Tom Brady Steps up As Role Model for Youths and Athletes, Speaking Out Against Junk Food Industry

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Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady called out Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes as “poison” in a recent radio interview, causing a media storm and immediate rebuttals from the food industry Continue reading

Will Drinking Diet Soda Help You Lose Weight?

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An industry-funded study claims that diet soda drinkers lose weight faster than those who don’t drink ANY soda at all

The study comes Continue reading

Diet Soda May Do More Harm than Good

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Despite being promoted for weight loss, foods and beverages with artificial sweeteners have never been proven to help weight loss. In fact, studies that look at this actually find people gain weight when Continue reading

Could Your Low-Sugar Diet Be Causing You More Harm Than Good?

Could your low-sugar diet be the reason for your plaguing stomach problems?

You’ve patted yourself on the back for always choosing low-sugar sweets, thinking you’re doing wonders for your health by avoiding the sugar nightmare. But did you know that low-sugar foods contain sweeteners that can actually be more harmful to your health than Continue reading

Science May Save the Potato’s Reputation

When thinking about diet foods, potatoes don’t often come to mind for most individuals, as they’ve earned a bad reputation as a nutrient-deficient carbohydrate. The problem is, most Americans eat their spuds in the form of French fries, chips and loaded baked potatoes.

Research that was led by scientists at the University of Scranton suggests that eating steamed or microwaved potatoes without added fat can make for a healthy, filling dish for people who are trying to lose weight.

“When prepared without frying and served without butter, margarine or sour cream, one potato has only 110 calories and dozens of healthful phytochemicals and vitamins. We hope our research helps to remake the potato’s popular nutritional image,” said lead researcher Joe Vinson, Ph.D.

In a trial, overweight or obese volunteers ate about 12 to 16 small unpeeled purple potatoes daily for a month. Continue reading