How to Win an Argument With a Vegan

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I have absolutely nothing against vegetarians or vegans, and this article is not about bashing anyone's dietary choices. There are some ethical and environmental arguments that can be made for avoiding meat, especially factory-farmed. However, this is about debunking the claims that avoiding all animal … [Read more...]

Phytosterols – “Heart-Healthy” Nutrients That Can Harm You

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There are many nutrients that are claimed to be heart healthy. Among the best known are phytosterols, often added to margarines and dairy products. Their cholesterol lowering effects are generally well accepted. However, some serious concerns emerge when looking at the science. What Are … [Read more...]

10 High-Fat Foods That Are Actually Super Healthy

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Ever since fat was demonized, people started eating more sugar, refined carbs and processed foods instead. As a result, the entire world has become fatter and sicker. However, times are changing. Studies now show that fat, including saturated fat, isn't the devil it was made out to be (1, 2). All … [Read more...]

Microwave Ovens and Health: To Nuke, or Not to Nuke?

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Cooking with a microwave oven is highly convenient. It's simple, doesn't require stirring or flipping things, and is incredibly fast. However, many people believe that this convenience must come at a cost. They believe that microwaves produce harmful radiation and cause damage to healthy … [Read more...]

11 Proven Benefits of Olive Oil (No. 5 Can Save Lives)

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There are many disagreements about fats in the diet. However, pretty much everyone agrees that olive oil, especially extra virgin, is good for you. Here are 11 health benefits of olive oil that are supported by scientific research. 1. Olive Oil is Rich in Healthy Monounsaturated Fats Olive oil is … [Read more...]

12 Popular Weight Loss Pills and Supplements Reviewed

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There are many different weight loss solutions out there. This includes all sorts of pills, drugs and natural supplements. These are claimed to help you lose weight, or at least make it easier to lose weight combined with other methods. They tend to work via one or more of these … [Read more...]

Vitamin D: Literally Everything You Need to Know

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You may be surprised to learn that vitamin D is completely different from most other vitamins. It is actually a hormone, a steroid hormone that is produced out of cholesterol when your skin is exposed to the sun. For this reason, vitamin D is often referred to as the "sunshine" vitamin. However, sun … [Read more...]

High Fructose Corn Syrup: Just Like Sugar, or Worse?

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For decades, high fructose corn syrup has been used as a sweetener in processed foods. Supposedly high in fructose, it has been heavily criticized for its negative health effects. Many people claim that it is even more harmful than other sugar-based sweeteners. But how does high fructose corn syrup … [Read more...]

10 Delicious Herbs and Spices With Powerful Health Benefits

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The use of herbs and spices has been incredibly important throughout history. Many were celebrated for their medicinal properties, well before culinary use. Modern science has now shown that many of them do indeed carry remarkable health benefits. Here are 10 of the world's healthiest herbs and … [Read more...]

Coffee and Caffeine – How Much Can You Safely Drink?

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Coffee is controversial. Depending on who you ask, it is either a wonderful beverage or addictive poison. I've looked at the science, and it seems pretty clear that coffee has been unfairly demonized. Coffee is actually a complex beverage, with hundreds of bioactive compounds. In fact, it is the … [Read more...]