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Cinnamon – Overview and Recipe

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD IS PART OF THE PRECISION NUTRITION NETWORK ALL CONTENT © PRECISION NUTRITION OVERVIEW Cinnamon is one of the oldest and most popular spices in the world. Warm and sweet, this spice has been used for thousands of years in both culinary…

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4 science-based “superfoods”

You should consider eating “Superfood” is a popular buzzword you’ve probably seen on health blogs, in grocery stores, and from well-meaning friends. And every year, there’s a new trending “superfood”. Whether the latest fad is a rare fruit from the Amazon or a seed that…

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Is my “slow metabolism” stalling my weight loss?

The words “slow metabolism” are incredibly overused. As in “I just can’t lose weight anymore; my metabolism has really slowed down.” Or “I’m not like you, I can’t just eat everything I want. Your metabolism’s faster than mine.”Before blaming weight-loss failures on metabolic rates, let’s…

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The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a cohort study conducted in South West England followed 14,541 pregnant women and their children after birth. This study has concentrated mainly on the health of children since birth and has collected a vast amount of data on…

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We aren’t bad for wanting food.

We aren’t “bad” for wanting to soothe ourselves with food. What is bad is that food manufacturers understand neurobiology and psychology, too. They know we’re more likely to crave foods that: are sugary are fatty and creamy are salty are all of the above, simultaneously…

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I’m not too tired to stuff my face

When people pull all-nighters, what happens to their eating patterns? This randomized trial tested how sleep deprivation affects total caloric intake, plus it used fMRI to look at brain mechanisms. Too busy to read the full article? Click here to listen to the audio version…

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