Do you take a vitamin supplement? About 52 percent of American adults take a vitamin supplement according to data from over 37,000 people in a 2016 study (1). Researchers compared data on vitamin supplements from 1999-2000 compared to 2011-2012. While the amount of adults taking supplements didn’t change significantly between these years, the type of […]
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What Is the Difference Between Cocoa and Cacao?
Cocoa and cacao look and sound similar, and some people do use the terms interchangeably. However, there are some differences between the two. They are both from the Theobroma cacao tree, and they both resemble what we would consider “chocolate” products. One of the biggest differences between cocoa and cacao is how they are […]
How Much Caffeine Is in A Cup of Decaf Coffee?
In general, a typical cup of regular coffee contains about 100 mg of caffeine. Therefore, a typical cup of decaf coffee can have around 3-5 mg of caffeine, but this can vary. Coffee and tea are the highest contributors of caffeine to people’s diets around the world. According to data from Reuters (1), 64 percent […]
Does Carrot Juice Help in Losing Weight?
Have you considered juicing as a supplement to your weight-loss diet? Carrot juice is nutritious, filling, and has properties that can boost your metabolism! It can be hard trying to find the right foods to include in a diet when trying to lose weight. Finding ways to incorporate many fruits and vegetables along with whole, […]
Alkaline Water: Health Benefits and Risks
Drinking more water used to be a simple message. Just drink more water throughout the day period. However, now if you walk into a grocery store or surf the internet, you will see a multitude of different types of water you can buy. Should you get electrolyte added water, alkaline water, purified water, etc? Now […]
Oatmeal Diet: Does It Work for Weight Loss?
Oats come from the cereal plant Avena Sativa. They are milled and processed in a way that keeps them as a whole grain. Oats can come in the following forms: rolled, quick (instant), flakes, steel cut and can be ground down into flour. Oatmeal can be a catch all term for any form of oats […]
11 Ways to Reduce or Prevent Bloating
With close to one out of three Americans claiming to experience bloating, you or someone you know probably suffers from this condition. Research suggests between 6-31% of the general population experience bloating, and people with digestive conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can experience bloating more often (1). What is bloating? Bloating refers to the […]
What Foods or Drinks are Good for Heartburn?
The following foods can help alleviate discomfort from heartburn: ginger, bananas, melons, oats, lean meats, fennel and green vegetables. Research studies show heartburn (acid reflux, or indigestion) has increased 47% over the past few decades according to a 2012 Today article (1). The NIH estimates about 1 in 5 Americans suffer from heartburn (2), so […]
Creatine: How it Works, Benefits and Side Effects (Evidence Based)
Creatine is one of the most popular supplements athletes take. It is a rare example of a supplement that has a lot of research behind its health claims. Many studies have shown taking creatine properly can increase muscle mass and strength. Creatine may offer another surprising benefit according to research: benefiting brain health and protecting […]
Avocados: Health Benefits, Calories and Nutrition (Complete Guide)
Avocados are a paradox: they are technically a fruit, but they taste more like a vegetable. They are low in sugar and high in fat which is rare for fruits. Though they are high in fat, they are considered heart healthy and do not increase risk for weight gain. Avocados originate from Mexico, but now […]
Is Fresh Fruit Healthier Than Dried?
There are nutritional differences between dried and fresh fruit because dried fruit is more concentrated. Dried fruit has a much higher calorie density compared to fresh fruit. Fresh fruit is mostly water, therefore, the calorie amount is lower. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and legumes is associated with a lowered risk and mortality of […]
Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Kumquats (Evidence Based)
Incorporating kunquats into your diet can provide many health benefits. Kumquats are high in fiber because you can eat the outside thin rind layer. Besides being a good source of fiber, kumquats also provide many antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Kumquats are considered a small member of the citrus family. The taste is similar to an […]