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Are Smoothies Better for you Than Juices?

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While eating whole fruits is more beneficial than drinking fruit juices, when it comes to smoothies vs. juices, the answer varies. A homemade smoothie containing nothing but fruit is more beneficial. Plus, smoothies maintain the fiber that is removed by juices. Juice would cause the biggest spike in blood sugar, however if the smoothie is store-bought, it could be packed with calories and sugar, so it’s important to pay attention to these details.

Vitamin B12 as Protection for the Aging Brain

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While animal protein foods like meat, fish, milk, cheese and eggs are the only reliable natural dietary sources of B12, the ability to absorb it naturally in foods depends on the person. Research has shown that giving B12 to people deficient in the vitamin helped protect many of the areas of the brain damaged by Alzheimer’s disease.

What the World’s Healthiest Diets Have in Common

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Celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak traveled to the healthiest countries around the world to learn more about what made their meals extra nourishing. To start, in the United States, we eat much bigger portions than people in other countries. While there are many different factors that come into play, the overlapping feature found in healthiest countries around the world is that they walk much more than the average American. Food for thought?

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