Bananas: Good or Bad?

Bananas are among the world's most popular fruit. They are highly portable and easy to consume, making them a perfect on-the-go snack. Bananas are also fairly nutritious, and contain high amounts of fiber and antioxidants. However, many people have doubts about bananas due to their high sugar and … [Read more...]

7 Nutrient Deficiencies That Are Incredibly Common

Many nutrients are absolutely essential for good health. It is possible to get most of them from a balanced, real food-based diet. However, the typical modern diet lacks several very important nutrients. This article lists 7 nutrient deficiencies that are incredibly common. 1. Iron … [Read more...]

Do Multivitamins Actually Work? The Surprising Truth

Multivitamins are the most commonly used supplements in the world. Their popularity has increased rapidly in the past few decades (1, 2). Some people believe that multivitamins can improve health, make up for poor eating habits or even reduce the risk of chronic diseases. But what does the science … [Read more...]

The Beginner’s Guide to The 5:2 Diet

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that involves regular fasting. The 5:2 diet, also known as The Fast Diet, is currently the most popular intermittent fasting diet. It was popularized by British doctor and journalist Michael Mosley. It's called the 5:2 diet because five days of the week are … [Read more...]

20 Common Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

When you lose weight, your body fights back. You may be able to lose quite a lot of weight at first, without much effort. However, weight loss may slow down or stop altogether after a while. This article lists 20 common reasons why you're not losing weight. It also contains actionable tips on how … [Read more...]

GMO Foods: Good or Bad?

Genetically modified foods (GMOs) are highly controversial. Yet, despite the debate, GMOs are found in all sorts of food products - often without labels. Therefore, it's important to understand the science behind these foods. This article explains what genetically modified foods are, and how they can … [Read more...]

How to Read Food Labels Without Being Tricked

Reading labels is a tricky business. Consumers are more health-conscious than ever, so food manufacturers use misleading tricks to convince people to buy their products. They often do this even when the food is highly processed and unhealthy. The regulations behind food labeling are complex, so it's … [Read more...]

8 Foods That Beat a Multivitamin

Whole foods tend to be loaded with nutrients. In general, getting your nutrients from foods is better than getting them from supplements. That being said, some foods are much more nutritious than others. In some cases, one serving of a food can satisfy more than 100% of your daily requirements for … [Read more...]

Science Confirms: “Fat Shaming” Just Makes Things Worse

There has been a lot of talk about "fat shaming" on the internet in the past few weeks. This was sparked by a couple of viral videos, one serious and the other a (bad) joke, that harshly criticized overweight people. Some believe that making overweight people feel ashamed of their weight or eating … [Read more...]

6 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are the seeds of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. They are from the same species as cannabis (marijuana). However, hemp seeds contain only trace amounts of THC, the compound that causes the drug-like effects of marijuana. Hemp seeds are exceptionally nutritious and rich in healthy fats, … [Read more...]