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Vitamins That Give You Energy

Vitamins That Give You Energy

You’re looking for a boost, and you’re wondering if vitamin supplements are all you need to lift that sagging energy level. Perhaps you’ve taken vitamins sporadically over the years and are thinking about taking them on a daily basis.

First, realize that extreme fatigue may be a symptom of a medical

3 Plant-Based Diet Benefits

3 Plant-Based Diet Benefits

Whenever I have considered going vegetarian or vegan, I have always decided against it for one simple reason: I enjoy meat, from roasted chicken to the occasional steak to fresh salmon. I already avoid many animal products like dairy and eggs, and much of my diet already is plant-based, but

Brain Food: What to Eat to Protect Your Memory

Brain Food: What to Eat to Protect Your Memory

When it comes to memory power and concentration, selecting the right brain food is essential, Certain foods have been shown to do a good job of protecting memory and cognition, while it’s equally as important to avoid others.

Although diet isn’t the only factor that affects your brain’s prowess, it’s

Anti-Inflammatory Foods: Do They Work?

Anti-Inflammatory Foods: Do They Work?

Inflammation is a hot topic these days. With so many people suffering from chronic diseases, we are all looking for ways to reduce our risk. It turns out that diet is a major risk factor for inflammation and chronic disease. This fact has many people asking, “What anti-inflammatory foods should

Celiac Diet Basics: Combining “Safe” with “Delicious”

Celiac Diet Basics: Combining “Safe” with “Delicious”

The month of May—recognized as Celiac Disease Awareness Month—draws attention to this misunderstood disease. But those who eat a celiac diet all year ’round know too well the challenges—and I can relate. When I was 18 months old, I was diagnosed with celiac disease (CD)—a digestive disorder that affects approximately

Ask the Experts: Fonio Whole Grain; Vitamin Toxicity

Q: Is fonio the next superfood?

A: Fonio, also known as “hungry rice,” has been cultivated in West Africa for thousands of years, and is said to be one of the oldest African grains. Fonio is becoming more popular stateside, due to its delicious flavor, as well as its agronomic and

Include These Cancer-Fighting Foods in Your Daily Diet

A healthy diet is more than just a way to control weight and keep gut health in check; it’s also associated with lower risks for certain cancers. One of the core elements among the healthiest dietary plans is the importance of eating a rich variety of plant-based foods. The following

Finding the Healthiest Whole-Grain Products

Whole grains are rich in nutrients, including all of the B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and selenium, as well as dietary fiber. Folate (vitamin B9), in particular, helps the body form new cells.
From breads, crackers, and wraps to rice, popcorn, and oatmeal, there are many options for working whole grains into

Potassium Benefits Your Heart, Bones, and More

Potassium Benefits Your Heart, Bones, and More

Unless your doctor has informed you that you’re deficient in potassium, the most you’ve probably heard about this mineral is that it’s good for you and is found abundantly in bananas. Perhaps it’s time to take closer look at how potassium benefits some of the most important functions of your

Gluten and Your Gut

In recent years, the number of “gluten-free” food products has grown substantially. That’s because gluten—a type of protein found in wheat, barley, triticale, and rye—can trigger a host of unpleasant symptoms, including diarrhea and abdominal pain, in people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

However, skipping gluten isn’t necessarily a

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