval Training (SIT), — […]

To Eat More Healthful Meals, Order Food Earlier
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To Eat More Healthful Meals, Order Food Earlier

Would you like to eat a more healthful lunch? Try ordering your food at least an hour before lunchtime. A news release from Carnegie Mellon University reports that researchers at the school have found that people choose higher-calorie meals when ordering immediately before eating and lower-calorie meals when orders are placed […]

Heavy Water Drinkers Are Slimmer
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Heavy Water Drinkers Are Slimmer

People who drink enough water to be adequately hydrated are half as likely to be obese as people who are inadequately hydrated. That’s the verdict of researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School, who assessed water intake as adequate or inadequate based on urine samples of more than 9,500 people. Nearly […]

Canned Foods With The Most BPA
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Canned Foods With The Most BPA

First BPA: It’s the chemical Bisphenol A, and it’s used to make resins that coat the inside of some cans. And yes, it’s associated with health problems, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While some studies have simply looked at the levels of BPA found in the food contained in cans, […]

Whole Grains = Longer Life
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Whole Grains = Longer Life

People who eat four servings of whole grains have a lower risk of dying than do people who eat little or no whole grains. That’s the verdict from researchers at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health, where a meta-analysis combined results from 12 published studies, and included health data from 786,076 […]