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Health Benefits of Blueberries

The many health benefits of blueberries may surprise you: They have a positive effect on everything from your heart to your blood vessels to your brain. Let’s start with some blueberry basics: A one-cup serving of blueberries contains just 80 calories and 0.5 grams of fat while delivering almost 25 … Read More

The Buzz on Resveratrol

Resveratrol is marketed as a magic bullet that can help aid weight loss, delay aging, and help protect you against cancer and heart disease. But what exactly is resveratrol—and should you be consuming more of it? What Is Resveratrol? Reseveratrol is a naturally occurring compound found in grapes, red wine, … Read More

The Health Benefits of Raspberries and Blueberries

Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh blueberry muffins baking or the first bite of tang from a delicious raspberry tart? These tasty treats are not only pleasing to the senses, they are loaded with nutrients. Polyphenols, such as flavonoids and anthocyanins, and other potent antioxidants account for the vast … Read More

What Is Leptin? The Key to Unlocking Fat Loss

Officially discovered in 1994, leptin is a hormone that has quickly become known as a central player in controlling body fatness. Soon after, pharmaceutical companies rushed to get leptin-like drugs to market, thinking they finally had the miracle weight loss pill that could end the obesity epidemic (and make them … Read More

What Does Serotonin Do?

It's an important question in trying to understand the chemicals that help define us: "What does serotonin do?" Serotonin is a neurotransmitter—a brain chemical that helps to activate communication between brain cells. Neurotransmitters work by binding to receptors (molecules of protein that receive external signals) on the surface of cells. … Read More

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