What if prehistoric men and women joined forces in hunting parties?
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If hunter-gatherers went beyond nose-to-tail eating to include the undigested plant matter in a prey animal’s stomach, assumptions about gendered division of labor start to fall apart.
Many programs that offer the ‘the fastest way to lose weight’ are considered fad diets that severely restrict calories or eliminate some foods.
Is this really what our Paleolithic ancestors ate? New data suggests prehistoric diets had a lot more overlap with our own than earlier studies estimated.
The Paleo Diet is popular, but research has yet to substantiate its purported health benefits. As evolutionary anthropologists, here’s why we think it’s time to leave the Paleo Diet in the past.
Sports gels and protein powders can meet the increased nutritional needs of endurance athletes in a convenient form. But they do pack downsides too.
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No, you’re not imagining it. Some people really do experience bloating or gut upset when they eat a lot of salad.
Along with calories and nutrients, food can influence the genetic blueprints that shape who you are.
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Scientists are just beginning to decode the genetic messages in your food – and how that may affect your health.
Even if two foods share the same calorie count, there can be major differences in how they affect your body.
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In almost every way, one cheeseburger does not equal six apples. With the goal of optimal health in mind, a calorie is not a calorie is not a calorie.
Whether tracking macros or counting calories, you’ll need to get used to recording everything you eat and drink daily.
Counting macronutrients offers more food flexibility – but may be most useful when trying to build muscle.
What’s more important to examine is whether the fat and carbs come from fruits and vegetables or doughnuts and candy.
Arguing about whether carbohydrates or fats are better misses the main point. To improve global health we need reduce intakes of ultra-processed foods and eat more minimally processed foods.