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Alison Bell
Healthy Cooking Oils - The Ultimate Guide

Healthy Cooking Oils - The Ultimate Guide

Written by Kris Gunnars You have many options when it comes to selecting fats and oils for cooking. But it’s not just a matter of choosing oils that are healthy, but also whether they stay healthy after having been cooked with. The Stability of Cooking Oils When you’re cooking at a high heat, you want to use oils that are stable and don’t oxidize or go rancid easily. When oils undergo oxidation, they react with oxygen to form free radicals and harmful compounds that you definitely don’t want to be consuming. The most important factor in determining an oil’s resistance to...

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Alison Bell
Cut out carbs, not fat if you want to lose weight, Harvard study finds

Cut out carbs, not fat if you want to lose weight, Harvard study finds

Written by Laura Donnelly A study of more than 60,000 dieters finds those who cut back on bread, pasta and potatoes lost more weight than those who cut back on butter and cheese. Cutting carbohydrates is far more effective than a low-fat diet in shedding the pounds, a major Harvard study has found. The analysis of 53 studies, involving 67,000 dieters found who cut back on fat were two and a half pounds heavier after a year than those who embraced a “low carb” approach. For decades, there has been debate over the merits of a low fat diet, which...

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Alison Bell
5 Reasons Why Bone Broth is HOT

5 Reasons Why Bone Broth is HOT

Written by Isabel Natrins Bone broth has earned its time-honoured reputation for healing and modern nutritional science is showing us that granny was right-on-the-money! The science behind bone broth is huge and emerging.  In this article we’re going to condense what the science is showing us into five reasons why bone broth is … hot! #1. Bone broth beats the sag!   As we age, we all check our looks for dry and wrinkly skin, dry, flaky nails, thin wispy hair and saggy muscles. We worry about stiff, achy joints and digestive issues like reflux, IBS, IBD … and more. Did you know that after the age...

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