What's the Difference Between Keto and Paleo Diets?

There are all sorts of different diets out there that promise big results with particular eating habits. Take the Paleo diet to name one: It claims to have its origins in what we used to eat, thousands of years ago, and has gathered a wide following.

Many people get different eating plans confused with one another, and Paleo is no different. People often assume that Paleo and ketogenic diets are the same thing; while they do share similarities, in key ways they are very different.

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Are There Fish Oil Risks and Side Effects?

No doubt you have heard about the importance of omega-3. You probably know you should be taking fish oil supplements, but most people don’t know what exactly fish oil does or why they should take it.

More importantly, are there any risks or side effects when taking fish oil? I hope this article will clear up everything for you.

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Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

Plant Versus Animal Iron

Deficient? Are You Sure?

It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron deficiency anemia than anybody else. This may be because not only do those eating meat-free diets tend to get more fiber, magnesium, and vitamins like A, C, and E, but they also get more iron.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

If Eating Organic Were a Color - It Would Be Shades of Grey

The World is a Carousel of Colors

For a colorful world of grocery – from bright red raspberries to deep blue corn chips –  it is remarkable how the organic food industry has various shades of grey. While this blog post is no “50 Shades of Grey” novel, it is a hot topic with no perfect answers!

Some of the big “grey dilemmas” I personally struggle with include:

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

15 Health Benefits of the Atkins Diet

What are the health benefits of the Atkins diet?

This diet is usually recommended for people who are looking for a fairly quick way to achieve weight loss goals, but eating a low-carb diet will provide individuals with a wide range of valuable health benefits.

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Jacky Miller is a Registered Dietician based in New Zealand. She specializes in chronic conditions and through diet and lifestyle changes helps her patients improve their health, and lead richer, more fulfilling lives. She writes regularly on health related topics for blogs including MindBodyGreen, Jen Reviews, and The Huffington Post. 

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Understanding the Atkins Diet, According to Science

What is the Atkins diet?

Also known as the Atkins nutritional approach, the diet follows a strict structure that requires limited consumption of carbohydrates with plenty of protein and fat. The dramatic reduction in carbohydrates will help the body move from metabolizing the glucose from carbs for energy to a more efficient process of burning stored fat, instead.

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Jacky Miller's picture

Jacky Miller is a Registered Dietician based in New Zealand. She specializes in chronic conditions and through diet and lifestyle changes helps her patients improve their health, and lead richer, more fulfilling lives. She writes regularly on health related topics for blogs including MindBodyGreen, Jen Reviews, and The Huffington Post. 

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Is It Harder to Resist Temptation at Certain Times of Day?

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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

The Five Most Important Dietary Tweaks

Generally, adherence to healthy lifestyle patterns has decreased during the last 18 years. Obesity is up, exercise is down, and the number of people eating just five servings of fruits and veggies a day dropped like a rock. And we didn’t start out that great to begin with.

Only 3% of Americans at the turn of the 21st century had the following four healthy lifestyle characteristics:

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

What Not to Add to White Rice, Potatoes, or Pasta

Carb Loading

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Are Raisins a Good Snack Choice?

Raisin Craving

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

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10/06/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
There are all sorts of different diets out there that promise big results with particular eating habits. Take the Paleo diet to name one: It claims to have its origins in what we used to eat,... read more
Close up of fish oil gel capsules.
10/04/2017
No doubt you have heard about the importance of omega-3. You probably know you should be taking fish oil supplements, but most people don’t know what exactly fish oil does or why... read more
Rinsed spinach in white colander on towel and wooden table
07/29/2017
Deficient? Are You Sure? It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron... read more
Square bins of various dried and organic fruits and nuts
07/25/2017
The World is a Carousel of Colors For a colorful world of grocery – from bright red raspberries to deep blue corn chips –  it is remarkable how the organic food industry has various shades of... read more
Man at butcher shelf full of meat in grocery store.
07/04/2017
What are the health benefits of the Atkins diet? This diet is usually recommended for people who are looking for a fairly quick way to achieve weight loss goals, but eating a low-carb diet will... read more
Hnds with knife and fork ready to eat from empty plate on yellow checked tablecloth.
07/01/2017
What is the Atkins diet? Also known as the Atkins nutritional approach, the diet follows a strict structure that requires limited consumption of carbohydrates with plenty of protein and fat. The... read more
Two gooey waffle cone ice cream sundaes with colorful toppings.
05/20/2017
by Theresa Fisher | Van Winkle's Feats of willpower, like dieting, quitting smoking, staying sober, and ignoring texts from the person saved in your phone as "garbage," are... read more
Man shopping for apples in produce aisle of grocery store.
03/28/2017
Generally, adherence to healthy lifestyle patterns has decreased during the last 18 years. Obesity is up, exercise is down, and the number of people eating just five servings of fruits and... read more
White rice in red bowl on yellow plate.
02/04/2017
Carb Loading Rice currently feeds almost half the human population, making it the single most important staple food in the world, but a meta-analysis of seven cohort studies following... read more

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Blue and red graphics of dueling butchers
10/06/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
There are all sorts of different diets out there that promise big results with particular eating habits. Take the Paleo diet to name one: It claims to have its origins in what we used to eat,... read more
Close up of fish oil gel capsules.
10/04/2017
No doubt you have heard about the importance of omega-3. You probably know you should be taking fish oil supplements, but most people don’t know what exactly fish oil does or why... read more
Rinsed spinach in white colander on towel and wooden table
07/29/2017
Deficient? Are You Sure? It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron... read more
Square bins of various dried and organic fruits and nuts
07/25/2017
The World is a Carousel of Colors For a colorful world of grocery – from bright red raspberries to deep blue corn chips –  it is remarkable how the organic food industry has various shades of... read more
Man at butcher shelf full of meat in grocery store.
07/04/2017
What are the health benefits of the Atkins diet? This diet is usually recommended for people who are looking for a fairly quick way to achieve weight loss goals, but eating a low-carb diet will... read more
Hnds with knife and fork ready to eat from empty plate on yellow checked tablecloth.
07/01/2017
What is the Atkins diet? Also known as the Atkins nutritional approach, the diet follows a strict structure that requires limited consumption of carbohydrates with plenty of protein and fat. The... read more
Two gooey waffle cone ice cream sundaes with colorful toppings.
05/20/2017
by Theresa Fisher | Van Winkle's Feats of willpower, like dieting, quitting smoking, staying sober, and ignoring texts from the person saved in your phone as "garbage," are... read more
Man shopping for apples in produce aisle of grocery store.
03/28/2017
Generally, adherence to healthy lifestyle patterns has decreased during the last 18 years. Obesity is up, exercise is down, and the number of people eating just five servings of fruits and... read more
White rice in red bowl on yellow plate.
02/04/2017
Carb Loading Rice currently feeds almost half the human population, making it the single most important staple food in the world, but a meta-analysis of seven cohort studies following... read more

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