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The Chinese Takeout Container Is Really An American Oyster Pail

You can probably find Chinese take-out food in white containers with wire handles in just about any part of the United States and in many other parts of the world. Although those folded white paperboard containers immediately signify the type of food that’s inside, their derivation is, well, American. It’s Really An Oyster Pail The […]

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Protein: Have You Ever Wondered How And Why It Fills You Up?

Protein Really Does Help You Feel Full, But Why?  According to the September 2012 Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter,  French researchers published the findings of a study that confirms that dietary protein affects satiety – the feeling of being full and satisfied — something that a lot of people seem to know but that […]

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Why Your Mindless Bites Are Making Your Jeans Tighter

Are your pants feeling a bit tight and you can’t figure out why? It’s those mindless bites that will get you.  Each one of those “shove it in your mouth without thinking about it” bites is worth about 25 calories.  Do the math.  If you have four mindless bites a day above and beyond your […]

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10 Bits of Food Trivia You Always Wanted to Know

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Were You Told To Eat Your Fruit And Veggies?

Do you remember being told, “Eat your fruit and vegetables?”  I certainly was told that – and I said the same thing to my kids. I’ve been watching members of my own family – who cover almost a century in age range – happily eat their fruit and vegetables.  Over the past few days I’ve […]

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What’s A Chocolate Buzz?

I was in a restaurant the other night and the server brought a bunch of those individually wrapped dark chocolates along with the bill.  There were six of us at the table so there was a small pile of the foil wrapped goodies on the table. I watched an almost four year old girl  (who […]

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What About The Groceries In Your Hot Car?

It’s hot outside.  When you open your car door after it’s been sitting in the parking lot you’re hit with a blast of heat that seems hotter than an oven . The Temperature Rises Quickly Inside A Car The temperature rises quickly inside a closed car — even when it’s only moderately warm outside. A […]

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7 Tips For Living Longer And Not Getting Sick

Accomplish at least six of the following seven heart-health lifestyle factors and, on average, over 14.5 years (the length of time of the study’s follow-up) you’ll be 51% less likely to die of all causes and 76% less likely to die of cardiovascular causes – as compared to people meeting only one or none of […]

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Can Obesity Spread Through Social Connections?

Take a peek at your family and friends.  Do the bulk of them seem to be overflowing their chairs? A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (N Engl J Med 2007;357:370-9) found that if you’re struggling with your weight, there is a good chance that your friends and family are, too. Using […]

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Vanilla or Chocolate Chunk: What Your Ice Cream Choice Says About You

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY Some Ice Cream Fun Facts “If you love Double Chocolate Chunk, you tend to be lively, creative and dramatic. Always the life of the party, you charm everyone you meet with your enthusiasm and sense of style. You enjoy being in the spotlight and prefer to be in the company of […]

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