Is Drinking Water The Key To Successful Weight Loss?

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  Could drinking water be the key to successful weight loss? Water is essential to the body, as it supplies it with nutrients and removes waste. Water is supplied to us through drinking and also through the food we eat. In one study done by researchers at Virginia Tech, 48 participants were split into two groups to test the effect … Read More

Onions!

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Onions are a huge part of everyone’s diet. They are extremely versatile, as they can be used as a spice or as a vegetable; they are great grilled, roasted, marinated or caramelized! A 1-cup serving of onions contains 20% of the daily value of vitamin C that is recommended, and they also contain quercetin. Quercetin is a plant compound that … Read More

How Much Calcium Is Enough?

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Calcium is very important for the body. This is because muscles, nerves, veins, arteries and hormones all depend on calcium in order to work properly. If our diet doesn’t supply our body with the correct amount of calcium, then our body will take the calcium from our bones. This could lead to bones becoming weak and eventually they will break. … Read More

Are You Getting Enough Omega-3?

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Many people take a fish oil supplement every day for the omega-3 fatty acids benefits. However, fish and fish oil are not the only sources of omega-3. There is a plant source of omega-3 fatty acids called alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. Recent scientific studies have found that ALA has many health benefits when it is added to the diet. Many … Read More

Does Your Diet Affect How Well You Age?

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Does your diet affect how well you age? There are many dietary changes you can make that will help keep your mind and body sharp as you age. Consuming healthy oils, maintaining good gut bacteria, getting all your vital nutrients, and increasing your water and protein intake are all easy ways to help keep your body and brain as healthy … Read More

The Power of Purple Produce

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The color of your food call tell you a lot about what health benefits lie inside. Purple fruits and vegetables, including blueberries, blackberries, plums, purple potatoes, and eggplant, contain phytochemicals called anthocyanins that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. According to one study conducted in 2011, people who consumed purple fruits and vegetables regularly had, on average, higher intakes of fiber, … Read More

How To Fit Exercise Into Any Schedule

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With today’s hectic lifestyle, it is easy to skip a workout. Many people don’t think they have enough time to fit in a daily exercise routine, however, there are many ways to fit physical activity into any schedule. There are many beneficial side effects of exercise including improving your overall health, aiding in weight loss, and reducing your stress levels. … Read More

Is Fructose Bad For You?

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There is a lot of talk about if we should or shouldn’t eat fructose. Although eating high amounts of fructose may cause health issues, consuming fructose in its natural form found in plants is not a risk. The type of fructose that should be avoided is high fructose corn syrup which is now used to sweeten many food products. How is fructose different … Read More

Key Ways to Keep Weight Off As You Age

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As you age, it seems as though it gets harder and harder to keep excess weight off. When it comes to managing your weight, many people believe it’s just the calories you eat that matter, however, new research shows that this might not be true because not all calories are the same. In an ideal situation, the calories consumed versus … Read More

Why Do We Eat Junk Food When We’re Anxious?

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Do you turn to junk food when you’re stressed out? It is very common that a person will eat more when they are stressed. The people that are the most prone to stress eating are those that are restricting their food intake the rest of the time. This is because when times get tough and we stress out, we ease … Read More