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Timing of meals influences weight loss as much as total calories consumed

3/22/2013 - Virtually all western cultures are presently fighting an obesity epidemic, as processed convenience foods dominate total calories consumed. Homemade meals that include fresh vegetables, fruits and lean protein sources have become a rare event over the past half century, placing the health of millions...

Three large meals per day is actually healthier than many small meals

12/8/2012 - Eating three large meals per day might be the healthiest choice for people struggling with their weight, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri and published in the journal Obesity. With obesity rates having doubled worldwide since 1980 and still on the rise,...

Daily fasting and timing of meals can prevent diabetes and obesity

9/11/2012 - Ancient wisdom posits that calories in equal calories out when trying to lose weight and prevent disease. There is a wealth of new scientific research to suggest that all calories are not the same when metabolized through digestion, and more importantly the timing of meals as well as the time between...

Fish meals in daily diet may decrease risk for diabetes

11/29/2011 - A study on the dietary habits of the Spanish population was recently completed. It focused mainly on the increased risk of cardiovascular dysfunctions associated with red meat consumption and pointed to a link between fish meat intake and an important decrease in the risks of diabetes development. The...

Drinking water with meals can impair digestion

9/30/2011 - Most of us have heard it a hundred times: drink eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy and hydrated. And while hydration is genuinely important for our health, if you're guzzling all that water with your meals it can actually have a negative impact on your digestion. It's true that the entire...

McDonald's makes Happy Meals 'healthier' by reducing fries, adding apples

7/27/2011 - In an apparent "change or die" strategy of business, the McDonald's fast food company will soon alter the contents of its childrens "Happy Meals" to meet growing demand for healthier food. To make the meals healthier and more appealing to health-conscious customers, the company is planning to cut the...

High fat meals worsen asthma

9/24/2010 - Eating meals high in fat may worsen the symptoms of asthma, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Newcastle and presented at the international conference of the American Thoracic Society. "If these results can be confirmed by further research, this suggests that strategies...

Water before meals helps with weight loss, say researchers

8/29/2010 - Weight loss techniques are a dime a dozen these days, with experts touting all sorts of different diet and exercise regimens as the solution to obesity. But new research set to be presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) offers a simple approach that involves no...

McDonald's threatened with lawsuit over toys in Happy Meals

6/28/2010 - The Los Angeles Times recently reported that the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is planning to sue fast-food giant McDonald's if the company does not comply with its demands to remove toys from "Happy Meals". CSPI claims that marketing unhealthy food with toys is contributing to the...

Nine meals from anarchy: What the coming food collapse means for civilization

6/3/2010 - A growing reliance on imported food and other necessities is making First World nations such as the United Kingdom increasingly vulnerable to social collapse, warns Andrew Simms, policy director of the "think-and-do tank" of the New Economic Foundation, writing in The Guardian. "Events are revealing...

Six Ways to Save Money on Healthy Meals

2/19/2009 - Concerned about sacrificing your healthy diet to today's difficult economy? According to the International Herald Tribune, "The Department of Agriculture forecasts that food prices will jump by 4 percent or 5 percent in 2009, compared with 5.5 percent this year. Some predict much steeper increases."...

Study Shows High Fat Meals Cause Memory Decline

12/10/2008 - Heating meals high in fat can trigger and worsen the memory decline associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study on diabetics conducted by researchers from the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit at Baycrest and published in the journal Nutrition Research. It is well known that high-fat...

Regular Family Meals Reduces Teen Girls' Chance of Drug Use by Half

12/2/2008 - Teenage girls whose families eat meals together regularly have a 50 percent lower chance of using alcohol, tobacco or marijuana than girls from families who did not regularly spend such time together, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School and published...

Smaller, More Frequent Meals Prevents Rise in Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure

8/23/2008 - People who eat smaller, more frequent meals have lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and healthier blood sugar than people who eat fewer, larger meals, according to a study conducted by researchers from the US Agricultural Research Service Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center and the National...

Walnuts found to protect arteries better than olive oil after meals high in saturated fats

10/10/2006 - A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that eating walnuts after a meal high in unhealthy fats can reduce the damaging effects of such fats on blood vessels. Researchers from Barcelona's Hospital Clinico conducted a study on 24 adult participants, half of...

Meals high in saturated fat impair 'good' cholesterol's ability to protect against clogged arteries (press release)

10/4/2006 - Before you bite into that burger or devour that doughnut, first chew on this: New research shows that just one meal high in saturated fat can affect the body's ability to protect itself against some of the underlying causes of heart disease and stroke. The research, conducted at The Heart Research...

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