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...]

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...]

Antioxidants Explained in Human Terms

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Antioxidants are frequently mentioned in everyday conversations. This applies to both scholars and laymen alike. You can find antioxidant supplements in store shelves, and their health benefits are beloved by both marketers and media. However, very few people actually know what they are and how they … [Read more...]

Whey Protein 101: Surprising Benefits of Powders and Shakes

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Not all protein is created equal. Some forms of protein, such as whey, are better than others. Whey protein contains an incredible range of essential amino acids, which are absorbed quickly (1). Numerous studies show that it can help you increase strength, gain muscle and lose significant amounts of … [Read more...]

12 Graphs That Show Why People Get Fat

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People are fatter and sicker than ever before. Obesity rates have tripled since 1980 and have increased particularly fast in children. The reason why this has happened is still debated among scientists, but it must be due to changes in the environment because our genes don't change this … [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...]

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...]

Diet, Cholesterol and Lipoproteins Explained in Human Terms

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Few things in nutrition and public health are as controversial as cholesterol and heart disease risk, as well as how the two are affected by diet. There is an immense amount of research on this topic, but a lot of it is tainted by bias and commercial influences. Additionally, a large percentage of … [Read more...]

Debunking The Myth About Mycotoxins in Coffee

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I've written a lot about the health benefits of coffee. Despite having been demonized in the past, it seems to be very healthy. It is loaded with antioxidants and numerous studies show that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of serious diseases. There are even some huge studies showing that coffee … [Read more...]

6 Graphs That Will Convince You to Drink More Coffee

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Coffee is not the devil it has been made out to be. It is actually a rich source of antioxidants. People in Western countries get more antioxidants from coffee than fruits and vegetables... combined (1, 2, 3). Numerous studies are now showing that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of many serious … [Read more...]