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Here's How Going Keto Can Help You Get Better Sleep

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Getting a good night's sleep continues to be a challenge for many people across the world. In the US, between 30 and 48 percent of adults struggle with insomnia, and 20 percent of people tried various remedies for sleep problems in 2020. Having good sleep hygiene, taking sleep medications or supplements, and getting a relaxing massage can all help to alleviate sleep issues, but did you know that eating the right foods and following certain meal plans can also help you to get some zzzs? The ketogenic diet has been proven to be effective for weight loss, but now, several...

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Mindset for healthy eating

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More and more people nowadays are trying to find ways to eat more healthy foods and want to live a healthier lifestyle. When it comes to finding advice on how to do it "right", we often get bombarded with information - sometimes conflicting or confusing information - and it can get discouraging because the information is difficult to navigate. One thing to keep in mind, when navigating all the information available - especially online - is that everyone's definition of healthy is different and so is their lifestyles. What works for them may not work for you. Everyone's bodies are...

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The best and worst fish to eat

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Fish is a healthy, high-protein food, and is known for a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential fats that our bodies don’t produce on their own. Omega-3 fatty acids play an essential role in our brain and heart health. Omega-3s have also been shown to decrease inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease. With so many benefits of eating fish, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends eating fish at least 2 times a week, particularly fatty fish like salmon, lake trout, and sardines, which are the best fish for high levels of omega-3s. Unfortunately, there are...

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A Variety of Proteins Works Best to Increase Muscle Mass

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After people turn 30, they start losing between 3% and 5% of muscle mass per decade — something that athletes work hard to combat. It takes hard work to counter the effects of time; the average man can expect to gain between 0.25 and 0.5 pounds of muscle per week (compared to 0.12-0.25 pounds for women). One crucial aspect of achieving your goals is diet. Many weightlifters and everyday fitness buffs take protein shakes to help boost muscle building and recovery, but a recent study by scientists at the University of Sydney indicates that for ultimate gains, it is better...

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Do we need to cut down on carbs?

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This question has been a hot topic in the health debate for quite some time now, and there is certainly a lot of mixed messages and conflicting advice out there in answer to it. What doesn’t help is the rise in popularity of diets that are centered around restricting carbohydrate intake in order to lose weight and for better general overall health. On the surface, it seems to suggest that carbohydrates are to be avoided and they may not be so good for health after all. This article will help to clear up the controversy by looking at the different...

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