Category: Nutrition

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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...
Diet

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...
Nutrition

5 Things You Need to Know About Creatine

The claims are everywhere. “Get Bigger and Stronger!” “Discover the Weightlifter’s Secret Weapon!” “Embrace the Creatine Transformation.” Every day, those looking to stay healthy with diet and exercise are bombarded with endless claims from an overwhelming...
Diet

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...
Food

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...
Food

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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12 Summer Fruits and Vegetables for Hydration

Hydration in the summer is essential. The heat has us perspiring more, and we need that water and electrolyte loss to be replenished. Keeping the body hydrated ensures your heart doesn't have to work as hard. The heart can easily pump blood through the blood vessels to muscles,...
Diet

10 Mouthwatering Foods That Fight Depression

Feeling sad, empty and utterly depressed? Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on prescription antidepressants anymore because the answer lies largely in food. Not the bad food you binge on to feel better, but healthy, nutritious food – the kind of food that will genuinely...
Diet

Beyond Performance: 8 Health Benefits of Creatine

Creatine was first only used by elite athletes. But it's now so widespread that everyone from older adults to high school athletes are using it. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) Away from sport and exercise, other research has proven its benefits in many aspects of health and disease. This article...
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Hot and Healthy: 6 Steps to a Better Bowl of Soup

What could be better than a bowl of hot soup on a cold day? Not only does soup hit the spot when the temperatures drop, it’s bursting with nutrition and health benefits. According to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, soup eaters tend to weigh less than non-soup...