A new Harvard University study may hold the key to reducing the consumption of high-calorie beverages. The study looked at sales of high-calorie beverages (those with more than 150 calories per container and lower-calorie alternative beverages (those with less than 150 calories per container) in vending machines at a large financial company. High-calorie beverages in the study included soda, lemonade, some fruit juices and whole chocolate milk.
The Harvard study had two parts. In the first part, researchers raised the price of high-calorie beverages by just one cent per ounce (a pretty small change) while keeping the price of lower-calorie … Read the rest
The fact is that Americans are demanding fresh vegetables when they go out to eat. And restaurants are responding with a range of options. According to one study, it is millennials who are leading the charge.
Here are the numbers: Vegetables dishes on restaurant menus have jumped 11 percent nationally over the last 3 years, and kale has seen a 400 percent increase in menu items. LongHorn Steakhouse, a symbol of the “meat and potatoes meal” if there ever was one, now serves Brussles sprouts and butternut squash, as well as other veggie dishes with its steaks. And California Pizza … Read the rest
It seems that every week the media “discovers” another weight loss miracle. This week, it’s garcinia cambogia, or simply “garcinia.” Dr. Oz is praising it as a “miracle” and there are no shortage of ads and news features touting it as the “wonder herb” for weight loss. But does it really work, and is it safe? What is the “real” story on garcinia?
First, what is garcinia? Garcinia is an herbal supplement that’s extracted from the fruit of the Malabar Tamarind plant found in Southeast Asia. The active ingredient is Hydroxycitric Acid, or HCA. HCA is the claimed “fat blocker” … Read the rest
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