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Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

The Mediterranean diet is well-known for its health-promoting properties. In fact, proponents of the Mediterranean diet claim it may promote cognitive function, support heart health, help fight cancer and keep blood sugar levels steady. However, while most of us are… Continue Reading →

Vitamin B12 Side Effects & What They Mean

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an important water-soluble vitamin that plays a central role in several aspects of health, including brain function, red blood cell formation and DNA synthesis. It’s also considered an “essential nutrient” because your body… Continue Reading →

Keto Macros: How to Calculate Your Nutrient Ratios

The ketogenic diet can seem daunting at first. In fact, the thought of measuring ketones, keto macros and keto ratios might be incredibly intimidating for many, especially if you’re a keto diet beginner. Fortunately, once you break down the scientific… Continue Reading →

Kratom: Harmful Banned Substance or Safe Drug Addiction Treatment?

What’s the buzz over kratom been about lately? This botanical substance often used to get people off hard drugs like heroin and opioids has recently been labeled as a potentially dangerous drug by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…. Continue Reading →

Keto Diet for Weight Loss: 6 Mistakes to Avoid and 4 Steps to Take

Although it’s been associated with a number of different health benefits, most people use the keto diet for weight loss to boost fat-burning and help the extra pounds slide right off. It’s true that the ketogenic diet is easy and… Continue Reading →

Bone Broth Diet Plan Benefits & How to Follow It

The bone broth diet is a popular eating plan that combines the principles of intermittent fasting and the Paleo diet while also allowing you to take advantage of the benefits of bone broth. Fans of the diet claim that it’s… Continue Reading →

9 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on Keto

Many people start the keto diet for weight loss, expecting the pounds to slide right off almost instantly. But when you suddenly hit a plateau and the scale doesn’t seem to budge anymore, it can be incredibly frustrating and make… Continue Reading →

The Keto Diet, Simplified (Plus, How It Works)

The keto diet is one of the most popular eating plans to emerge within the past few years. However, many people are unsure exactly what it is, what it entails and how to get started. Trying to get the keto… Continue Reading →

Dukan Diet Reviews: Pros & Cons of This Weight Loss Diet Plan

The Dukan Diet has gained a good amount of media exposure in recent years, with celebrities and supermodels alike swearing that it’s the secret to slimming down and staying in shape. The diet promises quick and sustainable weight loss with… Continue Reading →

What Are Capers? Top 5 Capers Benefits & How to Use Them

If you’re familiar with Mediterranean cuisine, then you’re probably also pretty familiar with capers. These edible flower buds may be small, but they pack a good dose of flavor, nutrients and health benefits into each serving. They’re also a highly… Continue Reading →

Benzoic Acid Side Effects: Is This Preservative Good or Bad for You?

Flip over just about any of the products in your pantry and there’s a pretty good chance you just may spot benzoic acid on the list of ingredients. This common preservative is naturally present in many types of foods and… Continue Reading →

The Best & Worst Turmeric Side Effects for Health

Turmeric is a spice that has been well-studied for its many medicinal properties over the past few years. In addition to bringing a vibrant color to recipes, turmeric is jam-packed with powerful compounds like curcumin that are responsible for the… Continue Reading →

How Much Omega-3 Per Day Should You Take?

Without the proper preparation, picking out an omega-3 supplement can be pretty challenging with all the different doses and types out there. Not only do you have to decide between fish oil, krill oil, algal oil and other omega-based supplements,… Continue Reading →

Caraway Seeds Support Weight Loss, Blood Sugar & More

This post was originally published on this site Perhaps most well-known as a central ingredient in soda bread and rye, caraway seeds are a powerful spice that bring a mix of flavor, aroma and health benefits to the table. In… Continue Reading →

Impossible Burger: Is It Good or Bad for You?

This post was originally published on this site Popping up on popular social media platforms and restaurant menus around the nation, the Impossible Burger boasts a taste, texture, aroma and appearance nearly identical to a regular hamburger, but with a… Continue Reading →

Top 8 Vegan Omega-3 Sources: How to Get Vegan Omega-3 Into the Diet

There’s no doubt that omega-3 is absolutely essential to health. It plays a role in nearly every aspect of health, with omega-3 benefits ranging from reduced inflammation to decreased bone loss, better brain function and beyond. Fish oil, cod liver… Continue Reading →

Labneh Is High in Protein & Low in Lactose, but Is It Good for You?

Tangy, creamy and super nutritious, labneh has been an essential ingredient used in Middle Eastern cuisine for thousands of years. In fact, in certain areas, it can be commonly found in everything from appetizers to dips, desserts and beyond. Not… Continue Reading →

Keto Fruit: What You Can vs. Cannot Eat On the Ketogenic Diet

Can you eat fruit on keto? Survey a handful of keto dieters to see what they think and you’re likely to get a good mix of different opinions. While some believe that keto fruit can be consumed in moderation as… Continue Reading →

Intermittent Fasting on Keto: Important or Overhyped?

This post was originally published on this site Intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet are two of the top trending eating patterns among dieters and health enthusiasts alike. However, while there are plenty of differences between intermittent fasting vs. keto, they… Continue Reading →

Agave Nectar: Healthy ‘Natural’ Sweetener or All Hype?

This post was originally published on this site At this point, we all know that sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are bad for us, but when it comes to the products on the shelves of natural health food stores, things… Continue Reading →

Lychee: Antioxidant Powerhouse or Dangerous for Children?

This post was originally published on this site With its unique appearance, one-of-a-kind flavor and incredible nutrient profile, lychee stands out alongside other tropical fruits like dragon fruit, mangosteen and tamarind fruit as a true superstar ingredient. Not only is… Continue Reading →

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