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Probiotics could help with mental health, but experts say you shouldn’t rush to stock up on yogurt and supplements

New research suggests probiotics – food or supplements containing beneficial microbes – might help improve mental health, reducing depression and anxiety. Previously, probiotics have been touted to boost everything from weight loss to athletic performance to general health, and companies often market products based on these claims. Experts say that […]
Probiotics could help with mental health, but experts say you shouldn’t rush to stock up on yogurt and supplements
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6 harmful effects of lack of sleep — and why it’s unhealthy

A lack of sleep can lead to many health issues. In the short-term, sleep deprivation can reduce memory and learning ability, increase your risk for harmful accidents, and lead to poor judgment. Long term, not getting enough sleep may increase your risk for heart disease, harm your mental health, and […]
6 harmful effects of lack of sleep — and why it’s unhealthy
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How to lose weight and keep it off with the right diet and mindset

Many eating plans that promise to help you lose weight are costly and unsustainable, not backed by scientific evidence, and may actually hurt your health more than help it. Losing weight is not a one-size-fits-all approach. How you go about it will largely depend on your current habits, how much […]
How to lose weight and keep it off with the right diet and mindset
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How to lose subcutaneous fat and get your health back on track

Subcutaneous fat is fat our bodies store underneath the skin that creates that jiggly sensation. Losing subcutaneous fat will require diet and exercise – ideally a mix of strength training and cardio. Adults who have too much subcutaneous fat and are overweight should get at least 150 minutes of exercise […]
How to lose subcutaneous fat and get your health back on track
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The best vitamins to take after bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery disrupts the body’s natural ability to absorb nutrients. So, people who undergo bariatric surgery must take nutritional supplements for the rest of their life. Bariatric supplements include key nutrients like iron, folic acid, zinc, selenium, and more. This article was medically reviewed by Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, nutrition […]
The best vitamins to take after bariatric surgery
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How to lose water weight and lead a healthier lifestyle

Water weight is any extra water you’re carrying around beyond the 50% to 60% your body is made of. You may be carrying water weight if you eat too many carbs and don’t exercise enough, are dehydrated, or have too much sodium in your diet. To lose water weight watch […]
How to lose water weight and lead a healthier lifestyle
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How to lower triglycerides with lifestyle changes and medication

You can lower triglycerides by exercising, losing weight, and drinking less alcohol. If your triglycerides levels are very high – like over 500 milligrams per deciliter – your doctor may also recommend medication to lower triglycerides. Triglycerides, like cholesterol, are associated with a higher risk of heart disease if your […]
How to lower triglycerides with lifestyle changes and medication
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‘Speed keto’ combines intermittent fasting and the keto diet. It boosts weight loss, but experts say it’s a bad idea.

“Speed keto,” a combination of the keto diet and intermittent fasting, claims to provide quicker weight loss results without cravings or a complications. It’s true that both keto and intermittent fasting have been found to have health benefits, including weight loss, when done correctly. However, experts don’t recommend speed keto, […]
‘Speed keto’ combines intermittent fasting and the keto diet. It boosts weight loss, but experts say it’s a bad idea.
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Does weed make you lose weight? How one study sparked the debate

A study published in 2019 found lower rates of obesity in those who smoke marijuana. However, the authors of the study said that the link did not mean a causal relationship and weed shouldn’t be used as a weight-loss tool. The bottom line is that there’s no evidence that smoking […]
Does weed make you lose weight? How one study sparked the debate
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What is bariatric surgery? How it helps people lose weight

Doctors recommend bariatric surgery to people who haven’t lost weight through diet, exercise, or medication. There are different types of bariatric surgery like sleeve gastrectomies, gastric bypass, and gastric bands. This article was reviewed by Abraham Krikhely, MD, a minimally invasive bariatric and general surgeon, and chair of the Robotic […]
What is bariatric surgery? How it helps people lose weight
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What is liposuction? How the procedure works and how painful it is

Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove stubborn fat for cosmetic purposes. Liposuction costs around $US3,500 and most health insurance plans won’t cover it. When choosing a liposuction surgeon, make sure to look for a facility that meets national safety requirements. This article was reviewed by Oscar Trujillo, MD, MD, […]
What is liposuction? How the procedure works and how painful it is
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How to lose weight and keep it off in a healthy, effective way

To lose weight at a healthy pace, aim to lose around 0.5% to 1% of your body weight each week. Some helpful eating tips include swapping out processed foods for whole food options and replacing refined grains like white rice with whole grains like old fashioned oats. Eating slowly may […]
How to lose weight and keep it off in a healthy, effective way
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How to effectively lower your blood pressure without medication

The best ways to naturally lower blood pressure are regular exercise, adopting a heart-healthy diet, and better stress management. If you are overweight, research has found that losing 10 pounds can reduce blood pressure by as many as 12 mm Hg. Depending on your lifestyle changes, it should take at […]
How to effectively lower your blood pressure without medication
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What is resistant starch and why it’s healthier than simple starch

Resistant starch is digested more slowly than simple starch, which can keep your blood sugar levels stable and have positive health effects. Resistant starch occurs naturally in whole grains, beans, and legumes. Research has also found that the simple starch in potatoes, pasta, and rice can become resistant if you […]
What is resistant starch and why it’s healthier than simple starch
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Why you may not be losing weight on the keto diet

Most people who do the keto diet will lose weight, but you have to follow it strictly and be in a calorie deficit to make it work. Over time, you may hit a “keto plateau” where you will stop losing weight, even while following the same diet. Even if you […]
Why you may not be losing weight on the keto diet
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What is the Paleo diet and whether it helps you lose weight

The Paleo diet is based on the idea that our ancient human ancestors ate more healthy than modern humans. The Paleo diet focuses on vegetables and fruits, seeds and nuts, and lean meats like chicken, pork, and beef – and cuts out grains, dairy, potatoes, legumes, and all processed foods. […]
What is the Paleo diet and whether it helps you lose weight
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Why the Mediterranean diet is touted as one of the best by dietitians

The Mediterranean diet is a popular eating plan that is flexible, easy to follow, and has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic disease and overall mortality. It is based on the lifestyle of Mediterranean countries like Greece and Italy, and focuses on consuming vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, […]
Why the Mediterranean diet is touted as one of the best by dietitians
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What is carb cycling and why some athletes use it

Carb cycling is a dietary method where you alternate your carbohydrate intake on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Research has shown that the timing and amount of carb intake around physical activity can affect muscle recovery and athletic performance. Carb cycling may also help with weight loss, although it […]
What is carb cycling and why some athletes use it
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Why the Noom diet is proven to help people lose weight

The Noom diet doesn’t follow a traditional diet format but instead lets you decide what foods to eat while setting limits on calories. The Noom app connects dieters to a support group and a weight-loss coach who can provide feedback when needed. Early studies indicate that nearly 80% of people […]
Why the Noom diet is proven to help people lose weight
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You can eat banana peels, but that doesn’t mean you should

An Australian nutritionist claims that eating banana peels can boost your intake of fibre and important nutrients like vitaminC, potassium, and magnesium. However, bananas themselves are already good sources of those nutrients, so it’s not necessary to eat the peel as well, although it’s safe to do so. Eating banana […]
You can eat banana peels, but that doesn’t mean you should
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How protein bars are made

Grenade is a UK snacks company based in the West Midlands It makes the best-selling protein bar in the UK, and produces around 1 million bars per week. We took a look inside the factory. Visit Businessinsider.com for more stories. Grenade is a UK snacks company based in the West […]
How protein bars are made
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The best time to exercise is before breakfast, a new study says

A new study found that overweight men who exercised before eating breakfast burned twice the fat of those who exercised after breakfast. Pre-breakfast exercise was also linked to better insulin receptivity and blood sugar regulation, potentially decreasing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. The study group was small, however, […]
The best time to exercise is before breakfast, a new study says
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3 dietitians debunk 18 weight loss myths, from cutting carbs to fad diets

Business Insider asked three registered dietitians to debunk 18 of the most common weight loss myths. They explain that you don’t need to purge your diet of fat or carbs to lose weight, skipping meals can backfire, and fad diets like the ketogenic diet don’t often work. Beyond debunking weight […]
3 dietitians debunk 18 weight loss myths, from cutting carbs to fad diets
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A trainer from the show ‘Revenge Body’ who used to work 14-hour days while raising a toddler reveals 2 tricks for eating healthy with no free time

“Revenge Body” trainer Autumn Calabrese told Insider she thinks it’s bogus when people say they’re too busy to eat healthy. “Meal prep doesn’t have to be intense. It’s as simple as buying fruit, veggies, and two different lean proteins,” Calabrese told Insider. Calabrese also said on-the-go snacks don’t need to […]
A trainer from the show ‘Revenge Body’ who used to work 14-hour days while raising a toddler reveals 2 tricks for eating healthy with no free time
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Here’s what happens to your body when you cut out dairy

There are several myths surrounding how cutting out dairy can affect your body. Cutting out dairy can result in weight loss but it might not be permanent. You may also get sick more often and because you’re lacking vitamins like calcium. Visit INSIDER’s home page for more stories. Making any […]
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8 signs your intermittent fasting diet has become unsafe or unhealthy

Intermittent fasting, a dieting plan that oscillates between defined periods of eating and not eating, has become an overwhelming trend among celebrities, tech moguls, and others. Though the benefits of intermittent fasting are still being studied, there’s evidence that the practice has negative side effects, such as hair loss, anxiety, […]
8 signs your intermittent fasting diet has become unsafe or unhealthy
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22 celebrities who have spoken out about their weight loss

Celebrities like Chris Pratt, Jordan Sparks, and Khloe Kardashian have been very open about their weight-loss journeys. Missy Elliott said she lost weight by eliminating two things from her diet: bread and any kind of drink aside from water. Kelly Osbourne has lost over 50 pounds in recent years and […]
22 celebrities who have spoken out about their weight loss
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Keto supplements like MCT oil and BHB claim to help dieters achieve ketosis and reach nutrition goals. Experts reveal what works, and what to avoid.

T he low-carb, high-fat keto diet has gained popularity for its purported benefits like weight loss and increased energy, prompting companies to offer keto-friendly supplements. Keto pills, powders, and drinks claim to help induce ketosis more quickly or increase the potential benefits of the diet, but research is mixed. Most […]
Keto supplements like MCT oil and BHB claim to help dieters achieve ketosis and reach nutrition goals. Experts reveal what works, and what to avoid.
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Scientists looked at 16 supplements and found most were useless when it came to heart health and longevity — even vitamin D, iron, and multivitamins

A new study, published June 8 in Annals of Internal Medicine, further suggests that investing in supplement pills and powders won’t reduce your risk of heart-related disease or lengthen your life. Researchers looked at more than 100 prior studies including 16 kinds of supplements and found that only two types, […]
Scientists looked at 16 supplements and found most were useless when it came to heart health and longevity — even vitamin D, iron, and multivitamins
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Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson will take the stage again Tuesday. Her 2010 weight-loss book recommends sage-cleansing your kitchen and praying yourself thin.

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Willamson has attracted attention for her eccentric sound bites and New Age ideas. She wrote a weight-loss book in 2010 based on spiritual principles. Here are some of her (almost entirely unscientific) ideas. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more. Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson has made waves by […]
Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson will take the stage again Tuesday. Her 2010 weight-loss book recommends sage-cleansing your kitchen and praying yourself thin.
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5 things that didn’t change when I lost 120 pounds

After losing 120 pounds, there are some things I had expected to change that actually didn’t end up changing. Shopping for clothing at a US size 10/12 isn’t much different for me than shopping while at a US size 24. It’s oftentimes still hard to motivate myself to exercise. Visit […]
5 things that didn’t change when I lost 120 pounds
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