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  1. Cut Daily Sugar to 5% of Calories: Health Agency

    March 7, 2014 -- People should halve the amount of sugar in their diet, the World Health Organization says. Recommended levels of sugar will remain at less than 10 percent of total calorie intake per day, but people should try for less than five percent, according to a new draft guidance issued by t

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  2. High-Protein Diets in Middle Age May Shorten Life

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of middle-aged Americans chow down each day on steaks, cheeseburgers and other protein-rich fare. Now two studies find that diets high in meat and cheese, when eaten in middle age, might shorten people's life spa

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  3. FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration formally proposed Thursday updating the "nutrition facts" labels on food products to better reflect Americans' current eating habits and health concerns. Among the highlight

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  4. Delicious Breakfast Ideas

    We all know we should eat something before we rush out the door. But with time tight, lots of people skip it. What if it were easy to make something that tastes good and would give you energy to last you to lunch? And what if you could do that quickly? I'm not a morning person; I own a restaurant; a

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  5. Hidden Sources of Gluten

    Going gluten-free? You'll need a little know-how to figure out which foods you need to avoid. You probably know that gluten -- a protein -- is in anything made from wheat, rye, or barley. But did you know it's also in some less obvious products, such as lunch meats and soy sauce? Here's what to look

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  6. 8 Fun Facts About Pineapple

    1. Pineapple Discovery In 1493, explorer Christopher Columbus found pineapples on Guadeloupe Island in the Caribbean. The fruit is also native to southern Brazil and Paraguay. 2. Pineapples in Colonial America American colonists regarded pineapples as a luxurious treat because of their rarity and co

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  7. 5 Things Your Parents Got Wrong About Food

    Were you a member of the clean plate club when you were a kid? It's time to rethink some of the eating habits that you grew up with. Diet myths are "handed down for generations," says Kathleen Fuller, PhD, author of Not Your Mother's Diet.  Here are five outdated ideas about food that you may have l

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  8. Diet Resolutions for the Whole Family

    We make a lot of New Year's resolutions around food. We vow to eat less sugar, less fat, and less salt. We promise ourselves we'll eat more veggies, whole grains, and fish and cut down on burgers and second helpings. These are good first steps, but you can make other kinds of food resolutions, too,

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  9. Juicing for Health and Weight Loss

    Ready to give juicing a whirl? It's an easy way to get more fruits and veggies into your diet. Before you get started, you should know a few things about what you can expect juicing to do for you, and what's just hype. “If you’re not big into fruits and vegetables, it’s a good way to get them in," s

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  10. U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity still looms large in the United States but the scale's relentless climb may have leveled off, according to the latest results of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. One-third of adults an

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