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Umeboshi Plums: Liver Cleanser & Cancer Fighter

Sour, salty and chockfull of health benefits, umeboshi plums have been a staple in Japanese cuisine for centuries. Also known as the “sour plum,” “Japanese apricot” and “Japanese plum,” the umeboshi plum is made from dried and pickled ume fruit, a type of fruit closely related to the apricot. Umeboshi are round and wrinkled with a distinctly sour taste thanks … Read More

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Cottage cheese nutrition - Dr. Axe

Is Cottage Cheese Good for You? Benefits of Cottage Cheese Nutrition

Cottage cheese has been around for a very long time and is often known as the perfect cheese for a low-fat diet. Though it’s available in a high-fat version, the low-fat option seems to be most popular. But what is cottage cheese, and is cottage cheese nutrition good for you? Cottage cheese is a mild, soft, creamy white cheese that’s … Read More

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Cremini mushrooms - Dr. Axe

Cremini Mushrooms Benefit the Heart, Gut & Fight Against Cancer

Mushrooms have been consumed for centuries as part of diets promoted in folklore and Eastern medicine practices, including Traditional Chinese Medicine. The ancient Egyptians considered mushrooms, such as cremini mushrooms, to be a food that promoted immortality and were worthy of being included in diets fed to royal leaders. Still, to this day, mushrooms are associated with many anti-aging effects, … Read More

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Portobello mushroom - Dr. Axe

Portobello Mushroom Helps Combat Cancer, Inflammation & More

The portobello mushroom is one of the most widely consumed mushrooms in the world. Among most other types of mushrooms, especially those called “medicinal mushrooms,” portobellos are known as natural cancer-fighters and protectors of the immune system. Compared to more expensive and sometimes difficult-to-find mushrooms — like shiitakes or reiki mushrooms, for example — portobello mushrooms are widely available in most … Read More

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Benefits of green tea - Dr. Axe

Top 7 Benefits of Green Tea: The No. 1 Anti-Aging Beverage

You’ve probably heard a lot about the health benefits of drinking tea, especially the benefits of green tea, considered by many to be the ultimate “anti-aging beverage.” In Okinawa, Japan — one of the world’s “Blue Zones” that’s associated with longevity —drinking green tea daily is considered “essential.” (1) A popular practice is sipping on a combination of steeped green … Read More

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Egg white nutrition - Dr. Axe

Egg White Nutrition Benefits the Skin, Heart, Muscles & More

From meringues to souffles, omelets and facial masks, egg whites jam a lot of nutrition in such a small package and may be the perfect food for skin care. They’re quite popular in the ketogenic diet as part of a combination with a healthy fat, such as avocado, and they can make a great facial mask for a healthy collagen boost. … Read More

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Pollock fish - Dr. Axe

Pollock Fish Protects the Heart, Body & Mind

With ¾ of the daily recommended value of protein and over 100 percent of the vitamin B12 you need each day, pollock fish is an omega-3 food you should have more of in your life. You may not recognize the name, but at some point in your life, you’ve probably eaten pollock fish. Because of the population size and catching techniques, … Read More

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Offal: Are Organ Meats Healthy to Eat?

Few things in the food world are more controversial than offal. Is it a superfood group or a toxic wasteland to be avoided at all costs? First, let me clarify what we’re discussing here for those of you not familiar with this word. Offal (pronounced like the word “awful”) is a term used by non-Americans for what we call “organ meat” … Read More

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Cockroach milk - Dr. Axe

Cockroach Milk: The Next Superfood?

There is a new purported superfood out there, and it may surprise — or even disgust — you at first glance. I’m talking about cockroach milk, a new fad that many are calling a protein powerhouse. Cockroach milk may be the most nutritious milk yet discovered, but can you milk a cockroach? Well, some say yes. And while the thought of … Read More

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How Many Carbs in a Banana & How Many Calories in a Banana Are There?

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits on the planet. They come in their own yellow package, making them easy to take with you on the go. They offer loads of nutrients and contain carbohydrates, which are some of the reasons they’re so popular among athletes, but in order to get to their carb state, they must ripen. Once they … Read More

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