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They may contain added sugar, calories, or even toxic chemicals. Adding protein powder to a glass of milk or a smoothie may seem like a simple way to boost your health. After, all, protein is essential for building and maintaining muscle, bone strength, and numerous body functions. And many older adults don't consume enough protein because of a reduced appetite. But be careful: a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder can harbor health risks.  What is protein powder? Protein powders are powdered forms of protein that come from plants (soybeans, peas, rice, potatoes, or hemp), eggs, or milk (casein...

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5 Bad Coffee Creamer Ingredients And The Better Way To Flavor Your Morning Cup Of Joe While too much of any good thing can backfire (yes, caffeine, we mean you), your morning cup of joe qualifies as beneficial to your overall well-being. That is, of course, unless you cancel out the health-boosting effects of its stellar anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant-rich polyphenols by stirring in a super sweet, flavored creamer (which many PSL drinkers are of course guilty of). Here’s why: Many recognizable creamer brands contain—by admission on their own nutrition labels—undesirable ingredients such as corn syrup, sodium, sugar, vegetable oil, and carrageenan. “Coffee creamers are filled with sugar, unhealthy fats, fillers, thickeners, and...

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With the meteoric rise in popularity of the ketogenic diet, everyone is talking about adding more healthy fats to our diet. But everyone assumes that in order to experience weight loss with keto, it’s not as simple as just increasing fat intake—you also have to subtract carbs from the diet equation too, right? In a series of clinical studies, new evidence now suggests otherwise.  According to clinical trials, one lesser-known fatty acid in particular has been shown to act as a convenient “keto workaround” within the body—allowing users to experience the fat-burning benefits of the keto diet without ever having to slash carbs.  Researchers...

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