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11 Clues You’re Eating Too Many Carbs

Cutting down on the carbs may be the answer (Photo: Shutterstock) Although, it’s quite debatable whether carbohydrates are essential for human nutrition, for most people, they’re the fuel their body runs on. For some folks, going on an extreme lo-carb or no-carb diet, causes them to have barely enough energy to hoist a coffee cup in the morning. At the opposite end of the scale, the folks who over-do it on carbs, even the good ones, end up having a negative impact on things like mood, weight, energy, digestion, immunity and more. In my practice, I would say most people (but not all) seem to eat more carbs than their metabolism can handle.

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Yes, There’s a Best Time to Eat Carbs for a Flatter Tummy

When it comes to beating bloat, it’s all about what type of carb you consume — and when you eat it.  (Photo: iStock) While plenty of celebrities have sworn off carbohydrates, Carrie Underwood freely admits that she loves them — just not at night. “I’ll have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, and I’ll make a sandwich on Ezekiel bread for lunch, but in the evening I’ll have protein and vegetables and no bread. When I wake up, my belly is flat!” Carrie Underwood.

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3 Common Culprits of Adult Acne (and How to Beat Them)

In the new Yahoo Health video series Functional Fix, Robin Berzin, MD, founder of Parsley Health, shares holistic solutions to the most common health woes. The truth is, acne also affects adults — though, fortunately, it is possible to get to the root of the problem, says Robin Berzin, MD, founder of Parsley Health. “The main way diet affects your skin is food sensitivities. If you have a “sensitivity’ to a food, like dairy or gluten, that means your immune system reacts when exposed to it.

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The 11 Essential Superfoods for Summer

So now’s the perfect time to drop those last few pounds–especially since the end of summer is also perfect time to find nature’s best slimming superfoods. In fact, the farmer’s markets, grocery stores and even your own garden are overflowing with foods that can quickly strip away the extra weight–all while protecting you from the sun, improving your immune system, and even enhancing the quality of that hard-earned summer tan.

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We’re Eating Alone More — Here’s What That Means For Our Health

People now eat nearly half of all of their meals and snacks by themselves, according to a new report from the Food Marketing Institute. “It can go both ways,” registered dietitian Keri Gans, author of The Small Change Diet, tells Yahoo Health: When we eat with a group, we’re heavily influenced by what others are eating, she explains. Research conducted by Cornell University researcher Brian Wansick, PhD, author of Mindless Eating, found that people tend to eat more when dining with or near people who weigh more than they do.

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Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Is Now Made With the Real Thing — But Is It Actually Healthier?

Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte has been a fall favorite for years, inspiring memes, GIFs, and social media declarations of love. While the substances are considered safe by the Food and Drug Administration, the FDA said last year that it will review its safety and “generally recognized as safe status” for 4-MEI after a Consumer Reports study found that a dozen soft drinks have higher-than-recommended dosages of the substance. The company announced on Monday that when pumpkin spice lattes hit stores this fall, they will be made with real pumpkin and without caramel coloring.

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What One Energy Drink Does to Your Body in Only One Hour

Energy drinks: Can you have them in moderation — or are they never really a good idea? Infographics that break down what happens to your body after drinking regular and diet soda have gone viral recently — and now there’s a new one for energy drinks. The website personalise.co.uk has visually broken down exactly what happens to your body within the first hour after you have an energy drink, as well as the effects that can occur days later.

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This Is Your Favorite Drink as a Lollipop (and It Isn't Pretty)

Henry Hargreaves made lollipops using dehydrated sugar from several sweet beverages like Coca-Cola, Mountain Dew, Powerade, Snapple, and Zico coconut water. The confections are much larger than the average lollipop, and the thickest include those made from Coca-Cola (39 grams of sugar per 12-ounce can) and Mountain Dew (46 grams of sugar per 12-ounce can). The pop created from Zico coconut water, which contains 14 grams of sugar per 11-ounce serving.

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3 Zucchini Recipes That Prove How Delicious The Squash Can Be

Zucchini is a familiar summer squash at farmers markets and in the produce sections of grocery stores. Maybe you think it’s just a boring vegetable. But today is National Zucchini Day, which means it’s time to really let the vegetable shine (not to mention it’s a fantastic source of vitamins A and C, fiber, magnesium, folate, and potassium). 

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Due West Salad With Bourbon-Roasted Walnuts

Due West Salad with Bourbon Dressing (Photos and styling: Cynthia Groseclose) Yoga star Kathryn Budig is known for her ability to make yoga accessible and playful through her teaching and writings, but her skills extend beyond the yoga mat — all the way to the kitchen.

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What One Can of Diet Coke Does to Your Body in One Hour

Last week, an infographic on the effects that drinking a single can of Coke has on your body within 60 minutes went viral. Now, a detailed new infographic from TheRenegadePharmacist.com (creator of last week’s viral infographic detailing what happens to your body after drinking a Coke) breaks down what happens to your body after drinking a can of Diet Coke, Coke Zero, and other diet sodas with similar ingredients. Excitotoxins (a class of chemicals that overstimulate the brain’s neuron receptors) are released, which may exhaust your brain — especially if you drink diet soda on a regular basis.

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3 Tricks to Keep Your Avocado From Browning

While the only way to truly preserve an avocado’s peak ripeness is to eat all of it on the spot, there are a handful of tricks to keep the green fruit relatively fresh. Save the pit You might be familiar with this one: When you halve an avocado, use the side without the pit first. Alternatively, if you’ve made guacamole or diced the avocado, store it in an airtight container along with the pit(s).

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8 Easy Ways to Eat Yourself to a Better Sleep

We asked Rodrick Covington of Manhattan’s Core Rhythm Fitness what the deal is. While he maintains that everybody is different and that their bodies respond in unique ways, he did give us some general rules to go by.

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