To control food portion size while eating out order an appetizer rather than an entree, share the main course and bring home a doggie bag.
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Food and Health
The total amount of food available, not the package or portion size, provides the cue for how much to eat.
A study of more than 2300 Italians has found a significant association between high bread consumption and renal cell carcinoma. Eating a lot of pasta and rice may also raise the risk, while eating many vegetables may lower the risk.
If you could eat foods that were tasty, nutritious and helped reduce your risk of disease, what more could you want? The August issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource offers its 10 top picks for healthy foods:
Apples: Apples are a good source of pectin, a fiber that can lower cholesterol and glucose levels. They're also a good source of vitamin C - an antioxidant that protects your body's cells. Vitamin C also keeps your blood vessels healthy and aids in the absorption of iron and folate.
The identification of these proteins could lead to ways to manipulate the perception of taste in order to fool the mouth that something sour, such as some children's medicines or health foods, tastes sweet.
For the past 15 to 20 years, the standard treatment for heartburn has been to cut out the aforementioned culinary joys.
Individuals have a strong tendency to eat only a single unit of food, regardless of the unit's size or caloric value.
Chocolate lovers, beware. Each year 20 percent of the cacao beans that are used to make chocolate are lost to plant diseases.
There's a hidden cost to those larger portions, even beyond the health consequences of gaining weight.
Skipping lunch can actually make it harder to lose weight because the body naturally wants to compensate for being starved by over eating later in the day.
Eat a variety of healthful, nutritious foods and find a proper balance between diet and exercise.
Current food and beverage marketing practices puts children's long-term health at risk.
Increased fried food consumption leads to increase in Body Mass Index of 9 to 14 year olds; puts children at risk for chronic disease.