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You Can't Judge How Healthy Your Food Is By Whether Or Not It Rots

Every creature, no matter how noble, is eaten by microbes in the end. It’s the circle of life! So how do we explain the bits of plants and animals that make up a McDonald’s burger, or a Twinkie? Why don’t they rot? It turns out they’re not as immortal as viral Facebook memes would have you believe.


10 More Food Myths That Just Won't Die

Do vegans struggle to get enough protein? Does skipping meals affect your metabolism? Should pregnant women avoid eating sushi? Are all saturated fats bad for you? Here are ten more food misconceptions that have been thoroughly debunked by nutrition experts.


A Serving Size Isn't What You 'Should' Eat

It’s good to be able to estimate food measurements. Two tablespoons of peanut butter makes a lump the size of a ping-pong ball or, if you prefer, an Eos lip balm. But that doesn’t mean a serving is what you should eat.


10 Stubborn Food Myths Debunked By Science

Is milk really good for your bones? Are all salty snacks unhealthy? Do you need to drink two litres of water per day? These are just some scientific food “facts” that aren’t as concrete as you might think. We talked to a group of nutritionists and asked them to share the food myths they find most irritating and explain why people cling to them. Here’s what they said.


Sweet Potatoes Aren't Necessarily Healthier Than White Potatoes

White potatoes are mostly starch, so nutritionally speaking they have gotten a bad rap. Enter the slightly less starchy sweet potato — and the beginnings of a myth that sweet potatoes are better for you.


12 Diets In 12 Months: The Hunza Diet

The Indigenous Hunza people in the hills of Pakistan don’t eat until lunchtime, existing on a mostly raw diet of fruit, nuts and seeds with a little yoghurt thrown in. There is one cooked meal per day — dhal with wholemeal chapattis.

Every single night.

This has been my diet for the last four weeks.


Don't Worry About The 'Gender' Of Your Nutrition Bars

Men and women belong to the same species and need to eat basically the same food. So why are there “women’s” nutrition bars? The answer is a teensy smidgen of science and a whole lot of marketing.


There's Finally A Consensus (Sort Of) On What We Should Eat

We’ve noted before that there are only three things everybody agrees about when it comes to nutrition. Thanks to a meeting of nutrition researchers, we can add a few more things to that list.


You Can Stretch Your Stomach To Eat More (But Not In Time For Christmas Dinner)

When that fruitcake comes to the table are you already stuffed with stuffing? It turns out that a mega-capacity stomach, that legendary superpower of competitive eaters, may be available to the rest of us. Too bad we would have had to start training weeks ago.


Most Popular Health And Fitness Posts Of 2015

For something so important, there’s an awful lot of confusion over health and nutrition. This year, we covered more health and fitness than ever before, in an effort to dispel that confusion. Here were our best health-related posts of 2015.


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