Healthy Food & Life

The Unhealthy Truth About Vegetable Oils

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When someone first starts eating a whole food plant-based diet, one of the first questions they ask is why vegetable oils are avoided. Despite all the talk that olive oil is a healthy fat, it is actually unhealthy. And it’s not only olive oil, but all vegetable oils that are unhealthy. Vegetable oils keep us from losing weight and cause health issues. Find out exactly why they are unhealthy and what they do to your body.

How to Say No to Unhealthy Food

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You know you want to lose weight. You know you want to get healthy. You worry about illnesses like diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure. The one thing that is stopping you from getting healthy is it is so hard to say no to unhealthy food. And it is hard because unhealthy food is all around us, but learning these tips can help you reach your health goals. 

Is Phytic Acid Healthy or a Hidden Danger

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If you eat a plant-based, vegan or vegetarian diet, you have probably heard the criticism that this way of eating is unhealthy because of the phytic acid found in most plant foods. The problem is that some of the nutrients in plant foods cannot be absorbed because of this phytic acid. Is this really a hidden danger when eating a vegetarian diet? At the same time, there are also studies that find phytic acid to be a healthy substance with many health-giving properties.

7 Healthy Tips to Reduce Belly Fat

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For many of us, as we get older, our bellies get bigger. It used to be thought that this was just a natural occurrence with aging, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, you should do whatever it takes to reduce your belly fat as it is not healthy and can lead to numerous illnesses. And you do not have to starve yourself or be miserable just to get rid of that spare tire.

How Not to Be an Unhealthy Vegetarian

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Do you eat a vegetarian diet and can’t seem to lose weight, or you gain weight and feel terrible? You might think you are eating a healthy vegetarian diet, but you could actually be eating a diet of junk food and not realize it. Avoiding all animal products in your diet does not automatically mean you're eating healthy. Doctors report that many of their patients are in fact vegetarians. Find out how not to be an unhealthy vegetarian.