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Why You Should Eat a Plant-based Diet & How to Get Started

This post is sponsored by B&W Quality Growers, the world’s largest grower and marketer of watercress. Eating a plant-based diet will improve your health. Plant-based diets are associated with lower rates of heart disease, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and better cognition (1,2,3,4).  Data from vegetarians suggests plant-based diets might also be associated with a longer lifespan (5).  If …

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Is TMAO from Fish, Meat and Eggs Harmful?

According to new stories, fish, a staple of the Mediterranean diet, as well as meat and eggs may be doing more harm than good thanks to a compound called trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO). TMAO is found in fish and produced in the body after eating meat and eggs. TMAO is linked to greater risk for heart attack, stroke and death; yet the research …

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Get Cultured: Probiotics can Help You Lose Weight & Stay Healthy

From Greek to Icelandic Skyr, yogurt is everywhere. Choose the right kind, one packed with probiotics and protein, and yogurt can help you trim your waistline while supporting overall health at the same time. In this article, I’m covering: • How gut bacteria influence your weight and health • Probiotic-rich foods for health & healthy weight Your Gut Bacteria Influence Your …

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Top 10 Flat Belly Foods

Your abs are made in the gym and revealed in the kitchen. A good training program develops the muscles in your midsection and the right diet helps banish bloating so you can see your abs. Here are the 10 flat belly foods you should add to your diet for a better looking (and better feeling) mid-section): Greek Yogurt with Live and Active …

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The Ketogenic Diet Craze: Fat-Filled Lies, Part 1

Picture this: a thick, juicy, tender eventeak grilled to perfection with melted butter glazed on top, gently dripping down the sides. Lying next to the steak there’s a side of dark green asparagus sautéed in coconut oil and dusted with a sprinkle of sea salt. Could a diet loaded with fat help you lose diet-resistant body fat that’s been taunting …

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Full Fat or Low Fat Dairy?

If you are totally against low-fat dairy, it’s time to take a closer look at the research. After listening to this dairy debate and watching the finger pointing, I started searching through the literature for an answer to this question “does dairy fat increase LDL cholesterol and risk for cardiovascular disease?” Then I came to my senses. No one eats dairy fat. …

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