Is Dairy Bad For You, or Good? The Milky, Cheesy Truth

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Dairy products are controversial these days. They are cherished by the health organizations as an essential food for bone health. But other experts disagree and think that dairy is harmful and should be avoided. Of course, not all dairy products are the same. They vary greatly, depending on how … [Read more...]

Fruit Juice is Just as Unhealthy as a Sugary Drink

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Fruit juice is often perceived as healthy. That's understandable, given that it is natural and has the word "fruit" in it. However... what many people fail to realize is that fruit juice is also loaded with sugar. In fact, fruit juice contains just as much sugar and calories as a sugary soft drink... … [Read more...]

Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil is The Healthiest Fat on Earth

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Fats in the diet are highly controversial. You'll see people arguing about animal fats, seed oils and almost everything in between. But one of the few fats that most people agree is healthy is extra virgin olive oil. This oil, part of the Mediterranean diet, is a traditional fat that has been a … [Read more...]

Canola Oil: Good or Bad?

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Fats in the diet are extremely important. Without the right ones, our bodies can not function properly. However... there is a lot of confusion out there about the health effects of different fats and oils. One cooking fat that is heavily marketed as a healthy choice is canola oil. It is low in … [Read more...]

Modern Wheat – Old Diet Staple Turned Into a Modern Health Nightmare

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Wheat is a highly controversial food these days. On one hand, we've got people telling us that it is extremely harmful, with one doctor calling it poison. Then on the other hand, we've got dietitians and the government telling us that whole wheat is an essential part of a "balanced" diet. Well... one … [Read more...]

Grape Seed Oil – A “Health Food” That is Not Healthy at All

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Barely a week goes by without a new "health food" arriving on the market. In many cases, the health claims are bogus and don't have any real studies behind them. This appears to be the case with an oil called grape seed oil. Due to the high amount of polyunsaturated fats and Vitamin E, it is being … [Read more...]

6 Shocking Reasons Why Gluten is Bad For You

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Awareness of the negative health effects of gluten has increased in the past few years. One 2013 survey shows that a third of Americans are actively trying to eliminate gluten from their diets. But gluten-free is more than just the latest fad... there are multiple studies showing that gluten can cause … [Read more...]

Is Fruit Good or Bad For Your Health? The Sweet Truth

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"Eat more fruits and vegetables." If I had a dime for every time I heard that recommendation, I'd be a rich man today. Everyone knows that fruits are healthy... they are the default "health foods." They come from plants... they're real, whole foods and humans have been eating them for a long … [Read more...]

Is Soy Bad For You, or Good? The Shocking Truth

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Soy is definitely one of the most controversial foods in the world. Depending on who you ask, it is either a wonderful superfood or a hormone disrupting poison. As with most things in nutrition, there are good arguments on both sides. What is Soy and How is it Used? Soybeans are legumes that … [Read more...]

Why Ezekiel Bread is The Healthiest Bread You Can Eat

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Awareness of the harmful effects of wheat has increased quite a bit in the past few years. Given that wheat is a large part of most people's diets, many are looking for healthy alternatives. Several people have asked me about Ezekiel bread, which is different from most other types of bread. What is … [Read more...]