Nutrition

Is Liver Good for You? 3 Benefits of Eating Liver

[Below is my transcript of my video about why liver is one of the most nutritious foods to get into your diet.] Today, I’m going to talk to you about one of nature’s number one superfoods: liver, including beef liver, chicken liver and duck liver. Liver is actually very high in nutrients, and this usually surprises some people. When we typically think of … Read More

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New ingredients

19 Healthy, New Ingredients to Cook With

With the new year comes a host of health-related resolutions: exercise more frequently, perhaps cut out unhealthy ingredients like artificial sweeteners or maybe even reduce screen time and nomophobia. There’s one resolution, however, that’s often overlooked, can have a direct impact on your health and is easy to do: cook more at home! In fact, preparing your own food is … Read More

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Serrano pepper - Dr. Axe

Serrano Pepper: The Heart-Healthy, Immune-Boosting Hot Pepper

Hot peppers have been used for cooking and medical purposes for ages, and the serrano pepper is one of them. Not only does it share the characteristics of the desired spiciness in many popular dishes, similar to cayenne pepper, but the serrano pepper can actually generate relief for sore muscles, arthritic patients, those who have heart problems, boost the immune system and, … Read More

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Pomegranate Juice: The Healthiest Juice on the Planet?

Do you know what beverage comes from fruit seeds and in just small amounts has been shown to make incredibly positive impacts on human health? I’m talking about pomegranate juice, that naturally sweet, ruby red liquid that comes from pomegranate seeds and is loaded with impressive pomegranate health benefits just like its source. Pomegranates have been shown to prevent and naturally treat … Read More

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Maltodextrin - Dr. Axe

Top 5 Dangers of Maltodextrin + 5 Healthier Substitutes

Look over the food labels of many of your packaged foods and you may notice a very common ingredient called maltodextrin. This artificially produced white powder is often used in our everyday foods, like yogurt, sauces and salad dressings, sometimes without us even realizing it. The truth is that maltodextrin can be considered a metabolism death food — it lacks nutritional … Read More

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Genes and food

Nutrigenomics: Does Food Influence How Our Genes Behave?

“It’s in my genes” is a phrase most of us have uttered at one time or another. For some it might equate to eating a lot of fatty foods without ever gaining an ounce, while for others it might mean an increased risk to a certain disease because it “runs in the family.” But what if your genes aren’t relegated … Read More

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Bell peppers

Bell Pepper Nutrition Helps You Lose Weight & Fight Serious Disease

The bell pepper is, yes, sweet and versatile, but did you know that it also helps you fight everything from the common cold to cancer? This delicious food is familiar to many of us for its sweet taste and ability to be stuffed chock-full of yummy stuff before being eaten. But the benefits go far beyond taste — bell peppers … Read More

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10 Bad Mood Foods — Yes, Poor Nutrition Makes You Crabby

Some things seem specifically designed to put you in a bad mood, like parking tickets or 40-minute wait times when you call customer service. But there is another rotten mood culprit out there: the bad mood foods that you’re eating. How Does Poor Nutrition Contribute to Bad Moods? Think about how you feel after inhaling a bowl of pasta or … Read More

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Processed foods - Dr. Axe

7 High-Cholesterol Foods to Avoid (Plus 3 to Eat)

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morality in developed and developing countries. High LDL cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations along with low HDL cholesterol concentrations are associated with elevated cardiovascular disease risk. (1) To ensure that you maintain heart health, it’s important that you consume cholesterol-lowering foods and avoid high-cholesterol foods that lead to inflammation and weight gain. When it comes … Read More

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Salmon dinner

The 50 Best Low-Carb Foods, Plus Recipe Ideas & Tips

While low-carb diets have been shown to have many benefits, especially for those who can afford to kick a sugar habit or lose weight in order to improve their health, many are hesitant to try this way of eating out of fear of giving up many delicious foods. Rest assured that when following a healthy low carb diet, it’s still … Read More

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