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What Is Banaba And Why Does It Help People Lose Weight?

If you just read that headline and thought I misspelled "banana," you'd be wrong...I did not misspell banana.As you can see, I spelled it correctly twice here; I've even got a spell-checking app to help make sure I don't goof up on words that often (believe me, I'm not perfect).Now since you're confident I can spell banananna...I mean...banana...let me tell you about banaba leaf extract.Banaba leaf extract comes from the banaba leaf - a plant native to the Philippines, India and other Asian countries - and has been used in medicine for a number of years for the management of blood sugar and diabetes.In recent years, banaba leaf has been used to help people keep their blood sugar balanced, especially for those...

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Be Careful - Too Much Of This Amino Acid Can Harm Your Health

If you're looking to maintain optimal health, then you've probably read about the importance of acquiring certain amino acids through diet or supplementation.And while it's definitely a good idea to ensure elevated levels of certain amino acids, you've got to be extra careful about having too high levels of others.  In the next few minutes, you're going to learn about one of these potentially dangerous amino acids. Some of you might have heard of it before, but it's unlikely many of you have a clue what it is. Worse yet, in some cases high levels of this specific amino acid might even contribute to some of the deadliest diseases imaginable.Of course, I'm not here to frighten you.It's actually quite easy to keep levels...

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7 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Gout

These Easy Ways to Get Rid Of Gout Are Natural and Safe Gout: if you’ve never had it, consider yourself very lucky. With over 3 million cases of gout being reported every single year in the U.S., this common and painful condition needs to be talked about a bit more. This issue is never talked about, and the reason why will horrify you… That’s because there’s a giant gout conspiracy! Not really. I’m just pulling your chain. Probably the biggest reason people don’t spend time focusing on gout is because they don’t realize what they’re dealing with. What Is Gout and Where Does It Come From? Gout is ultimately the result of inflammation in the body. The pain of gout is caused...

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Ditch the Grains – Why Quinoa’s a Great Gluten-Free Replacement

If You Don’t Like Gluten, Quinoa’s a Great Gluten-Free Replacement One of the unintended (but pretty interesting) side effects of the entire gluten-free movement is it’s introduced millions of people to foods they would have never known about before. Seriously, how many of you knew what quinoa was 10 years ago? My guess is a small percentage of you. For that matter, did you know how to pronounce it 10 years ago? It’s pronounced  KEEN – WAH, if you’re wondering. Quinoa’s basically become a superstar of the gluten-free movement because it’s a healthy, filling replacement for the grains people love so much. Here’s the good news: not only does quinoa allow you to enjoy variations of the foods you love, but...

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The Awesome Reasons Chia Seeds Are Great for Your Health

The Evidence Is There – Chia Seeds Are Great For Your Health In a recent survey I performed (not a very scientific one, mind you), I took a look at some health websites to see what some of the popular “superfoods” were. Then, I went to Pinterest and Instagram to see which health foods users were posting about. After a few minutes of looking at all these websites, I realized the majority of them talked about chia seeds. Well, I haven’t written much about chia seeds (hardly at all, actually), and I realized I’ve been depriving y’all of information on this nutritional rockstar. So, if you’d like to learn about the very popular (and extremely affordable) chia seed, get ready to take the plunge…just don’t...

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