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Health Benefits of Buckwheat

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Unfortunately for wheat or gluten intolerance sufferers, many wheat and gluten-free food products just don’t taste as good as the real thing. Substitute flours like rice flour can leave your pasta and bread tasting strange and have an unusual texture that can be hard to get used to. Fortunately, there are many wheat and gluten-free products that do taste great, and have additional health benefits...

6 Little-Known Benefits of Vegetable Juicing

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Let’s be honest: The biggest benefit of vegetable juicing is having the ability to easily consume entire vegetables while you are on the go. Slurping them up through a straw is way easier than trying to just…eat them. Chewing is hard work – especially in the mornings when the idea of eating something feels like a chore. It’s okay to admit it. We’ve all been there...

Choosing the Sugar Substitute That’s Best for You

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According to the US Department of Agriculture, the average American adult should consume no more than 1.4 ounces of sugar per day. That adds up to 32 pounds per year which, if you’ve ever lifted a 32-pound bag of anything, is a considerable amount of food. The awful truth, though, is that the average American adult consumes 156 pounds of added sugar each year. With increasing warnings that...

Metabolism-Boosting Foods to Include in Diet After a “Cleanse”

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Cutting calories—that’s the first thing most weight-loss hopefuls put on top of their list when trying to reach their ideal goal. While it’s completely understandable—for years dietitians and nutritionists have said cutting 500 calories a day would result in losing at least one pound by the week’s end—a new study (1) suggests that this pioneering guideline is completely false...

What Are Steroidal Saponins?

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When you hear the word ‘steroidal’ being used to describe any food or supplement, it may well set off alarm bells. Of course a lot of guys would love to get many of the positive benefits of steroids in a safe and natural manner – but none of us want the increased body hair, the acne or the liver disease… Rest assured that saponins are not steroidal in that sense but that also means they aren’t...

Is Charcoal in Coffee a Good Idea?

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There are plenty of health fads out there and lately it seems that an awful lot of them involve coffee. First, we had the whole ‘Bulletproof coffee’ fad which saw people adding whole sticks of butter to their morning beverages. That turned out to be not-such-a-good-idea. So, what about this latest idea of adding charcoal to your drink? The Idea The idea behind adding charcoal to your coffee is...

Is Carbonated Water Good for You?

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We all know that we’re supposed to drink more water. Proper hydration is crucial for a vast number of bodily functions and many of us don’t get nearly enough fluids in a day. But all water is not made equal and if you really want to be healthy, then you need to ensure you’re getting the right kind of water. For instance: is carbonated water good for you? Or does the fizz downgrade the hydration...

Water Hardness and Your Health

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If you want to do everything possible to ensure optimum health for you and your family, then there is a good chance that you will have considered the use of a water filter. Water filters work to remove tiny, trace amounts of toxins and heavy metals that can otherwise potentially cause us harm. This results in cleaner, clearer water which in turn should allow us to avoid any negative health...

What Is Bird's Nest Soup?

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Birds nest soup is a type of Chinese food that is purported to have numerous healing qualities. For the last 400 years, it has been thought to be one of the world’s most expensive foods. And when you hear what it’s made from, you might double take… What it’s Made From Birds nest soup is essentially made from spit. Yes, the name is accurate. This soup is indeed made from bird nests. But rather...

The Benefits of Non-Dairy Coconut Kefir

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Right now it seems like the coconut is one of the internet’s favorite foods and right up there with the avocado and quinoa. Partly this is due to all of the hipster Paleo dieters out there but it’s also down to the simple fact that it really is very good for you. Not only that but coconuts also happen to be very tasty and insanely versatile (with many uses beyond just culinary ones). Now there’s...

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