Conflicting Advice on Healthy Salt Consumption Levels

Conflicting Advice on Healthy Salt Consumption Levels

One of the biggest problems we consumers have with nutrition, is the seemingly ever changing and conflicting advice dispensed to us from experts. Fat was once evil, now it’s not. Eggs were the devil, now they are not. Will salt … Continue reading

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Before You Bite Into Your Bologna Sandwich

Before You Bite Into Your Bologna Sandwich

A recent European study, published in BMC Medicine, confirms what American studies have already shown – consumption of processed meats above a certain level increases the chances of heart attack, cancer, and death. Researchers reviewed data of close to 450,000 … Continue reading

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4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

Since the turn of this century, Carbophobia – the fear of carbohydrates – has rooted itself in American food and nutrition culture. With the rise of type 2 diabetes, some people will swear that carbs are the food equivalent of … Continue reading

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How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 1/2)

How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 1/2)

This is part one of a two part series of guest posts from Vani Hari, a.k.a. Food Babe. It originally appeared here. Thoughts of outrage, unfairness, disbelief, and ultimately grief consumed me while I was doing this investigation. A list of ingredients … Continue reading

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11 Must Try Motivators to Keep You Exercising

11 Must Try Motivators to Keep You Exercising

Yes, we are a blog about healthy eating. But that does not mean we don’t care about exercise. Exercising is recommended nearly universally as part of any healthy diet, including most heart healthy diets, like DASH and diets for people … Continue reading

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Study: Red Meat not Only Leads to Disease, It Kills

Study: Red Meat not Only Leads to Disease, It Kills

For decades we have been taught that excess consumption of red meat leads to heart disease and other chronic health issues. That’s what gave rise to the poultry industry in this country. And now, new evidence shows that mortality rates … Continue reading

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Insurance Companies Say: Quit the Fizzy Pop

Insurance Companies Say: Quit the Fizzy Pop

Via: Term Life Insurance Check out this infographic, published not by doctors, not by dietitians, and not by the government. This “propaganda” is disseminated by a for-profit organization that has a direct financial interest in reducing your junk food intake – an … Continue reading

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Another Health Halo Shattered – Bottled Teas Contain Virtually no Antioxidants

Another Health Halo Shattered – Bottled Teas Contain Virtually no Antioxidants

Tea is the world’s most widely consumed beverage, not coffee. Just in the US, the market last year stood at $7 Billion in sales of tea bags and bottles, including iced tea. The industry has quadrupled itself since the early … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Red Meat is Dangerous to your Health?

The Real Reason Red Meat is Dangerous to your Health?

Not all red meats are created equal. Better phrased – not all red meats affect our health equally. These are the findings published recently in Circulation, the scholarly journal of the American Heart Association. Turns out that processed meats are … Continue reading

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Meatless Mondays – Pros and Cons

Meatless Mondays – Pros and Cons

Recently, the Meatless Monday movement has been gaining more and more followers. There are many benefits for families, roughly divided to 2 categories – personal health and environmental health. Meats are a great source of protein, and many people are … Continue reading

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