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Taking a two week diet break may help you lose weight - experts

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SHAFAQNA- Move over month-long diets that force you to remove entire food groups or significantly decrease your calorie intake, there is a better way to lose weight. Experts say taking two-week breaks in between dieting is the key to…

Mediterranean diet improves cardio health, but only for the rich: study

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SHAFAQNA- Choosing a Mediterranean diet has long been linked to a bevy of health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and lower rates of cancer. But new research shows if you are going to mimic the eating habits of someone who…

Health benefits of a plant-based diet

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SHAFAQNA- A plant-based diet focuses on eating more plants than animal sources. It’s like vegetarianism without the restriction of animal products. Instead, it’s about reducing the volume of those animal foods. Healthy options like…

New Urine Test Can Tell How Healthy Is Your Diet

SHAFAQNA- How healthy is your diet? The most specific answer you could probably muster might be something like "pretty healthy" or "not really that healthy." But now, a new urine test provides a more specific and reliable answer to that question,…

Science may finally have the answer to why dieting isn't working for you

SHAFAQNA- Our ancestors may be the reason why yo-yo diets do not work on us, if this latest research is anything to go by. A study by the University of Exeter suggests cyclical dieting triggers the “caveman response” – a survival…