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How Many Calories are in a Banana?

Perhaps you are seeking a healthy way to lose weight, and come across an advertisement for just such an opportunity—illustrated by, of all things, a banana. Since calories have always been the standard gauge of a “diet” food, perhaps you would like to know how many are in a banana.
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How to Naturally Detox Yourself…for Good

If you’re carrying around a few (or more than a few) more pounds than are good for you, you may wonder if you should give a detox diet a try. After all, they look very attractive. Just drink some gorgeous juice and lose …
Celiac Gluten Free Diet

What is Gluten? Top 10 sites that Answer the Question

Ridding your diet of gluten is not a simple thing- Gluten plays a major role in the average person’s diet, so removing it or switching it “off” isn't a decision to be taken lightly. First, make sure you've learned all you can about what a gluten-free life would look like!

Are You Feeding Your Fat? Here’s How to Feed Your Body Instead

An important new study examines how some foods feed your fat and other foods feed your body. It turns out that not all calories are created equal.

Culinary Chemistry: Banana

The key to banana chemistry is starch, and lots of it. Bananas are only about 75% water, which is significantly lower than most other fruits. An apple, for example, is almost 86% water, an orange, peel included, is about 82%, and without peel, about 86% water.

Getting a Handle on Emotional Eating

High-calorie food often represents warm, loving, comforting memories. Hunger is a deep, ancient reflex and powerful fear because it was such a norm in human history. Emotional eating—which most of us do from time to time—combines all these things.

Are Bananas Good for You?

You probably think that bananas are good for you. But the banana is one of nature’s candy bars: wrapped, ready to eat, and full of sugar. That makes bananas bad for you. Or does it? After all, we now know that because high blood sugar levels are very dangerous for your body, your body aggressively stores sugar as fat.

Does Alcohol Help or Harm Your Weight Loss?

When it comes to weight loss, alcohol is a controversial subject—and a confusing one. Do you listen to the studies that claim that a glass of red wine is good for your heart? Or the ones that say that alcohol just packs on empty calories. And what about the dangers of drinking too much?

5 Foods Your Body Hates…

We all have foods we love and hate. Sometimes, depending on how they are cooked, they are the same. Most veggies, for example. Roasted asparagus spears or broccoli, drizzled with some olive oil and lemon or salt—mighty fine! Boiled to death—where is the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Vegetables?!