Diet Soda Is Not The Answer

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If you believe that drinking diet soda will help you lose or keep weight off, you should think again.  A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined national patterns in adult diet beverage consumption.  They found that overweight and obese adults who drink diet beverages just end up consuming more […]

Want to Feel Better? Try Eliminating Gluten

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How did tennis pro Novak Djokovic go from being a good player in 2010 to a seemingly unbeatable player in 2011?  Lots of people including all the top-rated competitors he is beating on a regular basis were wondering too.  Perhaps it was because his nutritionist advised him to eliminate gluten from his diet. In TurboCharged, we […]

A Large Waistline is Hazardous to Your Health

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The Mayo Clinic did a large study involving almost 16,000 people from five countries around the world.  They found that people with coronary artery disease who had large waistlines were at more than twice the risk of dying.  Even those with a modestly enlarged belly showed the same risk and some of these people  had a […]

In Search of the Elusive Exercise Afterburn

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It is often cited that there are additional calories burned above and beyond the actual time you exercise.  However, you will find that there are about an equal number of studies that either support or counter the case.  All exercisers hope it is true and some even swear by it. A small study of 10 men, […]

Do Carbs Make Us Fat?

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People often wonder if carbohydrates really make us fat.  It is important to know that not all carbs are created equal when it comes to how our bodies are able to process them.   All carbohydrates, complex or simple are digested and converted to blood sugar. Complex carbohydrates actually contain a double dose of sugar.  […]