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Health Benefits of Cinnamon

This article was medically reviewed by Natalie Butler, RDN, LD. Cinnamon is one of the most popular spices on the market. It comes from the bark of a number of trees in the Cinnamomum genus. There are a number of types of cinnamon available on the market according to the flavor of the bark of the tree from which it is extracted. Cinnamon’s unique flavor comes from the aromatic essential oil that is about one percent of its make-up. When extracted from the bark, this oil is yellow and consists of about ninety percent of a chemical compound known as ‘cinnamaldehyde.’ The...

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Probiotics: What are the Health Benefits and Why are they Important?

This article was medically reviewed by Natalie Butler, RDN, LD. Did you know that your stomach contains more than 100 trillion bacteria cells? Some of them are your friends, while others are working against you. These nasty bacteria thrive on sugar and other dietary and lifestyle choices reduce healthy bacteria which encourages the growth of unhealthy bacteria. So, within you is a bacteria war constantly being waged. Your good bacteria are valiantly trying to protect you from the negative effects of bad bacteria and keep your intestinal lining healthy. When you take probiotics you are boosting your good bacteria to help overcome...

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MCT Oil Benefits for Health

This article was medically reviewed by Natalie Butler, RDN, LD. There’s a lot of buzz around MCT Oils nowadays. It really began with the introduction of Bulletproof Coffee, which was a combination of coconut or MCT oil, unsalted butter and coffee. According to anecdotal evidence, the energy produced when drinking this beverage is quite amazing. Researchers have identified that it is the drink’s fats combined with the caffeine that are providing energy-boosting benefits. From this came the rage for MCT oil, the premium good fat contained in Bulletproof coffee. MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides, a saturated fat that has between six...

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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

This article was medically reviewed by Natalie Butler, RDN, LD. The key benefit of coconuts is found in its oil. Coconut oil is extracted from the meat and kernel of the fully-grown coconut. The oil is primarily made up of fat. Ninety percent of that fat is saturated, six percent is unsaturated and three percent is polyunsaturated. As a result of the high fat content, coconut oil got a reputation as an unhealthy fat. In contrast to other fatty food products which contain large amounts of saturated and unsaturated fats, the main constituents, more than 60 percent, of coconut oil are medium-chain...

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Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids for your Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are finally getting the respect they deserve. After decades of being lumped in with other fats as unhealthy, the experts are now promoting a diet rich in omega-3 to promote overall vitality and to help to overcome a growing list of illnesses. In this article, we’ll discover the how, what and why of omega-3 fatty acids to allow you to maximally benefit from this good oil.   An Omega-3 Primer Polyunsaturated fats are unique because they contain Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s). EFA’s are the fatty acids that your body cannot produce and that must be provided through...

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