6 Reasons to Stop Calling Low-Carb a “Fad” Diet

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Crash weight loss diets that enjoy short-term popularity are often referred to as fad diets. However... this term seems to have lost its meaning. It has basically just become a term of abuse for any diet that someone disagrees with. Surprisingly, the low-carb diet is often called a "fad," usually by … [Read more...]

11 Proven Health Benefits of Quinoa (No. 1 is My Favorite)

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Quinoa is the world's most popular "superfood." It is loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, but doesn't contain any gluten. Here are 11 proven health benefits of quinoa. 1. Quinoa is Incredibly Nutritious Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It is pronounced … [Read more...]

Does Green Coffee Bean Extract Work? A Detailed Review

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Losing weight can be incredibly difficult. For this reason, people have turned to all sorts of supplements in order to make things easier. Green Coffee Bean Extract is one of them.... it is currently among the world's most popular weight loss supplements. As the name implies, this supplement is … [Read more...]

15 Things That Everyone Needs to Know About Nutrition

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There is way too much nonsense going around in nutrition. People don't seem to agree on anything and trying to make sense of it can be overwhelming. However... eating healthy does NOT have to be complicated if you keep a few things in mind. Here are 15 things that everyone needs to know about … [Read more...]

Are Nitrates and Nitrites in Foods Harmful?

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There is a lot of confusion about Nitrates and Nitrites in the diet. These are compounds found naturally in some foods (like vegetables) but also added to processed foods (like bacon) as a preservative. Some people believe that they are harmful and can cause cancer. However, the science isn't as … [Read more...]

Xylitol 101 – Everything You Need to Know

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Added sugar may be the single most unhealthy aspect of the modern diet. For this reason, people have looked towards natural alternatives like Xylitol. Xylitol looks and tastes like sugar, but has fewer calories and doesn't raise blood sugar levels. Several studies suggest that it can improve dental … [Read more...]

7 Things That Vegans and Paleo Dieters Agree on

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There is no "right" diet for everyone. What works for one person may not work for the next. For this reason... the argument about which diet is best is pretty much pointless. The only right answer, is that it depends on the individual. There are all sorts of things that need to be taken into … [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...]

Saturated Fat: Good or Bad?

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We've been told that saturated fat is unhealthy. It is claimed to raise cholesterol levels and give us heart attacks. However... many recent studies suggest that the true picture is more complicated than that. This article takes a detailed look at saturated fat and whether it is good or bad for your … [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...]