Are there health benefits of raisins? Well, if you look at their nutrition info, there's not much to get excited about. Aside from a decent dose of potassium(300mg), not much else sticks out. Maybe the high sugar content, which isn't exactly a ringing endorsement. However, if you dig in a little deeper, there do seem … Continue reading Health benefits of raisins may improve the microbiome
Blue light plays an important role in setting your circadian rhythm. And the best part is, it's very easy to measure. As a result, we have a ton of data on how our exposure to blue light impacts our circadian rhythm. Exposure to blue light during the day triggers a protein in our eyes called … Continue reading Blue light circadian rhythm control: Do other light factors matter?
There are a number of health benefits to consuming chia seeds, many involving the gut. They have a pretty good amount of protein, and a great omega 6:3 ratio(0.3:1). But what stands out most about chia seeds is there fiber content. A 2 tbsp serving of chia seeds packs 10g of fiber, but the awesomeness … Continue reading Health benefits of chia seeds for the gut
What are the healthiest fermented foods for your gut health? Well, a lot of things fit that criteria, so it depends on what you're trying to do. But why even care about fermented foods? A recently published paper found that fermented foods lowered inflammation and increased diversity of the microbiome. We covered that study and … Continue reading Healthiest fermented foods for gut health
Animal protein vs plant protein, which is better for your gut? Research seems to show that replacing animal protein with plant protein has a beneficial effect on general health. This relationship is especially strong for cardiometabolic health(type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease). However, these studies are often epidemiological, so they have their limitations. Furthermore, it … Continue reading Animal protein vs plant protein: Which is best for the gut?
The circadian clock, or clocks really, is a timekeeping system within all your cells. It not only helps your cells tell time, it helps them better adapt your physiology to the external environment. It helps create circadian rhythms, 24-hour changes in physiology that synchronize you to the day/night cycle. Every morning you wake up because … Continue reading Unlocking the power of your circadian clock