At NPR's Sound Bites Cafe, all food gets coded with one of three circles: Green is reserved for the most healthful dishes; yellow flags the "good choices;" and red signals the high-calorie foods to grab "on occasion."
January 7, 2014 Could a little red circle help you skip the comfort food this winter and maybe drop a few pounds? Doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital think so. They put traffic-light labels on their cafeteria's menu to signal the healthfulness of dishes. The colorful cues helped improve eating habits even two years later.
A waitress delivers a coffee and beer in Medellin, Colombia, in this 2010 file photo. Both drinks can trigger acid reflux.
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August 13, 2012 Spicy, acidic foods and heavy meals often get blamed when we experience heartburn. But researchers say that uncomfortable feeling may also be linked to what we're drinking: namely, alcohol, coffee and other caffeinated beverages.
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