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Top 24 Caffeine Health Benefits

Caffeine is the most widely used substance on the planet. Are there health benefits from caffeine or is most of the world just poisoning themselves? We’ve dug through our archives and put together a list of some of the possible caffeine health benefits according to different studies

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Metabolic Patterns of our Organs

Each of our organs has a unique metabolic profile!   The metabolic patterns of our brain, muscles, adipose tissue, kidney, and liver are strikingly different.   Brain Glucose is our first fuel of choice for the brain, except during prolonged “sugar” starvation. The brain does not store fuel and hence requires a

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Which foods are good sources for Omega 3s?

Under the right circumstances, our body transforms Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) into other omega-3s, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). However, even if we consume large amounts of plant-based ALA, our body converts ALA into EPA and DHA at a “very low ratio,” and only when there is a satisfactory supply of

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Lifting weights could make you more intelligent, study suggests

Regularly lifting weights could make you more intelligent, a new study of people with the early signs of dementia suggests. A group of people aged 55 to 86 with ‘mild cognitive impairment’ – a precursor of Alzheimer’s disease – were asked to carry out a mix of

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Widespread Sugar Industry Conspiracy Caused U.S. Obesity Epidemic, Startling New Research Finds

Just more than a quarter-century ago, Kurt Cobain, the late frontman for 90’s grunge band Nirvana, famously quipped on the seminal “Nevermind” album that “just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not after you.” It’s a line taken from Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel “Catch-22”—a rude awakening about

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Harvard’s Sugar Industry Scandal Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

There’s a lot of junk science — and corporate sponsorship — out there. The sugar industry paid scientists to pad research to support its interests in the 1960s, according to a paper published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Author Cristin Kearns University of California, San Francisco uncovered

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The U.S. military has a huge problem with obesity and it’s only getting worse

The U.S. military has a huge problem with obesity and it’s only getting worse! It’s not exactly clear why America’s military personnel are getting fatter. Could be that 15 years of war have weakened the focus on fitness. Could be that millennials, with their penchant for sedentary activities

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Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Benefits to heart health  Heart attack survivors supplementing with fish oils reduce their risk of another heart attack, stroke, or death. Regular fish consumption –once or more per week- lowers the risk of sudden cardiac event by 50 percent.   Omega-3 normalizes and regulates cholesterol triglyceride levels

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What Is Potassium? Why Do We Need It?

What is potassium and why can’t we do without it?   Potassium, a chemical element, is one of the three primary minerals known as ‘essential minerals‘ (others being sodium and chloride – regular table salt). Same as all essential minerals, potassium is critical to our body. Our

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