What is The Healthiest Oil For Deep Frying? The Crispy Truth

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Deep-fried foods have always been popular. They are a part of many traditional cuisines, and are also a staple of the fast-food industry. Unfortunately, deep frying is not exactly the healthiest cooking method, particularly when done on an industrial scale. But deep frying at home certainly does not … [Read more...]

10 Evidence-Based Fat-Burning Foods and Beverages

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When it comes to losing weight, not all foods are the same. Some foods can increase the amount of calories you burn, kill your appetite, or both. This can be caused by protein, fiber, as well as many substances found naturally in foods. Here are 10 evidence-based fat-burning foods and … [Read more...]

Science: Grass-Fed Butter Eaters Have Fewer Heart Attacks

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Butter is one of the healthiest fats on the planet. It's not just a big pile of yellow-colored fat, there are many important nutrients in there, some of which have potent biological effects. However, this does depend on the type of butter, and the amounts of these nutrients vary greatly depending on … [Read more...]

11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger (No. 5 is Insane)

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Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Here are 11 health benefits of ginger that are supported by scientific research. 1. Ginger Contains Gingerol, a Substance … [Read more...]

4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful As Drugs

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Most supplements don't really work, or at least haven't been proven to work. However, there are some exceptions to this. In fact, a few supplements are so effective that they are comparable to pharmaceutical drugs. Here are 4 natural health boosting supplements that are as powerful as drugs (if not … [Read more...]

Gluten Sensitivity is Real, and “Wheat-Free” is Not Just a Fad

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According to a 2013 survey, a third of Americans actively try to avoid gluten. But celiac disease, the most severe form of gluten intolerance, only affects 0.7-1% of people (1). However, there is another condition called "non-celiac" gluten sensitivity (2). It involves an adverse reaction to gluten, … [Read more...]

7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water

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Our bodies are around 60% water, give or take. It is commonly recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day (the 8x8 rule). Although there is little science behind this specific rule, staying hydrated is important. Here are 7 evidence-based health benefits of drinking plenty of … [Read more...]

The Blood Type Diet: An Evidence-Based Review

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A diet called The Blood Type Diet has been popular for almost two decades now. Proponents of this diet suggest that your blood type determines which foods are best for your health. There are many people who swear by this diet, and claim that it has saved their lives. But what are the details of the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Biggest Myths in “Alternative” Nutrition

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There are many different "belief systems" in nutrition. Each one has their own set of myths and misconceptions. Here are the 10 biggest myths in alternative nutrition. 1. Sugar is 8 Times More Addictive Than Cocaine Added sugar is a disaster when consumed in excess. There is no doubt about it, … [Read more...]

Why do Low Carb Diets Work? The Mechanism Explained

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Low-carb diets work. That is pretty much a scientific fact at this point. At least 23 high quality studies in humans have shown this to be true. In many cases, a low-carb diet causes 2-3 times more weight loss as the standard low-fat diet that we're still being told to follow (1, 2). Low-carb … [Read more...]