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Researchers Debunk the Big Lie About Diet Soda

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In 1963, Coca-Cola introduced Tab, its first “diet” soda. It was sweetened with cyclamates and saccharin instead of sugar.1

That’s when Big Food started telling a big lie about diet soda: that it could help you become thin while still allowing you to enjoy a sweet treat.

Millions of people believed it. After all, it seemed to make sense. If something had no calories…how could it be fattening?

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Wild Foods: Ancient Secret to Good Health

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Longevity, Weight Loss by INH Research0 Comments

Humans have been on earth for about 200,000 years. For the first 188,000 years of our existence, we ate only “wild” foods. These were animals we could kill or plants we could forage.

Over thousands of generations, our bodies evolved specifically to eat those foods. Foods we could hunt or gather became the perfect fuel for homo sapiens.

About 12,000 years ago, humans started farming and domesticating animals.

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How Your Fitness Tracker Sabotages Your Diet

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Popular wearable activity monitors like Fitbits track your steps and count how many calories you’ve burned. But they don’t help you lose weight.

In fact, you may shed more fat without them.

That’s the surprising finding of the first long-term study examining the effects of fitness tracking devices. It was recently published in JAMA.1,2

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Study Reveals Why Diets Don’t Work

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If you have tried diet after diet…and then find yourself putting on even more weight… Blame it on the cavemen.

Cutting calories signals your body to prepare for “famine.” It convinces your hunter-gatherer brain that food supplies are unreliable. It instructs your body to store extra fat as soon as more food becomes available—much like birds fattening up before winter.

The result, according to new research from Bristol and Exeter universities in England, is that diets make you gain more weight in the long term than you would have if you didn’t diet.

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‘Spare Tire’ Worse for Heart Than ‘Love Handles,’ Study Finds

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If you’re carrying extra weight, it’s better to have “love handles” than a “spare tire.”

That’s the take-home message of a new study that shows belly fat is worse for your heart than flab elsewhere.1 A lot worse.

Researchers collected data on 1,106 men and women whose average age was 45. Scientists measured subcutaneous adipose fat. This is fat just under the skin.

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Eating Seafood Once a Week Boosts Memory, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Nootropics and Brain Support, Weight Loss by INH Research0 Comments

For centuries, fish has been known as “brain food.” Now, an ongoing research project shows there is a scientific basis for this folklore.

Scientists at Rush University in Chicago have been studying the effects of seafood on the brain for over a decade. As part of the Rush Memory and Aging Project, they have been closely tracking 915 seniors since 1997.

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