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What Are Carbohydrates?

Carbs, short for carbohydrates, are a source of energy for your body. They are made up of three elements: hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon atoms. There are 3 types of carbohydrates: fibers, starches, and sugars. According to the American Diabetes Association, “on the nutrition label, the term ‘total carbohydrate’ includes all three types of carbohydrates. This …

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What is Berberine?

What is Berberine? Berberine is a plant alkaloid (naturally occurring chemical compound) found in a variety of plants such as Oregon grape, barberry, goldenseal, Chinese goldthread, prickly poppy and Californian poppy. In source plants, berberine is typically found abundantly in root, rhizome and bark tissue. Our source of berberine is Indian barberry. What does Berberine …

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Sriracha Shortage? No Worries, Make Your Own Hot Sauce!

Sriracha hot sauce has reached cult status over the last few years. Now that the news of a potential shutdown of its manufacturing plant in Irwindale California have reached the public, there seems to be a mild panic in the hot sauce junkie crowds. For those not familiar with the Sriracha hot sauce, it is …

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How Sport Drinks Companies Trick Us (Plus 4 DIY Recipes)

This is a guest post by Vani Hari a.k.a Food Babe. Let’s face it – Sports drinks like Gatorade and PowerAde are some of the worst things you could possibly put in your body. They are made up of mostly chemically treated & refined sugar (as much as a typical soda), artificial colors, artificial sugars …

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How Did This Smoothie Get So Pink?

if you’re in to smoothies, here’s a great tip for you. For an extra pink color, toss in some beets. Yup. The color is amazing. Beets are slightly sweet, so the flavor balance doesn’t get thrown off either. The image above is a of beet yogurt smoothie. No filters added. Here is the recipe: Ingredients …

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How Did This Smoothie Get So Pink?

if you’re in to smoothies, here’s a great tip for you. For an extra pink color, toss in some beets. Yup. The color is amazing. Beets are slightly sweet, so the flavor balance doesn’t get thrown off. The image above is a of beet yogurt smoothie. No filters added. Here is the recipe: Ingredients 1 …

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