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4 science-based “superfoods” you should consider eating

Superfoods are a pretty overrated phrase, but here are four foods that can be called "super."

“Superfood” is a popular buzzword you’ve probably seen on health blogs, in grocery stores, and from well-meaning friends. And every year, there’s a new trending “superfood”. Whether the latest fad is a rare fruit from the Amazon or a seed that cures every disease known to man, most superfoods build on hype, not evidence of real health benefits.

PQQ and CoQ10 reverse mitochondrial dysfunction plus chronic disease symptoms

We all know that chronic degenerative diseases like, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and stroke are a leading cause of death and disability – throughout the world. For example, in the United States, almost half of all adults suffer from one form or another of chronic disease – and a quarter of all adults suffer from two or more. Yet, we almost never hear Western medicine talk about a major contributor to poor health – mitochondrial dysfunction.

WHAT IS OBESITY, MORBID OBESITY?

Obesity is a chronic and life-threatening disease where a person has excessive body fat that leads to serious health complications.

The most widely used method for measuring a person’s health concerning their weight is the Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is a measurement of an individual’s body fat based on their weight and height. BMI does not distinguish between muscle mass and body fat. Therefore, people with a lot of muscle tend to have a high BMI even though they are not overweight or obese.

BMI is calculated as follows:

BMI = weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703

Quercetin helps to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer – the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States – carries a poor prognosis, with a five-year survival rate that currently hovers around a grim 5 percent. (conventionally speaking)

The Trade Secrets Behind Store-bought “Fresh Squeezed” or “Not From Concentrate” Orange Juice

You’ve seen them and maybe you’ve bought them, cartons and plastic bottles of orange juice labeled “freshly squeezed.”

But there are some relatively unknown trade secrets that will question the validity of these marketing claims for orange juice. “Freshly squeezed” does not mean they are not highly processed.

SPIRULINA

One of the Greatest Superfoods

It’s seems like there’s a plethora of natural foods and herbs that are touted as superfoods, but none may be quite as deserving as spirulina. In fact, spirulina is often deemed the most nutritionally complete of all food supplements. If you take a closer look at what it contains, you’ll find out why...

Depression and Dissatisfaction Among Healthcare Workers

A few years ago, Time Magazine published a list of the “best professions in America,” naming Audiology number one.1 According to the study, audiologists enjoy, “low levels of stress, a good median salary, and faster than average job growth.” Sounds great, right? Except that the study failed to measure job satisfaction or life satisfaction, and that’s a key factor given that many types of healthcare workers are making money up the wazoo, experiencing career growth, and at the same time, suffering from severe depression.

Emotional Eating During the Holidays

Stress abounds during the holiday season. It could be physical stress — your mind and body are stretched thin with the extra obligations and responsibilities this time of year. Or it could be emotional stress — the emotional pain of family rifts and disagreements, painful memories from the past or loneliness because of loss. Whether you are physically or emotionally stressed, you might turn to food for comfort. Emotional eating happens when you eat certain foods or overeat to soothe negative emotions or reduce your stress level.