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15 “Health Foods” That Are Really Junk Foods in Disguise

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Unhealthy foods are the main reason the world is fatter and sicker than ever before. Surprisingly, some of these foods are considered healthy by many people. Here are 15 "health foods" that are really junk foods in disguise. 1. Processed "Low-Fat" and "Fat-Free" Foods The "war" on saturated fat is … [Read more...]

Why Junk Food Makes You Fat, NOT Fat or Carbs

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The true causes of obesity are complicated and diverse. There is no single thing that causes it... various factors contribute, both internal (our biology) and external (our environment). Not only that, but the combination of contributing factors may vary greatly between individuals. What causes obesity … [Read more...]

Fat Ain’t Bad… So Why on Earth Would You Eat Lean Meat?

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Meat is often considered unhealthy because it is high in saturated fat. For this reason, meat (especially fatty meat) has been demonized. But new studies have shown that saturated fat is harmless... and meat has been making a comeback as a health food. That being said, there are some potential … [Read more...]

11 Proven Health Benefits of Garlic (No. 1 is My Favorite)

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"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." Those are famous words from the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, often called the father of Western medicine. He actually used to prescribe garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions. Well... modern science has recently confirmed many of … [Read more...]

18 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes

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Many healthy eaters struggle with breakfast. Some are busy in the morning, others simply don't feel hungry at the start of the day. Many people also feel so satiated on a low-carb diet that the need for a morning meal vanishes. If this applies to you, then perhaps you should just skip breakfast and … [Read more...]

How Many Calories Should You Eat Per Day to Lose Weight?

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This is a simple but highly accurate scientific calorie calculator, along with 5 evidence-based tips on how to sustainably reduce calorie intake. Enter your details in the calculator below to figure out how many calories you should be eating in a day to either maintain or lose weight. US … [Read more...]

6 Indulgent Foods That Are Low-Carb Friendly

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The low-carb way of eating is awesome. One of the best things about it, is that people usually don't need to count calories. As long as carbs are kept low, appetite tends to go down. This causes people to automatically restrict calories, without having to consciously regulate their food … [Read more...]

Why Are Trans Fats Bad For You? The Disturbing Truth

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There is a lot of disagreement in nutrition. But one of the few things people actually agree on is the unhealthy nature of trans fats. Fortunately, consumption of these horrible fats has gone down in recent years and decades. But we are still eating way too much of them, which has various detrimental … [Read more...]

Coffee: Good or Bad?

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The health effects of coffee are quite controversial. Depending on who you ask, it is either a super healthy beverage or incredibly harmful. But despite what you may have heard, there are actually plenty of good things to be said about coffee. For example, it is high in antioxidants and linked to a … [Read more...]

6 Reasons to Stop Calling Low-Carb a “Fad” Diet

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Crash weight loss diets that enjoy short-term popularity are often referred to as fad diets. However... this term seems to have lost its meaning. It has basically just become a term of abuse for any diet that someone disagrees with. Surprisingly, the low-carb diet is often called a "fad," usually by … [Read more...]