The Health Benefits of Beans, the Black Sheep of Superfoods

When you hear the term “superfood,” do beans come to mind? If not, they should—beans pack a serious nutritional punch. They are loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals that can help reduce inflammation, fend off chronic diseases, contribute to weight loss, improve gut health, and promote satiety. Here are just some of the ways beans make a great addition to your diet. 

Five New Ways to Add Oatmeal to Your Day

It’s no secret that we love oatmeal at InsideTracker. It really is the ultimate superfood when it comes to your metabolism—packed with soluble fiber, the impact on glucose and cholesterol can’t be beat! With these recipes in hand, you’ll be well-prepared for breakfast with five distinctly delicious varieties.

From Muscle Fiber to Dietary Fiber: New Connections with Muscle Gain and Fat Loss

When we read the words “dietary fiber” on cereal box labels and in trendy fitness articles, we first think about how it affects our digestive health.  However, we found new research demonstrating how increasing your dietary fiber intake can help you increase muscle mass and decrease body fat. In this article, we will explain the differences between fiber’s two forms and look at research investigating fiber’s impact on three biomarkers InsideTracker improves: cholesterol, blood glucose, and ...

Food for thought: it’s so easy (and healthy) eating green!

  Are you getting your greens? The USDA recommends that adults should eat 1 ½ - 2 cups of dark green vegetables each week, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly three-quarters of Americans miss the target for vegetables. This is a major problem because these green, leafy veggies provide a bonanza of phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals that help provide the nutrients that you need to stay healthy and perform at your peak. An InsideTracker blood analysis can ...

Chia seeds: should you add them to your diet?

When you think of chia seeds, you may think of chia pets, those clay figurines with sprouts of chia that resemble green fur. But did you know that chia seeds can be a healthy addition to your diet? Chia seeds are from the desert plant Salvia Hispanica, which is a member of the mint family. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and antioxidants. An InsideTracker blood analysis can tell you whether you need to increase your intake of any of these nutrients to ...
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