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What Are Triglycerides? And How Do We Keep Our Levels in Check?

What Are Triglycerides? And How Do We Keep Our Levels in Check?

Triglycerides are important to our bodies. They’re composed of glycerol and three fatty acids, hence the name “triglycerides.” In your body, they combine with blood proteins to form lipoproteins. The liver then sends those lipoproteins (the cholesterols LDL and HDL are lipoproteins) out to transport fats to other tissues to

Is Pasta Bad for You?

Is Pasta Bad for You?

Pasta is one of the most beloved comfort foods on the planet, and the leading market, perhaps not surprisingly, is the United States. The average American eats nearly 20 pounds of pasta every year—which amounts to 2.7 million tons consumed annually in the U.S., according to the International Pasta Organization.

High-Protein Foods: Plant-Based Protein Can Lower Your Disease Risk

High-Protein Foods: Plant-Based Protein Can Lower Your Disease Risk

Adopting a plant-based diet, studies suggest, can lower your risk of chronic disease and extend your life. That’s why health experts are recommending the addition of a few meatless meals—ones that contain high-protein foods from plant sources—to your weekly meal plans.

Plant foods are known to contain fiber, vitamins, minerals,

Root Vegetables: A Powerhouse of Nutrients for Your Meals

All vegetables are rich in nutrients that can help keep your body healthy. Root vegetables, which are complex carbohydrates, contain fiber, antioxidants (disease fighters), and essential minerals, including potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium. Many root vegetables also have small amounts of vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as

4. Fill Up with Fiber

Grains and legumes sometimes get a bad rap. For some, it’s because of the belief that carbohydrates cause weight gain. For others, it’s because of the idea that humans didn’t evolve to eat agriculture-based foods like grains and legumes. Yes, whole grains and legumes (beans, lentils, peas, and soybeans) contain

Hemp Seed Nutrition: Big Health Benefits from Tiny Packages

Hemp Seed Nutrition: Big Health Benefits from Tiny Packages

Got hemp seed? Nutrition benefits from this worthy source of protein make it an ideal addition to your diet. Beyond protein, hemp seeds contain a number of other nutrients that are an essential part of a healthy eating plan.

Specifically, hemp seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids known as

2. Diet and Skin Care

Sunscreens, sunglasses, and sun-protective clothes are not the only ways to protect your skin against the sun’s rays. Certain foods contain properties that protect against the damage caused by ultraviolet-A (UVA) radiation. Among the substances that fall into that category are antioxidant vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
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6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel is composed of 95 to

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