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Price and Convenience Remain Top Priorities in Most Consumers’ Food Choices

Food is not cheap. High quality food can be prohibitively expensive. Even people who want to improve their diet may be prevented from doing so because of the costs involved. There are ways to stretch a limited budget, but that takes time, knowledge and careful planning. For most consumers, money foremost determines what goes on their plate. No nutritional guidelines or recommendations can ignore that simple fact.

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Health-Conscious or Self-Obsessed? In Terms of Diet and Lifestyle, Millennials Want To Do Better Than Their Parents

Millennials are said to be particularly discerning in their choices, from where and how they like to work to what they shop for and what they eat. But this insistence on always having one’s needs met is sooner or later bound to encounter a reality check, experts warn. In an era of exceedingly high expectations, millennials are already experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety and depression, leading all too often to dysfunctional behavior, including towards diet and lifestyle.

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How Do You Know You Are Getting Enough Healthy Fat?

Even doctors and other health experts are often confused about fat, clinging to myths and misconceptions that prevent them from understanding the latest science on losing weight and achieving optimal health. You are, of course, familiar with many of these myths: Fat makes you fat, fat contributes to heart disease, fat leads to obesity, and so forth. But, simply put, these and other fat myths are big fat lies. Thankfully, the importance of fat is finally starting to catch on.

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Why Some People Never Seem to Get Sick

Winter weather makes most of us apprehensive about getting a cold or the flu, and often enough those fears are justified. No matter how religiously we wash our hands, keep our distance from others who already have the sniffles, or try to fortify our immune system with extra doses of vitamins, it seems to be a losing battle year after year. Yet some folks never appear to get affected. They just sail through this treacherous season without a hitch. How do these lucky few do it?

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Will Robots Be the Solution to a Growing Demand for Assisted Living?

The so-called Baby Boomer generation that is now entering retirement age lives longer, expects the world from its twilight years, and insists on staying independent for as long as possible. Most Boomers don’t even think about going out quietly, withering away in homes that offer little more than warehousing. Instead, they want to stay active and engaged until the very end, and they welcome all the help they can get to achieve that goal. And when they cannot do it anymore on their own, futuristic technology like robots for personal use may just be the ticket.

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Younger Consumers Are More Health-Conscious Than Previous Generations, Studies Find

When it comes to health matters, people seem to become more proactive than they used to be. While professional healthcare is generally still practiced in response to disease, an increasing interest in preventive measures shows a shift in awareness and behavior, especially among the young.

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With “Healthy” Food, You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For

“You get what you pay for” is an old truism that many of us take for granted. At times that may be a justifiable assumption, but not always. When health-conscious consumers spend significantly more for groceries they consider to be of higher nutritional value, they don’t necessarily get their money’s worth, according to studies. Still, the belief persists that eating better requires greater expenses. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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