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Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Fruit?

Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Fruit?

Health
You've been told since you were a kid how important it is to eat fruit. But is there such thing as too much? As a nutritionist, I've worked with clients on both ends of the fruit-eating spectrum: Some shunned fruit completely due to its carb and sugar content, while others loaded up on fruit because it's rich in nutrients. The reality is, the ideal amount lies somewhere in between these two extremes, and it varies from person to person. To help you figure out your own sweet spot when it comes to fruit, here are four important things to keep in mind.Stick with two to four servingsAs a general rule, you probably need somewhere between two to four servings of fruit a day. What's a proper serving? Either one cup, or a piece of fruit about the size of a baseball. But if your activity level vari...
North Korean diplomat: Talks with U.S. are “possible”

North Korean diplomat: Talks with U.S. are “possible”

World
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A top North Korean diplomat has reportedly said a dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington "is possible," given the right conditions.Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that the North's ambassador to the United Nations Ja Song Nam arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he told reporters that talks with the United States could be on the cards.When asked what kind of conditions would check the boxes, Ja said they would have to be "conditions the North requires."Experts say the reclusive regime is seeking Washington's acceptance of North Korea as a nuclear state which could be a precondition for talks."The North wishes to hold a one-on-one negotiation with Washington. President Trump is all about doing business so the regime appears to be aiming to maximize i...
Possible link found between some Utah suicides, electronics

Possible link found between some Utah suicides, electronics

Health
Researchers studying a spike in teen suicides in Utah found that 18 of the 150 youngsters who took their own lives in a five-year period had recently lost privileges to use their electronic devices such as phones, tablets and gaming systems, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report made public Thursday. The report was released after outside researchers earlier this month issued findings based on CDC data showing an increase in suicide rates among teens across the U.S. over the 2010-2015 period occurred at the same time social media use surged. Teen suicides had declined in the two previous decades. Both reports stop short of blaming electronics and social media for the rise in suicides, but say the findings beg for more research on the topic. The findings add ...
Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Healthy Fat? A Doctor Weighs In

Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Healthy Fat? A Doctor Weighs In

Health
Is there such a thing as eating too much avocado? Dr. Raj has the answer. You know healthy fats like salmon, avocado, and olive oil are good for you, but can you overdo it? The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans don't give a strict upper limit for how much total fat you should eat (though they do recommend keeping saturated fat consumption to less than 10 percent of your daily calorie intake). And as you know, healthy fats found in foods like avocado, nuts, salmon, and extra-virgin olive oil have many benefits: They provide your body with lasting energy, keep you feeling full longer, and help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins. However, all dietary fat—both unhealthy trans and saturated fats and good-for-you monounsaturated and polyunsaturated f
More oil and gas possible from the Barents Sea

More oil and gas possible from the Barents Sea

Business
Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A Norwegian energy regulator said Monday it was assessing the extent of the oil available in two wells drilled by Lundin Petroleum in the Barents Sea.The Norwegian subsidiary of Lundin, which has headquarters in Stockholm, completed two appraisal wells in its Alta oil and gas discovery in the Barents Sea recently. According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, about 85 percent of the reserves encountered in the two wells were oil.The company made the initial discovery at the Alta prospect in 2014 and estimated it holds between 125 million and 400 million barrels of oil equivalent."The results from the appraisal wells are important with regard to the further work on mapping the eastern flank of the discovery," the NPD declared in a statement. "The resource estimate will ...