Find your personal calorie number

Ever wonder how many calories you should be eating in order to maintain your weight or drop a few pounds? The folks at the National Institutes of Health have you covered. […]

Saving millions with sodium reduction

Washington state could save $432 million in health care costs if its residents would reduce their salt intake by half of a teaspoon per day. A new analysis by the Center […]

Xtreme eating “dishonorees”

One meal from Red Lobster, paired with its trademarked margarita, contains 3,600 calories and four days’ worth of sodium – a feat that earned the meal the top spot among […]

Using berries to convert excess fat into calorie-burning fat

Washington State University scientists have found a way to convert excess white fat into calorie-burning beige fat – and all it takes is a daily dose of berries. In the study, […]

New look at artificial sweeteners

Foods sweetened with artificial sweeteners may not be a guilt-free way to enjoy treats after all. New research suggests artificial sweeteners may change the microbes living in our intestines, which can […]

Study: Soda ages the body

A daily soda habit could age you as much as smoking cigarettes, according to new research. A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health found regular soda consumption […]

Say ‘No’ to the Pasta Pass

Olive Garden is offering Never Ending Pasta Passes for 1,000 pasta-lovers willing to shell out $100 for the seven-week pass. Don’t do it. Just. Say. No. The Pasta Pass gets Olive Garden […]

The breakfast debate

Researchers are questioning whether breakfast really helps with weight loss. Two trials tested the merits of the most important meal of the day and were published in the August issue of […]

Kids like healthier lunch options

School administrators say kids have warmed up to the idea of healthier school lunch offerings. Last school year, administrators said kids started off the year complaining about the new offerings implemented […]

Kids’ cereals: Sugar by the pound

It’s no surprise that some kids’ cereals contain a lot of sugar. But just how much sugar do they contain? According to a report by the Environmental Working Group, children’s cereals […]

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