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Your Day in Health: May 19

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Your Healthy Tip for the Day

EMBRACE MILD You may have heard that spicy hot peppers can help you scorch calories, but did you know that mild peppers can have the same effect? Thanks to a metabolism-boosting compound, dihydrocapsiate, and their high vitamin-C content, sweet red and green peppers can help you lose weight.

ADWEEK: Mini Is the New Supersized

"Food and beverage giants are shrinking their offerings. Why? Consumers view sugar and fat to be the new tobacco, according to new research by Havas Worldwide, which found that in the last year 42 percent of consumers have reduced their sugar intake while 38 percent of consumers have decreased fat consumption. 'Smaller sizes have always been appealing for products perceived as indulgent,' explained Tim Maleeny, Havas' chief strategy officer, managing partner." Click here to read the full story.

CNN: “Natural” And Other Food Labels That Sound Legitimate But May Not Be

"And GMO-free is just one of the latest in a long list of food labels that includes gluten-free and organic items. Often they come at quite a markup, despite a shortage of health studies showing a clear benefit. Just as concerning is that some of these labels can be slapped on packaging with little regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For example, food and beverage companies can label their products 'natural' without having to meet a clear definition by the FDA. In the absence of regulations, policy groups and consumer research often step in to tell us more about the safety and consistency of the latest wonder food (or label)." Click here to read the full story.

WSJ: Neighbors of CrossFit Gyms Strain for the Sound of Silence

"Over the past year, CrossFit gyms and their neighbors have clashed in courts in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. In January, a New York City judge ordered the eviction of a CrossFit gym from a Chelsea condo building, where owners of the multimillion-dollar units above complained of the vibrations from dropped weights. The city council in Austin, Texas, recently passed a measure to crack down on noise from CrossFit gyms after residents mobilized against a gym in their neighborhood." Click here to read the full story.