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Studies A Go-Go

Disempowering “Powerhouse” Fruits and Veggies

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 10, 2014

It appears that “powerhouse produce” are the new “super foods.” Last week, a study appearing the journal Preventing Chronic Disease determined 41 fruits and vegetables that had an especially high nutrient-t

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Thinness thru geekery: DNA-specific diet plans

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 4, 2014

I’ve been known to waffle on about how there’s no single, perfect diet for everybody because every body is different. The individuality of our biology makes it so that diets impact us differently, which is why Paleo w

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Should you avoid avoiding gluten?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 2, 2014

Gluten is the Riddler of the nutrition world. It’s not like refined sugar, which is more like the Joker in that it’s terrifying, crazy, and absolutely deadly. Instead gluten is just confusing, potentually malicious an

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Diet soda: weight loss wonder or canned crap?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | May 27, 2014

Wouldn’t it be rad if diet soda and other “foods” packed with artificial sweeteners were, like, miracle foods? That way, we could eat and drink them all day long while losing weight, reversing diabetes, clearing

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Vegetables? Nein!

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | April 5, 2014

A new Austrian study sandbagging vegetarians has the blogosphere all atwitter (or the twittersphere all ablogger) over what they perceive as hard evidence that those grass eatin’ hippies are all gonna die of cancer because G

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Volumetrics: Fill up to thin out

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | March 28, 2014

I largely credit Volumetrics as the first step on my road to being the Slim Jim that I am today.  Actually, no. The first step was the one where I got tired of being a fat bastard. But the second step certainly involved Volumetri

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Canned foods can’t be good for you, can they?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | March 14, 2014

A new Michigan State University Center for Economic Analysis study sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute shows that “fruits and vegetables packaged as frozen or canned are cost-effective and nutritious options for mee

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Can Vitamin C Fight the Big C?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | February 10, 2014

Once upon a time, there lived a chemist named Linus Pauling. He was a great man and the founder of several fancy, scientifical-type fields including quantum chemistry and molecular biology. Thanks to his hard work and big brain,

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Cold and flu dodging for endurance athletes

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | December 21, 2013

I have a little early Festivus present for sporty Nerd Herders. Here’s a cool immunity-boosting study for you runners, cyclists, triathletes, cross-country skiers, and general outdoor bozos who continue to hammer yourself th

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Dopey study proves nothing about the benefits of eating one meal a day

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | December 2, 2013

I’m a big advocate of eating a series of smaller, balanced meals each day. It helps you better absorb nutrients and it keeps blood sugar steady. That said, I’m a flexible guy and I understand that sometimes science pro

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