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3 claims about coconut oil debunked

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The humble coconut oil – an ingredient used in much of our local cuisine – has recently enjoyed a worldwide cult status as a sort of ‘superfood’ that’s lauded for its ability to do anything from helping you lose weight to reducing the risk of heart disease. But are these claims scientifically proven? Here are some of the supposed benefits of coconut oil:

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Veggies: Frying is healthier than boiling?

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Everyone knows that fried veggies are unhealthy. But is boiled veggie the answer? It certainly doesn’t taste as flavorful, but what does science have to say about it? According to a new study published by the University of Granada in Spain, frying veggies is actually healthier – and tastier – than boiling them in water.

Cooking reduces vitamins C and E, along with beta-carotenes and phenols – the main reason most of us eat veggies. The study’s purpose was to see the effects of cooking methods on important antioxidants and phenols in vegetables.

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Biohacking a bulletproof lifestyle: for beginners

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You may have heard of the Bulletproof lifestyle, but even if you haven’t, you’ve probably heard of the weird trend of butter coffee – a trend that Dave Asprey (the creator of the Bulletproof lifestyle) brought back from his trip to Nepal where he was enamored with yak butter coffee.

So, what is the ‘Bulletproof lifestyle’ exactly? If you haven’t heard of it, it’s pretty much similar to many of the dietary principles out there: a ketogenic diet of low carbs, combined with intermittent fasting, and of course, butter coffee.

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Top Fitness Myths

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By Jethro Wegener

There is so much information about fitness out there, with plenty of sources telling you what is right and what is wrong. However, not all of it is true. Some commonly held beliefs are actually wrong. Here are some top myths.

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Choosing your core training: for swimmers

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We’ve all heard the word ‘core training’ and ‘core strength’ thrown about in fitness circles. For athletes, whether you run, cycle or swim, you know that having adequate core strength is very important in order to avoid preventable injuries since most activities require a good body balance.

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Choosing your core training: for runners

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We’ve all heard the word ‘core training’ and ‘core strength’ thrown about in fitness circles. For athletes, whether you run, cycle or swim, you know that having adequate core strength is very important in order to avoid preventable injuries since most activities require a good body balance.

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Choosing your core training: for cyclists

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We’ve all heard the word ‘core training’ and ‘core strength’ thrown about in fitness circles. For athletes, whether you run, cycle or swim, you know that having adequate core strength is very important in order to avoid preventable injuries since most activities require a good body balance.

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Barbecues: Why You Should Add Beer

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If you’re a fan of barbecues, then you’ve probably come across beer-marinated steaks. But apart from imparting a unique flavour, it does something else to the meat that benefits more than just your tastebuds.

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Swearing Profanities Boosts Sports Performance

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Swearing may come naturally when we’re angry, but it’s also natural to swear when we’re trying to psych ourselves to be able to climb that last hill, or lift that last rep. This is because according to psychologists, swearing actually makes you stronger.

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High Intensity Workouts Slow Down Aging: Study

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Immortality may not be something any of us want, but when it comes to aging slowly – that’s another matter altogether. Sadly, the only creatures able to regenerate new cells at whim are not humans. However, there are things that we as humans can do to slow down aging. That’s what a team of scientists at Brigham Young University found out.

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