Dark Chocolate - Memory Booster, Stress Burner

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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.

How to Prevent Gut Inflammation

Fiber is Key

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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.

How Many Carbs Per Day Should I Eat?

Although it’s a never-ending battle for many people all over the world, the benefits of maintaining a healthy body weight have been widely known for years.

The idea behind any weight loss program is simple: use more energy than you consume. In practice, however, most of us know it’s easier said than done.

Limiting carbohydrates has become a popular way to get rid of those excess pounds. It reduces the amount of calories in your diet almost automatically and can also help to reduce appetite.

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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

Top Ways to Eat Healthy In a Hurry

With so much going on in our lives, it’s hard to juggle life, family, jobs, classes and making healthy meals. It feels like you need time to make healthy food, and when you’re always on the go, finding time for a meal (let alone a healthy one) can seem like a chore. Here are some quick and easy ways to create healthy meals for families, busy executives, students and anyone in between.

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Born and raised in California. I graduated with a B.S. in Nutrition Science and have been in the field for 25 years. I enjoy putting together meal plans and following the current health trends in the industry. I also enjoy following fashion trends and love finding vintage clothes. I'm a proud mom with two children and three grandchildren.
 

Health Benefits of Consuming Less Sodium

We've all heard that cutting salt from our diet makes us healthier. However, few of us know exactly how a low sodium diet benefits us and how our body becomes healthier. Various studies have found specific advantages from reducing sodium intake. Below we outline the top three ways consuming less sodium benefits our health.

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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+.

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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
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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
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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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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... read more
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04/07/2018
Fiber is Key When you count all the little folds, the total surface area of our gut is about 3,000 square feet. That’s larger than a tennis court. Yet, only a single layer of cells... read more
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04/05/2018
Although it’s a never-ending battle for many people all over the world, the benefits of maintaining a healthy body weight have been widely known for years. The idea behind any weight loss... read more
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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
04/11/2018
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... read more
Wooden bowl filled with oats on whitewashed table.
04/07/2018
Fiber is Key When you count all the little folds, the total surface area of our gut is about 3,000 square feet. That’s larger than a tennis court. Yet, only a single layer of cells... read more
Various types and shapes of pasta noodles piled together.
04/05/2018
Although it’s a never-ending battle for many people all over the world, the benefits of maintaining a healthy body weight have been widely known for years. The idea behind any weight loss... read more
Stopwatch next to exploded stopwatch
03/21/2018
With so much going on in our lives, it’s hard to juggle life, family, jobs, classes and making healthy meals. It feels like you need time to make healthy food, and when you’re always on the go,... read more

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