10 Healthy Ways to Use Matcha

Got matcha?

If you’re into healthy beverages, you may have tried this Japanese delicacy. Matcha tea has been the focal point of Japanese tea ceremonies for more than 800 years, and lately it’s showing up everywhere, from Starbucks’ menus to the ice-cream aisle.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

Fennel vs. Ginger for Menstrual Cramps and PMS

Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Is Fruit Bad For You? A Science-Backed Answer

Fruit is a food group that has been in existence for thousands of years. Throughout the nineteenth century, advances in technology and transport made it possible for most people to access a wide variety of many kinds of fruit from all over the world.

From aromatic, tropical mangoes, pineapple, and papaya to the spiky Asian durian and the distinctive dragon fruit, we all have our favorites.

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Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

How to Lose Weight Eating More Food

What happens if you add fruit to your regular diet, eating three apples or pears as between-meal-snacks every day?

I explore this in my video Eating More to Weigh Less, which I titled as a nod to Dr. Dean Ornish’s smash bestseller.

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About The Author

NutritionFacts.org's picture

NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Dark Chocolate - Memory Booster, Stress Burner

Good and Good For You

Different types of foods nourish your body with various nutrients in variable amounts. So, the foods which you consume have a great effect on the functioning of your body. Also, the brain is very much affected by the food which you intake. There are some specific kinds of foods that can really make the brain function more efficiently. One such food is dark chocolate. Consuming dark chocolate in your diet leads to improve your ability to focus and enhances your memory.

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Superfoods That Do Not Live Up To the Hype

Really Super, or Just Marketing?

Superfoods are dominating the headlines because living a more health-conscious life is popular right now. However, just because a food is called a superfood does not mean it is true. There are five foods that are often touted to be phenomenal for health that are really just average.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Top 7 Foods That Boost Serotonin

The Takeaway

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter released by the pineal gland of the brain

It is most well-known for its positive effect on mood, but it also helps to regulate digestion and body temperature

Foods that boost serotonin include: kiwi, dark chocolate, seeds, nuts and vitamin D-rich foods

Some foods contain tryptophan, which is a precursor to serotonin, but these are only effective when consumed with a high-carb, low-protein diet

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Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

6 Key Benefits of Eating Nutrient Rich Foods for Teens

The Wonder Years

Teenage years are, or were, crucial for the development of each of us. It is the passage between childhood and adulthood. It is also the period when key behavioral and physical attributes are formed. Most of the physical and mental developments in humans occur between the ages of thirteen and nineteen. To grow mentally and intellectually, teenagerssocialize, read books, and watch discovery programs. Also, to grow in physique and statue, frequent exercise, good sleep, and a healthy diet are needed.

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13 Nutritious Substitutes for Whole Wheat Flour

The Problem with Whole Wheat

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Indy Summers is a freelance writer interested in fashion, healthy living, and fitness. She has worked as a master in esthetician, as a personal trainer, and as a freelance model for several years so considers herself an expert in these industries. For more of her work, visit https://nouw.com/indysummers.

Are Apple Cider Vinegar Shots Worth the Hype?

Apple cider vinegar may be best known as a condiment, but it also has a rich history as a health supplement. Hippocrates, known as the founder of medicine, prescribed a drink made of apple cider vinegar for coughs.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

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08/16/2018
Got matcha? If you’re into healthy beverages, you may have tried this Japanese delicacy. Matcha tea has been the focal point of Japanese tea ceremonies for more than 800 years, and... read more
Woman in darkened room, looking sick in bed.
08/07/2018
Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time. Around the Mediterranean, fennel seeds have been traditionally used to relieve painful... read more
Many baskets of various colorful fruits.
07/24/2018
Fruit is a food group that has been in existence for thousands of years. Throughout the nineteenth century, advances in technology and transport made it possible for most people to access a wide... read more
Large colorful array of vegetables at salad bar
07/10/2018
What happens if you add fruit to your regular diet, eating three apples or pears as between-meal-snacks every day? I explore this in my video Eating More to Weigh Less, which I... read more
Dark chocolate blocks and chips on white table
06/19/2018
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Good and Good For You Different types of foods nourish your body with various nutrients in variable amounts. So, the foods which you consume have a great effect on the functioning of your body.... read more
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06/05/2018
Really Super, or Just Marketing? Superfoods are dominating the headlines because living a more health-conscious life is popular right now. However, just because a food is called a superfood does... read more
Yellow bunch of bananas on matching yellow backdrop
05/15/2018
The Takeaway Serotonin is a neurotransmitter released by the pineal gland of the brain It is most well-known for its positive effect on mood, but it also helps to regulate digestion and body... read more
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05/10/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
The Wonder Years Teenage years are, or were, crucial for the development of each of us. It is the passage between childhood and adulthood. It is also the period when key behavioral and physical... read more
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04/16/2018
The Problem with Whole Wheat One of the main problems with whole wheat is its gluten content. Many people with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity experience digestive issues upon consuming whole... read more

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Overhead shot of green tea and white foam in bright red cup.
08/16/2018
Got matcha? If you’re into healthy beverages, you may have tried this Japanese delicacy. Matcha tea has been the focal point of Japanese tea ceremonies for more than 800 years, and... read more
Woman in darkened room, looking sick in bed.
08/07/2018
Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time. Around the Mediterranean, fennel seeds have been traditionally used to relieve painful... read more
Many baskets of various colorful fruits.
07/24/2018
Fruit is a food group that has been in existence for thousands of years. Throughout the nineteenth century, advances in technology and transport made it possible for most people to access a wide... read more
Large colorful array of vegetables at salad bar
07/10/2018
What happens if you add fruit to your regular diet, eating three apples or pears as between-meal-snacks every day? I explore this in my video Eating More to Weigh Less, which I... read more
Dark chocolate blocks and chips on white table
06/19/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
Good and Good For You Different types of foods nourish your body with various nutrients in variable amounts. So, the foods which you consume have a great effect on the functioning of your body.... read more
Large letters on top of building spell FOOD
06/05/2018
Really Super, or Just Marketing? Superfoods are dominating the headlines because living a more health-conscious life is popular right now. However, just because a food is called a superfood does... read more
Yellow bunch of bananas on matching yellow backdrop
05/15/2018
The Takeaway Serotonin is a neurotransmitter released by the pineal gland of the brain It is most well-known for its positive effect on mood, but it also helps to regulate digestion and body... read more
Three teenage boys jumping on a snowy sidewalk
05/10/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
The Wonder Years Teenage years are, or were, crucial for the development of each of us. It is the passage between childhood and adulthood. It is also the period when key behavioral and physical... read more
Close up on wheat stalk heads in field.
04/16/2018
The Problem with Whole Wheat One of the main problems with whole wheat is its gluten content. Many people with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity experience digestive issues upon consuming whole... read more

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