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Your Day in Health: December 2

Eat this nut to keep the doctor away; more reasons to quit sugar-free foods and drinks, and more of today's essential health news.

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Your Day in Health: December 2

Eat this nut to keep the doctor away; more reasons to quit sugar-free foods and drinks, and more of today's essential health news.

REUTERS: Walnuts Each Day Keep The Doctor Away?

"Eating a handful of walnuts each day might help keep the doctor away, at least for some people who are at risk of developing diabetes, a U.S. study suggests. When people in the study added 56 grams of walnuts (2 ounces, or about 14 walnuts) to their daily diet for six months, they had improvements in blood vessel function and reductions in “bad” LDL cholesterol, which builds up in blood vessels and can lead to blood clots and heart attacks." Read full story.

EAT THIS! Walnuts are only one of the 20 Best Full-Fat Foods for Weight Loss!

WSJ: How Big Food Is Using Natural Flavors to Win Consumer Favor

"In the past decade or so, a wave of consumer advocacy groups, food writers, bloggers and other critics have said these ingredients—even when approved by the Food and Drug Administration—are unhealthy or unsafe, fueling demands for simpler food. Sales of many mainstream brands that make products with artificial ingredients have suffered while those of smaller natural-food labels have grown. Large food companies are competing to respond." Read full story.

WEB MD: Sugar-Free Sodas, Candy Can Still Damage Teeth

"Even sugar-free sodas, sports drinks and candy can damage your teeth, a new study warns. Australian researchers tested 23 sugar-free and sugar-containing products, including soft drinks and sports drinks, and found that some with acidic additives and low pH levels (a measure of acidity) harm teeth, even if they are sugar-free." Read full story.

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