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No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Will Quickly Become Your New Favorite

Love chocolate oatmeal cookies, but hate the sugar that comes with them? We have a solution!. Chocolate soothes the soul, comforts weary minds, and triggers all those pleasure sensors in our brains. From chocolate bars to chocolate milkshakes, humans love to infuse their senses with the smell and taste of this delectable treat. Unfortunately, health-conscious people can’t indulge as much as they’d love to because too much sugar and processed carbs equals one sad result: an unhealthy body. How many times have you longed for a sweet snack, resisted the cravings, and later binged because you simply couldn’t take it anymore?
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Grandparents Who Show Up Are The Real Superheroes

Grandparents who show up are the real superheroes. They are a treasure that should never be underappreciated. I’m sure that not all grandparents are winners. There are always relationships that have more challenges than we would like. But hopefully, you were blessed with at least one amazing grandma or grandpa – it’s such a unique and important relationship.

Four Nuts Once a Month

This is one of the craziest articles I saw all year. A single consumption of high amounts of Brazil nuts improves the cholesterol levels of healthy volunteers. OK, that’s interesting. They gave 10 men and women a single meal containing zero, one, four, or 8 Brazil nuts, and found that the ingestion of just that single serving almost immediately improved cholesterol levels. LDL, so-called “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood were significantly lower starting just nine hours after the ingestion of nuts, and by no insignificant amount, nearly 20 points within a day. Even drugs don’t work that fast. It takes statins like four days to have a significant effect. But that’s not even the crazy part.
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What Is Magnesium? Understanding Ionic Magnesium And The Body’s Chemistry

Do you find it difficult to keep up with all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals we need to stay healthy? It seems every day there is something new to worry about, and decide whether it’s time to make diet or lifestyle changes. Take magnesium for instance. It is needed for a host of bodily functions, including maintaining a healthy balance of calcium to avoid blood clots. So what exactly is magnesium and why is it so important to our body’s chemistry? Let’s start with the basics. (1,2)
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15 Brain Foods to Boost Focus and Memory

What does the food you eat have to do with how your brain functions? Turns out an awful lot. While we’ve always known that what we eat affects our bodies and how we look, scientists are also learning more and more that what we eat takes a toll on our brains. Yes, brain foods matter (especially for our gray matter).
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Top 10 Pain-Triggering Foods

Have you ever experienced chronic pain that lasts for days, weeks, months or even years? If so, you know just how debilitating it can be. Not only does chronic pain interfere with just about every aspect of daily life, but it can also cause feelings of hopeless and intense frustration.
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Top 11 Anti-Aging Foods + How to Get Them in Your Diet

How do you naturally slow aging? It’s a question that’s been asked for centuries. In fact, attempts to combat or reduce the effects of aging have dated as far back as mankind itself. Most people want to look and feel young, driving experts to invest many hours and thousands of dollars into finding silver bullet anti-aging formulas. While there isn’t a special formula that magically erases the wrinkles away, incorporating certain anti-aging foods into your diet is the best way to help bring you closer to that goal.
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The Best Diet for Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism

There are several autoimmune diseases that affect the thyroid gland, the most common being Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Graves’ disease results in hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid gland. Though slaughterhouses are supposed to remove thyroid glands, should some neck meat slip in, you can suffer a similar syndrome, called hamburger thyrotoxicosis. But that’s not from your body making too much thyroid hormone, but your body eating too much thyroid hormone. Graves’ disease is much more common, and meat-free diets may be able to help with both, as plant-based diets may be associated with a low prevalence of autoimmune disease in general––as observed, for example, in rural sub-Saharan Africa. Maybe it’s because plants are packed with antioxidants, which are possible protective factors against autoimmune diseases. Maybe it’s because plants are packed with anti-inflammatory compounds. After all, a whole food plant-based diet is basically synonymous with an anti-inflammatory diet. But you don’t know, until you put it to the test.
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Watermelon for Sore Muscle Relief

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How to Slow Brain Aging by Two Years

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Pure Honokiol: A Powerful Tool for Health

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