The paleo diet, as it’s often called, is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world. In the past few decades, it has gained a notorious following, known for the mantra how we should eat like our ancestors have eaten in the past. At the same time, a steady flow of people has argued that the paleo is unfeasible, mostly because we don’t know what exactly even was on their food plate. In this article I explore some of these notions.
Fiber is a marketing buzzword, loved by advertising teams. However, did you ever ask yourself whether there is any truth to this matter? I mean, if a new version of a product has 10% more fiber – then it has to be good for you, right?
Everybody has a different attitude towards food. Some experience (extreme) pleasure when they’re presented with particularly appetizing food, while others couldn’t care less. This reaction towards appetizing food, together with a personality trait called impulsivity, are two factors with (probably) huge implications in the obesity crisis.
Our personalities differ, every one of us is unique and has a unique personality as well. It’s an important aspect of our lives which becomes even more important when talking about food-related mental disorders. One of these is anorexia.
The way how we eat is obviously important. In the past, many researchers have conducted studies where they wanted to know the difference between people who were vegetarian, vegan, and omnivore. In this article, I cover a study where they were interested whether people differ in the rate of mental illnesses. The results may surprise you.
If you like to read about nutrition then you’ve surely stumbled across the circumpolar people, often called Inuits or Eskimos, and how they have a low prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, despite eating a high-fat diet. Well, this has been altered in the past few decades due to some nasty changes.
Creatine is one interesting substance to study. Very familiar to a lot of people, but its real health potentials and benefits are very far-reaching, much more so than the average layperson would like to think.
Oxidative stress, free radicals, and reactive oxygen species can be hard names to remember. However, remembering these names and what they do is crucial for a healthier life. Let’s see why.
It seems as if it was just yesterday when saturated fats finally recovered from their notorious reputation of being Satan’s heart clogging tool with two big studies which indicated no connection between saturated fat intake and an increased risk for heart disease. However, evidence has indicated a certain link, forgotten by the majority of people.
There are many treatments for depression. The two most widespread treatments are antidepressants and psychotherapy. However, research has shown the therapeutic potential of different food nutrients as well. Zinc seems to be one of the more promising ones.
You will learn four interesting facts about cholesterol that have two things in common. First, they have been around for ages and don’t want to go away. Second, none of them are true. You’re in for a treat.
Debunking myths and changing the common perception, when it comes to certain pieces of nutritional information, is always fun. Today, I demystify six of the most persistent myths gathered in the public.
Self-control is an often overlooked concept in the “healthy eating industry”. Most known blogs have already adopted the mentality that sometimes, giving advice on what someone should eat is simply not enough as a viable solution in the long run.
You may have heard about chili peppers being recommended as a weight loss supplement, it’s supposed to be helpful because it revs up your metabolism and makes you eat less at the same time. So let’s see whether there’s any scientific merit to these claims.
I’ve written a post about the current modern equivalent of a traditional viking diet before; The New Nordic diet. While the scientific approach to the New Nordic diet proved useful, considering it has had some important positive outcomes in different studies, the Vikings of the old ages actually did eat somewhat differently. This article explores how exactly.
Coconut oil has made an immense comeback in recent years as one of the healthiest types of fats for culinary use. However, the uses of coconut oils often exceed the commonly known ones. Let’s see what I’m talking about.