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6 Reasons To Start Cooking With Avocado Oil

6 Reasons To Start Cooking With Avocado Oil

As a native Californian, I can attest to the fact that we’re simply obsessed with avocados. Perhaps it’s the fact that they come from sun-kissed fields and taste like a perfect blend of savory and sweet, or the fact that they contain healthy saturated fat that’s great for the waistline. In any case, avocados are life. And, it turns out, the oil from this humble fruit is just as beneficial to use in your cooking. Here are six reasons why you should get on board with avocado oil.

Drink This Before Bed To Boost Your Metabolism

Drink This Before Bed To Boost Your Metabolism

When it comes to a bedtime routine, a warm glass of milk or a soothing cup a tea may be just the ticket before dozing off. But wouldn’t it be great if while you slept your body could simultaneously rest and burn stubborn body fat? Just because you’re asleep at night doesn’t mean your metabolism has to be, right? Here’s a nighttime elixir to help boost your metabolism and aid weight loss.

Try This 4-Ingredient Infused Water Recipe To Reduce Inflammation

Try This 4-Ingredient Infused Water Recipe To Reduce Inflammation

If your mornings are hectic, it can be difficult to remember to slow down and take care of your basic needs, like hydration. Perhaps you rush out of bed, hop in the shower and scarf down whatever you can find before running out the door. That’s one way to do it, and many of us find ourselves in this position day after day. But what if slowing down and drinking this elixir before you even got out of bed could improve your morning routine, your mood and your waistline?

5 Vegetarian Protein Sources To Build Lean Muscle

5 Vegetarian Protein Sources To Build Lean Muscle

There’s a common misconception out there that meat is the best source of protein to help you build muscle and burn fat. While lean and well-sourced meat in moderation may be healthy, the overconsumption of processed meats is making us heavier and sicker than ever before. Instead, try to improve your muscle-building and weight loss efforts with sources beyond meat and dairy. Here are some delicious and nutritious foods to pick up the next time you’re at the grocery store.

Can Intermittent Fasting Take Your Weight Loss To The Next Level?

Can Intermittent Fasting Take Your Weight Loss To The Next Level?

I first heard about intermittent fasting back in grad school, when a fellow student and rugby player told me that it was the key to his six-pack and muscular physique. I admired his fortitude, but brushed it off as just as health fad. Turns out, according to research, he might have been onto something. If you’re trying to lose weight or your fitness efforts have plateaued, here are a few reasons to give intermittent fasting a try.

Why You Should Avoid Chicken With White Stripes From Now On

Why You Should Avoid Chicken With White Stripes From Now On

When it comes to meat, the general consensus for health-conscious consumers is that the leaner the better. That’s why chicken breast is a popular choice. But if your chicken breast has white stripes, it may not be as healthy as you think. One group called Compassion In World Farming has an important message for consumers, so it’s best to read on before chowing down.

New Research Reveals How Brussels Sprouts And Walnuts May Combat Alzheimer’s

New Research Reveals How Brussels Sprouts And Walnuts May Combat Alzheimer’s

If you’re not already eating Brussels sprouts and walnuts, now may be a great time to a start. Researchers believe that the vitamin A and antioxidants contained in these foods may fend off the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

Slash Your Risk Of Cancer With This Sweet Potato Burger And Fries

Slash Your Risk Of Cancer With This Sweet Potato Burger And Fries

Wouldn’t it be great if you could eat a burger and fries every day? Well, with this recipe, you might just be able to get away with it. Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you need to put burger season behind you. With sweet potatoes in peak season between now and December, it’s a great time to make these superfoods the focal point of some of your entrees.

7 Orange Foods To Eat More Of (And 7 To Eat Less Of)

7 Orange Foods To Eat More Of (And 7 To Eat Less Of)

The months of autumn are a favorite among many — and for good reason. It’s the season of warm colors, delicious aromas and a myriad of flavors to keep things interesting in the kitchen. Many of these foods just happen to be orange, and they come loaded with vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy during the holidays. Here are seven orange foods that you should eat more of, and not just during autumn!