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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…

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The 18 Healthiest Fast Foods You Can Eat

Fast food has a reputation for being unhealthy and high in calories, salt and fat. Thankfully, there are exceptions. Although many fast foods have been processed, refined or deep-fried, some fast food restaurants now offer healthy options. To make a healthier selection, look for items that include vegetables, lean sources of protein or whole grains….

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Should You Take DHEA Supplements?

Many people claim balancing your hormones is the key to looking and feeling better. While there are many natural ways to balance your hormones, medications or supplements can also alter your hormone levels and provide health benefits. DHEA is both a natural hormone and popular supplement that can affect the levels of other hormones in…

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9 Health Benefits of Pistachios

Not only are pistachio nuts tasty and fun to eat, they’re also super healthy. Technically a fruit, these edible seeds of the Pistacia vera tree contain healthy fats and are a good source of protein, fiber and antioxidants. They also contain several essential nutrients and have benefits for weight loss, as well as heart and…

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What Is the Healthiest Way to Cook Fish?

Fish is a really healthy food. Eating it regularly may lower your risk of a number of health conditions, including heart disease, stroke and depression (1, 2, 3, 4). Because of this, health professionals often recommend that people eat fish at least once or twice a week (5). However, the way you cook your fish…