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7 Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

While most people know that physical activity is healthy, it’s estimated that about 30% of people worldwide don’t get enough (1). Unless you have a physically demanding job, a dedicated fitness routine is likely your best bet for getting active. Unfortunately, many people feel that they don’t have enough time to exercise (2, 3). If…

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Is Maltodextrin Bad for Your Health?

If you often read food labels, chances are you have come across the ingredient maltodextrin many times. It’s an incredibly common additive, and studies have found that approximately 60% of all packaged foods contain it (1). Maltodextrin is made from starch and used for many reasons, mainly as a filler ingredient, a thickener or a…

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10 Solid Reasons Why Yo-Yo Dieting Is Bad for You

Yo-yo dieting, also known as “weight cycling,” describes the pattern of losing weight, regaining it and then dieting again. It’s a process that causes weight to go up and down like a yo-yo. This type of dieting is common — 10% of men and 30% of women have done it (1, 2). This article will…

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How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Really Need?

Sleep is absolutely essential for your health. However, when life gets busy, it’s often the first thing to get neglected or sacrificed. This is unfortunate because good sleep is just as vital to good health as eating healthy foods or getting enough exercise. Read on to learn why sleep is so important to your health…

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Xanthan Gum — Is This Food Additive Healthy or Harmful?

Surprisingly, wallpaper glue and salad dressing have something in common. It’s xanthan gum, a food additive that you’ve probably never heard of but likely consume several times a week. Given that it’s found in many industrial products and has been linked to respiratory and digestive problems, many people are concerned about its safety. But the…

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9 Impressive Health Benefits of Beets

Beetroots, commonly known as beets, are a popular root vegetable used in many cuisines around the world. Beets are packed with essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds, some of which have medicinal properties. What’s more, they are delicious and easy to add to your diet. This article lists 9 health benefits of beets, all supported…

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How to Fight Sarcopenia (Muscle Loss Due to Aging)

Sarcopenia, also known as muscle loss, is a common condition that affects 10% of adults who are over 50 years old. While it can decrease life expectancy and quality of life, there are actions you can take to prevent and even reverse the condition. Although some of the causes of sarcopenia are a natural consequence…

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A High-Protein Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Improve Health

Protein is incredibly important for good health. It’s a nutrient that must be consumed every day to meet your body’s needs. The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for protein is 0.36 grams per pound of body weight, or 0.8 grams per kilogram. However, a lot of evidence supports a higher protein intake for weight loss and…

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14 Simple Ways to Stop Eating Lots of Sugar

Consuming too much added sugar is one of the worst things you can do to your body. It can have many negative effects on your health. It has been shown to contribute to obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and tooth decay (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). While sugar is naturally found in foods…

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“How Not to Die” by Dr. Michael Greger: A Critical Review

As a child, Michael Greger watched his heart-diseased grandmother return from the brink of promised death. Her cure was the low-fat Pritikin diet, and her Lazarusian return — a miracle to both young Greger and the entourage of doctors who’d sent her home to die — launched him on a mission to promote the healing…