Weight Loss

Saffron

What Is Saffron? Saffron Benefits & Recipes to Try

Saffron is one of the most valuable and expensive spices known worldwide, thanks to its color, flavor and medicinal properties. What medicinal properties, you may ask? The list is extensive and continues to grow. As one of the top 14 herbs of the Bible, experimentation is underway when it comes to exploring the new potentials for this versatile spice, a spice that’s been … Read More

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Standing Desk Benefits

Standing Desk Benefits: Are They Real? What Else Should You Do?

Not a week goes by without seeing an article about how too much sitting can be hazardous to your health. This is particularly concerning given how many Americans live a sedentary lifestyle, thanks in large part to sitting for hours upon hours a day at work. And thanks to these reports, more and more people have been getting up out … Read More

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Carb Cycling Diet

Carb Cycling Diet Plan Benefits & Tips to Maintain Healthy Weight

The carb cycling diet has been popular among bodybuilders, fitness models and certain types of athletes for decades. Carb cycling — eating more carbs only on certain days — is believed to be beneficial as one of the best diet plans to lose weight and gain muscle because it stimulates certain digestive and metabolic functions. What makes carbs so special? Carbohydrates are the … Read More

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Cannellini Beans

Cannellini Beans Benefit the Heart, Skin, Blood Sugar & More

If these beans are a musical fruit, it’s because they’re music to your ears! If you haven’t tried the hearty taste of cannellini beans, it’s time to. Beans such as cannellini are an incredible part of a healthy diet because they provide you with a high protein and fiber content without overloading a meal with calories. A part of the … Read More

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Sugar industry scandal - Dr. Axe

Sugar Industry Scandal: Sponsored Phony Harvard Research Blamed Fat for Heart Disease

A sugar industry scandal is rocking the research world, serving as a strong reminder that public policy should take industry-sponsored studies with a grain of salt (or sugar) before making sweeping national recommendations. In an analysis published in JAMA Internal Medicine, a team of researchers from the University of California outlined how they unearthed documents and evidence busting the sugar industry for … Read More

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Forskolin - Dr. Axe

Forskolin for Weight Loss: The Real Deal or Just Another Hyped Supplement?

Isn’t it exciting to hear about a weight loss supplement that can simply melt away fat and leave muscle mass unaffected? The answer is, of course, “yes.” However, your follow-up question should then be, “Does it really work?” And the answer to that question is rarely as positive as the initial assertions may sound. This is no different in the case … Read More

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Turkey Tail Mushroom

Turkey Tail Mushroom: The Disease-Fighting, Immune-Boosting Fungus

When it comes to functional foods, the turkey tail mushroom, often called turkey tail fungus, may top the list. Named for the colorful fall-like palette of stripes it adorns that favor the plume of feathers on turkeys, turkey tail mushrooms have been brewed for thousands of years by the Chinese as medicinal teas, so it’s no secret to them just how … Read More

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Almond flour - Dr. Axe

Almond Flour: The Gluten-Free, Heart-Healthy Flour Alternative

People love almond meal because it’s a gluten-free flour, and it’s also a great choice for anyone on a low-carbohydrate diet. If you’re a following a paleo diet or looking to bake without grains, almond flour is pretty much a must-have in your pantry as well. This flour is made of almonds and only almonds, which are first blanched to remove the … Read More

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Freekeh

Is the Freekeh Supergrain the New Quinoa?

Despite its odd name, freekeh (pronounced free-kah), aka farik, may be the new supergrain. While quinoa has been high on the quest for healthy grain-like alternatives, freekeh, often spelled freekah or frikeh, has some benefits that may surprise you, while also providing some variety to your diet. The biggest concern for many is the wheat factor since healthy wheat options … Read More

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Kelp - Dr. Axe

The Anti-Inflammatory, Iodine-Rich Power of Kelp

Seaweed: It’s not just for sushi anymore. In fact, kelp, a form of seaweed, has made its way into kitchens of health-conscious people all over the world — and that’s perfectly OK with me. Considered by many to be a superfood because of its wide variety of nutrients, kelp has been a staple of several Asian cultures for centuries. While its … Read More

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