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Can A Leaf Taste Sunlight? Why The Answer Matters

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Can a leaf taste sunlight? I have never seen the question posed before, let alone answered, by someone with the botanical qualifications I lack. But I...

Does Food Texture Affect How Much We Eat?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Crispy and crunchy make us anticipate deliciousness while oily or grainy aren't popular selling points. Chefs and recipe developers know about the imp...

What's Delicious? Nipping Misperceptions in the Bud

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I don't know if this qualifies me for any kind of a medal -- you can decide -- but there are two double-entendres in my title, making it, arguably, a ...

Understanding Food Addiction

Tennie McCarty | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Like an addiction to drugs or alcohol, food addicts will struggle to simply stop their addictive behavior, even when the behavior leads to weight gain, or damages relationships.

A Breakfast High In This Nutrient May Prevent Unhealthy Snacking Later

Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Your mom was right, breakfast is the most important meal of the day -- and a new study reveals a very important element you should include in your a.m...

Are You Satisfied or Stuffed? Teaching Kids When to Say 'When' at the Table

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Here in America, where "super-sizing" and Value Meals are the norm, achieving a state of maximum fullness seems to be the goal. So, how do we teach our kids when to say "when" at the table?

The Serious Health Benefits

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My lab has completed two studies of walnuts -- our first study showed that adding walnuts to the daily diet of adults with Type 2 diabetes for two months significantly improved blood vessel health.

Mindfully Choose What You Will Mindlessly Overeat

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

If you resent portion control and calorie counting, you can overeat and not bother with being mindful of fullness as long as what you overeat is low in caloric density.

The Dieter's Best Friends Series: Top Ten Foods for Appetite Control--Part 1

Dr. Nicholas Perricone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nicholas Perricone

Because they are rich in the good fats, almonds have a high satiety factor. That is, they help us to feel full, which also helps us to eat less.