Prebiotic – What Is It and What You Need To Know?

“Pre”biotics? Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health. Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favorite foods are called “prebiotics” and include dietary fiber and resistant starch. The same fiber that keeps us feeling full slows…

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Antioxidant Foods vs. Supplements

Antioxidants are just that: they fight (anti) oxidation. The chemical process of oxidation is like rusting metal. A molecule loses electrons and creates the infamous free radicals.  Oxidation is also the reason why apples, bananas, and avocados go brown when the skin is broken, and they’re exposed to air – they’re getting oxidized. Free radicals…

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Your Thyroid: Foods and Nutrients to Help

Sebastian Coman

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that releases hormones. Thyroid hormones help your body regulate a few things – not a big deal – just the metabolism of ALL cells. And this is critical for maintaining a healthy body weight and having the energy to live your life. (Yes, your thyroid IS…

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Is It Safe To Cook In The Microwave?

Microwave ovens have become one of the most adaptable kitchen equipment due to their numerous features and utility. The question is: are you compromising your well-being for the conveniences this appliance offers? Let’s find out! How Microwave Cooking Works? We are most familiar with the microwave as an oven that heats food. Whether it’s leftover…

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Stock Your Pantry With These 5 Anti-inflammatory Spices

We are all familiar with the comfort of turmeric spice in our curry dishes, tea, milk, and latte. But have you ever wondered what’s inside turmeric that makes it so tasty and healthy? It’s the curcumin! Curcumin has the power to soothe your inflammatory responses, relieving depression, arthritis and preventing heart problems, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.…

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5 Healthy Snacks Options to Curb Your Salt Cravings

We are all too familiar with sugar cravings, and they have an easy fix as well. But now and then, the sweet taste gets boring and the heart craves something on the salty end of the spectrum. Salt has a tricky reputation; being associated with unhealthy food like potato chips and being the most common…

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Surprising Ways To Prevent Osteoporosis

You know you need your calcium, but you might not realize other lifestyle factors that could increase your risk for osteoporosis. Whether you are concerned about maintaining bone health, or you’ve already been told you have osteoporosis or osteopenia, optimizing your diet’s nutritional values can help you prevent and even fight osteoporosis naturally! Calcium deficiency was once…

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