Chances are you have heard, seen or clicked on an ad that mentioned kombucha fermented tea products. The marketing juggernaut propelling kombucha to celebrity status has really pushed this fizzy, gut-loving elixir to the forefront of the domestic drink section.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends consuming no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day. And for many adults, sodium intake should be no more than 1,500 mg.
Fall is in the air, and so is the unmistakable aroma of pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. Nowadays it seems that pumpkin spice and pumpkin-flavored products are as synonymous with autumn as sweaters and fireplaces.
Not very many of us know a lot about radicchio. It is one of those vegetables that seem to linger on the sidelines. You may have even accidently grabbed a head of it at the grocery store thinking it was red cabbage. But cabbage it is not. Radicchio is actually a type of leaf-chicory, as is Belgian endive.
Did you know that your entire skeleton is replaced about every 10 years? According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), what happens is that over the course of your life your body continues to both reabsorb old bone and create new bone.
For many, artificial sweeteners, like Splenda and Equal, seem heaven sent when it comes to satisfying that sweet craving without the extra calories. But if your gut tells you artificial sweeteners are too good to be true, your gut might be correct - seriously!
The CDC reports that nearly half of adults in the United States, over the age of 30, have periodontal disease. That number swells to 70 percent for adults 65 and older. In those affected, bacteria triggers inflammation of the tissues that surround the teeth, which can lead to loss of teeth in advanced stages of periodontitis.
It is estimated that more than two billion people globally have one or more nutrient deficiencies. A nutrient deficiency occurs when we fail to get adequate amounts of the six basic nutrients we need to remain healthy. And as I always like to reiterate, our bodies need a balanced amount of these nutrients to stay healthy.
Many of us may try to keep our bones fracture-resistant by making sure we get adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D, two nutrients that promote strong, healthy bones. But reportedly, more than 10 million Americans suffer from bone fractures each year.
A fruitarian couple recently went viral. Twenty-six-year-old Simon Beun and his fiancé Tina Stoklosa, 39, travel the world on the hunt for different kinds of fruit. Stoklosa says she struggled with weight issues and eating disorders for years until she became a fruitarian. She and Beun say they have eaten mostly just fruit for three years. They document their fruit-pursuing journeys on social media and have become, I guess you could say, somewhat ‘instafamous.’
Celebrity Dr. Oz, who became widely popular on The Oprah Winfrey Show, has something he calls the “Oz-Approved 7-Day Crash Diet.”
Actress Charlize Theron was just doing her job. For a new role where she played an overwhelmed mom, the normally svelte star had to gain 50 pounds. But she gained more than just extra weight.
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