Got Milk?

Advertisers claim daily dairy intake can help you lose weight but a study at the University of North Carolina at Asheville proves otherwise.

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The Skinny on 6 Popular but Potentially Deceptive Foods

Do you feel like you’ve been working so hard lately, watching what you eat but not seeing any results? You grab a bran muffin for breakfast, a power bar and smoothie for lunch, and order a salad for dinner when out with friends, and yet you are stuck in the same spot in the uphill battle to shed those stubborn love handles. What’s the deal? You’re eating so healthy. Why isn’t it working?

Maybe you’ve fallen prey to those sneaky deceptive foods lurking around in the grocery store. These sly foods have been masked as “healthy” in pop culture or even by the advertisers themselves. But underneath their cover, their true colors as tricksters are revealed. As we unveil six of these impostors, try not to get too down on yourself; we’ve all fallen.

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Holiday Eating Guide

Mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, yams topped with marshmallows. Holiday food is absolutely scrumptious, but unfortunately for our waistlines, also very fattening. According to the Caloric Control Council, the average person consumes 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day alone! With some tweaking, you can change Holiday Food from gluttonous to guilt-free. Here is your guide to staying trim during the holiday season.

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Fiber Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

A follow-up of the U.K. Women’s Cohort Study involving more than 35,000 women found that pre-menopausal women who ate 30 grams of fiber a day had half the risk of breast cancer compared with those who ate less than 20 grams per day. In addition, high protein consumption and low vitamin C intake were associated with increased breast cancer risk among pre-menopausal women. Researchers suspect that since estrogen levels are higher in pre-menopausal women, dietary fiber earlier in life may be more important for regulating female hormones and lowering breast cancer risk. Fiber helps the body remove excess hormones, carcinogens, and toxic compounds. Fiber is not present in animal products, but is found in virtually all plant foods: whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruit.

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Sugar and Your Skin

With all the holiday cookies, cakes, pies, and hot chocolate, stacking up the calories may not be your only concern. Not only can all the yummy sugary treats make your belly bulge, it can make your skin look older and more wrinkled.

When you eat sugars, or anything that turns into glucose in your body, the glucose hits your bloodstream in a process called glycation. The glucose latches onto proteins to form a new molecule called advanced glycation end products, or AGE for short.

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