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10 Signs and Symptoms of Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming foods or drinks that contain harmful bacteria, viruses or parasites. It’s extremely common, affecting an estimated 9.4 million Americans each year (1, 2). While many foods contain potentially harmful organisms, they are usually destroyed during cooking. However, if you don’t practice good hygiene and proper food storage…

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The 8 Healthiest Berries You Can Eat

Berries are small, soft, round fruit of various colors — mainly blue, red or purple. They are sweet or sour in taste and often used in preservatives, jams and desserts. Berries tend to have a good nutritional profile. They are typically high in fiber, vitamin C and antioxidant polyphenols. As a result, incorporating berries into…

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5 Reasons Why Creatine Monohydrate Is the Best

Creatine has been studied extensively as a dietary supplement for many years. In fact, more than 1,000 studies have been conducted, which have shown that creatine is a top supplement for exercise performance (1). Almost all of them used the same form of the supplement — creatine monohydrate. What’s more, most scientists who study supplements…

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12 Mistakes to Avoid on a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet

A balanced vegetarian or vegan diet can provide many health benefits. These diets have been associated with weight loss, better blood sugar control, a decreased risk of heart disease and a lower risk of certain types of cancer (1, 2, 3, 4). However, it can be challenging to maintain a well-rounded vegetarian diet that provides…

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9 Gluten-Free Grains That Are Super Healthy

Gluten is a protein found in certain types of grains, including wheat, barley and rye. It provides elasticity, allows bread to rise and gives foods a chewy texture (1, 2). Although gluten is not a problem for most people, some may not tolerate it well. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that triggers an immune…

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Why Bifidobacteria Are So Good for You

There are trillions of bacteria on and in your body, and they’re extremely important for your health. One of the most important types is called Bifidobacteria. These beneficial bacteria digest dietary fiber, help prevent infection and produce vitamins and other important chemicals. Low counts of Bifidobacteria have been linked to many diseases, and Bifidobacteria supplements…

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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…