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Why Low-Fat Diets Make You Fat (And Unhealthy)

You are not necessarily what you eat. You would think that ingesting something would raise its levels in your body and for most nutrients this is true. Ingesting vitamins raises your vitamin levels. Indulging in sweets ups your blood sugar, but unless you are diabetic, only to a point. Then the …

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How To Stop Overeating: A Small, Sweet Treat Could Stop You Reaching For Food Later, Study Suggests

Nibbling on a square of chocolate earlier in the day could stop you overeating later on, according to a new health study.<p>Scientists discovered that …

THIS Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Bananas

What if we told you there was a groundbreaking new tool to help you lose weight, reduce bloat, fight cancer and increase your energy—all for just 19 …

Does Your Stomach Actually Grow or Shrink Based on How Much You Eat?

Changing your eating habits is difficult. Change, period, tends to suck. But we've got good news: If you can make it five weeks eating smaller, …

Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

Surge in number of UK adults with diabetes

UK news,Diabetes,Health,Health & wellbeing,Health policy,GPs,NHS,Obesity,Doctors,Life and style,Politics,Public services policy,Society<p>On World Diabetes Day, British Heart Foundation analysis finds nearly 3.5 million British people have condition<p>The number of UK adults with diabetes has risen by …

Vitamin D can turn you into Superman, science says

Daylight saving time has ended, whether you like it or not. That means more cold weather, less warm sun, and for some people, vitamin D deficiencies, which, like any vitamin deficiency, can cause a host of health problems.<p>This week, though, researchers completed a preliminary study on vitamin D and …

Blogger Jordan Younger reveals how extreme 'clean eating' almost killed her

Jordan Younger, who shared plant-based recipes as the popular blogger The Blonde Vegan, broke ranks with her 70,000 followers in June 2014 with a post entitled “Why I’m Transitioning Away from Veganism.”<p>As the post went viral, her site crashed. She lost 1,000 readers and even received death threats.<p>…

Try the ‘Humane Burpee’ for a Ridiculously Good Workout

You’ll pack more work into 4 minutes than most people do in 30<p>One of my favorite exercises to do when I’m time crunched: the humane burpee. (Those are two words I bet you never thought you’d see together.)<p>Created by my good friend Dan Martin, a powerlifter and former firefighter, the exercise works …

The (New) Science Behind Protein Intake

As a sports dietitian, I am often asked by athletes and exercise enthusiasts, “How much protein do I need?” But simply suggesting a daily total …

Perk up your porridge: the best oat recipes for a healthy breakfast

Gone are the days of gruel. Porridge is not just a sachet of Quaker Oats any more, nor a half-filled pot of watery oaty soup, but instead, a chance to get inventive and experimental.<p>And oats aren't just delicious, but even better for us than previously thought. A large bowl of porridge each day may …

Bye, Oatmeal: You Should Be Making Buckwheat Porridge for Breakfast

Oatmeal is so five minutes ago. Here's why we're cooking buckwheat porridge for breakfast.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s</i> …

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The Spices You Really Need in Your Pantry

We asked the Bon Appétit test kitchen cooks to name their top 5 favorite spices. Here's what they said.<p>It's way too easy to go down the rabbit hole when stocking your spice rack—especially if you like to try new recipes and explore different cuisines. From Aleppo pepper to za'atar, there are so …

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‘Eternal summer’ of artificial light and central heating could be harmful to health

Genes which should change throughout the year are being silenced by modern living, scientists warn<p>The ‘eternal summer’ provided by central heating and artificial lighting could be damaging our immune systems and leaving people open to illness and early death, scientists have warned.<p>Humans, like all …

7 Healthy Lunches That'll Keep You Full All Day

You know when you're at work or school and it's time to eat your packed lunch and you wolf it down in 5 minutes and you're sad and still hungry? That's the worst.<p>We've all had that feeling of disappointment. You know when you're at work or school and it's time to eat your packed lunch and you wolf …

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37 Best Breakfast Foods That Will Melt 16 Pounds of Fat in Two Weeks

One of the best ways to boost your weight loss and get your day started on the right foot is to eat a healthy breakfast. That’s an indisputable fact, …

3 Ways to Lose Weight That Have Nothing to Do With Going on a Diet

So how do you start shrinking that waistline without depriving yourself, messing up your metabolism with crash diets, and ending up regaining all the weight you've lost?<p>Eat this. Don't eat that.<p>Stop snacking to lose weight.<p>A calorie is a calorie, and all you need to do to drop the pounds is to eat …

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A healthier hangover breakfast

A hangover breakfast without bacon? Sounds like a bad dream to some, I know. But greasy food is much better suited to prevent a hang-over than to …

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How to Get Lots of Protein as a Vegan

<i>And no, it doesn't involve eating a daily block of tofu.</i><p>At some point or another, every vegan will be asked what he or she does for protein. It’s a fact of life, as inevitable as daylight savings or taxes. It doesn’t tend to be a popular question among vegans, mostly because we get tired of …

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Sweet Potato Brownies

''Brownies, made with sweet potatoes?'' I hear you cry. Bear with me because this recipe is so tasty and much better for you than the calorific and …

End of three square meals for nine out of ten Britons

Traditional meal times are dying out because of the strains of modern life, says BBC Good Food study<p>For almost 500 years it has been drilled into generations to sit down for three square meals a day.<p>However, nine out of ten of us are now abandoning that advice as our hectic lifestyles take over.<p>A …

It's Fall, So Yes, You Can Eat Squash for Every Meal—Including Breakfast

Puréed squash: It's healthy, it's sweet, and it's the best breakfast you're not yet making.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot.</i> …

How to Make Biryani Without a Recipe

<i>This rice dish from the Indian subcontinent is amenable to whatever spices and proteins you have on hand.</i><p>Growing up in a Pakistani home where all the women of the family held their biryani techniques close to their hearts, I had a romantic notion that it—a rice dish with spices, vegetables, and/or …

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When it comes to controlling weight, not all fruits and vegetables are created equal

When admonished to eat more fruits and vegetables, we sometimes let our inner child dictate the menu. Wrinkling our noses at broccoli and Brussels sprouts, we demand peas and corn.<p>Our weary adult selves often relent. After all, they <i>are</i> vegetables, we tell ourselves.<p>Well, yes. But a new study finds …