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What You Were Never Told About Milk

What You Were Never Told About Milk

It’s no wonder that milk is our sole source of nutrition during the first 4 to 6 months of life when you look at what a nutritional powerhouse it is, specifically human breast milk. This may just be Nature’s most perfect food because it’s rich in high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and unique prebiotics (i.e. fermentable fiber). This helps to establish and maintain the ideal microbial composition in the gut of an infant. The down side is you’ll be hard pressed to find human breast milk in your local dairy aisle. However, there is a potential alternative, the high-tech version of old-fashioned dairy milk. It’s called lactose-free milk.
Chocolate History & Health Benefits Unwrapped

Chocolate History & Health Benefits Unwrapped

Nobody needs an excuse to eat chocolate – especially when studies validate its health benefits. It tastes like a win-win for chocolate lovers. The health benefits of chocolate have been known for more than a thousand years. More recent studies link its consumption to improved cardiovascular health, increased cognition and even anti-aging benefits. These are all good reasons to eat more of this sweet treat, right? Yet before you ramp up your intake, find out what it is about chocolate that is responsible for its health benefits and what you should know before that next indulgence.