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Ketogenic diet

A diet that starves the body of glucose sources so that it’s forced to burn ketone bodies — products of fat metabolism — as fuel. There is not a lot of evidence to show prolonged ketosis is good for health. 

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Gluten intolerance

Only 10% of people have problems with tolerating gluten. 

About one percent of people have celiac disease, and perhaps 10 percent have lesser forms of sensitivity, which may be related to other factors, like a disrupted microbiome. 

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To lose weight: diet>exercise

It's much easier to outeat running than to outrun all of the tempting calories that modern marketing encourages us to cram in. 

Both diet and exercise are important to health, and exercise is important in weight maintenance. But to lose weight, the preferential focus needs to be on ...

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Power bars

Power bars

...are closer to junk food than they are to real food. 

Many power bars have nutritional profiles similar to Snickers.

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Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

Highly processed grains and added sugar are bad because they’ve been robbed of nutrients, they raise insulin levels, and they’re often high in added fats. But most plant foods are mostly carbohydrates: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, and s...

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There is no "best diet"

There is no "best diet"

The “best” diet is a theme: an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, and plain water for thirst. 

That can be with or without seafood; with or without dairy; with or without eggs; with or without some meat; high or low in total fat.

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Best foods don’t have labels

Best foods don’t have labels

Because they are just one ingredient: avocado, lentils, blueberries, broccoli, almonds, etc.

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The "Age" of vegetables

The "Age" of vegetables

The best vegetables are likely to be fresh and locally sourced, but flash frozen is nearly as good (as freezing delays aging). Those “fresh” vegetables that spend a long time in storage or transit are probably the least nutritious.

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Detoxing and Cleansing are Myths

The body detoxifies itself daily; that’s a primary job of the liver and the kidneys, and they are really good at it. The intestines, spleen, and immune system are in on it, too. 

Take good care of your liver and kidneys, gut, and immune system. Far better “cleanse” than any...

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There are no superfoods

There are no superfoods

No single food, separate from the overall quality and pattern of diet, exerts a major health effect. 

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Ketogenic diet

Ketogenic diet

Unlike other low-carb diets, which focus on protein, a keto plan centers on fat, which supplies as much as 90% of daily calories. The keto diet aims to force your body into using a different type of fuel. Instead of relying on sugar (glucose) that comes from carbohydrates (such as grains, ...

Understanding ketosis

The body can only store glucose to last a few days. If we don't eat carbs, the body finds other ways to fuel the body, like ketogenesis. In ketogenesis:

  • The liver starts to break down fat from food and our body reserves. The useful energy source is called ketone bodies and can re...

High on fat, low on carbs

High on fat, low on carbs

A ketogenic diet is predominantly made up of high-fat foods , including butter, oils, meat, fish, eggs and cheese, and very low-carb vegetables such as cauliflower and leafy greens.

This forces the body to burn fat for fuel, rather than glucose. In order t...

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