Nutrition

Macronutrients - Dr. Axe

3 Macronutrients You Need & Top Food Sources

Each and every food that we eat, whether it’s a cheeseburger or green smoothie, contains a proportion of different macronutrients. It’s common for the highest percentage of macronutrients found in the food to actually be how we classify or refer to the food — for example, calling grains and potatoes “carbs” and meat or fish “proteins.” Given all of the … Read More

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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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L-Lysine Benefits the Gut, Brain & Herpes Outbreaks

The same building block of protein that helps treat cold sores can also help fight cancer. It’s not a myth; it’s just science — and that’s just one of the many L-lysine benefits. For years, people have been using L-lysine to treat the herpes virus and recover from workouts. But, as it turns out, this amino acid is good for … 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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Belly fat

How to Lose Belly Fat: 11 Steps + Why It’s Important

There’s loads of advice out there regarding how to lose weight quickly, and often with the least possible effort involved. And while your primary reason for wanting to learn how to lose belly fat may be due to vanity, there are also loads of convincing health reasons for wanting to trim down your waistline as well. For example, dangerous visceral … 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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Hidden Sugar Foods to Avoid & Healthier Alternatives

Today, the average adult living in the U.S. consumes about 22 teaspoons of added sugars every single day, including from hidden sugar foods they might actually believe are “healthy.” Compare this to the amount of added sugar recommended by authorities such as the World Health Organization and American Heart Association: no more than six teaspoons or about 100 calories a … Read More

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Hypernatremia

Hypernatremia: Symptoms + 4 Natural Treatments for Prevention

Hypernatremia is a condition that occurs due to dehydration (low levels of body water) and an imbalance in electrolytes, including sodium and potassium. A key difference between hypernatremia and common dehydration is who these problems usually affect. Athletes or those who don’t drink enough water are more prone to experiencing dehydration; however, the elderly or people recovering from illnesses and … Read More

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