nutrition

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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What is a “High-Quality” Protein?

What is a “High-Quality” Protein?

You’ve probably heard that you need more protein in your diet — and for good reason. You might think of protein as the main building block for muscle, but it’s so much more. Protein is also essential for maintaining a strong immune system, bones, tendons, and is responsible for many metabolic reactions. There is also clear relationship between protein and ...

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What is Collagen Good For, Really?

What is Collagen Good For, Really?

Until recently, a collagen supplement was something that you’d put on your body, not in it. For decades, people have used collagen topically in anti-aging creams. But recently there’s been a spike in collagen everything: pills and powders, whey-collagen supplement combos, bone broth, and other collagen-infused products. Why the surge? Collagen comes with some lofty health claims. Some suggest that ...

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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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Fat Loss Rules: Grains and Weight Loss (A Twisted Relationship)

Fat Loss Rules: Grains and Weight Loss (A Twisted Relationship)

The book Wheat Belly revolved around a simple concept: proving that grains are the “magic bullet” cause of many problems, one of which is weight gain. There’s research, case studies, and even a few stats that look great on paper. There’s only one problem. The weight loss hypothesis and overstated claims aren’t accurate. Many people want to know how to lose ...

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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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A New Approach To Fat Loss Nutrition

A New Approach To Fat Loss Nutrition

The easiest way to lose weight is to eat less. The statement is so simple and common, and yet merely telling someone to not stuff their face as often is also incredibly wrong. Sure, if you eat less you’re likely to lose some weight and it’s an important part of the process. But saying “eat less” obviously isn’t that simple, ...

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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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