healthy eating

Is Saturated Fat Bad? No. But It’s Not a Health Food Either.

Is Saturated Fat Bad? No. But It’s Not a Health Food Either.

More than 60 years ago, in the court of public opinion, the American public convicted saturated fat of an unforgivable crime: attempted murder of a U.S. president. In 1955, while on vacation in Colorado, Dwight Eisenhower suffered a heart attack. “Suddenly people were frantic to understand the cause of heart disease,” says Jonny Bowden, Ph.D. and author of Smart Fat. ...

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Do You Need to Take Probiotics? (Science Says it Might Be a Waste)

What Are Probiotics Good For? (Science You Might Be Wasting Your Money)

The probiotic food industry has a dirty secret: It’s creating a billion-dollar business based on twisted science. If you are wondering, “do I need probiotics?” Consider this: Probiotics — the healthy bacteria highlighted on most yogurt products — are being added to everything from popcorn to muffin mixes. According to a report by Grand View Research, the market for probiotics ...

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What Are Probiotics Good For? (Science You Might Be Wasting Your Money)

What Are Probiotics Good For? (Science You Might Be Wasting Your Money)

The probiotic food industry has a dirty secret: It’s creating a billion-dollar business based on twisted science. Probiotics — the healthy bacteria highlighted on most yogurt products — are being added to everything from popcorn to muffin mixes. According to a report by Grand View Research, the market for probiotics supplements is expected to reach $7 billion in the next ...

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Which diet is best for long-term weight loss?

Which diet is best for long-term weight loss?

Much has been made of the recently published results of the DIETFITS (Diet Intervention Examining the Factors Interacting with Treatment Success) study. Most of the headlines emphasized the fact that the two diets involved — low-fat and low-carb — ended up having the same results across almost all end points studied, from weight loss to lowering blood sugar and cholesterol. ...

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Eat these foods daily (or at least often)

Eat these foods daily (or at least often)

Improving your diet can seem like a lofty goal, one that people often think requires rigid self-discipline and sacrifice. Cupcakes out, pizza out, treats out, sigh. But it doesn’t really have to be that way. Sometimes making better decisions for your body can be about adding — not taking away. This may create a more palatable option for those looking ...

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Good Protein Bars, Decoded: 5 Signs a Bar is Worth Eating

Good Protein Bars, Decoded: 5 Signs a Bar is Worth Eating

Here’s the first thing you need to know when you go browsing the health bar aisle looking for options that are actually good for you: Not all protein bars are created equal. And — if we’re being blunt — most bars that are labeled as being “healthy” have more in common with a candy bar than a handful of kale ...

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How to Build Muscle on a Vegetarian Diet

How to Build Muscle on a Vegetarian Diet

Figuring out what buttons to push to meet your own nutrition needs can be difficult and stressful. With so many food choices, claims, and hype — not to mention specific eating preferences, allergies, and food sensitivities — it’s no surprise that consistently eating well is a big hurdle.  Following a vegetarian diet is a common approach for most people looking to ...

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