Category: Food

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6+ Important Foods Before and After Working Out

We all know that your diet has a major impact on weight and overall health. Some foods even promote weight loss. But the timing of when you eat specific foods can impact your weight loss too. So as you work to shed those extra pounds, get the most bang for your buck by eating certain...
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4 Reasons Sulfur Does Your Body Good

There are six chemical elements that make up 99 percent of your body mass: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus. And the next five that kick in the last 1 percent include: potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine and magnesium. Among those, sulfur seems...
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What’s For Breakfast? 3 Healthy Choices

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Even as I say the phrase to myself I can see and hear my mother admonishing me when I was young. And I must have deeply internalized this at some point, because long gone are the days when my morning meal consisted of a hastily downed...
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15 Steps to Maintaining a Macrobiotic Diet

The origin of macrobiotics begins with a military doctor named Sagen Ishizuka. One of his students studied Ishizuka’s theory on balancing mineral salts, and the I-Ching. This student was George Ohsawa and a translation of his research introduced macrobiotics to America...
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8 Surprising Foods That Can Heal Your Gut

Did you know your gut serves as your second brain? It even produces more of the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin — thought to influence the mood — than your brain does. Your gut is also home to countless good and bad bacteria, which outnumber the cells in your body at...
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Bad Versus Good Fats

What's the Difference Between Good Fats and Bad Fats? From childhood, we're taught to fear and loathe fat. But not all fat is created equal! In fact, there are some kinds of fats that are essential for good health. So let's look at the various types of fat, where they're found and...
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3 Benefits of Golden Milk for Golden Health

Golden Milk is a health bomb. Essentially, it is an India-inspired latte. This beverage is a stellar friend to have if you want to improve your digestion, give your immune system a boost, and enjoy a tasty drink. Golden milk is a warming, delicious combination of turmeric, plant...
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3 Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner Without Gaining Weight

Winter is almost in full swing and that could be bad or good for your waistline. Researchers found that the holidays can make you fatter by about a pound. It may be because all the festivities are grouped so close together at the end of the year – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all...
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10 Healthy Brain Foods You Should Be Eating Every Week

The brain is one of the most important yet complicated organs in the body, which makes taking care of it essential. We need the brain to be at its best for us to thrive in our day-to-day lives and in the longterm. Researchers continue to find ways to optimize the brain, and profound...
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11 Hidden Sources of Gluten You Need to Know About

Gluten-free living has become more mainstream in the last few years and gluten-free foods are easier to find in grocery stores and restaurants. Contrary to the media headlines claiming it a “fad diet,” for people like me with a severe autoimmune response to gluten, being...
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7 Foods That Are Terrible for Your Brain

They say you are what you eat, and in terms of how food affects the brain, this certainly seems to prove true. Healthy foods like avocado, blueberries, walnuts and kale have all been proven to promote a healthy noggin, while unhealthy foods like the ones below have all been linked...
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13 Vegan Versions of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

They're called comfort foods for a reason: they nourish your soul with their ooey, gooey, creamy, steamy and deliciously tasting ingredients, but many childhood favorites, restaurant staples, classic dishes and scrumptious desserts aren't the best for your waistline,...
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China’s GMO Problem and How It Could Affect You

Congratulations! You have heeded the words of your vegan friends and other dairy milk objectors and started drinking soy milk. The anti-dairy milk rhetoric includes lines like, “Would you drink the breast milk of your neighbor?” and “A cow’s milk is meant to turn a 500-pound...