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5 Health Benefits of Buttermilk

Buttermilk is a type of fermented milk liquid left behind after churning cream or butter. This type of liquid is referred to as the “traditional” buttermilk. Buttermilk is also referred to as tart dairy drinks made by adding lactic acid culture to regular milk. The tartness of buttermilk is due to the lactic acid in milk. The acidity comes from …

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How Fiber Aids in Weight Loss

Fiber is a type of plant-based carbohydrates that’s not easily digested by the body. Because it’s slow burning, it passes quickly through the system without causing a spike in the blood sugar level. All types of fruits and vegetables have fiber. Even grains, seeds and nuts contain modest amounts of fiber too. Although there are many types of fiber, they …

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Gut Bacteria and Obesity Connection

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the world. Since 2008, more than 40 million school children are obese and the numbers continue to grow each year. Obesity is one of the most preventable diseases in the world but unfortunately, at least 2.8 million deaths are linked to being obese or overweight. Although countless …

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How to Increase the Good Bacteria in Your Intestines

Although bacteria often get a bad rap for causing disease, certain bacteria found in the gut  perform the useful function of keeping the bad bacteria that cause disease under control, thus reducing your risk of becoming ill. Some good gut bacteria are even thought to play a role in preventing and treating certain types of digestive disorders such as irritable …

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