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Superfoods – Why You Should Eat Them

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If you have had any confusion about superfoods, here's what sorted it out for me. Superfoods really began to take on an identity when David Wolfe began delving into raw food prior to the 21st Century. I found him on the Internet when he and two other partners started telling everyone about raw food and how great it was. As time progressed, I kept seeing David introducing foods that were from all over the world. Some he called "superfoods" which was the first time I began hearing that word

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Insoluble Vs. Soluble Dietary Fiber – High Fiber Foods

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Dietary fiber is a carbohydrate that can not be digested. It passes through your body intact, cleaning your intestines as it goes through. It acts as a scrub brush for the intestines. It is only found in plant foods -- no animal products contain fiber -- such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, seeds and nuts. Dietary fiber is made up of two types - insoluble and soluble. Both types of fiber go undigested. Therefore, they are not absorbed into the bloodstream. Instead of being used for energy, fiber is excreted.

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Why You Should Take Spirulina – Benefits And Recipes

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Spirulina is a powerful little algae that can provide you with a wide variety of health benefits. These benefits will also be exactly the same regardless of whether you consume its fresh, powder, or tablet forms. Just remember that when choosing spirulina, you are always best to go organic. This is because non-organic spirulina may contain nitrate compounds. Oh, and I should also warn you that despite being one the best super foods, something that will give your body all the nutrients it needs, spirulina is definitely not known for its pleasant flavor

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Lose Weight Faster With HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

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The one of the latest buzzwords in fitness and weight loss circles is High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT. This method of exercise has the potential to allow an exerciser to lose weight faster that any other form of "aerobic" exercise. Although interval training is not a new concept in the field of sports conditioning, it has recently become a popular exercise form for general conditioning and weight loss

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Dehydration Symptoms – How To Identify and Treat Dehydration

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Dehydration symptoms are the direct result of your body not having enough water or fluids to function properly. Dehydration symptoms can result due to a number of situations or conditions. Diarrhea, vomiting, and simply failing to drink enough water to meet your body's needs are common causes of dehydration. There are three classifications used to describe dehydration symptoms: mild, moderate, and severe

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What To Know About The Super Antioxidant Astaxanthin

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Astaxanthin is one of a group of natural pigments known as xanthophylls, a subcategory of the carotenoid family. Carotenoids are produced by both plants and animals as part of their survival mechanisms. In plants, carotenoids act as a natural sunscreen, protecting them from ultraviolet light from the sun using the carotenoid's natural antioxidant properties. Sea animals with a red or pinkish color, such as salmon, lobster, shrimp and crab get this color from a diet of krill and other small organisms that eat algae and plankton.

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Top Health Benefits Of The Weird Black Garlic

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Although not as famous as white garlic, black garlic is slowly taking over the market especially as an alternative natural herbal medicine field. Introduced into the market by Koreans, this type of garlic is mainly prepared through a fermentation process lasting at least one month. The fermentation process is done under controlled humidity and heat, with the end product being a garlic which is blackened as a result of the fermentation process

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Easy Steps To Determine Exercise Intensity

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If you are new to exercise and are looking to begin a new workout program, you may be wondering what intensity level is appropriate for your goals and your fitness level. Many people aren't sure what intensity levels are defined by and avoid exercises labeled as vigorous intensity due to the fear of injury or lack of ability. As a personal trainer and exercise physiologist, it is my job to help explain these terms and concepts in a more understandable way

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