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...]

6 Proven Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (No. 3 is Best)

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For centuries, vinegar has been used for various household and cooking purposes. It is also an ancient folk remedy, claimed to help with all sorts of health problems. The most popular vinegar in the natural health community is Apple Cider Vinegar. It is claimed to lead to all sorts of beneficial … [Read more...]

20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths (Debunked by Science)

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Mainstream nutrition is full of nonsense. Despite clear advancements in nutrition science, the old myths don't seem to be going anywhere. Here are 20 mainstream nutrition myths that have been debunked by scientific research. Myth 1: The Healthiest Diet is a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet With Lots of … [Read more...]

Food Addiction Treatment – Where to Find Help

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Dealing with food addiction can often seem impossible. Your brain chemistry is working against you around the clock. If you've repeatedly failed at overcoming this problem on your own, then perhaps it is time to seek help. This is what I did, after trying many times to control things on my own... … [Read more...]