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When Cutting Calories Doesn’t Cut It

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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When Cutting Calories Doesn’t Cut It

New research out of the Oregon Health and Science University may explain the discrepancy between the theory and reality of dieting. They found that, at least in some of our closest relatives, cutting calories isn't enough to lose weight because the body compensates for the reduced intake by lowering activity levels. Image credit: iamchenelle, flickr

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Why Don’t We Just Eat Better?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Why Don’t We Just Eat Better?

Why is it so hard for us to eat a healthy diet? It would appear to be the easiest solution in the world. Just choose wisely at the grocery store and - Poof! - you can feel better, lose weight, and look fantastic. Of course, we all know that eating healthy is never as easy as it sounds. So what is in the way of making good food choices?

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Brain Food: Nuts! (Part 1)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

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Brain Food: Nuts! (Part 1)

Many foods are packed with compounds that help boost memory, concentration, motor skills, and mental clarity but nuts are special. All kinds of nuts have been shown to be great brain boosters and here we review the science behind those claims. Thanks to flickr user Noël Zia Lee for the great shot.

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One Fat, Two Fat, Is Any Fat a Good Fat?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

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One Fat, Two Fat, Is Any Fat a Good Fat?

One of the most confusing things when it comes to proper nutrition is the role of fats. We're constantly told that fats are evil things which will expand our bellies to the size of hot air balloons. Recent research has found that the low-fat diet trend is simply wrong for us- we're not supposed to have no fat in our diets. you just have to know which is which.

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