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11 hours ago

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The meatless Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger continue to get rave reviews for their meat-like taste. While they’re better for the environment than beef, they’re not better for your waistline. Both have about the same number of calories as 80% lean ground beef. Plus the Impossible Burger has more saturated fat than a hamburger, and both have much more sodium.🍔

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The meatless Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger continue to get rave reviews for their meat-like taste. While they’re better for the environment than beef, they’re not better for your waistline. Both have about the same number of calories as 80% lean ground beef.  Plus the Impossible Burger has more saturated fat than a hamburger, and both have much more sodium.🍔

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Buts it's sooooo good... 😭

Avoiding nuts because of the high calorie count? Here’s some good news. Not all those calories are absorbed by the body.

For example, walnuts provide 21% fewer calories than what’s listed on the label, and almonds 32%. That’s because part of the nut passes through the intestines undigested. This is thought to be one reason – along with the fact that nuts help fill you up – that eating them in moderation may help with weight control: bit.ly/2W1Yrmq

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Avoiding nuts because of the high calorie count? Here’s some good news. Not all those calories are absorbed by the body. 

For example, walnuts provide 21% fewer calories than what’s listed on the label, and almonds 32%. That’s because part of the nut passes through the intestines undigested. This is thought to be one reason – along with the fact that nuts help fill you up – that eating them in moderation may help with weight control: https://bit.ly/2W1Yrmq 

#HealthySnacking #Nutrition #HealthySkeptic

 

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We eat a lot of walnuts. Glad to see this. TYVM.

You’ve heard that salt can raise blood pressure. But did you know that potassium may lower it? Eating lots of potassium-rich foods such as potatoes, beans, yogurt, bananas, and cooked spinach may reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension, along with the risk of stroke: bit.ly/2TAqigg

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You’ve heard that salt can raise blood pressure. But did you know that potassium may lower it? Eating lots of potassium-rich foods such as potatoes, beans, yogurt, bananas, and cooked spinach may reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension, along with the risk of stroke: https://bit.ly/2TAqigg

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Most of those foods if you are on certain blood thinners you can't eat because of the potassium

Too much potassium can cause heart attacks..

Can keeping your heart rate in the “fat burning zone” on cardio equipment really help you lose more weight? Here’s what you need to know.

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Love your information!

Despite what we often hear, it’s not necessary to use warm water when washing your hands. Cooler water (60 degrees F) is just as effective at removing germs according to research: bit.ly/2SRjTIY
Plus it uses less energy.

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Despite what we often hear, it’s not necessary to use warm water when washing your hands. Cooler water (60 degrees F) is just as effective at removing germs according to research: https://bit.ly/2SRjTIY
Plus it uses less energy. 

#WashYourHands #HealthMyths #TheHealthySkeptic

2 weeks ago

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Looking to lower your cholesterol without medication? Plant sterols, which are added to Benecol margarine and other foods, have been proven to moderately lower LDL (bad) cholesterol: bit.ly/2EEVUcn

The same goes for psyllium, which is in Metamucil: bit.ly/2H7XCVb

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Looking to lower your cholesterol without medication? Plant sterols, which are added to Benecol margarine and other foods, have been proven to moderately lower LDL (bad) cholesterol: https://bit.ly/2EEVUcn

The same goes for psyllium, which is in Metamucil: https://bit.ly/2H7XCVb

#LowerCholesterol #Nutrition #TheHealthySkeptic

2 weeks ago

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Enjoyed being a guest on Hungry Girl's latest podcast, in which I bust myths on everything from soy milk to matcha tea. As always, she makes it fun! You can listen here.It’s time to go MYTH BLASTING with Hungry Girl!! In this episode Lisa is joined by her pal, Dr. Robert J. Davis aka “The Healthy Skeptic” and they’re blasting MYTHS like; does Apple Cider Vinegar r... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Just listened. Really informative. Loved it. Thanks for the memorable tidbits.

Are you on Instagram?

I just listened as well. Thanks for putting a lot of health matters more into perspective. We hear so much about what is good or bad for us. It is good to hear more of the facts from an expert. I’m now following you on facebook😀

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2 weeks ago

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Seeking a wintertime tan? Tanning beds are often touted as safe and even beneficial. In this video, I shed light on the claims.

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2 weeks ago

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Can “negative calorie” foods help you lose weight? That’s the claim for foods such as celery and cucumbers, which supposedly require more calories to digest than they provide. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. However, eating lots of low-calorie, watery foods like these may help with weight control by making you feel more full.

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Can “negative calorie” foods help you lose weight? That’s the claim for foods such as celery and cucumbers, which supposedly require more calories to digest than they provide. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. However, eating lots of low-calorie, watery foods like these may help with weight control by making you feel more full.

#NutritionMyths #NegativeCalorieFoods #TheHealthySkeptic

3 weeks ago

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Don’t waste your money on electrolyte water, which isn't more healthful or hydrating than regular water. Most of us get enough electrolytes (which include sodium, potassium, and magnesium) through our diet. If you do need them for prolonged, strenuous activities such as running a marathon, the levels in electrolyte waters are often too low to help.

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Don’t waste your money on electrolyte water, which isnt more healthful or hydrating than regular water. Most of us get enough electrolytes (which include sodium, potassium, and magnesium) through our diet. If you do need them for prolonged, strenuous activities such as running a marathon, the levels in electrolyte waters are often too low to help.

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Good to know.

Memphis tap water is the gold standard 👍‼️

Robert, what about alkaline water? Thanks.

3 weeks ago

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We often hear about the benefits of stretching, but it can also be harmful if done at the wrong time in the wrong way. Here’s what you need to know.

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Informative - big fan of therapeutic stretching 🙆‍♂️

3 weeks ago

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Despite their higher cost, brown eggs are not more nutritious or “natural” than white eggs.🥚 Nor do brown eggs taste better. Eggshell colors, which can also be green or blue, depend on the breed of the hen.🐓

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Despite their higher cost, brown eggs are not more nutritious or “natural” than white eggs.🥚 Nor do brown eggs taste better. Eggshell colors, which can also be green or blue, depend on the breed of the hen.🐓

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Homegrown eggs have vitamin L... Love!! These are just a few of the ones I gather daily. ❤

Fresh eggs have richer yolks and they absolutely taste better than ANY store bought egg, brown or white.

Maybe STORE bought brown eggs might be the same as STORE bought white eggs, but there is a HUGE difference in them and the rich beautiful and tasty brown eggs that my hens lay!!!

The difference in Taste comes from the diet of the bird. Free range has a darker yolk and richer flavor for example.

Free range chickens are better no matter what color the egg.

Maybe not anymore, but, when I was growing up, our hens at my grandmother's house laid brown eggs, and the yolks were a much darker yellow, & richer tasting. I've had white shelled eggs whose yolks were very pale yellow, & not nearly as rich tasting. Maybe today's manufactured brown eggs are the same as the white ones, but, I don't think it has always been that way. I know I still prefer the brown eggs.

Shell color is just different in different chicken breeds but I will take my own eggs over store bought!

Farm home grown eggs are better white brown green blue ect. The key is verired diet aka free range.

Sorry but you can't beat the taste of a fresh brown egg... I call bullshit.

We raised chickens . . Free range and fresh fed . . The average chicken egg would never fit in your standard egg cartons . . I think the stores sell pullet eggs . From young chickens first starting to lay

I have 22 hens and I love my chickens and gathering of my eggs

I love the eggs from my own chickens. But I really prefer duck eggs.

All store bought eggs are the same...but not home grown ones..

Then why can I eat brown shelled eggs but throw up white shelled eggs? I eat brown shelled eggs everyday due to diabeties. I do have many allergies.

I dont agree about the taste. Brown cage free eggs are the best.

I like the green ones and brown ones batter tasting .but hard to find only the brown ones

People actually believe there is a difference? 🤣😂

It's all about the food if you feed them chicken feed no matter the color of the egg they will taste the same gmo corn is the reason

I raise chickens and have different breeds and know that this is true.

Yeah but the colored egg shells add a esthetic appeal. My customers prefer them

Brown eggs are darker and richer in flavor.

What breed of chickens lay the jumbo eggs ???

Yes fresh farm eggs taste better! Duck eggs are a lot healthier if you have access to them.

We use a white egg & a brown egg (on Martain Luther King Jr day) at our preschool so the kidos can see the outward difference & then we crack them into a dish to show them that no matter brown or white outside we are all alike inside!

Brown eggs and white eggs both cost the same at the egg farm where I buy my eggs

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4 weeks ago

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Think you’re safe talking on the phone while driving if you use Bluetooth? Find out why this can pose a serious risk.

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4 weeks ago

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Got a cough?😷 Don’t count on over-the-counter cough medicines to relieve it. There’s little evidence that they work. Honey may be more effective: bit.ly/2T06OS0

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Got a cough?😷 Don’t count on over-the-counter cough medicines to relieve it. There’s little evidence that they work. Honey may be more effective: https://bit.ly/2T06OS0

#CoughMedicine #Honey #TheHealthySkeptic

4 weeks ago

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Don’t be fooled by the claim “lightly sweetened” on foods. Because there’s no official definition of the term, these products may in fact be loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners. Check ingredient labels to see what they contain.

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Don’t be fooled by the claim “lightly sweetened” on foods. Because there’s no official definition of the term, these products may in fact be loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners. Check ingredient labels to see what they contain.

#NutritionMyths #ArtificialSweeteners #TheHealthySkeptic

 

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Its good

Well yeah! It's our duty to look into the substances going into our bodies. Not just the sweeter in the case of the drink depicted either. There is a lot of very concerning ingredients in there.

IT'S NOT ALL NATURAL, BUT THIS IS BETTER FOR YOU. #certifiedorganicmom

Do you send out free samples

💦 water the elixir of life!

Never drink store sold fruit drinks. Don't know what you are consuming any More.

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1 month ago

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Multivitamins are touted for everything from warding off colds to improving heart health. How believable are the claims, and do you really need to take a multi? Here’s the truth.

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1 month ago

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Despite chocolate's longstanding reputation as an aphrodisiac, studies have failed to support the claim. But there is evidence that chocolate can improve your mood, which may have the same effect: bit.ly/2oDtC85

So enjoy the sweet treat this Valentine’s Day!🍫

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Despite chocolates longstanding reputation as an aphrodisiac, studies have failed to support the claim. But there is evidence that chocolate can improve your mood, which may have the same effect: https://bit.ly/2oDtC85

So enjoy the sweet treat this Valentine’s Day!🍫

#ValentinesDay #Chocolate #TheHealthySkeptic

 

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Yummy! I'm planning on staying with the 70% CACAO

Great article! Thank you for sharing this. 💕💖💕💖💕💖💕💖💕

1 month ago

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If you do cardio and strength training in the same session, which should come first?

Starting with cardio may reduce the effectiveness of strength training in the short run, but over time, the order doesn't appear to affect strength or aerobic gains: bit.ly/2RP0BDq

It may have an impact on your enjoyment level, though. Research suggests that starting with the activity you like more may make your workout feel more tolerable – and increase the likelihood you’ll stick with it: bit.ly/2Gfs1Bf

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If you do cardio and strength training in the same session, which should come first?

Starting with cardio may reduce the effectiveness of strength training in the short run, but over time, the order doesnt appear to affect strength or aerobic gains: https://bit.ly/2RP0BDq

It may have an impact on your enjoyment level, though. Research suggests that starting with the activity you like more may make your workout feel more tolerable – and increase the likelihood you’ll stick with it: https://bit.ly/2Gfs1Bf

#StrengthTraining #Cardio #TheHealthySkeptic

1 month ago

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Don’t be fooled by “no nitrates or nitrites added” claims on bacon and cold cuts. These compounds, which are often added to preserve and flavor processed meats, have been linked to cancer. Products boasting of no added nitrates or nitrites may seem safer, but in fact, they too typically contain the compounds – in a naturally occurring form from celery powder or juice. To the body, where the compounds come from doesn’t matter. “Naturally occurring” doesn’t necessarily mean better for you.

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Don’t be fooled by “no nitrates or nitrites added” claims on bacon and cold cuts. These compounds, which are often added to preserve and flavor processed meats, have been linked to cancer. Products boasting of no added nitrates or nitrites may seem safer, but in fact, they too typically contain the compounds – in a naturally occurring form from celery powder or juice. To the body, where the compounds come from doesn’t matter. “Naturally occurring” doesn’t necessarily mean better for you.

#Nitrates #HealthyLiving #TheHealthySkeptic

 

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Moderation. You dont want cancer. Trust me.

Every thing we eat is link to cancer cause now there cloaning food and put everything quick and fast in it to preserve longer and to make it bigger quicker

Over the years, I have tried healthy and not healthy, and got the same results. After I see and hear about people who are famous personal trainers having heart attacks, I am going to eat what I can.

But it is bacon and it is delicious and delightful and delectable 😉

Mmmm BACON!!!

So, now celery is to be avoided?

Anything is going to kill us we eat,

I DON'T CARE.If I like it....i'm gonna eat it...gotta die someday anyway.

Wow

So you recommend what.....????

Glad im weird..i dont like bacon..

All of you health NUTS are insane!

Dont eat meat anymore. Wish I never had.

FACT

Trying to cut way back on red meats..

So you're posting warnings to the vegans and juicers about celery, then? Ok, I'll keep it light

Following.

So which type of bacon is best?

Cutting out bacon to see which foods cause. My migraines. So far all my other possible r ok. Bacon not so much.

Yikes

So glad I'm vegan

Jesse Mercier

Hmmm...

So, celery is the source of nitrates? Celery is the culprit.

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1 month ago

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Does microwaving plastic pose a health risk? Some people believe so, claiming it can cause harmful chemicals to leach into food. Find out what the science shows.

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1 month ago

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Looking good Robert👏👏👏

1 month ago

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Biking and swimming, while good for your health overall, don’t benefit your bones, which thin as we age. For bone health, include exercises that force you to work against gravity such as running, brisk walking, climbing stairs, jumping rope, and lifting weights.🏃‍♂️🏋️‍♂️

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Biking and swimming, while good for your health overall, don’t benefit your bones, which thin as we age. For bone health, include exercises that force you to work against gravity such as running, brisk walking, climbing stairs, jumping rope, and lifting weights.🏃‍♂️🏋️‍♂️

#BoneHealth #FitnessTips #TheHealthySkeptic

2 months ago

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To many people, gluten is a nutritional villain guilty of causing everything from indigestion to obesity. But does it really deserve such a bad rap? Here’s the real scoop on gluten.

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