St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays. It's so much fun, and it's a great time to save money by stocking up on some items that almost always go on sale at supermarkets as "loss leaders." Those are specially priced, highly-advertised sale items designed specifically to get you in the store.
Is the "apple of the earth" bad for you? Potatoes, the go-to starch for many Americans, can add pounds over time, a new Harvard study reveals. In fact one extra serving "was found to cause more weight gain than downing an additional 12-ounce can of a sugary drink or taking an extra helping of red or processed meats." The study, published in today's New England Journal of Medicine, also examined how losing weight isn't as simple as "eat less, exercise more." The types of foods - it lists the best and worst foods - and a person's body type have to be considered. This is the first time research breaks down how individual foods can affect weight - down to the pound.
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