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13 Greek Foods That Are Super Healthy

In the 1960s, Greeks were living longer and had lower rates of chronic disease than the rest of the world. This is likely due to their diet, which was full of seafood, fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and healthy fats. The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional Greek diet and other similar food patterns of…

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10 Benefits of Green Tea Extract

Green tea is one of the most commonly consumed teas in the world. Green tea extract is its concentrated form, with just one capsule containing the same amount of active ingredients as an average cup of green tea. Like green tea, green tea extract is a great source of antioxidants. These have been credited with a…

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How Chai Tea Can Improve Your Health

In many parts of the world, “chai” is simply the word for tea. However, in the Western world, the word chai has become synonymous with a type of fragrant, spicy Indian tea more accurately referred to as masala chai. What’s more, this beverage may have benefits for heart health, digestion, controlling blood sugar levels and…

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Can Boosting Your Testosterone Help You Lose Fat?

Some men believe that testosterone may assist in fat loss. This hormone is responsible for some of the typical male characteristics. It also promotes muscle growth in both genders. Most men are full of testosterone. However, a few suffer from a deficiency, a problem that seems to predispose them to excessive fat gain. This article…

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The 7 Best Plant Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are important fats that provide many health benefits. Studies have found that they may reduce inflammation, decrease blood triglycerides and even reduce the risk of dementia (1, 2, 3). The most well-known sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and fatty fish like salmon, trout and tuna. This can make it…

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The 6 Best Supplements to Gain Muscle

If you exercise regularly, you likely want to be sure you’re getting the most out of it. One important benefit of exercise is gaining muscle and strength. Having a healthy amount of muscle allows to you to perform your best during exercise and daily life. Three main criteria must be met for maximal muscle gain:…

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11 Reasons Why Polyphenols Are Good for You

Polyphenols are plant compounds that give many fruits and vegetables their bright colors. These plant compounds are some of the best antioxidants in the diet, and they have anti-inflammatory properties that are good for your brain, heart and gut health. There are over 8,000 different types of polyphenols, and they’re found in a wide range…

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Is Nonstick Cookware Like Teflon Safe to Use?

People around the world use nonstick pots and pans for their everyday cooking. The nonstick coating is perfect for flipping pancakes, turning sausages and frying eggs. It can be useful for cooking delicate foods that might otherwise stick to the pan. But there’s controversy around nonstick coatings, such as Teflon. Some sources claim they’re harmful…

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7 Diet Tips for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects up to 15–20% of women of reproductive age (1). It occurs when levels of certain hormones are out of balance, leading to the growth of fluid-filled sacs on the ovaries. Side effects include irregular or absent periods, hair loss, excess hair growth, acne, weight gain, depression and fertility problems. PCOS…

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How Much Potassium Do You Need Per Day?

Potassium is the third most abundant mineral in your body, and plays an important role in several body processes (1). However, very few people consume enough of it. In fact, nearly 98% of all adults in the US are not meeting the daily intake recommendations (2). This article will tell you how much potassium you…