Our 10 favorite articles from the past 10 years

The Examine team has been analyzing nutrition research for 10 years — that’s come out to more than 7 million words we’ve published on the site. We wanted to take a moment to share our 10 favorite articles.

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The Examine team has been analyzing nutrition research for 10 years — that’s come out to more than 7 million words we’ve published on the site. We wanted to take a moment to share our 10 favorite articles:

Optimal protein intake guide and calculator

We get a ton of questions about optimal protein intake. So we spent months compiling all the evidence for different health goals and age groups, then created a calculator to help you figure out exactly how much protein you should be getting.

How to read a scientific study guide

We love to help people learn about the scientific process, so we shared our best practices for reading a study to help you understand both what we do and how you can do it, too!

Does marijuana actually boost creativity?

People who partake in cannabis know it can help you relax and make it easier to have creative fun. But does it actually boost creativity in a measurable way?

Are cast iron pans unsafe?

Cast iron is one of humankind’s oldest cooking surfaces — have you ever wondered about its safety profile?

Is honey an effective remedy for symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections?

Did your parents ever mix honey into your tea when you were coming down with a cold? Did it help? Check out what the science says.

How much caffeine is too much? and How does caffeine work in your brain?

Caffeine is one of the most popular compounds around the world and throughout history — but have you ever been curious how much is too much and how it actually works?

Ten tips for better sleep

Making sure you’re getting enough consistent, quality sleep is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. These ten tips cover the basics — and odds are there’s at least one that will be helpful to you or your family.

Is soy good or bad for you?

There’s been a lot of misinformation published about soy, and it’s gotten so bad that people even use ‘soy’ as a pejorative. Get the facts.

Does Nutella cause cancer? A deeper look.

Palm oil occasionally resurfaces in the news due to cancer fears. Remember when Nutella was insinuated to cause cancer because it contains palm oil? The Examine team took the opportunity to do a deep dive on the topic.

Vitamin D and depression

Vitamin D is vital for the body and brain — especially in the winter — and it’s often recommended when the weather is overcast. But — can it alleviate the symptoms of depression?


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