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Healthy diets

TV ads make preschoolers snack more

Researchers found that 'young children remain highly exposed to TV advertisements for foods that may contribute to unhealthy dietary patterns'.

The anti-inflammatory diet

Various nutrients have been found to assist in reducing the inflammatory process and should be included in your diet.

People live longer in the 'Blue Zones'

It t is difficult to pinpoint all the factors that will result in a long and healthy life, but our genetics, environment, and lifestyle factors certainly play a big role.

When a healthy diet becomes unhealthy

Has healthy dieting become a consuming passion in your life? Does choosing the right foods and preparing them correctly absorb hours of your day?

Mediterranean diet trims the wallet

Sticking to a Mediterranean diet rich in fish, olive oil, legumes, fruit and vegetables is heart healthy, but expensive, maybe even prohibitively so, new research from Spain hints.

New eco-Atkins diet promising

A modified Atkins diet, one that substitutes plant-based proteins for animal-based ones, helps people lose weight and lowers their cholesterol, new research shows.

Low kilojoule diet works best

Sticking to a reduced-kilojoule diet has a greater effect on long-term weight loss than focusing on protein, fat, or carbohydrates, a new study finds.

Mood improves on low-fat diet

A low-fat diet seems to boost dieters' mood more than a low-carbohydrate diet, Australian researchers have found.

Low GI diet cuts breast cancer risk

The amount of carbohydrates a woman eats, as well as the overall "glycemic load" of her diet, impact her chances of developing breast cancer, Swedish researchers report.

Teen lung health tied to diet

Research shows that eating fruit and fish might lessen teenage asthma and bronchitis symptoms, whereas a diet consisting mostly of junk fod does the opposite.

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