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This Is What Skipping Meals Does to Your Belly Fat

How skipping meals can wreck your waistline, why "raw" almonds aren't actually raw and more.

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This Is What Skipping Meals Does to Your Belly Fat

How skipping meals can wreck your waistline, why "raw" almonds aren't actually raw and more.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

SKINNY YOUR SIP If you're enjoying margaritas now that the weather's nice, be sure to ask for one on the rocks made with fresh lime juice instead of the bottled mix. A frozen version made with this mixer can pack over 500 calories.

SCIENCE DAILY: Skipping Meals Linked to Abdominal Weight Gain

"Skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain, a new study in animals suggests. In the study, mice that ate all of their food as a single meal and fasted the rest of the day developed insulin resistance in their livers—which scientists consider a telltale sign of prediabetes. When the liver doesn't respond to insulin signals telling it to stop producing glucose, that extra sugar in the blood is stored as fat." Click here to read the full story.

NPR: What Does 'Raw' Mean? When It Comes To Almonds, You Might Be Surprised

"When you're talking about almonds, "raw" may not mean what you think. All California almonds — which would be virtually all the almonds in the country — are either heat-pasteurized or treated with a fumigant. The processes, which have been required by law since 2007, are intended to prevent foodborne illness. But almond aficionados say the treatments taint the flavor and mislead consumers." Click here to read the full story.

REUTERS: Playing With Food May Help Preschoolers Become Less Picky Eaters

"Playing with food may actually help kids overcome a fear of new flavors and eat a more varied diet, a small study suggests. Researchers in the U.K. asked a group of kids to search for buried toys in mashed potatoes and jelly and found that the children who were comfortable getting their hands dirty at the table were less likely have a condition known as food neophobia, a fear of tasting new things." Click here to read the full story.