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meatsWhat’s the Definition of Processed Meat?:

So what exactly is the problem with cured and processed meats, anyway? A lot of epidemiological evidence links consumption of cured and processed meats with increased risk of heart disease and cancer. The association is a little muddled by the fact that every study has a slightly different definition for processed meat. But the association is so consistent across so many studies and sufficiently significant in magnitude that it’s a hard to ignore: Read more


gettyimages-84709618Happier meal? McDonald’s junks some artificial preservatives:

McDonald’s, which is trying to shake its image for serving processed junk food, said Monday it’s eliminating some unpalatable ingredients from its most popular menu items. That includes making Chicken McNuggets and other items without artificial preservatives, and removing high-fructose corn syrup from its burger buns: Read more


istock62012830largeIs gluten sensitivity for real? New study finds important clue:

Some people suffer changes within their bodies after eating gluten that are separate and distinct from those that accompany either celiac disease or wheat allergy, researchers report. “We don’t know what is triggering this response, but this study is the first to show that there are clear biological changes in these individuals,” said senior researcher Armin Alaedini. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University in New York City: Read more


sandwich-160721How Your Sandwich Could Be Hurting Your Diet:

About half of Americans eat a sandwich on any given day, but the classic lunch item may be contributing to a generally less healthy diet, a new study suggests. The study found that on the days that people ate sandwiches, they consumed nearly 100 more calories, as well as more sodium, fat and sugar, compared to the days when they didn’t eat sandwiches: Read more



CucumbersThe 6 Most Underrated Veggies and How to Enjoy Them:

Do you rely on go-to vegetables like broccoli, spinach and carrots mainly because your family will eat them? If so, some awesome veggies are flying under your radar! Our dietitians suggest you give six veggies a try: Read more