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Kris Gunnars
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Grains have been demonized in recent years, but there is a LOT more to grains than we've been led to believe. Some of them are very healthy.

http://authoritynutrition.com/grains-good-or-bad/
Grains are the edible seeds of plants called cereals. This article takes a close look at grains and their health effects, both the good stuff and the bad.
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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.

http://authoritynutrition.com/15-health-foods-that-are-really-junk-foods/
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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My biol professor tells up sat fats tend to build up as plaque and clog arteries
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The standard low-fat diet is the ultimate fad diet. There is overwhelming evidence that low-carb diets are more effective and healthier. If you don't believe me, check out these 23 studies.

http://authoritynutrition.com/23-studies-on-low-carb-and-low-fat-diets/
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Depending on who you ask, MSG is either 100% safe or a dangerous neurotoxin. This article explains the truth.

http://authoritynutrition.com/msg-good-or-bad/
This is a detailed review of MSG (monosodium glutamate), a popular ingredient in processed foods. MSG has been the subject of intense controversy.
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Check out this episode of "Secrets of the Dead: Lost Ships of Rome". Among the cargo of one of the ships, the discovered bottles of what turned out to be fermented fish...used to make flavor enhancers or MSG. Humans have been using it for several thousand years.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/lost-ships-of-rome-watch-the-full-episode/805/
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Eating more protein is the easiest, simplest and most delicious way to lose fat and improve health. Here are 20 healthy and delicious foods that are loaded with protein.

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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A vegan just argued with me the other day, stating that incomplete protein is better for you than complete protein. I wonder if he would live in an incomplete house or drive an incomplete car.
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Gut health goes way beyond just digestion. Compelling evidence points to gut health being the main determinant of fat gain and all sorts of chronic metabolic disease.

http://authoritynutrition.com/does-all-disease-begin-in-the-gut/
Impaired gut health may cause unwanted substances to "leak" into the bloodstream. This causes inflammation, which may be driving chronic metabolic disease.
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Kefir is one of the latest "superfoods" to become popular in the natural health community. This article explains what all the fuss is about.

http://authoritynutrition.com/9-health-benefits-of-kefir/
This is a detailed review of kefir and its health benefits. Kefir is a fermented milk drink that is highly nutritious and contains live probiotics.
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What they sell, even at Whole Foods are nothing more than smoothies. It's difficult to find any that are unsweetened and full fat.
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Tired of all the nutrition nonsense out there? This article lists 27 health and 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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Gluten-free is not just a fad, it can have life-saving benefits for many people. This is a detailed, evidence-based guide to the gluten-free diet.

http://authoritynutrition.com/gluten-free-diet-101/
This is a detailed article about the gluten-free diet. What gluten is, who should avoid it, foods to eat and avoid, sample menu and numerous tips.
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Low-carb diets have been demonized by fat-phobic individuals, but the studies have proven these people wrong. Here are 10 science-based health benefits of low-carb diets.

http://authoritynutrition.com/10-benefits-of-low-carb-ketogenic-diets/
Many studies show that low-carb and ketogenic diets can lead to dramatic weight loss and improve most major risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.
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The "war" on fat is lost, and many high-fat foods have been making a comeback. Here are 10 fatty foods that are actually super healthy.

http://authoritynutrition.com/10-super-healthy-high-fat-foods/
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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Out of all the wonderful dairy products, yogurt may just be the healthiest. This article explains everything you need to know about yogurt.

http://authoritynutrition.com/foods/yogurt/
This is a detailed article about yogurt. What it is, what it contains, along with detailed information on nutrition and health effects.
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+Rafael Q A good alternative for you would be coconut milk yogurt available in many health food stores.  Astonishingly good and zero animal proteins of any kind.   
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On a mission to save the world from nutrition misinformation and pseudoscience...
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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.
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Sober 6+ years. Made it to med school. Benched 330 pounds.
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    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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Kristjan Mar Gunnarsson, Kiddi
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Grains: Are They Good For You, or Bad?
authoritynutrition.com

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
authoritynutrition.com

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.

20 Delicious High-Protein Foods (No. 1 and 3 Are Best)
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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

6 Proven Ways to Lose Belly Fat (No. 2 and 3 are Best)
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Belly fat is the most harmful fat in your body, linked to many diseases. Here are 6 ways to lose belly fat, supported by science.

10 High-Fat Foods That Are Actually Super Healthy
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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 hea

Quinoa: Good or Bad?
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This is a detailed review of quinoa (a popular edible seed/grain), looking at its health effects and nutritional properties.

The Atkins Diet: Everything You Need to Know (Literally)
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This is an incredibly detailed article about the Atkins diet. Foods to eat, foods to avoid, meal plan, shopping list, scientific background

Probiotics 101: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide
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A probiotic is a live microorganism that provides health benefits when consumed. This article explains everything you need to know about pro

Cranberries 101 - Evidence-Based Health and Nutrition Facts
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The cranberry is a popular type of berry, high in nutrients and antioxidants. It has many health benefits, and is usually consumed as cranbe

Strawberries 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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The strawberry is a highly nutritious fruit, loaded with vitamin C and powerful antioxidants. Studies show that strawberries have many benef

What is The Healthiest Oil For Deep Frying? The Crispy Truth
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Deep fried food is generally considered unhealthy, but this depends on the type of oil used. There are several healthy options available.

Potatoes 101 - Evidence-Based Health and Nutrition Facts
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Potatoes are types of starchy root vegetables called tubers. They are high in nutrients like potassium and vitamin C, and have many health b

10 Evidence-Based Fat-Burning Foods and Beverages
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Certain foods can boost your metabolism, kill your appetite, or both. Here is a list of 10 fat-burning foods and beverages that are supporte

Bananas 101 - Detailed Health and Nutrition Information
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This is a detailed article about bananas. What they are, what they look like, along with in-depth information on nutrition and health benefi

Science: Grass-Fed Butter Eaters Have Fewer Heart Attacks
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Butter from grass-fed cows is incredibly healthy. In fact, studies show that people who consume it have a much lower risk of heart attacks a

Avocado 101 - Evidence-Based Health and Nutrition Facts
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The avocado is a popular and highly nutritious fruit. It is high in healthy fats, fiber, potassium and antioxidants, and has numerous benefi

11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger (No. 5 is Insane)
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Ginger is a popular spice with powerful medicinal properties. Here are 11 health benefits of ginger that are supported by scientific researc

Broccoli 101 - Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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Broccoli is a popular vegetable that is high in many nutrients, including fiber and vitamin C. Broccoli may lower the risk of cancer and hea