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5 Kinds of Food Shamers You Will Encounter (And How to Deal)

foodchserIf you've ever had anyone walk in to your cubicle as you were inhaling a Quarter Pounder with Cheese and say, "I didn't know anyone ate fast food anymore," congrats: You've been food shamed. You should know you're in excellent company, as it's happened to Health staffers at previous jobs, Olympic athletes, even celebs like Heidi Klum and Demi Lovato.

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How a High-Fat Diet May Be Screwing With Your Microbiome and Your Brain

highfatwafflesDietary fat is having a moment. From Paleo diet converts who hail the virtues of saturated fat to nutritionists who want to do away with upper limits on total fat consumption, Americans are getting a strong message: Fill up on fat and stay away from refined carbohydrates and added sugar. 

Here to throw a wrench into this fashionable mode of thought is a small but illuminating rodent experiment presented on July 10 at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior in Denver.

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Cilantro: Now I Know Why I May Not Like It


parsleycilantroIt’s science, or so they say. I didn’t think it was as deep as that, but the explanation makes sense. Except that the soapy aftertaste of cilantro isn’t what turns me off, it’s what it tastes like when it first touches my tongue.

I really can’t explain what it is about cilantro that I am not a fan of, but for those of you who have noticed an aftertaste, an estimated 4-14% of the population, and don’t care for it, here’s what food scientists say may be causing your distaste.

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What It's Really Like to Cook on a Food Stamp Budget


snapIn 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived in households struggling with hunger, a stark number which includes 15.8 million children and 4.8 million seniors. Food insecurity is a daily reality for about one in seven households. So why do we only seem to talk passionately about it when a celebrity is involved?

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The 9 Most Addictive Foods and How to Stop Eating Them



Pizza. Chips. Soda. French fries. There are some foods we just can't get enough of.

And now groundbreaking science from the National Institute on Drug Addiction has shown that for some people, certain foods can hijack the brain's reward center and induce cravings for more. In other words, science is proving that food addiction is a real thing.

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Foods That Help Your Heart -- and Your RA


salmonfoodrichIt's time to change your views -- especially if you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Women who’ve been through menopause are two to three times more likely to have heart trouble than younger women. For those who have inflammatory diseases like RA, the risk is even greater. That makes a heart-healthy lifestyle -- including good healthy food -- even more important.

Wondering how what you eat can influence your heart disease risk and your arthritis? Read on, and follow these guides for making the best food choices.

Foods That Fight Inflammation

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