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...]

The Alkaline Diet Myth: An Evidence-Based Review

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The alkaline diet seems a bit too good to be true. Proponents of this diet suggest that replacing acid-forming foods with alkaline foods can improve health. They even claim that it can help fight serious diseases like cancer. There are actually quite a few people who swear by this diet and claim … [Read more...]

10 Proven Benefits of Kale (No. 1 is Very Impressive)

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Of all the super healthy greens, kale is the king. It is definitely one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant foods in existence. Kale is loaded with all sorts of beneficial compounds... some of which have powerful medicinal properties. Here are 10 health benefits of kale, that are supported by … [Read more...]

´╗┐Fiber Can Help You Lose Weight, But Only A Specific Type

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Fiber is a well known nutrient, but not well understood. Put simply, fiber refers to carbohydrates that cannot be digested by humans. They are classified as either soluble or insoluble, depending on whether they dissolve in liquids. Insoluble fibers function mostly as "bulking" agents and are not … [Read more...]

11 Serious Concerns About Vegetable Oils (No. 2 is Scary)

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Fats in the diet are highly controversial. Saturated fat was previously blamed for raising cholesterol and causing heart disease, but this has now been disproven (1, 2). For some reason, dietary guidelines still recommend that we consume vegetable oils instead of saturated fats like butter. This … [Read more...]

Can “Diet” Make You Fat? The Truth on Artificial Sweeteners

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Added sugar is a disaster and many people are trying to avoid it. But most of us are accustomed to sweet foods, and don't want to live our lives without them. For this reason, various artificial chemicals have been invented to replicate the effects of sugar. These are substances that can stimulate … [Read more...]