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Many "superfoods"and household foods are not as healthy as we've been led to believe. But which ones are the most overrated? I asked 19 nutrition experts.
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Have you tried it? Amazing results.
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From the weight of evidence currently available, Lactobacillus gasseri appears to be the probiotic strain that can best assist weight loss in humans.
The bacteria living in your gut strongly influences your health. Many now claim probiotics ("good" bacteria) and weight loss are linked... but is it true?
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You can see honey contains water and many trace vitamins and minerals that sugar doesn’t. That’s why honey is only 82% sugar by weight, while sugar is 99.9%… And that’s also why honey contains fewer calories than sugar.
Studies show that honey can be beneficial for our health, particularly metabolic health. But honey is essentially sugar, so can diabetics eat honey?
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In the world of content marketing, content is King... But context is God. +The Middle Finger Project 
Look, old stuff grosses me out. I don’t care how cute that sooty old vintage peacoat is—the idea of placing moth-ball flavored material against my body that’s previously had armpit fluid secreted onto it by other humans doesn’t do it for me. It just doesn’t. Somebody spear an arrow through my heart for heresy. I KNOW. So …
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15 IN-DEPTH tips that walk you through the how. I guarantee you haven't heard of most of these before :)
These 15 insanely detailed and step-by-step tips will show you how to lose weight fast without chronic exercise or crazy diet sacrifices.
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My brain hack to improve memory, spark creativity, and regulate your emotions. You won't need an app, course or guru! Simply indulge your neurobiology.
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Caffeine is another teratogenic substance that’s not safe in large quantities.

It is a psychoactive substance; one that crosses the placenta to the baby. While you may be tolerant to the caffeine in your morning brew, your child is not.
Eating for two means you need be twice as careful. Research indicates certain foods can be harmful when pregnant... Some of which are very common & popular.
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In a large study of over 46,000 men, researches found that two or more sugar-sweetened soft drinks a day was associated with an 85% increased risk of gout.

The largest consumers of sugar-sweetened soft drinks (and foods) actually had a risk of gout comparable to the risk seen with three to five servings of alcohol.
In theory, consuming less purine-rich foods should lower your gout risk. But it’s not that simple. Other nutrients appear to aggravate gout symptoms too…
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Most people with an MTHFR mutation remain unaffected and do not experience symptoms.

However, for some, enzyme efficiency can drop down to between 30-70% depending on the variant of mutation.
A "defect" in your genes can influence how well you metabolise nutrients. The MTHFR Mutation is a common and potentially dangerous defect with many symptoms
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Brand new controlled trial shows fermented milk with the L.Gasseri proboitic strain increases fecal fat excretion more than fermented milk without L.Gasseri. 
See it here-> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4391304/

This is the first experimental study on humans looking at L.Gasseri specifically, and it supports what has been observed many times over in animal studies.

I wrote that L.Gasseri appears to be the standout in my previous review of probiotics and weight loss, http://www.dietvsdisease.org/probiotics-and-weight-loss-review/, so will add this new study to it now.
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Nutrition Writer & Content Marketer
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Nutrition, Writing
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  • DietvsDisease.org
    Owner, present
  • theHealthCopywriter.me
    Content Marketer & Freelance Writer, 2013 - present
  • Darwin Dietitians
    Nutritionist/Dietitian, 2011 - 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden - Darwin, Australia - Bali, Indonesia
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Dietitian | Diet vs Disease | Health Writer & Content Marketer
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Hey, my name is Joe. I'm a Health Writer specialising in marketing for the health & fitness industry. Drop by www.thehealthcopywriter.me or view my nutrition and diet articles; all scientifically referenced. 
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MSc Nutrition and Dietetics | Sports Dietitian
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  • University of Wollongong
    Nutrition, 2007 - 2011
  • University of Eastern Finland
    Nutrition, 2010 - 2010
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