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- Soy Versus Dairy: Which Milk Is Better For You?
There are good reasons why people may want to swap soy with dairy milk. The carbon, water and phosphate footprint of soy milk is a fraction of the latter. But the main reason for the increasing popularity of soy milk seems to be health concerns, such as inflammatory bowel disease and lactose intolerance.
A new study by the US National Institute of Health based on prior Australian research has cast fresh doubts on whether margarine is healthier than butter. For decades, butter’s more spreadable cousin has been considered a better option for weight-watchers trying to reduce fatty acids from their diet. However, according to the new report, margarine eaters are actually more likely to die from a heart attack than people who stick to butter.
We have all heard that weighing yourself once a day helps control weight, that you can lose 20kg in five years by walking a mile a day, or that people who eat breakfast are thinner. But as the New York Times points out, most of the popular weight loss theories don’t actually have a lot of research behind them.
If you are like one of millions of people, you plan to go on a diet sometime this year. With so many diet strategies available, how do you know which one is right? Aren’t they all different? Don’t they conflict? To avoid these questions and diet smarter, stop comparing differences in diet strategies and start comparing similarities.