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July 23, 2015

Move Over Kale, There’s a New Superfood In Town… And It Tastes Like Bacon

Bacon ice cream. Bacon cupcakes. There’s even a bacon jam recipe floating around out there. For years now, bacon lovers have been trying to come up with unique ways to add the salty-crunch of this meaty delight to spice up traditional plates.

And now, bacon lovers will rejoice because nature has created the ultimate bacon recipe.

It’s seaweed that tastes EXACTLY like bacon. I repeat: There is bacon-flavored seaweed, and it is more nutrient-packed than kale! WHAT?! I had to do a double take, too!

Researchers at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center have patented a strain of this amazing food, and they’re trying to make it more affordable and [...]

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July 14, 2015

Make Salads You’ll Actually Want to Eat with These Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

Can’t stand the heat? Then get out of the kitchen! With summer in full swing, slaving over a hot stove is the last place you want to be. Raw vegetables and summer salads are the perfect way to beat the heat. And in a study conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles and Louisiana State University, researchers found that consuming one serving of salad or raw vegetables a day greatly increases the chances of meeting the recommended daily intake of certain nutrients. Those in the study who consumed salads daily were found to have high levels of vitamin C, lycopene and folic acid.

And to find some recipes that actually make salads appetizing, we enlisted the help of [...]

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June 26, 2015

Your Gut Is a Microcosm of Survival of the Fittest, Here’s Why…

I don’t know about you, but when I hear “gut bacteria,” I get a little grossed out. Anything with the word “bacteria” has to be bad, right? Wrong.

Aside from their name, gut bacteria are pretty awesome.

“Why are they awesome?” you ask. They are microorganisms in our intestines that help our digestive and immune system, says Dr. David Dragoo, M.D., a health expert at Money Crashers. In fact, we can’t survive without gut bacteria, says Kristi King, senior dietician at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Gut bacteria, a.ka. gut flora, also help make B vitamins and vitamin K. “You can think of it as another ‘organ’ in the body – it is just as important to keep healthy as the [...]

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June 21, 2015

5 Power Foods All Men Should Be Eating

I get it. I’m not a kid anymore. It’s more important for me to take better care of myself now than when I was in college and assumed myself to be invincible – or at least that I had plenty of time to get food right. I’ve looked around at my gene pool and taken notice. It tells me pretty much all the same things other gene pools should be telling any male in his late 30s or older: Now is the time to get this right. Eat well. And if you’re smart enough to get that message then you’re smart enough to know that eating well doesn’t mean eating like a centenarian.

We need most of the same vitamins and nutrients, and need to keep our food as free of pesticides and processing as [...]

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