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Three Secrets to Healthier Eating

Three science-backed secrets to eating healthier, a serious bonus to eating apples and more.

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Three Secrets to Healthier Eating

Three science-backed secrets to eating healthier, a serious bonus to eating apples and more.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

EAT RIGHT RULE: Words like "juice drink" or "juice cocktail" are industry euphemisms for a HUGE dose of sugar water.

SCIENCE DAILY: Three Secrets to Healthier Eating

"A new study analyzed 112 studies that collected information about healthy eating behaviors and found that most healthy eaters did so because a restaurant, grocery store, school cafeteria, or spouse made foods like fruits and vegetables visible and easy to reach (convenient), enticingly displayed (attractive), and appear like an obvious choice (normal)." Click here to read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: An Apple a Day Brings More Apples Your Way

"Individuals who ate an apple sample before shopping bought 25 percent more fruits and vegetables than those who did not eat a sample, new research shows. For consumers, the researchers recommend having a small healthy snack like a piece of fruit before shopping. Not only will it help decrease hunger, it may also nudge you to select healthier items, they say." Click here to read the full story.

REUTERS: Scientists Find Chemical Clues on Obesity in Urine Samples

"The findings may also help researchers identify people who have a so-called 'metabolic signature' for obesity but are not overweight, the scientists said, suggesting ways could be found to prevent them developing obesity and other metabolic diseases. According to World Health Organization (WHO) data, 13 percent of adults worldwide were obese in 2014. Thanks to technologies that can analyze the metabolic content of a urine sample, scientists can extract lots of information reflecting a person's genetic makeup and lifestyle. For this study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists led by a team at Imperial College London analyzed urine samples from more than 2,000 volunteers in the United States and Britain." Click here to read the full story.