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What foods should you be eating? Nutrition refers to eating the right kinds of food for a healthy lifestyle. Learn about healthy alternatives to unhealthy foods you may be eating.

Food Addiction: A Very Real Problem

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Now that we are firmly into the New Year, you may be analyzing your eating habits a bit more than usual. And you may notice that you find certain food positively irresistible—so much so that you not only indulge, but overindulge, knowing full well that you’ll regret it. People who have problems with alcohol or […]

Four Important Benefits of Coconuts

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Most people have very strong opinions about coconut. They either love it or absolutely hate it. But regardless of how you feel, research is showing that coconut may have some pretty impressive health benefits. Coconut is sort of a mix between a nut and a fruit. It is actually classified as a “drupe”—a fruit in […]

How Protein Aids in Satiety and Weight Loss

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Protein has long been considered the go-to supplement by weightlifters and bodybuilders to increase muscle mass. But the more we learn about this macronutrient, the clearer it becomes that protein’s benefits extend far beyond sports nutrition. In fact, a growing body of research indicates that it can promote satiety (helping you feel full for longer […]

Ancient Grains Enhance Your Nutrition

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In the wild, wheat, corn, and rice plants used to be scattered across meadows and marshes, bearing varied, rich-colored seeds. Today, their domesticated versions are intensely cultivated cash crops that produce mountains of beige food. From the standpoint of economically filling bellies, they’re a success. But there can be unexpected consequences when dietary variety is […]

Setting the Record Straight on Farmed Fish

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A few years ago, I stumbled into a virtual hornet’s nest. My laboratory collected 30 of the most commonly consumed farmed and wild fish from supermarkets and wholesalers throughout the United States. Now, we are experts in fatty acids, so we naturally analyzed the fatty acid content of the fish. What we found was very […]

Choosing the Right Eating Plan

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Navigating the world of diets can make anyone’s head spin. Low-this, low-that, eat-this, but none-of-that. What works? What’s a gimmick? With this, my goal is to help answer questions and clear up the confusion surrounding some of the most popular diet trends of the last several decades. Low-Fat Diets I’ll start with low-fat, which started […]

WATCH: Health Benefits of Nutritional Supplements

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Dr. Ski Chilton explains how the typical western diet is missing key nutritional elements. One of the best ways you can offset the those missing nutrients is by taking nutritional supplements. Dietary supplements containing omega-3 are increasingly necessary, because omega-3 fatty acids are becoming more and more scarce in out diet.

Protect Your Heart With Fiber

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For years, fiber has been the “butt” of jokes due to its ability to keep you “regular.” But now, strong research shows that fiber has benefits well beyond the bathroom. In fact, studies indicate that fiber may be one of the most powerful protectors against type 2 diabetes, weight gain and obesity, and our #1 […]

How to Choose Cooking Oil

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Remember when you could go to the grocery store to buy cooking oil and only had to decide between two or three types? Today, the options are endless. In some respects, this is a good thing. Now that we know more about how oils affect our bodies and health, we can make smarter choices. At […]

Secrets of the Gene Smart Diet

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Over the past several decades, dozens of diet trends and fads have come and gone (think: low-fat, low-carb, grapefruit diet!), yet none of them gained real traction in terms of long-term success. Until recently. Enter the Mediterranean diet. Now, I’m not a fan of fad diets. But the Mediterranean diet is neither a fad nor […]

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