01 May '11, 6pm

How a Salad Can Ruin Your Diet: Just because a menu item is called a salad doesn't mean it's healthy. According

How a Salad Can Ruin Your Diet: Just because a menu item is called a salad doesn't mean it's healthy. According

Just because a menu item is called a salad doesn't mean it's healthy. According to University of South Carolina researchers, dieters are more likely to be misled by healthy food labels than those who aren't worrying about their nutrition and health. That is, if you're dieting, just focusing can food names can work to your disadvantage. The Los Angeles Times describes the researchers' experiment: In the pasta-masquerading-as-salad experiment, 76 people were randomly approached and offered $5 to participate in an experiment. Researchers asked them to imagine ordering from their favorite lunch menu and seeing a daily special (a color photo was included): “Diced tomatoes, onions and red peppers tossed with pasta shells, salami, mozzarella cheese and dressed with a savory herb vinaigrette. Served chilled on a bed of fresh romaine lettuce.” (Stop and note which of those ingredie...

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Animal Extinction Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Animal Extinction Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

blog.nature.org 02 May '11, 4am

Animal Extinction Can Be Hazardous to Your Health Written by Joseph Kiesecker Published on May 2nd, 2011 | Discuss This Ar...