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Will Skipping Breakfast Really Make you Fat?

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The importance of eating a healthy breakfast every morning is nutrition gospel.  Everyone “knows” that eating a morning meal will help you stay lean and that skipping one could have the opposite effect.

But is what everybody knows actually the truth?

Most research regarding the effect of breakfast on the body shows that breakfast eaters tend to be leaner than those who skip their morning meal.  However, there is a large amount of scientific research which doesn’t actually prove exactly what people think it does.
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The Vile Diet of your “Everyday” MMA Fighter

I’m not sure if any of you have seen the movie Rocky, but I found the strict and unique diet he followed to be quite out of the ordinary.  After watching Rocky Balboa chug a glass of raw eggs, I became inspired to explore the various dieting methods boxers use to maintain their muscular physique.

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Boxers are encouraged to consume a large amount of carbohydrates each day, however, they don’t receive their daily carb intake through white flour such as bread and pasta but instead eat yams, beans, oatmeal, and whole-wheat grains in order to get the appropriate serving of carbohydrates.  Protein is also an essential part of their diet so boxers often incorporate chicken, eggs, tuna, and protein in their diets.  Since their bodies are constantly in dire need of protein, MMA fighters often drink protein shakes before and after their workouts.  They receive a majority of their fats from fish and nuts since they contain omega-3 fatty acids, a type of fat that is healthier than say the kind of fat you would find in McDonald’s french fries.  The body also needs monounsaturated fats found in avocados, seeds, and olives.

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Your Toast is Giving you Cancer

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In 2007, a Dutch study showed an increased risk if cancer in women who were exposed to the chemical acrylamide– which forms on burnt foods. The study prevailed that women double their chances of acquiring cancer by consuming approximately 40 micrograms of acrylamide a day.
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