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How yo-yo dieting and calorie restrictions could be hurting your IQ

Dieting is not all it's cracked up to be. Not only are dieters prone to post-diet weight gain, but intense calorie-restricted and yo-yo diets produce cognitive strain and neurotoxicity that may actually make you dumb.<p>Research suggests that the food cravings, hunger and psychological stress …

Losing just 30 minutes of sleep could lead to life-shortening obesity and type-2 diabetes

Losing just 30 minutes of sleep a day could lead to life-shortening obesity and type-2 diabetes<p><b>Scientists studied the sleep patterns of 552 people to</b> …

Sleep

8 Easy Superfood Smoothies for a Better Morning

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how many of us still skip our morning meal on occasion because we're just too …

Diet, not pills, may still be the best bet for brain power

Can you build a better brain with blueberries – or with fish, walnuts or kale?<p>The idea that certain super foods can keep us sharper as we age has …

6 Vegan Habits Everyone Should Adopt (Without Giving Up Meat)

<i>By Brianna Steinhilber</i><p>For meat-lovers, "vegan" may be a dirty five-letter-word -- but we all have to admit that those following a vegan diet tend to have a smart approach to eating, filling their carts with fresh produce and possessing a strong awareness of what they're putting on their plates. …

The New Way to Test Your 'Biological' Age

How old you are depends not so much when you were born but how your clock is ticking.<p>From denying that age is important to obsessively monitoring the …

Cutlery 'can influence food taste'

<b>Our perception of how food tastes is influenced by cutlery, research suggests.</b><p>Size, weight, shape and colour all have an effect on flavour, says a University of Oxford team.<p>Cheese tastes saltier when eaten from a knife rather than a fork; while white spoons make yoghurt taste better, experiments …

University of Oxford

The Amount of Water You Actually Need Per Day

Eight, 8 oz. glasses of water a day: it’s a rule that’s been burned into our brains for years as the ideal amount of fluid to drink each day. Yet no …

10 Surprising Health Benefits Of Eating 3 Bananas a Day

Bananas are incredibly versatile fruits that can be used to make refreshing smoothies, add delicious flavor to a baked meal, or simply eaten …

Nutrition

6 New Hybrid Superfoods You've Never Heard Of

Far from Frankenfoods, these natural crossbreeds of traditional fruits and vegetables represent the finest in genetic ingenuity. Find these brighter, …

Nutrition

10 Tips To Make Healthy Eating A Habit

The weight-loss landscape is changing. No longer are fad diets as attractive as a healthy lifestyle of balance through eating healthy, moderate …

Nutrition

4 Moves to Get Lean and Strong

Exercise 1 Spoon<p>Stand in front of a chair with a towel under both heels. Reach back and grip the front edge of the chair so that your butt hovers over and slightly in front of the seat <b>(A)</b>. Lean forward and pull the towel toward the chair without bending your legs <b>(B)</b>, then slowly push back to start. …