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Color of Your Cup Might Influence Drink’s Taste

Serving hot chocolate in an orange or cream-colored cup will make it more enticing, study found MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) — Hot chocolate in an orange or cream-colored cup tastes better than the same cocoa sipped from a white or red cup, according to researchers in Europe, who explained that the characteristics of serving…

Strange Food Pairings May Signal Binge Eating: Study

Many with eating disorder prepare mixtures like cookies and mashed potatoes in secret MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) — Binge eaters commonly prepare foods using a strange mixture of ingredients, such as mashed potatoes and Oreo cookies or chips with lemon, pork rinds, Italian dressing and salt, a new study says. Researchers from the University…

Is Fructose Making People Fat?

Simple sugar found in high-fructose corn syrup and elsewhere is tied to appetite changes in study By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan.1 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that fructose, a simple sugar found naturally in fruit and added to many other foods as part of high-fructose corn syrup, does not dampen appetite and may…

Could Being a Little Overweight Help You Live Longer?

International analysis found obesity raised the odds of early death, but a few extra pounds didn’t hurt By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 1 (HealthDay News) — A new international analysis reveals a surprising pattern: while obesity increases the risk of dying early, being slightly overweight reduces it. These studies included almost 3 million…

Health Tip: Don’t Overfeed Your Toddler

Stick to small portion sizes (HealthDay News) — Toddlers and preschool-aged children still have tiny tummies, so it’s important to feed them portion sizes that are appropriate for their age to teach healthy eating habits. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics lists these guidelines to help you feed toddlers and preschoolers appropriate portion sizes: Start…