In a world of misinformation, Fitness Pudding is here to separate fact from fallacy, and science from fiction.

Does Asparagus Cause Cancer?

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The amino acid, asparagine, is thought to be “digested” by cancer cells to help metastasize or spread throughout the body. The study of all the...
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Nutrition Labels Influence Healthier Food Choices?

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A recent study 1 looked at this exact question. Participants used smart phones to scan food barcodes for 4 weeks. The nutrition labels were then...
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Weight Regain After 'The Biggest Loser'?

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Can Pacifiers Reduce Infant Obesity?

Can Pacifiers Reduce Infant Obesity?
  Babies suck.  Let me explain. Infants have a natural reflex for what is called nonnutritive sucking (NNS), such as sucking on their thumb or...
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Post-Exercise Milk Intake and Testosterone

Post-Exercise Milk Intake and Testosterone
With chocolate milk suggested as a possible post-workout drink, with both protein and carbohydrate, researchers set out to determine the acute changes in testosterone and...
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Does 3500 Calories Equal One Pound?

Does 3500 Calories Equal One Pound?
We still hear it all the time – that 3500 calories is equal to one pound of body weight. The thought might be appealing, that...
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Perceptions of Calories "Burned" and Post-Exercise Energy Intake

Perceptions of Calories "Burned" and Post-Exercise Energy Intake
Have you ever felt the urge to reward yourself with food after a workout? Many do. Some might be choosing their food choices off how...
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Are Hot Dogs Carcinogenic?

Are Hot Dogs Carcinogenic?
I was asked this question back on July 4th, where hot dogs are consumed in mass quantities - with or without the 'fattening' buns. I...
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Am I Juicing Too Much?

Am I Juicing Too Much?
  Transcript With juicing becoming quite the phenomenon, especially green juice and juices that claim to “detoxify” or “cleanse”, I have been asked to answer...
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Is It Really That Bad to Skip Breakfast?

Is It Really That Bad to Skip Breakfast?
Here is an interesting article examining a historical and scientific perspective on if skipping breakfast is really that bad (for weight loss). A few notes...
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Can Playing Tetris Reduce Food Cravings?

Can Playing Tetris Reduce Food Cravings?
Think about the food that you crave the most. Indulge in that thought. Think about smelling it, holding it, and savoring it. Now try to...
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Is Eating at Restaurants Healthier than Fast Food?

Is Eating at Restaurants Healthier than Fast Food?
We know the ‘quality’ of our food begets the ‘quantity’ of food and calories that we eat. Accordingly, the quality of fast food might place...
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'Fitness' Food Make Us Eat More, Exercise Less?

'Fitness' Food Make Us Eat More, Exercise Less?
Healthy buzzwords on food labels can be misleading.  Below is a recent press release from the American Marketing Association, investigating the effects of 'fitness' branded...
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Fat in Food: Expert Opinions

Fat in Food: Expert Opinions
Fat in food is, and might always be a hot and controversial topic. We learn something new everday that expands our understanding, allowing us to...
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How Many Glasses of Water Should We Drink a Day?

How Many Glasses of Water Should We Drink a Day?
8 cups per day, right? Well, my esteemed colleague, Dr. Michael Greger, put this question to the test, and I thought I would share his...
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Glucomannan: A 'Super-Fiber'?

Glucomannan: A 'Super-Fiber'?
Glucomannan, the famous 'super-fiber' got a major boost this March (2015), when a review promoted its benefit in weight loss. However, a lot has happened...
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I Can't Get Enough Protein Eating Vegetables

I Can't Get Enough Protein Eating Vegetables
After being out of town for the past week, I made a trip to the grocery store to replenish food for the house. I made...
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Health Buzzwords on Food Labels are Misleading

Health Buzzwords on Food Labels are Misleading
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Would you call Chocolate Cheerios healthy if it said "all natural" on the box? Well, a recent study found that participants rated everything...
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Nibblers, Gorgers, and Weight Loss

Nibblers, Gorgers, and Weight Loss
Are you a "nibbler" or a "gorger"? Online reports are popping up, again, regarding a new study that challenges the notion that frequent, small meals...
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Do We 'Burn' Calories?

Do We 'Burn' Calories?
We have an obsession with Calories. We fear them, yet crave them. We want to watch them, count them, track them, calculate them, avoid them, and...
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