Alcohol and Health: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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We've been getting a lot of mixed messages about alcohol. On one hand, moderate amounts have been linked to health benefits. On the other hand, it is addictive and highly toxic when we drink too much of it. The truth is that the health effects of alcohol are actually quite complex. They vary … [Read more...]

Legumes: Good or Bad?

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Legumes are quite controversial these days. Depending on who you ask, they are either incredibly nutritious or uniquely harmful. Some people even choose to eliminate legumes from their diet altogether. Should legumes be avoided, or can they play a part in a healthy diet? This article takes a close … [Read more...]

10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice. It has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Modern science has now confirmed what people have instinctively known for ages. Here are 10 health benefits of cinnamon that are supported by scientific research. 1. Cinnamon is High in a … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why Good Sleep is Important

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A good night's sleep is incredibly important for health. In fact, it is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, the Western environment is interfering with natural sleep patterns. People are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased as … [Read more...]

Is “Starvation Mode” Real or Imaginary? A Critical Look

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Weight loss is generally seen as a positive thing. It can bring improved health, better looks and all sorts of benefits, both physical and mental. However, your brain doesn't necessarily see it that way. Your brain is more worried about keeping you from starving, making sure that you (and your genes) … [Read more...]

11 Proven Ways to Reduce or Eliminate Bloating

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Bloating is the condition of your belly feeling swollen after eating (1). It is usually caused by excess gas production, and/or disturbances in the movement of the muscles of the digestive system (2). This can cause increased pressure and discomfort, and can sometimes make the stomach look bigger … [Read more...]

Truvia: Good or Bad?

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Many people are trying to reduce the amount of sugar they are eating. Not surprisingly, a ton of different sugar substitutes have entered the market. Truvia is one of them. It is aggressively marketed as a natural, stevia-based sweetener that is good for blood sugar control. But is Truvia really … [Read more...]

20 Nutrition Facts That Should be Common Sense (But Aren’t)

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Common sense is surprisingly rare in nutrition. All sorts of myths and misconceptions are being spread around, even by so-called experts. Here are 20 nutrition facts that should be common sense (but clearly aren't). 1. Artificial Trans Fats Are Not Suitable For Human Consumption Trans fats are … [Read more...]

The Atkins Diet: Everything You Need to Know (Literally)

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This is a very detailed article about the Atkins diet. Foods to eat, foods to avoid, meal plan, shopping list, scientific background and numerous tips. The Atkins diet is a low-carbohydrate diet, usually recommended for weight loss. Proponents of this diet claim that you can lose weight eating as much … [Read more...]

13 Ways That Sugary Soda is Bad For Your Health

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When consumed in excess, added sugar can have disastrous effects on your health. However, some sources of sugar are worse than others... and sugary drinks are the worst, by far. This primarily applies to sugary soda, but also to fruit juices, highly sweetened coffees and other sources of liquid … [Read more...]