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Milk Substitutes: The Best Plant-Based Milk Options

Milk Substitutes: The Best Plant-Based Milk Options

Nowadays the word “milk” can refer to an array of different types of milk alternatives. Depending on your dietary needs or preferences, here are four healthy milk alternatives that you may want to consider adding into your diet: 1. Hemp Milk Hemp Milk comes from ground hemp seeds. However, you can relax a bit, as they do not contain the psychoactive component found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. The hemp seeds are actually
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Vitamins and Minerals that May Help with Viral Infections

Vitamins and Minerals that May Help with Viral Infections

Despite everything you may have read on the internet, nothing has been proven to cure or prevent COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself from the Coronavirus is to practice social distancing1 and not come into contact with someone that has been infected. You should also make sure that you get enough sleep, exercise daily, eat healthy, and find ways to reduce stress. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage you to use online res
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5 Delicious Herbs and Spices with Added Health Benefits

5 Delicious Herbs and Spices with Added Health Benefits

Without herbs and spices, the food we eat would be pretty bland and unappetizing. Despite how much we rely on them for adding flavor and deliciousness to our food, there are certain spices that may have plenty of health benefits as well. The next time you cook, try to incorporate one of these five spices into your dishes: 1. Turmeric: If you’re a fan of Indian cooking, then you’re probably already familiar with turmeric,
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 Emergency Food Preparation Tips for Vegetarians

Emergency Food Preparation Tips for Vegetarians

Many of us are preparing to stay home more than usual since the COVID-19 outbreak1. Now more than ever, it's important to have healthy foods on hand. If you are a vegetarian, then you are already pretty resourceful when it comes to getting the proper nutrition you need from non-meat sources. Vegetarians should try to find foods that require no refrigeration, minimal preparation, and little to no water. Every emergency food kit
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What Your Nails Can Say About Your Health

What Your Nails Can Say About Your Health

When we think of bodily changes that may have a huge impact on our health, our first thought doesn’t normally go to our nails. However, these small surfaces on our body can actually help us diagnose if something is off with our body. As one dermatologist, Dr. Poblete-Lopez 1 cautions, pay close attention to your fingernails and toenails for any sudden signs of change - it could be a warning. Below are seven conditions that ca
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Spring into Health: What Vitamins You Should Be Taking This Season

Spring into Health: What Vitamins You Should Be Taking This Season

Spring is right around the corner, and quickly followed behind that will be summer. And if you’re like me and you live in a cold climate, then the thought of warmer weather has you as excited as Olaf the Snowman. However, rising temperatures actually mean that our bodies will start to lose important nutrients. More humidity and heat means that our bodies are facing more stress to work and function properly, meaning that our nut
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The 5 Best Brain Games And Training Websites

The 5 Best Brain Games And Training Websites

There are many ways that both old and young people can improve their mental function and prevent brain aging1. One of the best things you can do is train your mind is with brain games. They can be a great way to improve your memory, response time, and logical skills2. If you’ve been looking to have a little fun while possibly sharpening or improving your mental fitness, then here are the top 5 websites and games for you to tes
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How to Avoid a Vitamin D Deficiency during the Winter

How to Avoid a Vitamin D Deficiency during the Winter

As children, we were always told to finish our milk because that’s what would help us build strong bones. And the reason is that it contains both calcium and Vitamin D1 – two essential ingredients linked to healthy bones. However, the unfortunate part is Vitamin D isn’t naturally occurring in many foods. One of the most natural ways to get enough Vitamin D is to expose bare skin to sunlight. When skin gets exposed to the sun, i
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5 Must-Have Winter Supplements

5 Must-Have Winter Supplements

While we’re in the throes of winter, there are plenty of us who are wanting to take preventative measures to maintain optimal health during our vigil for spring’s arrival. Besides eating a healthy and well-balanced diet, we also need to make sure to get plenty of rest and stay nice and warm throughout the winter months. In addition to these methods, taking supplements can be a way of adding to your overall health. Of course, you should
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How To Lower Triglycerides Quickly

How To Lower Triglycerides Quickly

Triglycerides 1 are type of fat or lipid that is found in your blood. When you consume food, any extra calories that are not used up right away are converted into triglycerides that are then stored in fat cells, where they’ll stay until your body releases a hormone in between meals that signals for triglycerides to be released in order to maintain energy levels between meals. While they are a perfectly normal function, elevated lev
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10 Benefits Of Spirulina That Prove It's Worth The Hype

10 Benefits Of Spirulina That Prove It's Worth The Hype

Spirulina is the latest craze to be trending on social media. And there is a reason for it since the newest superfood does have a lot of benefits. If you are barely catching on to the latest wave of superfood, then here is a list of the top 10 benefits of spirulina: 1. Spirulina is loaded with 1nutrients such as vitamins B1, 2, and 3, as well as iron, magnesium, iron, and potassium. Studies have shown spirulina to be one of th
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Muscle Cramps: Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Muscle Cramps: Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Let’s talk muscle cramps. They’re uncomfortable, and they usually have a habit of popping up at the most inconvenient times – like those charley horses you might get suddenly in the middle of the night when you’re trying to get some sleep. A muscle cramp is defined as a sudden and involuntary contraction of one or more of your muscles 1. While generally harmless, muscle cramps can make it temporarily difficult or impossible to use
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Shred Your New Year’s Resolutions — Bad Habits That Are Good for You

Shred Your New Year’s Resolutions — Bad Habits That Are Good for You

Introduction We’re one month into 2020, and what a year it’s been already! Are you starting to wobble on those resolutions you made so confidently just a few short weeks ago? Are you thinking wistfully about a steaming mug of coffee or tea, maybe with a little whole milk? Don’t you just love to curl up with a soothing cup of hot chocolate and a good book? Shred those resolutions and indulge with a clear conscience. Some of life’s
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How Stress Can Mess With Your Gut

How Stress Can Mess With Your Gut

Stress is all around you. When you experience stress, you may experience many bodily reactions to it: muscle tension, racing thoughts, tightness in the chest, and even digestive shifts – these can be anything from butterflies in the tummy, to nervous knots in the gut. As much as you may think that what’s going on in your head doesn’t affect you, it actually does. In fact, emotions and cognitive function directly affect your int
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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Bone and Joint Health

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Bone and Joint Health

With the start of a new decade, many of us are more determined than ever to stick to our resolutions. And when it comes to our health, there is no doubt that many of us are coming up with loads of new year’s resolutions. For anyone who is grappling with bone and joint health, here are some easy-to-incorporate resolutions that will help make your decade the best yet for your body. 1. I will make movement a part of my daily life As
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Common Symptoms of Iron Deficiency and Foods To Help Fight It

Common Symptoms of Iron Deficiency and Foods To Help Fight It

Your body is continuously pumping iron through the bloodstream every day, since iron is required in order to make hemoglobin1. Hemoglobin takes the oxygen from the lungs and distributes it throughout the bloodstream, delivering it to tissues and muscles. Meanwhile, hemoglobin also pushes carbon dioxide back to the lungs where it gets exhaled. If your body isn’t absorbing the amount of iron it requires, it goes into deficiency.
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The Keto Flu: Symptoms and How to Get Rid of Them

The Keto Flu: Symptoms and How to Get Rid of Them

If you are undertaking a ketogenic diet, you may notice a number of changes occurring as your body adjusts. These changes are often called “keto flu” and while the changes aren’t dangerous and normally subside after a couple of weeks, they certainly can be uncomfortable or inconvenient. Here are some helpful tips that can help identify the signs of keto flu, cure the symptoms, as well as get through the transition while continuing
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5 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight on a Vegan Diet

5 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight on a Vegan Diet

Whether you went vegan for ethical reasons, or because you wanted to lose a little bit of weight, most people associate a vegan diet with being lean. And science can back it up. An Oxford University study of 40,000 adults 1 found that meat-eaters had the highest BMIs, vegans had the lowest, and vegetarians or semi-vegetarians rounded out the middle. However, sometimes when people cut our animal products they don’t always lose weigh
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How to Sneak Turmeric into Your Diet If You Don't Love the Taste

How to Sneak Turmeric into Your Diet If You Don't Love the Taste

Turmeric. It’s one of those spices where you either love it or you hate it, since it’s got quite the potent taste. However, not long ago, the spice exploded onto the scene after it was revealed to have some amazing health benefits. But given that it’s quite strong and bitter, it’s one of those spices that most people usually avoid in the grocery store because they’re unsure of how to use it.Here are some clever and delicious ways 1to sn
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Why Multiple Antioxidants Are Better Than One

Why Multiple Antioxidants Are Better Than One

The Internet is peppered with articles advising us to, “eat this, it contains antioxidants,” or, “Compound X was used in ancient civilisations to treat this, that, or the other ailment.” As it so happens, pepper contains piperine, a potent antioxidant. It’s true that antioxidants are good for us; they combat oxidative stress by mopping up toxic chemical species called free radicals that are the products of the many chemical
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7 Superfoods to Strengthen Your Immune System

7 Superfoods to Strengthen Your Immune System

It’s the start of flu season and I’m sure we’ve all had a few close calls already. Some of us may have already gotten struck down by a particularly nasty bug going around the office. But what can you do to keep yourself healthy? Besides getting plenty of sleep and washing your hands regularly, there is also the case of diet. Like the saying goes, we are what we eat. So if this flu season we want to eat our way to a healthier version
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How to Eat Healthy When You're Extremely Busy

How to Eat Healthy When You're Extremely Busy

Have you ever found yourself at work so swamped that you end up skipping lunch only to over-indulge at like 4:30 in the afternoon after having spent the day hangry, distracted, and being less productive than you’d wanted to be? Well, unfortunately, you aren’t alone. Most people who work 40+ hours a week find it difficult to keep on top of healthy eating habits1. So if you’re like me, and you want to try to get on top of good, healthy
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Not Getting Enough Sleep? Try Drinking More Water

Not Getting Enough Sleep? Try Drinking More Water

As a recent study 1 found, many people do not get enough sleep. Currently, there are claims that the average Briton runs on just six hours of sleep a night. Lack of sleep often varies, yet the reasons are often linked to underlying psychological issues 2. However, a new study 3 is claiming it may be down to a simple cause of not drinking enough water throughout the day prior. The research was conducted by academics w
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The Beginner’s Guide to Achieving a Healthier Gut

The Beginner’s Guide to Achieving a Healthier Gut

In case you weren’t aware, there are currently 2-6 pounds of bacteria in our bodies. It’s nothing to be alarmed about, in fact, the vast majority of our bodily functions are either controlled or influenced by the bacteria that make up our microbiome 1. Bacteria often get a bad reputation. We see it as the reason we get sick. However, the majority of the bacteria found in our bodies are actually necessary to our health. So her
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12 Foods to Eat When You’re Pregnant

12 Foods to Eat When You’re Pregnant

When you’re pregnant, it can be a very exciting time. But it also brings with it many challenges and natural worries. It also brings with it, many unsolicited advice from both close family members and strangers alike. However, one very important bit of advice that we can all agree on is that during pregnancy it is very important to maintain a healthy diet. While you are growing a human being, your body needs plenty of add
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Puerto Rico's Secret Sauce - Why Garlic Is Good For You

Puerto Rico's Secret Sauce - Why Garlic Is Good For You

Garlic is a member of the Allium genus of plants. Among its 500 botanic cousins are onions, leeks and chives. Rich in organic sulfur compounds and flavonols (a class of antioxidants), onions and garlic have been used for thousands of years1 in Egypt, China, India and Greece cover wounds and treat heart disease, headaches, tumors, leprosy, deafness, earaches, severe diarhhea, and parasitic infections. Garlic is packed with valua
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5 Facts to Keep You Healthy This Winter

5 Facts to Keep You Healthy This Winter

From the time we are young, we hear advice from our parents about staying healthy and warm in the cold weather. Some of the advice is worth listening to but others are nothing more than a myth. It is easy to see how some myths may get started. A good example is about people catching more colds in the winter. A biologist at Rush University Medical Center, John Segreti, MD 1, says that the fact that people tend to get more cold
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Health Problems That Are More Common in the Fall and Winter

Health Problems That Are More Common in the Fall and Winter

Winter brings a number of seasonal health risks, mainly related to the physical challenges of ice, snow, and cold. Potential health problems that exist in any season of the year are likely seen in greater measure when the weather turns cold. Some of those issues are because people tend to stay indoors when winter arrives, make it more likely for them to spread disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 1
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The Health Benefits of Algae Oil

The Health Benefits of Algae Oil

Many people sing the praises of coconut oil in the culinary world, but Algae oil is the new kid on the block you might want to consider keeping in your cabinet. "Algae oil is a nutrient-dense powerhouse due to its high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids,” says Shana Pantirer, RDN, a senior registered dietitian at F-Factor Nutrition 1. “These fatty acids are essential to our diets because our bodies cannot manufacture them,”
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Can Your Gut Bacteria Help You Gain Muscle Strength?

Can Your Gut Bacteria Help You Gain Muscle Strength?

We all have a community of bacteria that lives within our digestive tract. That microbiome is a key player in our overall health. It affects so many systems within the body, including our weight, metabolism, mood and even our blood sugar levels. Even though it affects our health in such profound ways, it is often something that is overlooked. Researchers wanted to check out the connection and see how it works so they compared g
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