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Unhealthy Foods

Top 7 Most Addictive Unhealthy Foods

BuiltLean | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

The foods on this list are calorie-dense, lack nutritional value, and can be addictive. While most of us indulge in these foods every once in a while, if you find yourself constantly craving these addictive foods, consider writing down the situations when you start craving them.

What's Worse For Your Brain: Sugar Or Cocaine?

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Think cocaine is bad for your brain? Then you might want to change the way you think about sugar. Eating high-sugar foods lights up your brain on an M...

Calorie Bombs In Your Easter Basket

KnowMore TV | Posted 06.19.2014 | Taste
KnowMore TV

Before you get started loading your cart with candy from the supermarket's colorful seasonal display, let's take a look at what those favorite Easter sweets really contain.

Dining in Disneyland: Not the Happiest Food on Earth

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Even though my son and I were on vacation, I continued to be a cardiologist, and the truth is, you can't really find a healthy meal at Disneyland, no matter how hard you try. Trust me, because we tried.

Top 10 Food Lies That Keep Us Sick and Fat, Part 1

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

When it comes to weight loss, there's a ton of advice out there. The problem is, most of it is terrible, outdated and scientifically disproven. And if you believe it, it could be getting in your way.

Fighting Obesity -- One Bodega at a Time

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

While these small businesses are the lifeblood of a vibrant city environment, the food choices that many folks make there can pack on the pounds and shorten their lives.

The Unhealthiest Hot Starbucks Drinks

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.06.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

While some of these beverages contain enough sugar to induce a diabetic coma in a Shetland pony, others made our naughty list for more surprising reasons -- like magnificent levels of cholesterol.

Salad Shame

Alexandra Silver-Fagan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Silver-Fagan

I certainly know that my choice is my own, but the act of eating is social and thus the choices we make have become social topics. What upsets me the most however, is the fact that most people believe eating healthy translates to being uptight and/or mentally sick is preposterous.

Yagana Shah

7 Holiday Foods You Definitely Need To Avoid

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.09.2013 | Fifty

The upcoming days will prove to be a virtual minefield of diet saboteurs and figure-fatteners, with holiday cheer all around. You'll encounter delicio...

Frying, Buttering And More Sins Against Superfoods

Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

You've probably seen some version of the cute but misguided mantra claiming chocolate is a vegetable. As much as we all wish it were true, we can't...

Why I Cried For Joy When My Daughter Ate A Chicken Nugget

Denise Henry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Denise Henry

Eventually, I'll introduce Nina and her brothers to healthier snack options such as homemade chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries, kale chips, and edamame. But for now, when Nina says, "Mama, chicken nugget is yummy," it truly fills my heart with joy.

Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Some foods have been promoted as "healthy" when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples. Here's an expansion on his observations.

The Deadly Fake Fat Lurking In The Supermarket -- Still!

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is renewing its call to the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of partially hydrogenated oil altogether. In the meantime, here are some trans fat traps that our investigators found on a recent tour of the supermarket.

Foods Nutrition Experts Won't Eat

Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Keri Gans for U.S. News As a registered dietitian, many people are interested in what foods I eat, and just as often, what would never land on m...

The Two Worst Foods in the World

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Drop those two "foods" from your diet, and the guardian angels of your health and well-being will be sending you a heartfelt and passionate "thank you!"

The Health Dangers Of Soy

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Who hasn't heard of the marvels of soy? The marketing bandwagon has touted soy as the perfect health food for decades. But could something that sounds so healthful actually be dangerous?

5 Foods This Dietitian Would Never Eat

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Moderation, I believe, is the key to optimal nutrition. Giving everything up has never made sense to me, but there are five things that I will never let touch my lips.

10 Foods That Should Be Banned From Mall Food Courts

Bon Appetit | Posted 06.19.2012 | Food
Bon Appetit

There's a sub-category, though, just underneath traditional fast food. It's so vile that it barely registers on the scale at all. Where is this demonic gustatory hell? It's the food court at your local mall.

4 Healthy Foods With Not-So-Healthy Ingredients Hiding In Them

EatingWell | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

Nutrition facts panels can be tedious to read -- which is why, unless you're a dedicated, detailed label-reader, you might be surprised to learn that sometimes there are not-so-healthy ingredients hiding in food you'd otherwise think is healthy.

Will Yours Be a Sustainable Super Bowl Sunday?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 04.04.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

No one takes health and fitness more seriously than today's top football players. So isn't it kind of absurd that as we watch Sunday's game we will all be bombarded by advertisements for some of the unhealthiest junk food imaginable?

8 'Foods' I'm Glad I No Longer Eat

Leslie Goldman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Food
Leslie Goldman

If a "food" is flooded with so many preservatives that it can withstand a full year in both sub-zero and 100 degree-plus temps without decomposing, what kind of havoc might it be wreaking in my body?

Why Real Health Care Reform Is Impossible

Barry Sears | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barry Sears

Health care providers are making too much money. So what is the solution? Less health insurance, not more, may be the answer. Fewer food subsidies, not more, might be a start.

How Unhealthy Foods Hijack Our Brains

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Food hijacked Dr. David Kessler's brain. Not apples or carrots. The scientist who once led the government's attack on addictive cig...