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The Fats You Don’t Need to Fear, and the Carbs That You Do

Why your hangover costs billions of dollars. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

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The Fats You Don’t Need to Fear, and the Carbs That You Do

Why your hangover costs billions of dollars. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

HEALTHY TIP OF THE DAY

What did you have for breakfast this morning? Healthy cereal? Are you sure? A cereal doesn’t have to be the new marshmallow-only Lucky Charms to be a sugar bomb in disguise. See if your fave is on the list of the 41 Worst Supermarket Breakfast Foods in America.

NY TIMES: The Fats You Don’t Need To Fear, And The Carbs That You Do

"High-glycemic foods like baked Russet potatos (111), white baguette (95), cornflakes (93), white rice (89), pretzels (83), instant oatmeal (83), rice cakes (82), Gatorade (78) and French fries (75) induce higher blood glucose levels than ordinary white bread and are best consumed infrequently and in small quantities." Read full story.

Yes, good fats can make you skinny! Here are our picks for the 20 Best Full-Fat Foods in America.

SCIENCE DAILY: Excessive Alcohol Abuse Continues To Be Drain On American Economy

“Excessive drinking cost the U.S. $249 billion in 2010, or $2.05 per drink, a significant increase from $223.5 billion, or $1.90 per drink, in 2006. Most of these costs were due to reduced workplace productivity, crime, and the cost of treating people for health problems caused by excessive drinking.” Read full story.

WSJ: Oprah Winfrey Taking 10% Stake In Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers International Inc. on Monday said media mogul Oprah Winfrey is taking a 10% stake in the weight-loss company and joining its board. “I believe in the program so much I decided to invest in the company and partner in its evolution,” Ms. Winfrey said in a news release. In addition to the 10% stake, Ms. Winfrey will have the option to buy an additional 5% of the company. She is also joining the Weight Watchers program, the company said. Read full story.