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How to Take Protein

How to Take Protein

When it comes to essential nutrients, protein sits atop the list. It's a jack of all trades with many roles in the body. Protein is a source of energy, can help repair damaged tissue, is essential for growth, and plays a role in preventing infection and disease. Here...

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The Importance of Magnesium

The Importance of Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral vital for the proper functioning of your body. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, and your body can’t work properly without it. The nutrient is essential for hundreds of metabolic processes and many other important...

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Hormones and Your Body

Hormones and Your Body

There are 9 major hormones that affect weight gain and weight loss. Insulin, leptin, Ghrelin, Cortisol, Estrogen, Neuropeptide Y (NPY), Glucagon - Like Peptide - 1 (GLP-1), Cholecystokinin (CCK), Peptide YY (PYY). Three of the most known players are insulin, leptin,...

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Importance of Your Liver

Importance of Your Liver

The liver is your body’s largest internal organ. It’s responsible for more than 500 different functions in the body. One of these functions is detoxifying and neutralizing toxins. Some repair is possible, but like damaging your skin, damage to other organs in your...

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Why You Could be Hungry!

Why You Could be Hungry!

There are many reasons you could cause you to be hungry. Lack of Protein: Protein plays an important role in appetite control by regulating your hunger hormones. Eating more protein regularly will decrease regular hunger. Lack of Sleep: Sleep deprivation is known to...

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Helpful Vitamins

Helpful Vitamins

1. B vitamins: The B vitamins include: thiamine (B-1), riboflavin (B-2), niacin (B-3), pantothenic acid (B-5), pyridoxine (B-6), biotin (B-7), folate (B-9), cobalamin (B-12). These vitamins are essential for a fully functioning metabolism. The main function of the B...

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Common Mistakes Made in Weight Loss

Common Mistakes Made in Weight Loss

1. Only Focusing on the Scale Weight: Many factors can affect scale weight, including fluid fluctuations, muscle mass gain and the weight of undigested food. You may be losing body fat even if the scale reading doesn't change much. 2. Eating Too Many or Too Few...

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You Don’t Have to Fear Carbs

You Don’t Have to Fear Carbs

Carbs are now accused of causing weight gain, heart disease, and various other problems — just as fat once was. It’s true that junk foods tend to be high in carbs — particularly refined carbs — and that low-carb diets can be incredibly beneficial, especially for...

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Real Numbers that Matter

Real Numbers that Matter

There is more to being healthy then just the number on the scale. BMR Basal Metabolic Rate uses your muscle mass to gauge your healthy caloric needs, but even that's not foolproof as calories are not equal. Your body type, age group, and muscle mass can change the...

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6 Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones

6 Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones

Hormones have profound effects on your mental, physical and emotional health. These chemical messengers play a major role in controlling your appetite, weight and mood, among other things. 1. Eat Enough Protein at Every Meal Consuming an adequate amount of protein is...

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5 ways to Curb Late Night Eating

5 ways to Curb Late Night Eating

1. Identify the Cause Some people eat most of their food late in the evening or during the night. To change this habit, you need to identify the cause of the problem. Nighttime eating may be the result of overly restricted daytime food intake, leading to ravenous...

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4 Health Benefits of Fasting, Backed By Science

4 Health Benefits of Fasting, Backed By Science

1. Promotes Blood Sugar Control by Reducing Insulin Resistance Several studies have found that fasting may improve blood sugar control, which could be especially useful for those at risk of diabetes. In fact, one study in 10 people with type 2 diabetes showed that...

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