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Kris Gunnars
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Eating protein is the single easiest and most delicious way to lose weight on autopilot. Here are 20 super healthy and delicious high-protein foods.

http://authoritynutrition.com/20-delicious-high-protein-foods/
The importance of eating enough protein can not be overstated. Here are 20 high-protein foods that can help you lose weight, feel great and gain muscle.
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New studies show that saturated is harmless, but butter is still controversial among many. This is an objective review of the health effects of butter.

http://authoritynutrition.com/foods/butter/
This is an in-depth article about butter. What it is, what it contains, along with detailed information on nutrition and health effects.
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Garcinia cambogia is the world's most popular weight loss supplement. Dr. Oz loves it, but does it actually work? This article sets the record straight.

http://authoritynutrition.com/garcinia-cambogia-extract/
This is a detailed review of garcinia cambogia. Weight loss effects, health benefits, safety and an in-depth look at the science.
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The fact that Dr. Oz loves it is enough for me to run to the nearest exit. The guy makes snake oil salesmen look reputable.
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Eating low-carb but not losing as much weight as you expected (or hoped)? Here are 15 things to try out today.

http://authoritynutrition.com/15-reasons-not-losing-weight-on-a-low-carb-diet/
People often stop losing before they reach their desired weight. If you're on a low-carb diet but not losing weight, then here are 15 things you can try.
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Watermelons are the ultimate summer fruit. They are low in carbs, high in water and contain several powerful plant compounds that can improve your health.

http://authoritynutrition.com/foods/watermelon/
This is an evidence-based review of watermelon, with detailed information on its health benefits, nutrient content, plant compounds and more.
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Like I need another reason to eat watermelon, I'd still eat it if was bad for me.
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Here are 27 nutrition tips that are actually based on GOOD science.

http://authoritynutrition.com/27-health-and-nutrition-tips/
There are many effective things you can do to improve your health. Here are 27 health and nutrition tips that are actually based on good science.
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Here are 15 seriously unhealthy foods that you may believe to be healthy.

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Some of the world's unhealthiest foods are often mistakenly believed to be healthy. Here are 15 "health foods" that are really junk foods in disguise.
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The ridiculous war on fat is LOST. Here are 10 high-fat foods that have been making a comeback as health foods.

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Many healthy and nutritious foods were unfairly demonized for being high in fat. Here are 10 high-fat foods that are actually incredibly healthy.
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The best diet plan for YOU is the one you can stick to. Here are 4 super healthy plans to choose from (no. 1 is similar to how I eat).

http://authoritynutrition.com/meal-plans/
There are many "diets" that can work. Here are meal plans for 4 healthy diets that have been shown to be effective in studies.
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Here are 10 foods that can boost your metabolism and kill your appetite.

http://authoritynutrition.com/10-fat-burning-foods-and-beverages/
Certain foods can boost your metabolism, kill your appetite, or both. Here is a list of 10 fat-burning foods and beverages that are supported by science.
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Fish is a superfood for your body and brain. It is literally one of the healthiest foods on earth. Here are 10 evidence-based health benefits of fish.

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This is a detailed article about the health benefits of fish. Fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, and can help protect against many diseases.
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I wouldn't trust anything coming out of the Pacific Ocean...Fukushima.
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Pineapples are loaded with vitamin C, manganese and a powerful plant compound with all sorts of health benefits. They are also among the world's most delicious fruits.

http://authoritynutrition.com/foods/pineapples/
This is a detailed review of pineapples, as well as their nutrient content and health benefits. Pineapples are a popular type of tropical fruit.
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Medical Student, Blogger
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Nutrition, Personal Training, Weight Loss, Blogging
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  • Authority Nutrition
    Owner, 2012 - present
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Reykjavík, Iceland
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On a mission to save the world from nutrition misinformation and pseudoscience...
Introduction
I'm a med student and certified personal trainer from Reykjavik, Iceland. 

My main interests in life are related to health and nutrition. You could say that it has become pretty much an obsession and I've spent the last few years reading blogs, books and research studies.

I run an evidence-based nutrition blog called Authority Nutrition. I write about health related topics from an evidence-based perspective every week.

The point of my website is to look through the literature to find evidence-based answers and solutions to common modern health problems, preferably from randomized controlled trials (the gold standard of research).

Then what I try to do is to decipher the scientific jargon and explain it in human terms, in language that both professionals and laypeople can understand.

I'm particularly interested in the low carb diet as a potential treatment for obesity, type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome... which are the biggest health problems in the world.

Other topics I cover on my site include weight loss, healthy eating, myth busting, food addiction, specific foods, sweeteners and whatever other health related topic I'm interested in exploring and discussing at the time.

Please take a moment to add me to your circles, I'd love to connect with you!

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In my spare time, I like to read, hang out with family and friends, listen to music, watch movies, go for walks and lift heavy things.
Bragging rights
Sober 6+ years. Made it to med school. Benched 330 pounds.
Education
  • Medical School
    Medicine, 2010 - present
    Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Immunobiology, Microbiology and many more.
  • Hradbraut
    Science, 2007 - 2008
    English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and many more.
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Male
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Friends, Networking
Birthday
April 4
Other names
Kristjan Mar Gunnarsson, Kiddi
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Pineapples 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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This is a detailed review of pineapples, as well as their nutrient content and health benefits. Pineapples are a popular type of tropical fr

Chia Seeds 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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This is a detailed review of chia seeds and their nutrient content. Their health effects (both good and bad) are explained thoroughly.

Bell Peppers 101 - Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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This is a detailed article about bell peppers and their health effects. Nutrient content, plant compounds, health benefits, adverse effects

44 Healthy Low-Carb Foods That Taste Amazing
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This is a list of 44 healthy low-carb foods. It includes meats, fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits, fats, dairy, nuts, seeds, beverages, herb

12 Popular Weight Loss Pills and Supplements Reviewed
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This is a detailed, evidence-based review of the 12 most popular weight loss pills and supplements on the market today.

Onions 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Effects
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This is an incredibly detailed article about onions and their nutrition content. The health effects of onions (both good and bad) are explai

Good Fiber, Bad Fiber - How The Different Types Affect You
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This is a detailed review of the different types of dietary fiber, and how they can affect your health. Not all fiber is created equal.

Whey Protein 101: Surprising Benefits of Powders and Shakes
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This is a detailed article about whey protein, a type of protein shown to have numerous benefits for muscle mass, strength, fat loss and ove

Milk 101 - Detailed Health and Nutrition Information
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This is a detailed article about milk. What it is, what it contains, along with detailed information on nutrition and health effects.

How Many Calories Should You Eat Per Day to Lose Weight?
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This page has a simple but accurate calorie calculator, which shows exactly how many calories you should eat to lose or maintain weight.

12 Proven Benefits of Pomegranate (No. 8 is Impressive)
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This is a detailed article about pomegranate and its health benefits. Here are 12 evidence-based ways that pomegranate can improve your heal

Sugar Alcohols: Good or Bad?
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This is a detailed article about sugar alcohols and their health effects. They have several health benefits, but can also cause digestive pr

20 Foods That Are Bad For Your Health (Avoid Them!)
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There is a lot of confusion out there about which foods are healthy, and which are not. Here is a list of 20 foods that are generally very u

22 Delicious High-Fiber Foods (No. 2 and 19 Are My Favorites)
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Eating plenty of fiber has numerous health benefits. Here are 22 delicious high-fiber foods that can improve your health and help you lose w

Lamb 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Effects
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This is an article about lamb (the meat of young domestic sheep), with a special emphasis on nutrition facts and health effects.

Dietary Lectins: This is What You NEED to Know
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Lectins are a large family of carbohydrate-binding proteins that are found in all plants and animals. Consuming large amounts can be very ha

Grains: Are They Good For You, or Bad?
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Grains are the edible seeds of plants called cereals. This article takes a close look at grains and their health effects, both the good stuf

9 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Kefir
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This is a detailed review of kefir and its health benefits. Kefir is a fermented milk drink that is highly nutritious and contains live prob

15 "Health Foods" That Are Really Junk Foods in Disguise
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Some of the world's unhealthiest foods are often mistakenly believed to be healthy. Here are 15 "health foods" that are really junk foods in

Oats: Good or Bad?
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This is a detailed review of oats (a popular whole grain food), looking at its health benefits and nutritional properties.