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KEITH A. HERMAN | AUTHOR

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Why You Gain Weight on a Low-Fat Diet

Why You Gain Weight on a Low-Fat Diet

You want less fat on your body, so you should eat less fat. But remember, the key to losing body fat is creating a calorie deficit (burning more calories than your body absorbs). You can create a calorie deficit by eating foods with less protein, fat, or carbs. The easiest way to create a calorie deficit without feeling hungry is to eat more fruit, vegetables, intact whole grains, and legumes.

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10 Signs Your Health Guru Is a Quack

10 Signs Your Health Guru Is a Quack

We are all suffering from information-obesity. We are flooded with constant information from emails, websites, and social media. This makes it hard to know who to trust, especially for something as important as what to eat. In a previous article, I described 10...

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Liquid Candy

Liquid Candy

If I had to pick one food or drink[1] that was the worst for health, longevity, and maintaining a healthy body weight, it would be sugary drinks. These include soda, energy and sports drinks, flavored milk, lemonade, fruit drinks, tonic, flavored waters, teas and...

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Complex Versus Simple Carbohydrates

Complex Versus Simple Carbohydrates

I am going to try and clear up a misunderstanding about carbohydrates. Some people refer to junk foods, refined grains, and foods high in sugar as “carbs”. This creates a lot of confusion as it is not the carbs in these foods that cause health problems. Carbohydrates...

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The Cause of the Obesity Epidemic?

The Cause of the Obesity Epidemic?

In my previous articles we looked at how fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and oily fish are the healthiest foods.[1] They reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and chronic...

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The Most Important Nutrient Americans Are Deficient In

The Most Important Nutrient Americans Are Deficient In

Most people have heard about the substances we are eating in excess, such as added sugar, salt, saturated fat, and dietary cholesterol. But not as many are aware of the nutrients we need desperately to consume more of. Each version of the Dietary Guidelines for...

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Phytonutrients, Part II: Carotenoids and Eye Health

Phytonutrients, Part II: Carotenoids and Eye Health

Last time we looked at what phytonutrients are. Now let's start digging into some specific phytonutrients and how they improve our health. Carotenoids Carotenoids are the yellow, orange, and red colorings made by plants. There are more then 750 naturally occurring...

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