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The Monk Fruit

Have you ever heard of monk fruit? The name monk-fruit is funny-sounding, isn’t it? When I first heard of monk fruit a vision of an orange in a brown robe popped into my head. Turns out monk fruit is a small, greenish-colored gourd that hails from Southeast Asia and is nothing like an orange… Well, I’m getting ahead of myself here, it is like an orange in that it is sweet like an orange. It’s unlike an orange in that the sweetness it delivers can be isolated into a powder or a liquid and serve as a 0-calories option to replace sugar. How sweet is it? 150-200 times sweeter than sugar. And yes, it really has 0 calories, 0 carbohydrates,...

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EGCG

  EGCG isn’t a compound that you’re likely immediately familiar with. Which is funny to me because many of the bonafide health benefits provided by various “health drinks” you drink rely on EGCG in order to support your health. EGCG stands for Epigallocatechin gallate. This compound is an ester (a chemical derived from acids with specific properties) of  epigallocatechin and gallic acid, and is a type of catechin (which are natural phenol and antioxidants). EGCG is one of the most abundant nutrients in certain kinds of drinks and is the most abundant in teas. Now that we have that bit of science and explanation out of the way let me give you the details on why you’d want to get...

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Our Only Must-Have Mineral?

Magnesium is a must-have supplement. That’s right, a must-have supplement, one you should take as often as you could. Why should you take it every day? Why is Magnesium a Must-Have Supplement? When it comes to supplements there are very few that fall into the “must-have” category. In fact, you could almost argue that other than magnesium, there aren’t any others. An argument for vitamin K-2 can certainly be made, but we won’t go into that. The reason we believe magnesium is a must-have is owing to the fact that it’s essential for more than 300 different enzymatic processes throughout the body, and because most people (80% of Americans) simply don’t get enough of it in their diet. Now you...

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4 Health-Based Reasons To Eat More Chia Seeds

What you eat directly affects how you feel. You know that and I know that. Which is why I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time explaining the basics of why eating whole foods like chia seeds improve health. That being said, I do want to focus on what makes chia seeds a superior food for boosting health. 1 - They May Help You Lose Weight You could reasonably call chia seeds weight loss food. They’re not a magic pill that helps you lose weight. Instead, they’re bursting with nutrients associated with blood sugar regulation and satiation that can aid in weight loss.  Chia seeds are a high-fiber health food. And while eating fiber is known to aid...

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Surprising News about Corn

I’m not sure how you feel about corn. Maybe you love it, maybe you hate it. Perhaps you only enjoy it when it’s ground up and fried up as a chip (and served with salsa). Whatever your feelings are about corn, one thing I can almost certainly guarantee is you don’t look at corn as a health food. Well, it may surprise you that corn is actually quite good for you. Yes, some varieties are better than others, but overall, eating corn off the cob is a great way of feeding your body a variety of health-boosting nutrients. Now, I’ll go on record here and say this much about corn; it isn’t the world’s #1 health food, and there are...

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