Are Natural Flavors Food?

Are Natural Flavors Food?

When reading a list of ingredients, it’s pretty easy to skim right over “natural flavors.” It sounds so innocuous. It has the word “natural” and it’s just “flavor.” So how bad can it be?

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Is Game Changers Right About Protein?

Is Game Changers Right About Protein?

The question about getting enough protein is the first thing the documentary Game Changers addresses with good reason. Both athletes and non-athletes are very concerned that if they eat plant-based they either won’t get enough protein or that they will have to carefully count and balance amino acids.

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Are Nightshades Bad?

Are Nightshades Bad?

You might have heard that NFL quarterback Tom Brady doesn’t eat nightshades. He even has a book outlining a whole host of things he doesn’t eat and why. While I would take advice on being an NFL quarterback from him, I would decidedly NOT take nutrition advice from him.

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Veggies To Eat Cooked

Veggies To Eat Cooked

Vegetables are a great food. Any way you can get yourself to eat more of them, do that. We tend to eat more raw foods in the summer months, who wants to work over a hot stove if you don’t have to? In the winter we love hearty, hot casserole dishes.

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The Tiny Plant That Kills Cancer Cells

Sulforaphane is an amazing compound. It reduces CRP levels in smokers, protects against cartilage damage, slows osteoarthritis, kills breast and prostate cancer cells, reduces oxidative stress and has been shown to help with autism. That’s a lot of goodness from a plant compound.

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It’s NOT About Compliance

It’s NOT About Compliance

The world of dieting seems to be filled with rules and regulations. Eat this. Not that. This is good for you. This is bad for you. This counts. This doesn’t. Willpower is a must. Failure is always lurking. Everywhere you look there are things you can succeed or fail at. Judgment abounds.

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Three Days Of Heart Attacks

Three Days Of Heart Attacks

Now that we are on the other side of the holidays, we are starting to see the posts about how much weight people gained. It’s a little scary (For the record, we did not gain any weight and we did not feel deprived). It also means that people (hopefully you) are more open to hearing about how to make better choices going forward.

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