Weight Loss

Fasting

The Secret to Intermittent Fasting for Women

By Dr. Amy Shah, MD Chances are if you are health and fitness savvy, you’ve heard of intermittent fasting and its benefits for fat loss and overall health. But did you know that, if you’re a woman, fasting could lead to hormonal imbalance and could lead to fertility issues? Here, we’ll discuss the best ways for women to enjoy the … Read More

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Macadamia nuts - Dr. Axe

Macadamia Nuts: The Manganese-Rich Treat that Supports Healthy Bones

While almonds may be America’s most popular nut, no one can deny the delicious appeal of macadamia nuts. (1) This is a good thing, because just like almonds nutrition, macadamia nutrition packs a potent punch. Macadamia nuts are amazing little nutrient-filled powerhouses that come from the macadamia tree. They contain some important essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, … Read More

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Brown fat

Increase Your Brown Fat to Maintain a Healthy Body Weight

Body “fat” overall gets a bad reputation, especially visceral fat that is known to increase the risk for health problems like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Few of us would ever want to purposefully increase our fat stores, considering “excess dysfunctional adipose tissue” (extra fat!) is considered a major risk factor for dozens of diseases from hypertension and stroke, to arthritis and … Read More

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Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts: 7 Benefits of These Heart-Healthy, Brain-Boosting Nuts

It’s not breaking news that tree nuts are some of the most nutrient-rich snacks you can choose to add to your diet, and in a world filled with overly fatty, preservative-filled, downright harmful snack options, nuts like hazelnuts are filling, delicious and nutritious. Sometimes called filbert nuts, hazelnuts are a particularly good option because these marble-sized superfoods pack a potent nutritional punch. … Read More

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Raspberry Nutrition

Raspberry Nutrition Helps Prevent Heart Disease, Weight Gain + Even Cancer

A summer favorite in my house, raspberries are a wonderful addition to pancakes, granola and yogurt. This is good news for those of you who love to utilize these delicious berries, because raspberry nutrition is off the charts. What makes the raspberry so great? It starts with the phytochemicals present in this delicious fruit, which are responsible for the dark color in … Read More

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Tryptophan - Dr. Axe

Get More Tryptophan for Better Sleep, Moods & Fewer Headaches

One of the things often overlooked when people are trying to improve their overall health, have more energy, lose weight and sleep better is the importance of obtaining enough amino acids from different protein foods. Amino acids, including tryptophan, are the “building blocks of proteins,” and without a wide enough array of them in our diets, we actually can’t even survive, let … Read More

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Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia: Does This Hyped Weight Loss Supplement Really Work?

Garcinia cambogia (GC) is a small pumpkin-shaped fruit that grows in Southeast Asia and India. The key active ingredient found in garcinia cambogia is called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA), which some research suggests can help certain people to lose weight more easily. (1) Currently there are at least 14 separate HCA–containing products sold over-the-counter to consumers labeled as “garcinia cambogia.” Most people … Read More

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Overweight people exercising

Basal Metabolic Rate: What “The Biggest Loser” Can Teach Us

Anyone who’s dieted before knows the truth: it’s hard. While losing weight is often broken down into an all-too-simplistic “calories in vs. calories out,” it can often seem like no matter what you do, the scale won’t budge. Now, a new study is shedding some light on why it’s so tough for some bodies to shed extra pounds. Published this … Read More

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Wild rice - Dr. Axe

Wild Rice Can Boost Energy & Increase Bone Mass

You may equate wild rice with lower-quality rice, but the truth of the matter is that this less common rice actually provides numerous health benefits. For starters, it’s slightly higher in protein than most whole grains and is a good source of fiber, folate, magnesium and a slew of other beneficial nutrients. And like black rice, it’s better for your waistline … Read More

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Low carb snacks

26 Low-Carb Snacks that Satisfy for Hours

When you’re considering going on a low-carb diet or simply reducing carbohydrates, full meals are a little easier to plan — eating all the meat and veggies is always a good option! But it’s nice to chow down on something a little lighter than a steak or full chicken meal when it’s snack time. Luckily, these low-carb snacks from around the … Read More

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