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Sugar Vs Fat

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What Happens One Hour After Eating A Big Mac?

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Why Are Avocados So Interesting?

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New study shows no signs that skipping breakfast will make you gain weight

There’s no meal more divisive than breakfast – some of us swear by it and insist that we cannot function without it, while others say they’ll throw up if they’re faced with anything other than coffee before 10am. (Weekends are … Continue reading

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The Science of BACON!

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Ten reasons Why Beer Is Good For You

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Over the years, various scientific studies have discovered all the different things beer is good for. And as it turns out, beer is good for a lot of things.And so, because we’re so kind, here are ten studies you can quote … Continue reading

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Why you should just cave and satisfy your food cravings

Why are there certain days when we can’t do anything until we get our coffee? Why do we not want chocolate, but need it, and what’s with all those stories about the intense cravings pregnant women get for foods as … Continue reading

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Here’s what happens when rural Africans eat an American diet for 2 weeks

We all know that a diet heavy in processed foods isn’t doing us any favours, but a new study has now provided insight into just how quickly fast food can trigger biological changes. In the study, researchers asked 20 fast … Continue reading

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‘Alternative Protein’ Could Make Up One Third of the Market by 2050

Could the source of our protein be the most pressing environmental question of the day? Bill Gates seems to think so. The software tycoon has invested in two big plant-based protein start-ups: Hampton Creek and Beyond Meat, and has gone … Continue reading

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Exercise ‘not key to obesity fight’

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Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity – and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say. In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international experts said it was time to … Continue reading

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Salt probably isn’t as bad for you as the government says

In fact, some scientists say sticking to the guidelines is a risk in itself.  There’s a growing movement of scientists who say government recommendations when it comes to salt aren’t based on sound scientific evidence, and could actually pose a … Continue reading

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Diet Soda Linked to Increased Belly Fat in Older Adults

Older adults who drink diet soda may experience greater increases in their waist size over a decade than those who do not drink diet soda, according to a new study. Researchers found that the average increase in waist circumference among … Continue reading

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What happened to the low-carb diet fad?

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For many people, the low-carb diet went the same way as its principal advocate, Dr Robert Atkins, who died in 2003. At the time, the popularity of the diet prompted warnings from, among others, the American Medical Association that the … Continue reading

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Molecular mechanism behind health benefits of dietary restriction identified

New study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers identifies a key molecular mechanism behind the health benefits of dietary restriction, or reduced food intake without malnutrition. Also known as calorie restriction, dietary restriction is best known for … Continue reading

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The strange world inside cheese

From foot bacteria to fungal goo, the living things in cheese make it taste wonderful. Veronique Greenwood explores a microscopic world we rarely think about. Cheese, once primarily a way to extend the useful life of milk, is today quite … Continue reading

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New electric spoon can zap tongue with extra flavour

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Imagine if you could satisfy your sweet tooth without risking cavities or those few extra calories. This may sound too good to be true, but researchers in the United Arab Emirates have invented a spoon that can recreate flavours such … Continue reading

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New research suggests you make better decisions when you’re hungry

You might think that it’s better to be well-fed rather than starving when you’re trying to make a big, life-changing decision, but new research suggests quite the opposite. ‘Hot states’ – a term used to describe a high level of … Continue reading

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Sweet! A special cocoa drink may reverse memory loss

A special type of concentrated cocoa drink seems to turn back the clock on memory, changing the brain and helping middle-aged people ace memory tests, researchers reported on Sunday. Plant compounds called flavanols seem to be what does the trick, … Continue reading

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Reheating your pasta reduces the rise in blood glucose levels by 50 percent

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When pasta is cooled down, your body digests it differently, causing fewer calories to be absorbed and a smaller blood glucose peak. And reheating it is even better – it reduces the rise in blood glucose levels by a whopping 50 percent. … Continue reading

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