Mediterranean Diet 101: A Meal Plan That Can Save Your Life

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This is a detailed meal plan for the Mediterranean Diet. Foods to eat, foods to avoid and a sample Mediterranean menu for one week. The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods that people used to eat in Mediterranean countries like Italy and Greece back in the year 1960. Researchers noted … [Read more...]

12 Proven Benefits of Avocado (No. 5 is Very Impressive)

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The avocado is a rather unique type of fruit. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health. Here are 12 health benefits of avocado, that are supported by scientific research. 1. Avocado … [Read more...]

Vitamin K2: The Missing Link Between Diet, Disease and Death

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Most people have never heard of Vitamin K2. This vitamin is rare in the Western diet and hasn't received much mainstream attention. However... this powerful nutrient plays an essential role in many aspects of health. In fact, vitamin K2 may just be the "missing link" between diet and several killer … [Read more...]

5 Studies on The Mediterranean Diet – Does it Really Work?

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Back in the early 20th century, heart disease had become a huge problem. At that time, researchers studying the cause of heart disease noted a striking pattern... The people in certain countries around the Mediterranean sea (like Italy and Greece) had very little heart disease compared to … [Read more...]

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid): A Detailed Review

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Not all fats are created equal. Some of them are simply used for energy, while others have powerful health effects. CLA (short for "Conjugated Linoleic Acid") is a fatty acid that belongs to the latter group (1). It is found naturally in beef and dairy, and has been shown to cause fat loss in many … [Read more...]

12 Graphs That Show Why People Get Fat

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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...]

Wild vs Farmed Salmon – Can Some Fish be Bad For You?

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Salmon is commonly prized for its health benefits. It is a fatty fish that is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, which most people don't get enough of. However... not all salmon is created equal, unfortunately. Today, a lot of the salmon we eat isn't caught in the wild, but bred in fish farms. The … [Read more...]

15 “Health Foods” That Are Really Junk Foods in Disguise

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Unhealthy foods are the main reason the world is fatter and sicker than ever before. Surprisingly, some of these foods are considered healthy by many people. Here are 15 "health foods" that are really junk foods in disguise. 1. Processed "Low-Fat" and "Fat-Free" Foods The "war" on saturated fat is … [Read more...]

Why Junk Food Makes You Fat, NOT Fat or Carbs

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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...]

Fat Ain’t Bad… So Why on Earth Would You Eat Lean Meat?

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Meat is often considered unhealthy because it is high in saturated fat. For this reason, meat (especially fatty meat) has been demonized. But new studies have shown that saturated fat is harmless... and meat has been making a comeback as a health food. That being said, there are some potential … [Read more...]