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5 Impressive Health Benefits of Hops

5 Impressive Health Benefits of Hops

Hops (Humulus lupus) are a type of dried flower with a bitter, somewhat grassy taste.  Although hops are most commonly known as an ingredient in beer and malts, they’ve been a part of traditional medicine since before the 1500s because of their health properties (1). Here are 5 impressive health benefits of hops. 1. May Help You Lose Weight Recently, scientists have found that hops may help with weight loss.  A study in 30 adults found that taking a bitter hops-based supplement twice daily for three weeks significantly curbed hunger feelings compared to a placebo supplement (2). Scientists from the study...

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Alcohol and Fasting: What You Need to Know

Alcohol and Fasting: What You Need to Know

A lot of people wonder if alcohol affects fasting at all? This article explains what you need to know about alcohol and fasting. 

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Is It Bad If I Stop Fasting Over the Weekend?

Is It Bad If I Stop Fasting Over the Weekend?

Fasting is one the most popular ways to lose weight and improve your health.  Rather than telling you what you can and can’t eat, fasting only restricts the hours you’re allowed to eat. This makes fasting much easier to follow than a lot of other diets out there.  However, a lot of people wonder if taking a break from fasting over the weekend will affect the progress they made during the week? This article helps explain whether or not it’s bad to stop fasting over the weekend.  Is It Bad to Stop Fasting Over the Weekend? Let’s face it; fasting is...

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New Year, New Meaningful Goals

New Year, New Meaningful Goals

Last year was an emotional and physical rollercoaster for everyone. This year, we are looking at the positives! We will revisit our goals, re-evaluate if necessary, and put into place a way we can achieve them, one step at a time.     Renewed Focus  One of the benefits of last year is that it gave us a forced time out. Did you take this as an opportunity to re-valuate what is most important to you? Maybe you set some new goals for yourself like;    Create a Fitness Routine  Travel to a New Place (locally of course!)  Drink More Water ...

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