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Junk Food

If You Bring Reusable Bags To The Grocery Store, You Might Buy More Junk Food

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Bringing your own bags to the supermarket? According to a new study, that's probably not as good for your diet as it is for the environment.  Th...

Searching For Happiness? It's Official -- Toss Out The Junk Food

Buck Wargo | Posted 07.13.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Whether our poison is salty potato chips or indulgent candy, cakes or other sugary desserts, we know it's not good for us physically. And we now know, too, that it's not good for us emotional and mental health either.

How Can I Avoid Eating Tempting, High-Calorie Foods?

Lorie Eber | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

These days formidable willpower is required to resist the call of ubiquitous supersized fast food, sugar-laden snacks, and triple portioned restaurant...

Steve Elmendorf: Monsanto's New Man on the Hill

Gail Sullivan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Gail Sullivan

Elmendorf has lobbied on issues close to liberals hearts like gun control and gay rights, but his bread and butter are his corporate clients including agrichemical companies and junk food industry giants.

Soda, Chips, and Other Public Health Solutions 

Bill Couzens | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

While these big-money packaged food leaders seemingly want to promote cutting calories, my hope is that one day they will want to promote something that is not just a healthier option (as in less dangerous) but is truly healthy. 

The 9 Most Addictive Foods (And How To Stop Eating Them)

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.27.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Pizza. Chips. Soda. French fries. There are some foods we just can't get enough of. And now groundbreaking scienc...

How Your Feelings Could Be Sabotaging Your Healthy Diet

Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Cari Nierenberg Published: May 12, 2015 06:23am ET on LiveScience. One reason why dieting is hard is that people make plans to change wha...

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Well, Does It Help You When You're 'Hangry'?

Erica Wides | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

I'm embarking on a quest, a mission, a journey. I'm going on a worldwide (okay, nationwide) search for something. Sorta like Kerouac, in search of him...

Is Moderation Just an Excuse to Eat Crap?

Lauren Koski | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Koski

More than a few times lately I've heard people say things along the lines of "moderation is just an excuse to eat crap" and "it's for people who don'...

10 Snacks From The '80s That My Kids Will Never Enjoy

Beau Coffron | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Beau Coffron

As a kid, these are the tasty (and terribly unhealthy) treats I remember that ruled the decade. It's probably better for everyone that they are gone, but there's a small part of me that wishes my kids could have experienced the 80's treats that I did.

Why Didn't Junk Food Cause Obesity Generations Ago?

Quora | Posted 06.08.2015 | Taste
Quora

Junk food has changed. Saturated fats were largely replaced by partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. Such oils are rich in trans fats, which are now known to stoke inflammation and lead to weight gain.

Billionaire Warren Buffett Says His Diet Is Like A Six-Year Old's, And His Body Is "One Quarter Coca-Cola"

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You'll be happy to know that Buffett is definitely not a health nut.

What Part of a Complete Breakfast?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When dietary worry was all directed at excess fat intake, pseudo-fruit and multicolored marshmallows were able to fly under the radar. A widening array of worries has cost them that cover.

My Kid Is an Animal! (And So Is Yours)

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The mission of the Unjunk Yourself videos is to take some of the messages about health passed around among concerned adults and convert them into a medium that is of, by, and for kids themselves.

The Most Addictive Foods, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living

It's easy to claim we're "addicted" to foods like the donuts from down the street or our beloved Thai takeout. But while the concept of food addiction...

Sweet Cheetos Totally Surprised Us

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.08.2015 | Taste

We were NOT expecting this.

Vote in Lester and Charlie's Annual Prediction Poll

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.28.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

For more years than we care to count, you readers have helped us bet on what the big news stories of the next year will be. Sometimes, to our astonishment, we get something right.

37 Epic Ways To Gorge Before The New Year

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.02.2015 | Taste

Close down 2014 with a serious bang.

The Power of Food: Belief vs. Reality

James Beard Foundation | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Beard Foundation

While our study suggests that we've reached a tipping point, with Americans now recognizing that eating healthfully is key to their body and mind, there's still a disparity between what they believe and how they act.

Doritos and Me: A Lifelong Love Story

Ashley Allen | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Ashley Allen

Like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Spencer Tracy and Kathryn Hepburn, Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal, Doritos and I have a passionate AND complicated relationship.

Low-Carb Beats 'Low-Fat'? Take a Closer Look

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Don't be fooled by the promises of riding your way to good health and a slim figure on a river of ice cream and butter. Stick with what scientists have known for decades: A low-fat, plant-based diet is decidedly best for our health.

Artist Makes Masks Out Of Junk Food And Supremely Creeps Everyone Out (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts

In case, for some odd reason, you have ever had the urge to smear frosting and other delicious junk foods all over your face, we kindly ask you to ref...

The Un-Retirement of an Amateur Activist

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 10.07.2014 | Home
Supriya Kelkar

Back home, I was determined to draw attention to the issue and get things to change. I emailed the food companies, journalists, the FDA, senators and representatives. My emails went all the way to the top: Oprah, or at least her production house.

A Nutritionist's Guide to National Junk Food Day

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

Although I'm not endorsing a steady diet of circus peanuts and cheez whiz, I think it's okay to eat something that's not particularly nutritious purely for the pleasure of it. But if you're going to indulge, be sure to make it count.

Supernormal Stimuli: This Is Your Brain on Porn, Junk Food, and the Internet

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 09.16.2014 | Science
Gregory Ciotti

Are sources of superstimulation like junk food and porn more likely to hook us into bad habits? It is certainly a very muddy topic, but it's a question that I believe deserves investigating. After all, we've become increasingly surrounded by stimulation that wasn't available even a few years ago.