Best Calcium Supplements (And Why You May Not Need Them)

Best calcium supplements (buying guide)

We often hear how important calcium is for our teeth and bones and that deficiency in this mineral can be a dangerous health concern.

While severe calcium deficiency is relatively uncommon in our modern day society, the market for calcium supplements is huge. Are dietary supplements really all that necessary, or should we be making changes to our diet instead?

Read more about the best calcium supplements available, the different types of calcium supplements that exist and whether you should take or avoid them.

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5 Best Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements (And Why You Should Take Them)

Best turmeric curcumin supplements (buying guide)

Turmeric has long been a popular spice in Indian cuisine. Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric that is known to have medicinal properties and health benefits.

Are turmeric supplements worth it, or should we instead use natural turmeric root powder in our meals? Let’s have a closer look at some of the best turmeric and curcumin supplements currently available.

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Can You Eat Apple Seeds, or Are They Poisonous?

Can you eat apple seeds, or are they poisonous?

More than often when I use an apple in my smoothies, I actually blend the whole apple, including the core and seeds. I always assumed that the seeds – also called pips – hold additional nutrients that we shouldn’t let go to waste.

When I shared one of these smoothies with my neighbor and told her about the ingredients I used, she asked me whether it’s okay to eat apple seeds, because she assumed they were poisonous.

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Discover Bitter Melon (aka Karela and Bitter Gourd)

Health benefits of bitter melon (or karela)

Bitter melon, also known as karela and bitter gourd, is a plant with quite a unique fruit. Unique both in taste as well as in appearance. But the health benefits of bitter melon also stand out.

Despite the fact that bitter melon has a strong nutritional profile, it is still a somewhat underappreciated fruit. Maybe that’s because of its strong bitter taste?

That is a bit strange though, because we have learned to appreciate foods that have bitter flavors, such as dark chocolate and coffee. Or is it because we don’t really know what to do with bitter melon?

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Discover the Spiky Kiwano Fruit aka Horned Melon

Health benefits of kiwano fruit (aka horned melon)

Ever since I discovered dragon fruit, I have been on the hunt for other exotic fruits that you won’t easily find in the major supermarkets. Apples and oranges are great, but sometimes we just want to try something different!

So I recently stumbled upon kiwano fruit, also known as kiwano melon, or horned melon. Well, this odd looking fruit goes by many names, and its unusual, spiky appearance immediately caught my attention when I first saw it in a specialty grocery store.

Without knowing what it actually was, I decided to buy it. And I must say that I was quite surprised by its flavors and texture.

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Discover the Health Benefits of Roasted Seaweed (Nori), a Delicious Afternoon Snack

Health benefits of roasted seaweed (nori)

I have always been quite a bit of a sushi addict. The freshness of this type of Japanese food, the many different flavors, the lively colors, I could literally eat it every day.

Sushi ingredients, such as salmon, egg, tuna and chicken, are usually quite nutritious, but what about that crunchy layer of green goodness around the rice that holds everything together?

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How Much Weight Can You Lose in a Month?

How much weight can you lose in a month

Are you looking to lose weight? Not sure which new diet you should try out this time? Are you wondering how much weight you can lose in one month?

Your weight loss progress and success depends on a number of factors, and to achieve long term results it’s recommended that you start your weight loss journey with having a critical look at your current lifestyle.

Before getting started with any weight loss program, it’s important that you set yourself realistic and healthy goals. So how much weight can you realistically lose in a month without going to extremes?

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