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diets

Food & nutrition
February 9, 2017

Why do we go nuts over diet fads?

By now we should know, right? The cabbage soup diet. Three days of water only. Take this pill and lose the belly. From pill-popping to extreme exercising, we’ve been inundated with folklore around quick (miraculous, even!) fixes for health issues. The problem is, rarely do they work. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Of course there are shortcuts, but they are neither healthy, nor long-lasting. Why are we always lured in, though? Probably in large part because we are used to instant gratification. It’s our default setting. We order items online and receive them within…
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Food & nutrition
December 30, 2015

The most dangerous diet fads of 2015

From eating parasites to absolutely nothing at all! Just when you thought you’d heard about the strangest fad diet, another even crazier one comes along! Would you risk your health in an attempt to “look good”? Here are a few of the weirdest – and most dangerous – diets we’ve come across this year. (more…)
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