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Food Poisoning Most Often from Restaurant Visits, Study Finds

Americans love to eat out, preferably several times a week, according to the Nation’s Restaurant News, a publication for the restaurant industry. At the same time, there is growing concern that restaurant food may not be as healthy as it should be. On top of worries over portion sizes and excessive fat, salt and sugar content – all believed to contribute to weight problems – a new study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) warns consumers about the heightened risk of food poisoning from restaurant fare.

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Keeping Consumers Guessing About Healthy Eating

Although there is certainly no shortage of nutritional advice today, most consumers remain painfully confused about the quality of their food choices. The reason is not only lack of interest or education but also how relevant information is conveyed. Food manufacturers tend not to inform their customers very well when marketing their products, a recent survey from the United Kingdom concluded. More than half of the people interviewed for this project said that most nutritional information on food and drink packages was hard to decipher and that they would pay more attention if it were presented in simpler ways.

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What Really Kills Us

Heart disease is not the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Cancer, stroke, pulmonary disease, diabetes, and dementia are not the other leading causes of early mortality and/or chronic malady either. They are effects. If these account for 80 percent of premature deaths, it stands to reason that their opposite could eliminate up to 80 percent of all premature mortality and chronic illness. This proves to be exactly true.

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Loosening the Grip on Calories

In plenty of situations it is appropriate to focus on exact numbers. But evidence is starting to confirm something I’ve long believed: For the purposes of weight management, longevity, and quality of life, we likely overestimate the importance of calculating calories. What is more important then? I suggest, looking at the larger picture.

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8 Habits of Highly Fit People You Can Incorporate In Your Life

Throughout my years as a registered dietitian, I’ve worked with thousands of clients and have had the opportunity to witness countless success stories and transformations, both physically and mentally. From the outside, maintaining their newly found level of wellness and fitness may appear to be practically effortless for these individuals, but I’ve noticed that very fit people share many of the same behavioral patterns that play a key role in their continued success.

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And You Thought You Were Eating Right Already

Most of us already knew about the importance of eating more fruit and vegetables to stay healthy and control our weight. But now a new study from England suggests that no less than seven servings of fresh produce per day may be required to give us a reasonable shot at good health and old age.

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