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All About Balsamic Vinegar: Benefits & Uses

What is Balsamic Vinegar? Most likely known as the standard staple nestled in the back of your pantry reserved for the occasional tomato basil salad, balsamic vinegar is a unique piece of Italy’s history. The ancient Romans believed that cooked grape mash, or must (the main component of balsamic vinegar) was more than a dressing for foods: it was also a healing elixir. Even the…

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are nightshades bad for you

Are Nightshades Bad for You?

If you've spent any amount of time here on Mark's Daily Apple, you know we love our vegetables. Plant foods are powerhouses of nutrients and antioxidant action. They're the backbone of a solid Primal diet, and the main event in my signature Big Ass Salad. But the issue of nightshades has come up quite a bit over the years. Nightshade vegetables, which are vegetables that…

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avocado oil benefits

Is Avocado Oil Good for You? Benefits for Hair, Skin, Cooking, and More

Avocados and avocado oil had a slow road to popularity, starting with a rebranding of sorts. There’s a bit of an internet debate around the origin of the word avocado. Some reports say that it came from the word ahuacatl, which is Aztec slang for testicle. As the fruit became more popular, that association wasn’t great for marketing, so farmers changed the name to “avocado”…

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what is monk fruit sweetener

What Is Monk Fruit Sweetener, and Is It Keto?

When you give up sugar, that doesn't mean you have to give up sweet treats. You can find natural ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without spiking your blood sugar, and that doesn't mean you have to resort to dangerous artificial sweeteners. Monk fruit is a keto community favorite ingredient to sweeten recipes, but what exactly is it, and where does it come from? Is…

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Staying Motivated While Working Out At Home (Plus a PELOTON Giveaway)

A lot of people are having a hard time staying motivated to work out while fitness centers and studios are closed. Perhaps you enjoy the social aspect of workout classes or you have a standing appointment to meet your lifting buddy at the gym. Maybe you lost access to your favorite activities as a result of temporary Crossfit box or pool closures. Or, you finally…

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microworkouts

A to Z Microworkouts to Weave Into Your Day

If you need ideas for microworkouts to do at home, look no further. We've listed an entire alphabet of at-home microworkouts to power you up every day. The idea behind microworkouts is that you weave them into your day instead of doing one longer, more intense workout. You'll be amazed at how quickly the effects add up! See how many you can complete in a…

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