The Simple Vending Machine Hack That Led People to Choose Healthier Snacks

When you're trying to decide between Twizzlers and trail mix, 25 seconds could make all the difference, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people made healthier choices at vending machines when there was a brief time delay. Installing machines with this technology in schools and workplaces could result in healthier snacking, the authors say, without affecting sales….

Is Collagen Really an Anti-Aging Cure-All?

Move over, protein bars. Hello, collagen bars? Collagen—which is sourced from the bones, cartilage, and skin of animals (including cows, chickens, and fish)—has been gaining popularity. This is in part thanks to the Paleo diet craze, which has sparked interest in “nose-to-tail” nutrition, or consuming more than just muscle meat from animals. Collagen is sold…

Chipotle Just Went Preservative-Free

This article originally appeared on Fortune.com.  Chipotle has completely eliminated preservatives from its menu, the culmination of an effort that began two years ago, the company says. [brightcove:5377116363001 default] The popular Mexican eatery has introduced a new tortilla that only has a maximum of five ingredients: flour, water, canola oil, salt, and yeast, which means…

How to Get Into the Best Shape of Your Life, According to Science

Maybe your goal pace feels just out of reach. Or you're frustrated by a lack of progress at the gym. The answer may not involve exercising more, but rather rethinking how much protein you eat—and when. Consider the PRISE method: Recent research from Skidmore College suggests the protocol is an effective way for fit people to get even fitter. The RISE…

These Are The Most Popular Healthy Foods of 2017

This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.  Every year, certain ingredients and dishes emerge as trendy “must-haves”—even if it’s something we’ve been eating for centuries. Just a few years ago, for example, no one had even heard of quinoa (which has been around for at least 5,000 years), and now not a day goes by when…

Alcohol Is Good for Your Heart—Most of the Time

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Alcohol, in moderation, has a reputation for being healthy for the heart. Drinking about a glass of wine for women per day, and two glasses for men, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease. (Drinking too much, of course, negates these…

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

We all know to go easy on the sweet stuff, but what actually happens to your system when you indulge? Here, eight ways sugar affects your body.  Your brain suffers Fructose—the sugar that naturally occurs in fruit and is a component, with glucose, of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and table sugar—lights up the brain's…