12 Graphs That Show Why People Get Fat

Obese Woman Eating Junk Food

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

Obese Man Looking at Donuts

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?

Tired Man Drinking Morning Coffee

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

Angry Man With Cup of Coffee

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

Man Drinking a Cup of Coffee

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...]

Science Confirms: The More Coffee You Drink, The Longer You Will Live

Young Brunette Enjoying Cup of Coffee

Coffee is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. It is more than just dark-colored liquid with caffeine... coffee actually contains hundreds of different compounds, some of which have important health benefits. Several massive studies have now shown that the people who drink the most coffee live … [Read more...]

Top 13 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Coffee

Blue Eyed Woman Drinking Coffee

Coffee is actually very healthy. It is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health. The studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Here are the top 13 evidence-based health benefits of coffee, that have been confirmed in … [Read more...]

Big Food is Much Worse Than Big Tobacco Ever Was

Girl Eating a Hamburger

Smoking used to be a gigantic health problem... and still is. Diseases directly related to smoking, like lung cancer, are some of the more common causes of death. However... as smoking has decreased in the past few decades, our consumption of processed junk foods has gone way up. Today, junk food … [Read more...]

How Much Water Should You Drink Per Day?

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The body is about 60% water, give or take. We're constantly losing water from our bodies, primarily via urine and sweat. There are many different opinions on how much water we should be drinking every day. The health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, … [Read more...]