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Five Foods That May Increase Your IQ

Five Foods That May Increase Your IQ

A healthy diet as you’re growing up may help you have a higher IQ, while a diet high in processed foods, fat and sugar may result in a lower IQ, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health in February 2011. Many of the same foods typically recommended for a healthy diet may also be good for your IQ. Fish and Omega-3 Sources Omega-3 fats, found in many types of fish and seafood, walnuts and…

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This Mineral May Be Key to Protecting Your Bones (It’s Not Calcium)

This Mineral May Be Key to Protecting Your Bones (It’s Not Calcium)

Calcium and vitamin D may get the spotlight when it comes to bone health, but there’s another mineral that plays a role in keeping your skeleton strong: It’s magnesium, and 67% of the body’s stores for this mineral are found in your bones. Now, research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology suggests magnesium could help prevent fractures. While previous research had revealed that magnesium supports bone growth, no study had tied the mineral to risk of bone fractures. Tapping…

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10 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Magnesium

10 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Magnesium

Magnesium deficiency is one of the most underrated minerals, but it’s involved in literally hundreds of your body’s functions. Pay attention to it, and your body will thank you. So what’s the deal with magnesium? Magnesium is involved in numerous bodily functions, from relaxing sore muscles to relieving anxiety, though it isn’t as widely discussed as other vitamins and minerals. Holistic nutrition coach Andrea Moss of Moss Wellness in New York City says magnesium deficiencies are such a big focus…

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Health Benefits of Cashews

Health Benefits of Cashews

Cashews are delicious and full of nutrients. A popular ingredient in vegan foods and Indian cuisine, cashews can be eaten raw, salted, added to salads or used to make rich, creamy sauces. Cashews are a staple nut, easy to find in stores and to add to all manner of foods. In addition to being versatile and tasty, they’re also chock-full of nutrients. Here are just a few health benefits of cashews: Healthy Fats Cashews are high in fat content, which…

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Are Some Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Healthier Than Fresh?

Are Some Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Healthier Than Fresh?

By: Zoe Blarowski   April 18, 2016 It may seem like a natural assumption that fresh fruits and vegetables are more nutritious. But research shows this can be a false assumption. Frozen fruits and vegetables can be more nutritious than their unprocessed counterparts. Brief Overview of Commercial Freezing Processes Vegetables are typically blanched prior to freezing. This means they are submerged in boiling water for a few minutes. The purpose of blanching is to inactivate any naturally occurring enzymes that…

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How to Cook Your Foods to Get the Most Nutrients Out of Them

How to Cook Your Foods to Get the Most Nutrients Out of Them

By Franziska Spritzler / Authority Nutrition      February 17, 2016 Eating nutritious foods can improve your health and energy levels. Surprisingly, the way you cook your food has a major effect on the amount of nutrients in it. This article will explore how the different cooking methods affect the nutrient content of foods. Nutrient Content is Often Altered During Cooking Cooking food improves digestion and increases absorption of many nutrients. For example, protein in cooked eggs is 180% more…

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8 Health Benefits of Carob

8 Health Benefits of Carob

Zoe Blarowski     October 28, 2015 It’s time to stop thinking of carob as a lowly chocolate substitute. Carob is a tasty, nutritious food in its own right and there are many reasons to try including it in your diet. Carob is made from the sweet seed pods of Ceratonia siliqua, native to the Mediterranean region. The ripe, dry pods are typically ground into carob powder, also called carob flour. Commercially, carob pods are processed into locust bean gum…

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5 Health Benefits of Brazil Nuts

5 Health Benefits of Brazil Nuts

by JESSICA   July 23rd, 2012  Brazil nuts are extremely delicious and tasty treats, loaded with health benefits. It is true that they are high in calories, but they also provide high amounts of beneficial nutrients that your body needs in order to function properly and protect itself against diseases. Read on to discover some of the most significant Brazil nuts health benefits and understand why they are good for you. 1. High Selenium Content The greatest health benefit of…

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Eat This To Concentrate Better

Eat This To Concentrate Better

Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on October 11, 2013 Ginseng, Fish, Berries, or Caffeine? Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements, and you’ll believe they can do everything from sharpen focus to enhance memory, attention span, and brain function. But do they really work? There’s no denying that as we age, our body ages right along with us. The good news is that you can improve your chances of maintaining a healthy…

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7 Nutrient Deficiencies That Can Make You Sick

7 Nutrient Deficiencies That Can Make You Sick

Tired? Depressed? Always under the weather? You might not be getting the right amount of these vitamins and minerals. By: Melissa Breyer   January 25, 2013 Today’s average restaurant meal is more than four times larger than in the 1950s, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults are, on average, 26 pounds heavier. Despite the embarrassing abundance of food, many Americans still unknowingly suffer from nutrient deficiencies. Whether from vapid calories (hello, junk food), chemical-induced…

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