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Why Plantains are An Amazing Health Food

   Ok, before I get too far into this article, let me admit that I acknowledge I have focused intently on the ketogenic diet over the past few years. So, for me to write on an extremely dense source of carbohydrates might be a departure from the normal. Let me couch this fact within this statement. Carbohydrates are not evil AND, when we use carbohydrates wisely we can benefit greatly from the energy and nutrition they provide. One of the best sources of carbohydrates is the plantain, or as I’ve heard it called, “bananas on steroids.” Plantains are not a ubiquitous food here in the States, and I think that’s a shame, as they’re one of the healthier foods around....

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Surprising Benefits Provided By Protein Shakes

Here at Health As It Ought To Be we don’t talk about people relying solely on meal replacements to get them through the day. On the other hand, we know that plenty of people have to augment their diet with things like protein shakes because the demands of life necessitate eating on the go. And that’s why we wanted to let you know that even though your diet shouldn’t be filled with protein shakes like our Momsanity Dutch Chocolate Shake… There is substantial evidence to show that high-quality protein shakes can actually help boost various aspects of health. Something to consider is you won’t get these benefits from every protein shake. Lower-quality protein shakes with artificial ingredients can actually sabotage...

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A Weird Chemical Dr. Wiggy Recommends for Blood Sugar

Dr. Wiggy is known for his reliance on all-natural treatments for a variety of issues. Because that’s true, people come from all across the South to see him.  Especially when it comes to thyroid health and improving blood sugar. So if Dr. Wiggy is all about “natural treatments” then why does he recommend a chemical every day? It’s a good question. While the all-natural health movement tends to talk negatively about “chemicals” you can’t go along with that kind of thinking since everything is made of chemicals. Natural treatments have their biological basis in chemical structures. To say something is “chemical-free” is a false dichotomy since there isn’t a thing on Earth that isn’t made of chemicals. However, there are...

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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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Is This the World's Healthiest Nut?

Nuts are great for boosting various aspects of your health. That’s why you see manufacturers slapping health claims all over the packages on their nuts showing studies support eating nuts for heart health, brain health, stronger muscles and more. For quite some time, the healthcare industry frowned at nuts. All this because nuts are high in fat and the belief about fat being unhealthy persisted for some time. Fortunately, over the past few decades the health of nuts isn’t suspect and more and more  research actually shows them to be necessary for better health. Which leads to a question. Is there a world’s healthiest nut? And the answer is, “no.” All nuts provide different nutrients so singling out a single...

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