Fats and Oils

The type of fat is important, not how much you eat. A few facts most are unaware of with regards to fats is that each cell membrane in your body (and there are literally millions and millions of these cells) is compose of fats. The second important and often overlooked fact is that your brain is in fact composed of about 60 percent fat! Bearing this in mind, it is very important therefore to understand that the kind of fats you consume therefore strongly influence not only your level of brain function, but your entire health.

Coconut Oil

The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family). This amazing “tree of life” as it is called is found throughout the tropic and subtropics and is well known for its incredible versatility as can...

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The Dirty Truth About Krill Oil

Krill is in the crustacean order, they are in the same class of animal as crabs, lobsters and crayfish, as well as shrimp and woodlice. 82 species of krill have been described. Krill live in the open sea, and congregate...

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Snake Oil Actually Works

Maybe snake oil does have a real therapeutic use after all. It may even be beneficial for heart disease, depression and more. This could be a good one for the guys at the Skeptics Society. Chinese water snakes and diamondback rattlers...

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Healthy Oils And Fats

Scientists once widely believed saturated fat to be "harmful". However, recent research suggests that, in moderation, saturated fats may not be so bad for your heart. Substituting the improper foods for saturated fats, such as refined carbs found in white...

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Chocolate helps stimulate the release of the "happy" neurotransmitters like endorphins, serotonin, and other opiates in the brain. These hormones influence how we feel and help elicit specific feelings and successfully alleviate tension and pain, which is why chocolate is...

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