October Food News You Can Use

We’re back to share a selection of the science & food news that caught our eyes recently. Childhood Obesity In 1975 there were 11 million obese children and adolescents in the USA. Now there are 124 million. This is more than a 10x increase. Additionally, 213 more children and adolescents […]

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What happens when you lose 10-15 pounds?

There are many good reasons to lose weight. Appearance, self-confidence, or an upcoming big event are all great reasons. But today, let’s talk about health. What happens in your body if you start by losing a few pounds, like 5% of your weight? For people between 180 and 300 pounds, […]

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Legumes aren’t paleo, but they’re good for you anyway

Sometimes the sheerest nonsense is put out about what foods are healthy versus unhealthy. Into that category I would now firmly put the strange and incorrect notion that legumes are unhealthy. This horribly unhelpful ‘advice’ appears to have originated with the Paleo fad (I sincerely hope it is a fad). […]

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Congratulations to Tim: 80 lbs in 14 weeks

“The iDiet has really helped regain control of my future and I’m very thankful for the program that you have all put together.” Tim joined the iDiet 14 weeks ago. At the end of his 12-week Engage program, he had lost 70 pounds. That’s almost 6 pounds a week. Now […]

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Making Sense of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines

Every 5 years the government produces a new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are intended to give definitive advice on what Americans should eat to stay healthy. And every 5 years these same Dietary Guidelines are vilified and ridiculed in the media, making it hard for anyone to know what […]

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Legumes Improve Heart Risk, Glycemic Control

Low-glycemic beans, peas and lentils are also linked to lower blood pressure. Previous research has shown that legumes — beans, peas and lentils — can help fight heart disease by improving cholesterol. Now, a new study suggests that legumescould also lower cardiovascular risk by reducing blood pressure, along with improving glycemic control. […]

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