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Benefits of Healthy Sleep

More than ⅓ of adults in the US don’t get enough sleep, and it could be bad for the waistline. 📒 New research from Mayo Clinic shows that a lack of sleep combined with free access to food leads to higher calorie consumption and increased belly fat.  In the study, participants were allowed either 9…
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How Gut Health Affects Mood

Can your diet change your mood? And does your gut health have anything to do with it? Here is a fascinating new study that helps us better understand what we are starting to call the microbiota-gut-brain axis. Researchers analyzed the diets and moods of people in 3 study groups (including people with mild depression). Here’s…
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Cranberries support brain health and memory

🧠 New research shows cranberries could be a powerful way to protect brain health and memory as we age!! As the brain ages, cumulative influences of oxidative stress and inflammation can worsen a person’s risk for cognitive decline or even dementia.  But foods that are rich in flavonoids like anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins can provide antioxidant…
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Hidden root causes of allergies

Seasonal allergies happen when the immune system reacts to a substance that should otherwise be harmless.  It’s like an immune response gone rogue. What happens next is the release of histamine—a tiny chemical messenger that leads to a cascade of inflammation and annoyances like itching and sneezing.  (note that we are discussing mild seasonal allergies…
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5 Impressive Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is easily taken for granted—just a common vitamin we consume in almost all fruits and vegetables. But vitamin C is AMAZING, and the reality is that we could not survive without it.  Let’s look at 5 impressive benefits of vitamin C (and who might need a little extra): 1️⃣ Beauty Vitamin C supports…
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3 Surprising benefits of cooking

How confident are you in the kitchen? 🥗 New research from Edith Cowen University in Australia shows that feeling confident in the kitchen is good for your mental health! For the study, 657 Australian adults took a 7-week healthy cooking class. What happened was not only increased cooking confidence but also improvements in… ⭐ The…
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