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Health Benefits of Açaí

Sergey Kirsanov / Getty images The açai palm—Euterpe oleracea—is a plant native to the Amazon region of tropical Central and South America. It produces small, deep purple-colored berries that are rich in nutrients and antioxidant compounds. Indigenous communities of the Amazon have used açai berries as a food source and …

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Can You Eat Too Much Protein?

Protein is one of three macronutrients, which are nutrients your body needs in large amounts on a daily basis. Protein is broken down into amino acids, which are required for critical processes like muscle growth, hormone and neurotransmitter synthesis, and immune function.  While protein is essential for health and high-protein …

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What Is Gluten?

Daniel Day / Getty Images Gluten is an umbrella term used to describe a group of proteins called prolamins and glutelins found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten is highly elastic and gives baked goods like bread their chewy texture. In addition to being found present in many …

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