Yes, he's already been called a monster, and we know you're not going to listen to his advice, but there are some important elements to note here. Some of our favourite foods are also some of the most dangerous, even though they're also the most delicious and moreish. Here's what the science says.
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Only until relatively recently in human evolution have we eaten three meals plus snacks every day.
"I lost 10kg, and I got to eat whatever I wanted!" This is the siren call drawing thousands of people to the nutrition approach known as If It Fits Your Macros, or IIFYM. What started as a way for bodybuilders to cut weight for competition has taken off in the fitness community and beyond. If freedom of choice is important to you, this may be a good fit. But first, release yourself from the delusion that the road to cut abs is paved with waffle fries. It's not quite that easy.
Living a healthy lifestyle can help to prevent cancer. (No cancer is completely preventable, though; genetics and bad luck are factors, too.) But which lifestyle factors really matter? The World Cancer Research Fund has a handy graphic to point them out.
Most of us go through life with only a vague idea of how much caffeine is in what we eat and drink. That coffee should wake us up; this chocolate milk is probably caffeine-free. But if you want to use caffeine effectively, you really need to know the amount in your favourite sources. You can’t properly time your caffeine consumption to maximise alertness if you don’t know exactly how much you’re consuming.
Pharmacies are full of things that won’t necessarily heal us — vitamin C, homeopathic drops, probiotics — but we shrug and buy them anyway because, hey, they can’t hurt. But now we have some concrete evidence that probiotics can hurt, if they aren’t exactly the right ones for the health condition you’re trying to treat.
Coconut oil has a great reputation as a healthy, natural, even miraculous substance — even though, as far as we can tell, it never really did anything to earn that reputation. Now a professor is making headlines for calling it “poison” in a lecture in Germany. What do you really need to know about coconut oil?
Some (not all!) grain-free dog foods are getting extra scrutiny from the FDA, after several dogs in the US who ate those foods developed a rare canine heart disease.
You don’t have to ditch your dog’s favourite food just because it’s grain-free, but it’s worth taking a look at why you chose it and whether it’s really the best choice.
We might need to get used to the phrase 'almond juice' pretty soon.
There is currently a war being waged between the world's dairy industries and manufacturers of almond and soy-based "milks". American, European and Australian farmers have all been pushing to have the word banned from packaging on non-dairy products. Is this fair? Or censorship gone mad? Let's take a look at the evidence.
Dear Lifehacker, Why is all pizza these days so freaking salty? I don't just mean somewhat salty; I mean if I made my own and dropped the salt shaker in it that would still be less salty than my local Domino's or Pizza Hut. Can they add so much salt? Surely that can't be healthy. Do pizza makers have to comply with any rules in this area or can they legally add as much salt as they want?