Superfoods

Chlorophyll benefits - Dr. Axe

Chlorophyll Benefits: The Plant Pigment that Heals + Detoxes Better than All Others

You’ve undoubtedly heard of chlorophyll, and you probably know that plants couldn’t without it. But what is chlorophyll exactly, and are there chlorophyll benefits for humans? As we learned back in science class, chlorophyll is a type of plant pigment responsible for the absorption of light in the process of photosynthesis, which creates energy. So why is it important for humans beyond … Read More

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Acai

Acai Berry: 6 Proven Scientific Benefits, Including Clear Skin + Weight Loss

Anti-inflammatory, high-antioxidant foods keep you healthy and, if sick, can bring you back to good health. Berries certainly fit the bill, and the trendy berry of the moment with major anti-aging benefits is the acai berry. You’ve probably noticed health food stores now pumping out more “acai bowls” than ever. Berries of all kinds are full of valuable anti-inflammatory nutrients: anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, protocatechuic … Read More

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Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate: Healthier than Green Tea & a Cancer Killer?

For years, we’ve all heard about the wonderful health benefits of green tea, whether it’s matcha green tea or other forms. But could yerba mate be even healthier than green tea? While the two teas share many common benefits, there is good reason why yerba mate is the national drink of Argentina. It’s a nutritious source of energy, mental alertness and good … Read More

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Cacao nibs - Dr. Axe

Cacao Nibs: Superfood that Boosts Energy and Burns Fat

There’s no better time of year to cozy up to the fireplace with a nice cup of hot chocolate. And thanks largely to this wintertime favorite, we’re all familiar with cocoa and other forms of healthy chocolate. But are you familiar with cacao nibs? Cacao, or Theobroma cacao, is the source of original, natural chocolate. It comes from the seeds of … Read More

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Raw food diet - Dr. Axe

Raw Food Diet: Benefits, Risks and How to Do It

Despite what you might have heard, a raw food diet is not another “fad diet” as we normally think of one. In fact, some experts on raw diets say that they’re essentially the opposite: “anti-diets” and more like a lifestyle that simply promotes eating more real foods in their natural state. A raw food diet, also sometimes called “raw foodism,” … Read More

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Monk Fruit

Monk Fruit: Nature’s Best Sweetener?

With sugar intake at an all-time high, finding healthier, sweet alternatives has been a priority for many people. Sugar substitutes and artificial sweeteners tend to be filled with other harmful chemicals and ingredients, and some still contain calories. Monk fruit sweetener has been celebrated as a revolutionary way to sweeten foods and drinks without the harmful effects of traditional sugar … Read More

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Clean eating meal plan - Dr. Axe

Improve Your Diet & Health with a Clean Eating Meal Plan

Notice how in recent years there’s been a growing trend toward eating more “whole foods,” while avoiding things that commonly cause allergies, sensitives, cravings for more or weight gain? Even many big-name supermarket chains are making a serious effort to clean up store shelves and remove suspicious ingredients from products — such as trans fats. This movement has been nicknamed “clean … Read More

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Crickets - Dr. Axe

Cricket Flour Has 3x More Protein Than Steak + It Even Tastes Good

Did you know that cricket flour — also known as cricket protein powder — has almost triple the amount of protein present in sirloin and double the protein of chicken? That’s right, cricket flour! You may be tempted to dismiss this outstanding protein food right away, but cricket flour actually has a mild and nutty taste that many people seem to … Read More

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Reishi mushroom - Dr. Axe

Reishi Mushroom: Fights Cancer, Boosts Immunity & Improves Liver Detox

The reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), an edible type of medicinal fungus that has been used for various healing abilities for thousands of years, is a true “superfood.” Also known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, these mushrooms are strongly anti-inflammatory and tied to longevity, better immune function and mental clarity — perhaps that’s why they’ve adopted the nickname “king of mushrooms.” … Read More

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Guava - Dr. Axe

Guava: The Most Powerful Antioxidant Food (!) for Your Immune System

If you’ve ever visited Mexico, Central or South America, you may have been introduced to a delicious little fruit called the guava. Native to those regions, the guava is a very popular fruit, with a number of valuable health benefits. Guavas are known for their sweet and tangy flavor and many uses, but there’s much more to this fruit than … Read More

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