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Your Day in Health: September 28

Why you should put heavy cream in your coffee. Plus, today's essential health news.

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Your Day in Health: September 28

Why you should put heavy cream in your coffee. Plus, today's essential health news.

HEALTHY TIP OF THE DAY

On your next trip to Starbucks, put heavy cream in your coffee. Find out why in The 50 Best-Ever Weight-Loss Tips From Skinny People!

NPR: 'Ingredients': An Eye-Opening Look At The Additives In Our Food

“What does diacetyl look like? And what's it doing in our food? A new book seeks to demystify 75 common food additives with striking photos of these ingredients and details on their uses and history.” Read full story.


Above: Ingredients in Campbell's Chunky Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

SCIENCE DAILY: Calorie Consumption: Do Numbers Or Graphics Encourage Diners To Eat Less?

“To encourage consumers to lower their caloric intake, the US Food and Drug Administration now requires most chain restaurants to state the number of calories that each menu item contains. But is a number the only effective way of helping diners make low-calorie choices? No, says a new study. According to the study, another popular way of indicating calorie information, an image of a green, yellow, or red traffic light, can be just as effective.” Read full story.

MEDICAL DAILY: THE CHALLENGE OF THE CALORIE-RESTRICTED DIET

“There is some evidence that the caloric restriction diet, also known as the "starvation diet," could increase longevity. But is it safe?" Read full story.