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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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More Keto Recipes Need This Ingredient

In the past 2-3 years the ketogenic diet has quickly become one of the fastest growing health trends in the world. Why? Some of you reading this would say the answer is obvious. And yet, the fact remains, not everyone knows about the merits of the ketogenic diet. The primary reason the ketogenic diet is practiced is because eating “keto” (short for ketogenic) helps many people finally get rid of stubborn fat. However, it’s certainly not the only reason people are eating keto. Nutritionists as well as medical professionals have discovered healthy plant and animal fats don’t just help with weight loss, they’re also instrumental in improving blood sugar levels, improving cardiovascular health, making our brains function better and helping relieve inflammation. Not...

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Stay Healthy and Avoid The Flu With These Tips

  Hard to believe today's the start of fall.  The weather doesn’t really seem autumnal (that’s a fun word to use) but calendars don’t lie. As fall approaches and the weather turns colder, the occurrences of colds and various flu viruses will start to climb. Every single year when this happens I get patients asking me what they should do to stay healthy. Our body has over 1 trillion cells in it, many of which have the singular purpose of keeping harmful pathogens like the flu virus from ever harming us. Typically, those who actually get sick from the flu are those with compromised immune systems. So anything you can do to improve immune health moves gets you in a...

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The Unbelievable Benefits of Red Cabbage

I'm just going to come out and say it...I love summer.Truth is I love all the seasons, but summer is awesome because it's the time of year when farms are bringing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to the table, and I get to enjoy them knowing they're as fresh as can be.One of my favorite vegetables to enjoy is red cabbage. It's perfect cut up in salads, topped on burgers, mixed up in healthy slaws, and is great for making sauerkraut. And while red cabbage might not be on everyone's list of top vegetables to enjoy, I think I can make a pretty convincing argument why everyone should at least try to eat it once or twice a week.Keep in mind I'm...

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