Posts tagged diet

12 Things You Should Do Every Day to Stay Alive

Important note: Always consult a medical professional before undergoing any new diet or exercise plan. When was the last time your doctor asked about your eating habits? Chances are, unless you brought it up yourself, it’s likely never happened. Despite the widely-accepted notion that our lifestyle habits–such as diet and exercise–have a tremendous impact on our health, medical professionals rarely discuss it with their patients…

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Fabulous Uncovers: Does Dark Chocolate Reduce Stress and Improve Memory?

Put down that candy bar! Nah, just kidding. Or are we? The information and misinformation surrounding the possible health benefits of dark chocolate are staggering. Some people say dark chocolate–chocolate containing at least 70% cocoa–can reduce stress, improve memory, and even help lower blood pressure. Other sources say dark chocolate, like any other chocolate, is still candy and is best avoided. But what’s true? Can…

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30-Day Clean Eating Challenge

We take food for granted in our modern, western society. Long gone are the days of hunting, gathering, and farming our own food. Nowadays, we are inundated with thousands of different food choices in grocery stores and restaurants. It’s so easy to acquire food, in fact, that many of us have lost our appreciation for its worth. We’ve given up the lifestyle of difficult but…

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5 Healthy Habits You Need in Your 20s to Thrive in Your 40s

If you turned on your television right now and flipped through the channels, it probably wouldn’t take you long to stumble upon an advertisement of something that promises to make you live longer. Skin care products, health trackers, dietary supplements, there’s a never-ending list of products that attempt to mimic the Fountain of Youth. But the truth is, you don’t need any of that stuff!…

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Fabulous Uncovers: Is the 10,000 Calorie Challenge Healthy or Dangerous?

YouTube challenges have been around for almost as long as the platform itself. Some, like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, are a force for good. Others, however, can be unusual or even dangerous, like the Cinnamon Challenge or the now-infamous Tide Pod Challenge. One challenge in particular became famous in the wake of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps revealing the sheer volume of food he eats…

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Building Good Habits: Why Healthy Eating Matters

If you came here looking for a diet, I’ll let you know in advance that you won’t find one in this article. Healthy eating? It’s not weight loss, the new trendy diet, or eating salads every day. It’s about providing your body with the nutrients it needs in order to keep your body functioning at its best. Our bodies are incredibly complex biological systems split…

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Curb Compulsive Eating with The Food Therapist

It’s nearly 1 AM. You should be in bed but you’ve been hit with a nasty case of the midnight munchies. You’ve tried everything but meditating cravings away doesn’t ever seem to work nearly as well as health bloggers say it does. Before you know it, you’ve inhaled a pint of ice cream and, after deciding there’s no coming back from your failure, going back…

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Fabulous Uncovers: Are Bananas Healthy?

Bananas get a bad rap. The humble banana has been a staple of American households for decades, advertised as a cheap and healthy snack almost anyone can enjoy. But years of debate on proper diets have put bananas under a microscope. Can something with as many carbs and sugars as a banana truly be good for us? Are bananas healthy? While it’s true that bananas…

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3 Simple Steps to Healthy Eating: In Defense of Food

Michael Pollan is no stranger to food. He’s written several books on the subject and is best known for his criticism of modern-day agriculture. He believes that the industrial revolution has distorted our relationship with our food and where it comes from. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto distills his approach to healthy eating into three simple steps: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly…

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