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4 Reasons to Start Adding Chia Seeds to Your Food Today

If you grew up in the 80s and 90s, the word “chia” (or ch-ch-ch-Chia!) probably springs to mind images of funky terracotta planters covered with sprouting chia seeds resembling animal fur or hair. Back then, chia “pets” were a staple of mail order TV infomercials and the quintessential “secret Santa” gift. A few years later, during the early 2000s, chia seeds were rebranded as a health supplement and a nutritional powerhouse, effectively earning a spot in the superfood hall of...
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Nuts & Nutrition – Can Eating Nuts Extend Your Life?

Nuts are nutrient-dense foods rich in unsaturated fatty acids and have been linked to lower cholesterol, better heart health, weight control, and even lower cancer risk. Read on to find out if eating nuts could extend your life. Compared to people who avoid nuts, those who eat nuts on a regular basis also tend to have: Lower systolic blood pressure Fewer risk factors for metabolic syndrome and a lower risk for diabetes Better cardiovascular health Reduced mortality risk by 23%...
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A Diet Rich in Omega-3 Can Reduce Migraine Frequency and Intensity

Eating a diet higher in omega-3 fatty acids could reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches, according to an interesting study published in the prominent British Medical Journal last week.  The study, which recruited more than 180 adults with frequent migraines (about 5 to 20 per month), randomly assigned participants into one of three diet plans to evaluate the effects of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in migraine inception and progression. The skinny on healthy fats Omega-3 and omega-6...
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Eating Right May Be The Key to Better Health

Eating Right May be the Key to Better Health: Study Suggests Typical Western Diet Lessens Quality and Length of Life A new study with results that will appear in the May issue of The American Journal of Medicine finds that those who follow a Western-style diet which typically consists of fried and processed foods, sweets, red meat, refined grains and high-fat dairy products, reduces the likelihood of reaching old age in good health and with high functionality. The study, reported...
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How to Avoid Obesity & Increase Muscle

We could learn from gorillas how to avoid obesity and have bodies with more muscle and less fat. Too many carbs can lead to diabetes. Too much of the wrong kind of fats may lead to heart disease. Could gorilla eating habits (which nutritionally, in many ways are similar to human needs) be the answer to the obesity epidemic we are experiencing. Could shifting your dietary intake of nutrient sources be the answer to not only having the body/figure you...
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