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soy protein health

What are the health benefits of soy protein?

Soy protein is both praised and loathed for its supposed health benefits and risks. Some claim it protects against various cancers while others say it upends hormonal balance. Is soy a superfood or does it create more issues than it solves?

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fast food HIIT exercise

Can you outrun a fast food diet with high intensity exercise?

Fast Food + High Intensity Exercise = ?? In our society, we've equated good health with good looks. Great athletes are supposed to be the healthiest people. There is however, much more to health than a six pack (though some don't seem to care). Unhealthy habits do not necessarily cause unsightly...

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palm oil

Is Palm oil healthy?

Palm Oil Originally, trans fats were produced as a way to solidify unsaturated fats/vegetable oils. This was more desirable than using animal fats in some products. Unfortunately, it turned out trans fats were extremely unhealthy. The FDA is currently in the process of banning trans fats from foods. The logical...

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saturated fat

Is saturated fat unhealthy?

Saturated Fat Saturated fat is known as the unhealthy or "bad" fat. Coconut oil has given saturated fat a makeover in recent years and many openly doubt the negative health effects associated with saturated fat. Some even go as far as touting it for its potential health benefits. What is fat? Dietary fat...

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Top 5 Benefits of Fiber

To say fiber is important is an understatement. This under-eaten nutrient prevents and treats digestive problems, lowers disease risk, increases satiety and even aids weight loss. Unfortunately, found in mostly unprocessed foods, Americans tend to stay well under the recommended intake for this extremely important nutrient. Fiber is a type...

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