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8 Healthy Ways to Boost Energy

8 Healthy Ways to Boost Energy

Your food and beverage choices can have a big effect on your energy levels throughout the day, an expert says. As our energy levels decrease because of our overstressed lifestyles, many people look for a quick fix to combat fatigue. Energy drinks mask the symptoms of fatigue and dehydrate the body. The majority of energy drinks contain excess sugar, high levels of caffeine and other stimulants. Relying on caffeine and energy drinks makes us feel worse in the long run…

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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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4 Foods That Can Improve Your Metabolism

4 Foods That Can Improve Your Metabolism

A magic bullet solution does not exist, but there are some things that can encourage your body to burn a few extra calories. Don’t listen to the Internet. There’s no such thing as a miracle calorie-burning food that will allow you to vegetate on the couch while melting off the pounds. If there were, gyms would go out of business instantly. According to registered dietitian Ellie Krieger, however, there are a few things that can help one’s metabolism work more…

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The Healthiest Way to Cook Mushrooms Is Totally Surprising

The Healthiest Way to Cook Mushrooms Is Totally Surprising

Scientists have revealed the best way to cook mushrooms — and it’s not in a frying pan. Mushrooms are healthy because of the significant amount of dietary fiber, protein, amino acids, vitamins (including B1, B2, B12, C, D and E) and trace minerals that they contain, as well as the fact that they’re low in fat and calories. But, according to researchers from the Mushroom Technological Research Center of La Rioja in Spain, mushrooms’ composition, antioxidant capacity and nutritional content…

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Dietary Protein – From Any Source – May Help Muscle Health

Dietary Protein – From Any Source – May Help Muscle Health

Diets high in protein from any source – animals or plants – may help keep muscles big and strong as people age, according to a new study. People with higher overall protein intake had higher muscle mass and stronger quadriceps, the muscle in front of the thigh, said lead author Kelsey Mangano of the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Proteins are found in meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, vegetables, grains and nuts. The Institute of Medicine recommends adults get about…

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Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Add Zing to Your Meals Onions and garlic are your allies in the kitchen and in the bedroom. They help you make more and better sperm. Both raise levels of a hormone that triggers your body to make testosterone. And both have high levels of natural plant chemical called flavonoids, which safeguard your li’l swimmers against damage. Pile on the Protein Lean beef, chicken, fish, and eggs are some of your options. Tofu, nuts, and seeds have protein, too. Try…

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20 Delicious High-Protein Foods to Eat

20 Delicious High-Protein Foods to Eat

People argue about carbs, fats, and everything in between. However, almost everyone agrees that protein is important. Eating plenty of protein has numerous benefits. It can help you lose weight (especially belly fat), and increase your muscle mass and strength, to name a few. The recommended daily intake (RDI) is 46 grams for women, and 56 grams for men. However, many health and fitness experts believe that we need much more than that. Here is a list of 20 delicious…

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Eat Your Way Through the Holidays with Healthy Cancer-Fighting Options

Eat Your Way Through the Holidays with Healthy Cancer-Fighting Options

With the many winter holidays upon us, one of the great challenges is maintaining a healthy diet. Choosing healthier options helps many of us ward off extra pounds, but for those with cancer it is crucial to overall health. If you are undergoing cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy or radiation, you need extra nutrients to help maintain your energy and keep you feeling strong. Even if your appetite has waned, you still need to make good food choices that fuel…

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Top 11 Most Common Nutrition Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Top 11 Most Common Nutrition Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Nutrition is full of misinformation. Everyone seems to “know” what is right, most often based on zero evidence. Here are the top 11 most common nutrition mistakes that people keep repeating. 1. Drinking Fruit Juice Fruit juice isn’t always what it seems to be. It is often little more than water mixed with sugar and some kind of fruit concentrate. In many cases, there isn’t any actual fruit in there, just chemicals that taste like fruit. But even IF you’re…

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I Changed My Fuel And It Changed My Health’s Trajectory

I Changed My Fuel And It Changed My Health’s Trajectory

All calories are not equal. Yet we continue to count them in hopes of managing weight and health. Correcting this flawed thinking will forever change your relationship with food, calories and your weight. Changing your fuel just may change your health trajectory. Consider the significance of changing the fuel you use in your body. It could make the difference between getting promoted, being injury and illness free, lean and healthy, and even finding romance (or not). It can, and I…

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