A new study revealed that consuming more ultra-processed foods instead of minimally processed foods can lead to weight gain. Researchers explained that it all depended on the speed of which the person is eating.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 19, 2019
Bud Light revealed the new package design that includes the product's ingredients and nutritional information. According to Anheuser-Busch, the move is to better inform the consumers about what they consume and help them make better choices.
Public Health January 14, 2019
A study conducted by the CDC shows that working Americans consume a vast amount of junk food at work. Food items such as pizza, cupcakes, cakes, and sodas are regularly available to employees, which can be hazardous to their health.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 12, 2018
Previous studies have shown that restricting the caloric intake of different animals can make them live longer. Now a new study has been released saying that restricting calories for humans can also slow down their aging process.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 2, 2018
It's a new year, which means men and women around the world are trying to lose weight. Most people track calories consumed with food track apps, but a new study says stop.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 22, 2018
Intermittent fasting is getting quite popular and the trend is catching up with many, including celebrities. A debate is on whether a controlled diet is better than intermittent fasting.
Public Health May 4, 2017
A calorie-counting guide for cannibals shows that human calories, compared with those of bigger animals, are likely not worth the trouble. So why did humans in the Paleolithic period practice cannibalism after all?
Ancient April 6, 2017
Calorie Mama is the calorie tracking app that has users taking pictures of their meals to easily log them.
Apps/Software March 8, 2017
A new study shows that employing certain methods can help keep the pounds off. These interventions include regularly weighing one's self and planning for unfortunate weight-gain situation.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 21, 2017
Not anti-aging creams, but eating less may be the key to living better and could decelerate the aging process. A new study has revealed that less calorie intake may potentially slow down aging.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 15, 2017
Calorie restriction in one's diet has often been wrapped in controversy, and now a new set of findings reveal that it helps monkeys live healthier, longer lives. But do the seeming benefits actually apply to humans?
Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017
The representatives of Nutella created a petition in the attention of FDA for the reclassification of the food product. Should this go through, consumers will only see half of the calories and fat currently displayed on the product label.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 3, 2016
Can one bad thing lead to something good? Researchers have finally uncovered how smoking affects weight loss exactly, saying cigarettes have a hand in reducing calorie intake.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 5, 2016
Mars Food Inc. plans to label some of its food as occassional treats since these contain high levels of salt, sugar and fat. This is part of the company's effort to help curb the growing obesity epidemic.
Life April 17, 2016
Health experts in the United Kingdom have suggested putting up special activity icons on food labels, indicating the time needed to burn off extra calories. The icons should be simple and comprehensible, they said.
Life April 9, 2016
Standardized equations that track calories burned by walking are relatively inaccurate. The SMU equation, however, is up to four times more accurate as it factored in different sizes of walkers and used data from a larger database.
Life March 21, 2016
The new U.S. Dietary Guidelines urge limiting added sugar intake to 10 percent of total daily calories. The recommendation amounts to about 12 teaspoons of sugar per day.
Life January 8, 2016
In a latest survey, Virgin America emerged as the airline offering the healthiest menu to its passengers. Which other U.S. airlines scored high on calorie count and nutritional information, and which ones provided the least healthy in-flight fare?
Life January 1, 2016
For many people, it is difficult to avoid the hearty and scrumptious meals typically served at Christmas parties, causing them to take in more calories than they actually need. Find out how to avoid packing in the extra pounds during the holidays with these practical tips to staying fit and healthy.
Life December 23, 2015
Allantoin, a common ingredient in facial creams and other skin care products, increased lifespan in worms by over 20 percent. Allantoin is seen to work in a way similar to the anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction.
Life December 18, 2015
Following a low-sugar diet can make foods taste sweeter but it does not change one's preferred level of sweetness for foods and drinks. This finding could help in the management of patients with diabetes or high blood sugar levels.
Life November 28, 2015
Fatter people have a harder time losing weight because of the production of a protein called sLR11. This protein inhibits the body's ability to lose weight and burn calories to produce heat.
Life November 27, 2015
Six years after NYC required calorie count labels for food in chain restaurants, the overall number of calories eaten by consumers did not decrease. Nutritional labels in chains and select food retailers will be implemented across the U.S. starting Dec. 2016.
Life November 4, 2015
An increase of even one gram of salt to an individual's daily intake could increase obesity risk by as much as 25 percent, according to new research by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.
Life September 3, 2015
Obesity is not about the amounts of food and drinks one consume, it actually depends on exercise and physical activity, claims Coca-Cola. In fact, they have partnered with an organization composed of scientific experts, who advocates the said claim in various media.
Life August 10, 2015
Calculate for caloric requirements with the NIH’s Body Weight Planner and achieve a more realistic way to lose weight and keep it off.
Life July 26, 2015
Researchers have found that there is not much difference in fast food and restaurant food in terms of nutritional content. Food served in restaurants are actually almost as unhealthy as fast food.
Life July 16, 2015
Google has introduced an AI project called Im2Calories that can measure food calories through an analysis of Instagram food pics.
Apps/Software June 3, 2015
A new method of cooking rice could reduce calories by half, researchers announced.
Life March 26, 2015
With the announcement that fast food's Big Three -- McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King -- are all offering healthier options for drinks in the kids' meal menus, advocacy groups say the move is long overdue in the face of rising U.S. childhood obesity.
Life March 10, 2015
Americans tend to overindulge in food when watching the Super Bowl. One expert says people may not be aware of the amount of food they eat because they are too busy watching the game.
Life February 3, 2015
Although many individuals do not yet take advantage of the calorie count information provided by restaurants, the number of diners in the Seattle area who use this information has significantly increased over a period of three years.
Life January 21, 2015
Burgers and fries are fast food staples. According to a study, these staples, along with other menu times have remained largely unchanged in the last 17 years.
Life January 2, 2015
People look forward to a holiday season that brings joy -- but also sometimes those extra pounds, too. Daily chores can help burn some of those calories.
Life December 27, 2014
A Thanksgiving dinner can pack in as many as 4,500 calories. If you polish off everything on the table, be ready to log in some serious physical activity to burn all those calories.
Life November 26, 2014
New FDA rulings say that every chain selling food at over 20 locations will have to list calories on menu items. The ruling will affect movie theaters, pizzerias, and even vending machines.
Life November 25, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration will require restaurants to show the calorie counts of the items on their menu, following the practice started by Panera Bread in 2010.
Life November 25, 2014
Researches posted signs in low-income Baltimore stores next to soda and fruit juices that told consumers how much exercise would be needed to burn the item off.
Internet Culture October 20, 2014
Telling teenagers how far they'd have to walk to burn off the calories in a soda can change their consumption habits, researchers find. Calorie information presented in that form can lead them to choose lower-calorie alternatives, study suggests.
Life October 17, 2014
A study published on Oct. 16 reveals that simply being informed properly of the amount of exercise required to burn off excess calories in a small can of soda was enough to convince teens to make healthier drink choices.
Internet Culture October 17, 2014
Old habits die hard, so instead of forcing customers to change their lifestyle, restaurants are changing their menu. By reducing the calories of their food and beverage, fast food chains are pushing for healthier options without asking customers to do anything.
Life October 10, 2014
Fast food chains were offering on average about 60 calories less a year in 2013 than they were in 2012, a new study shows. There are still many high calorie options, but this is a good start at curbing the obesity epidemic, the study's authors say.
Life October 9, 2014
Your 'light' sandwich isn't as light as it seems. Without carefully choosing ingredients, sandwiches can account for a significant portion of your daily sodium intake, according to a study.
Life October 9, 2014
The convenience store chain 7-Eleven is partnering with P90X pro Tony Horton to sell healthier options like kale juice and salads.
Internet Culture October 2, 2014
A study from the website Wisegeek portioned a variety of different foods to see exactly what 200-calorie portions look like. It is no surprise that you can eat vegetables for the same amount of junk, but the photos put perspective on eating habits.
Internet Culture August 23, 2014
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