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Fat and sugar-heavy diet harms your brain – and makes you keep on eating

Do you eat only when you’re actually hungry? Many of us eat even when our bodies don’t need food. Just the thought of food entices us to eat. We …


Clear the Milk and Cheese From Your Fridge: Here’s What to Use Instead

Cow’s milk is nature’s perfect food – for calves. Although you might see advertisements claiming the contrary, there are tons of reasons to ditch the …

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Here's How Much Mouse Poop, Maggots, and Cigarette Butts the FDA Allows in Your Food

These are the bonus ingredients that might be hiding in your lunch

1 million expected to lose food stamps as economy improves

A side effect of the improving economy: About 1 million needy people will lose food stamp benefits starting this fall.<p>That's a new estimate by a left-leaning think tank, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which is urging Congress to change a federal law that limits how long someone can …

The Observer view on our health and the sugar-peddling food industry

The London Eye, a landmark since the Millennium, welcomed the first day of a new sponsor yesterday. Coca-Cola plans to play “an even greater part in future moments of happiness and celebration in the capital”, according to Jon Woods, general manager of Coca-Cola UK and Ireland. It’s ironic that the …

Foods that trigger depression

<b>It’s no surprise that devouring a big slice of cake in one sitting can make you feel bad about yourself, but can certain foods actually make you</b> …