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Paleo Diet: No Corn Flakes, Snickers, or Chardonnay?

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Could the nation’s current eating habits of trans fats, sugar, and refined foods be what is contributing to the obesity epidemic, heart disease, cancer? According to research in the fields of biochemistry, dermatology, biology, and other disciplines, the diet of the average of the person in the U.S. is the root of degenerative diseases....

Walnuts found to satiate appetite and give you a feeling of “fullness”

Walnuts are healthy snacks linked to a bevy of health benefits, and a recent study has found another one. Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center claim that eating walnuts can lead to reduced food cravings, as well as increased feelings of fullness. According to ScienceDaily.com, they found that the consumption of walnuts was associated with an...

Why Cheese Is NOT A Substitute for Your Daily Milk Intake

Today we know that trading saturated fats for added sugars and trans fats in our diet was one of the worst lifestyle alterations, as it's a recipe for obesity, heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases.1,2 Research demonstrates that once your daily caloric intake of sugar reaches 18 percent, you suffer a 200 percent increase in metabolic harm that...

The Health Benefits of Pistachios

Are you eating pistachios on a regular basis? If not, then you might want to consider doing so.The health benefits and nutritional value of pistachios is astounding.So to live a healthier lifestyle, why not start with some tasty pistachios?Not convinced that just because we say they are healthy and full of nutritional value, you...

Lutein in avocados found to protect the brain from effects of aging

A new study showed that while green leafy vegetables such as spinachand kale are a staple food of people who are looking to stay fit, they can also be used by people who are looking to retain their brain power. According to the study that was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscienceand was conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at...

All Hail the Sweet Potato: Why You Should Eat More of this Super Food

The Sweet Potato Ah yes, the sweet potato. The broccoli of root vegetables, the sweet potato eludes the diets of most people because of a poor marketing campaign.It’s terribly misunderstood, which is quite because it’s one of the healthiest tastiest foods available. Many people associate sweet potatoes with the holidays either in a candied form or whipping into...

The Top 11 Health Benefits of Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds

Think of the word pumpkin and images of jack-o-lanterns or whipped cream-covered Thanksgiving pies will probably pop into your mind.Pumpkin is traditionally considered a holiday food and is a staple in our kitchen pantries and freezers during that festive time of the year.However, did you know that pumpkin is now heralded as one of...

Don’t Throw Out Your Avocado Seeds!

You may find this fact a bit interesting, but it is so true and fascinating. Avocado seeds are packed full of nutrients that can provide several health benefits to the body. In fact, the seeds contain more antioxidants than the avocado fruity fleshes and most fruits, vegetables and healing teas do. The seeds, even...

The Ketogenic Diet Boosts Fat Loss & Fights Disease

A 2014 review published in the International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health  states “One of the most studied strategies in the recent years for weight loss is the ketogenic diet. Many studies have shown that this kind of nutritional approach has a solid physiological and biochemical basis and is able to induce effective...

Top 5 Health Benefits of Bean Sprouts (#2 Is a Sight to Behold)

Bean sprouts are exactly what they sound like — literally sprouts that come from beans — and while sprouting can be done using just about any bean, the most common bean sprouts usually come from mung beans and soybeans. They’re filled with fiber and virtually fat-free, especially the mung bean version, which is why they’re a...
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