As it turns out, the Westernised diet - topped with butter, featuring junk food like fatty microwavable meals, instant noodles, pizza, doughnuts and biscuits - doesn't take long to do some really bad things to your metabolism.
Just how long, you ask? According to a small study recently published in the journal Obesity, following a junk food diet for just five days can wreak havoc on your metabo... ››› more
Despite all the controversy surrounding the Banting diet and Tim Noakes jumping on board, people are still raving about it.
But on top of what experts say about this type of diet and what it does to your health in terms of high blood pressure, cholesterol and heart disease, there's something more shocking about what can happen to your body when you follow a high fat diet like this.
It can... ››› more
You know that eating too much fat is bad for your health.
Just think back to all the hype about the Tim Noakes' diet and Banting just a few months ago!
You know that it can lead you down the path to high cholesterol and eventual heart disease just because your body can't process that sheer amount of fat.
But it might not be all bad, reveals a new study.
In fact, eating a high fat d... ››› more
By allowing your daughter to eat fried chips - even just once a week - you're increasing her risk of breast cancer when she's older.
What's worse, her risk is greatest if she's eating chips when she's under the age of five. This simple act increases her risk of breast cancer when she's older by a whopping 27%. And when she eats chips more than once a week, her risk doubles, says a study.
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If you're desperately trying to lose weight, you might do just about anything to achieve your weight loss goals. But would you sacrifice your overall health just to be skinny?
The sad truth is, many people are doing just that. And even sadder, they don't even know they're doing it…
Research says following a high fat diet can destroy your gut health and leave you with irrit... ››› more
There are so many fad diets out there you probably don't know what to eat anymore. Whether it's a high fat diet or high protein diet, you're prepared to try anything to lose weight…
The thing is, at the beginning of any fad diet, if you can stick to it, will give you wonderful weight loss results. This because you're probably cutting out an entire food group or you're eating very few calori... ››› more
According to Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healing, while the “party line” promoted by academic and mainstream medical practitioners and nutritionists has been “high fat bad, low fat good,” it doesn't quite work. Read on to discover the link between the time of day “high fat” is eaten and its significance to your health in you have type II diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
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If your cancer's just gone into remission, you're likely to treat yourself with yummy food - after all, you've just stared down what used to be a definite death sentence so you deserve to live each day as if it's your last. Unfortunately, research shows you'll reach your last day sooner if you reach for anything creamy after beating cancer, as fatty foods have been found to increase your risk of e... ››› more
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