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GMOs in Your Food

GMOs in Your Food

In the U.S., three major commodity crops are raised predominantly from GMO seed:  field corn (92%*), soybeans (94%*), and cotton (94%*).  *percentages are based on U.S. acreage as of 2015 (USDA) Almost 98% of Canadian grown Canola is genetically engineered for herbicide resistance. U.S. sugar beet production is estimated to be over 95% genetically modified

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The Most Important Detail About The Low Carb Diet

A low-carb diet can help you lose weight because it turns on fat-burning processes, known as “dietary ketosis.” These ketones are also thought to have an appetite suppressant effect. But when large amounts of ketones are produced, your body can become quickly dehydrated — a major problem faced by those on a low-carb diet, says Doris Pasteur, MD, director of the Nutrition

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Replace Junk Food With These Healthy Low Carb Snacks

Even when people are consuming what they consider a healthy snack, many times, they are misinformed. For instance, the protein or snack bars you use to stave off hunger in the midafternoon often contain more protein than you need and more sugar than a doughnut! Sure, your body needs protein to build lean muscle mass, but did

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What Fruits To Avoid on the Low-Carb Diet

Since fruits are packed with natural sugars (fructose and glucose), we have to carefully watch the amount of low carb fruit we eat each day. The best strategy to minimize fruit sugar intake is to stick with berries (notably raspberries and blackberries), avocados, olives, and tomatoes as our fruits of choice on the ketogenic diet.

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Carb Content of Different Types of Sausages

Sausage is a meat product generally made from red meat, such as beef and pork, or poultry, including chicken and turkey They are enjoyed in many cultures around the world. While each type varies in its ingredients, most are a combination of ground meat, fat, and spices. As a result, many sausages are high in protein

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If This Diet Isn’t Sustainable, Why Is It So Popular?

There’s the issue of varying health claims for keto and other low carb diets. “The ketogenic diet is designed to be a short-term diet, and there are a number of studies and trials demonstrating its effectiveness,” said chiropractor Josh Axe, a spokesperson for the Vitamin Shoppe, in statement. “When done correctly, it can be a

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Carb-Heavy Meals Wards Off a Good Sleep

About 30% of Americans have insomnia, and a new study finds carb-heavy diets may share part of the blame. A study looked at diet-linked fluctuations in blood sugar, said lead author James Gangwisch. He is assistant professor of clinical psychiatric social work at Columbia University in New York City. “Highly refined sugars” — added sugars, sodas, white

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Low Carb Diet Could Help Keep the Flu at Bay, Study

Scientists have found that an Atkins-style diet could have an added benefit in winter – by keeping the flu at bay. Sticking to a diet low in carbohydrates but high in fat appears to stimulate the immune system, helping ward off the viral infection. The intriguing discovery comes from a study in which two groups

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Low Carb Diet Results In Smaller Fat Cells vs. Low Fat High Carb Diet Plans

“It’s pretty clear that when you have a lot of smaller fat cells, your metabolic health is tremendously improved,” Tracey McLaughlin, MD, MS, professor of medicine, endocrinology, gerontology and metabolism at the Stanford University Medical Center, said during her presentation. “As the fat cells get bigger, they predict the development of diabetes.” In a study assessing the

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