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Wasting Food, Overeating...and Vinegar?

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Photo: andrew_wertheimer (flickr)

Americans have always been pros at wasting food, and we're getting better all the time. That's according to a recent report recently published in Science Magazine.

The study found that 40% of food produced in the U.S. doesn't go to nourishing our bodies – a sharp increase from 30% in 1974.

Researchers found that most of the waste occurs in the home, but the jury is still out on where the rest of this wasted food goes. Some scientists see inefficient production and overeating as a couple of the culprits.

Vinegar: A Possible Solution?

The NY Times reports that vinegar may be one way to keep overeating at bay.

Several studies on the benefits of vinegar have shown that using the condiment in carb-heavy meals can not only increase the feeling of satisfaction and fullness – so you end up eating less – but it can also help keep blood sugar levels low - which is great news for diabetics.

Read More:

  • Americans' Eating Habits More Wasteful Than Ever (
  • The Claim: Vinegar Can Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels (

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