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Fiber: Our Favorite F-Word

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Fiber: Our Favorite F-Word

Major key to weight loss and optimal health: fiber When it comes to weight loss, people often think deprivation and denial; to lose weight you need to cut something (or a lot of somethings) out of your usual eating plan– making the idea of going on a diet seem daunting, dreadful and depressing. Womp, womp. We’re going to let you in on a little secret today… weight loss doesn’t have to be so dreary; one of the most effective ways to lose weight, and keep it off, actually has little to do with what you cut out of your diet...

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Top 10 Reasons to Use Turmeric

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Top 10 Reasons to Use Turmeric

Turmeric, the main spice in curry, is arguably the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease. It has so many healing properties that currently there have been 6,235 peer-reviewed articles published proving the benefits of turmeric and one of its renowned healing compounds curcumin. This puts turmeric on top of the list as one of the most frequently mentioned medicinal herbs in all of science and the next most popular studied herbs include garlic, cinnamon, ginseng, ginger, and milk thistle. Of the 6000+ studies referencing curcumin, the most interesting finding is that when turmeric is compared to conventional medicine its...

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The Modern Gal's Smoothie Essentials

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The Modern Gal's Smoothie Essentials

Peanut butter, banana, and a few splashes of milk go a long way in creating a nutritious smoothie. However, in this superfood-crazed world, those simple ingredients aren’t always enough. With health food stores stocked with multiple varieties of nut butters, non-dairy milk options, and more, smoothie standards are at an all time high. So kick up the nutritional quality of your smoothie with the following superfood essentials, providing energy to power you through your day! Not your ordinary nut butter. Peanut butter and almond butter have already made their mark in the smoothie world. But what about cashew butter, sunflower seed...

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7 Reasons Why You Need Prebiotics

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7 Reasons Why You Need Prebiotics

Most people are aware by now that foods that offer dietary fiber and probiotics have a long list of health benefits, but nonetheless prebiotic foods are still mostly underappreciated. By and large, Americans don’t consume enough prebiotics every day—and, sadly, the result can cause indigestion, higher levels of inflammation, lower immune function, higher likelihood of weight gain, and a raised risk for various chronic diseases. While probiotic foods are essential for gut health and overall well-being, prebiotics help “feed” probiotics. By pairing them them together, you can achieve an even better result. What are prebiotics? By definition, prebiotics are a type of...

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The 17 Worst & Best Condiments

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The 17 Worst & Best Condiments

Adding condiments to a meal is a great way to kick up the flavor. But not all condiments are made the same; many are surprisingly loaded with calories, sugar, artificial ingredients, and sodium. Here’s what you need to know about the condiments to avoid and the ones to stock up on. THE 7 WORST CONDIMENTS 1. Soy Sauce. Soy sauce is low in calories and sugar, but it’s loaded with sodium and of course, soy! Soy is one of the world’s most commonly genetically modified foods, especially soy grown in the U.S. When consumed in large quantities soy sauce can...

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