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7 Evidence-Based Benefits of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is prepared from the freshly sprouted leaves of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum.

It can be grown and prepared at home or purchased in juice, powder or supplement form.

Some claim it can do everything from detoxifying the liver to improving immune function. However, many of its purported benefits have not yet been proven or studied.

This article takes a closer look at 7 of the evidence-based benefits of drinking wheatgrass.

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Why Travel Makes You Hungrier — And How to Combat It

If you’ve ever felt hungrier on a plane, train or road trip, you’re not imagining it — research shows travel can alter healthy eating habits. A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that, compared to homebodies, frequent travelers had a greater risk of obesity and higher blood pressure. And another recent study found that those who spent more than 14 nights away from home each month had a higher BMI;

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4 Must-Have Components of a Strength-Training Program

Not all general strength-training programs are created equal. If you’re hunting for a great program or you’re wondering how your current program stacks up, you’ll want to be sure you have a few key components covered.

Here are four components to include in your strength-training program:

1.  THE RIGHT FREQUENCY

If you want to make consistent progress, you have to lift often enough to keep challenging your muscles, but not so often that your muscles never get the chance to recover and grow back stronger.

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5 Reasons to Curb Sugar Intake — Beyond Empty Calories

When it comes to weight management, refined sugar in all its forms — high-fructose corn syrup, dextrose, rice syrup, sucrose and many others — is certainly one of the top items to get knocked off an eating list.

Harvard University’s School of Public Health suggests that to achieve a healthy weight, you should limit “lower-quality foods” including sugar-sweetened beverages, refined sugar and highly processed snacks.

But your waistline isn’t the only thing affected by excess sugar consumption.

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