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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With These Sugar Substitutes

We recently wrote about how you should stop eating sugar (because you’re sweet enough already). And we still mean it. However, sometimes we all want something sweet. Nothing completes a delicious, savory meal like a sweet dessert (even just a small one). So how do we get around the whole “don’t eat sugar” thing? Well luckily, […]

{Infographic} How Our Food May Be Making Us Depressed

Nutrition effects every part of our body (it’s obvious, I know, but say it anyway). Our friends at TopCounselingSchools.org weigh in on how nutrition and food can go to your head and impact your mental and emotional health. I’ll let Brietta from TopCounselingSchools.org take it from here. While it’s common knowledge that certain foods influence your […]

The Essential Guide to Iron and Anemia

Iron deficiency is the most widespread nutritional deficiency in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that 2 billion people (over 30% of the world’s population) are anemic, most of which due to iron deficiency [1]. So why is iron so important? What should you do to make sure you consume enough of it? Iron is an essential mineral (meaning […]

Allergy Cheat Sheet {Infographic}

According to the World Allergy Organization, between 220 and 250 million people globally have at least one food allergy. That means about 6-8% of children and 3-4% of adults have some sort of food allergy. Every three minutes, an allergic reaction sends someone in the US to a hospital. Food allergies are also on the […]

The Blood Type Diet Debunked

The blood type diet is diet that was promoted in the book Eat Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter D’Adamo. In the book it was claimed that the most important factor in determining a healthy diet is the person’s ABO blood type [1]. The diet became very popular in the late 90’s and the beginning of the new millennia. The […]

{Infographic} Why Fiber is a Fundamental Part of Your Diet

Even with a large body of research that shows fiber contributes to a human health, research shows that Americans are still not consuming the recommended amounts of fiber each day [1-2]. Are you getting enough fiber? Read on to learn all about what fiber is, why you need it, and where to find it in […]

Nutrition’s Biggest Problem: Conflicting Advice is Everywhere

Too much protein causes cancer. Don’t eat saturated fat. Well sometimes saturated fat is okay. Eggs cause hypertension. Eggs are actually a good source of protein and vitamins. Dairy is bad for you. Pescatarianism is better than vegetarianism. Fish has high levels of mercury, definitely don’t eat it. If you were to believe everything the […]

Obesity Prevention: 13 Effects of Obesity on Our Bodies {Infographic}

By 2030, it is estimated that 50% of Americans will be obese. In 1990, only 12% of the population was considered obese, rising to an incredible 35.7% in 2010. The rising obesity rate means that there can be as many as 5 million new cases of heart disease and stroke, as well as 6 million […]