Heart Disease

Coconut sugar - Dr. Axe

Is Coconut Sugar Good for You?

We can give thanks to the coconut tree for the numerous products it yields — from coconut water to desiccated coconut, coconut vinegar and, a personal favorite, coconut oil. It’s also very popular in making alcoholic drinks known to locals as tuba or coconut wine. However, it is the inflorescence — or coconut blossoms of the coconut tree (not to be … Read More

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Gluten-Free Beer + Other “Healthy” Beer Options

You’ve heard about the health benefits of red wine before, but you may be wondering about beer nutrition facts as well. For those of you who think that beer is bad for you, you’ll be surprised to find out that many studies suggest that light-to-moderate consumption of beer can boost your heart health, reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, … Read More

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Health benefits of blackberries - Dr. Axe

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Blackberries

One of my favorite things to find is the intersection between delicious food and incredible health benefits. Nothing truer could be said about the health benefits of blackberries. Boasting an ORAC score that lands it high on the most antioxidant-rich foods, as well as a list of nutrients so long it’s hard to remember even half of them plus one … Read More

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Foods high in zinc - Dr. Axe

Top 10 Foods High in Zinc

Zinc is an essential trace mineral that plays a role in more than a hundred enzymatic reactions in the body, which is why consuming foods high in zinc is so important. It’s needed in small amounts every day in order to maintain your health and perform important functions. Zinc benefits come from its presence within all bodily tissue — it’s needed for healthy cell … Read More

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Kidney beans nutrition - Dr. Axe

Kidney Beans Nutrition Helps Fight Diabetes, Heart Disease & Even Some Cancers

Name for their close visual resemblance in color and shape to kidneys, kidney beans are widely consumed and produced across the globe, and like cannellini beans or adzuki beans, they’re a common addition to chili and other delicious meals.  Low in fat and rich in complex carbohydrates, minerals, proteins and vitamins, kidney beans nutrition has been linked to reduced risk … Read More

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Brown rice nutrition - Dr. Axe

Brown Rice Nutrition May Lower the Risk of Diabetes & Heart Disease

In moderation, brown rice can be a very nutritious gluten-free carbohydrate and healthy rice choice overall. Brown rice nutrition doesn’t have too many calories per serving, but the nutrient content certainly is up there, whether we’re talking brown rice eaten on its own or brown rice protein powder. Rice nutrition is actually an important topic since about half of the world’s inhabitants … Read More

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Beta-Carotene - Dr. Axe

Beta-Carotene: Beneficial or Dangerous for Your Health?

There’s a growing body of literature that indicates the beneficial effects of beta-carotene and other carotenoids on chronic diseases in humans. Beta-carotene is a type of carotenoid that’s found in plants. It’s known as a pro vitamin A carotenoid because it needs to be converted to active vitamin A by the body. Researchers agree that beta-carotene found in fruits and vegetables … Read More

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Blood clots

Blood Clots: Causes & Symptoms + 8 Natural Remedies

Blood clots stop you from losing too much blood after an injury, stop germs from getting into a wound and allow the wound to heal. However, sometimes blood clots form in the blood stream when there hasn’t been an external injury. Clots in the blood stream can lead to dangerous complications like pulmonary embolism, coronary heart disease or stroke. It’s possible for a blood clot (or thrombus) … Read More

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L-cysteine - Dr. Axe

What Is L-cysteine? 7 L-cysteine Benefits + L-cysteine Foods

L-cysteine is used therapeutically and nutritionally to improve the health of humans. It’s a basic building block of glutathione, which has been coined “the mother of all antioxidants.” L-cysteine supplementation, also known as N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), is valued for its ability to increase glutathione levels in the body, which is extremely important for lung function, brain function and liver detoxification. Because a … Read More

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Locust bean gum - Dr. Axe

Locust Bean Gum: The Pros & Cons of This Common Thickening Agent

Locust bean gum is a natural food additive that comes from the carob seeds of the carob tree. Similar to guar gum and gellan gum, locust bean gum is added to a variety of food products, including yogurt, cream cheese and ice cream. In food, it’s used primarily as a thickening and stabilizing agent. Locust bean gum is also gluten-free and sometimes used … Read More

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