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Living Sugar-Free

Eating food low in sugar is hardly new, but forgoing sugar completely is just crazy…isn’t it? The health benefits of cutting out sugar extend beyond weight loss with medical journals documenting the reduced risk of everything from type 2 diabetes to heart disease and even cancer. The case to remove sugar from the diet is …

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Clean Eating for Beginners!

Clean eating is not a new phenomenon, just ask your ancestors. Ahhhh 2013…we remember you fondly. We remember the food we ate fondly: sliders, fried chicken, BBQ wings, doughnuts, and, of course, the cronut. We feasted and we rejoiced on the latest delicious food trend. But then came the new year and with it, the …

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Ten Reasons to Eat Figs

Figs are considered a healthy fruit that has been both consumed and used in the treatment of wounds since biblical times. It was in the year 1759 figs were brought to the United States. Figs are delightfully sweet when they are fully ripe. These plump little juicy balls of flavor taste great fresh, but they …

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What is Probiotic, What is Prebiotic, and Why People Should Care

What is prebiotic nutrition? What is a probiotic yogurt (or “probiotic yoghurt”, for those who use the longer spelling)? Does “post-biotic” mean anything? Do any of them really improve health? What is Probiotic Nutrition? Probiotics are living bacteria found in some foods. They survive the digestive process and then live in the human intestine, providing …

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Contents, Health Benefits and Culinary Uses of Different Flours

Flour is such a common ingredient in the kitchen that we forget that there are different kinds of flours, with different health benefits. Flour is obtained by grinding cereals like wheat and maize. Every flour has its own characteristics, uses, and benefits. Contents of Different Flours Plain or refined flour undergoes a commercial process, utilizing …

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Coffee: a Combination of Caffeine and Non-Caffeine Substances

Caffeine is a strong anti-oxidant, but it also raises your blood pressure and adrenaline levels. Coffee contains many other substances, including magnesium, quinides, trigonelline, and polyphenols, which can counterbalance some of caffeine’s harmful effects. The preparation method is very important. Coffee contains cafestol and kahweol, both of which raise blood LDL (= bad cholesterol) levels. As they …

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How stress makes you fat

You know the feeling: It’s 5 pm. You’re eons away from finishing a project at work, but you promised a friend you’d be at her birthday drinks by six. Meanwhile, you haven’t called your mum in weeks, and you can’t remember the last time you cooked a proper meal. Stressed? You don’t even have time …

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