Bread is usually the first thing that gets dropped when you’re on a diet. At the same time, it’s one of the most common foods out there. I decided to take a closer look at different kinds of bread and to understand whether it’s a part of a healthy diet or whether it should be avoided altogether.
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I’m not a big coffee drinker myself but I do enjoy a latte every now and again. Coffee has been known to be a vice – after all, it’s a stimulant, it’s addictive and is even sometimes referred to as a “legal drug”. I wanted to explore this in a bit more detail to understand how harmful coffee actually is and what makes it so.
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Fat is one of three macronutrients (the other two being protein and carbohydrates) and is a major source of energy. Fats make up cell membranes, nerve coating and help your body absorb some vitamins. It’s a vital ingredient of a healthy diet, yet it has a very bad reputation. Does fat make you fat? What kind of fat is healthier? How much should you consume in order to stay healthy?
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When starting my research for this post I was under no illusion that sugar is probably not the healthier ingredient out there but I wanted to delve deeper to understand what exactly the problem with it is. The amount of exaggerated claims and myths about sugar is astounding and it’s important we separate the real dangers from “clickbait” headlines.
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There is an understanding that we shouldn’t have too much salt. But what is the problem with salt and how much is too much? Did you know that there isn’t one single study that actually demonstrates health benefits of the lower sodium intake? But does it mean we shouldn’t worry about it? Let’s find out.
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Ok, so one of the principles that I have regarding this blog is that all my research and information must be objective and non-biased but I must admit that when it came to chocolate I found myself secretly hoping that the facts will demonstrate that chocolate is not as bad as some people make it out to be. After all, life without chocolate just isn’t worth living, right? Let’s see what I have discovered. Continue reading “Is chocolate good for you?”