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. 

    The Five Best Recipes for Improving Glucose & Cholesterol

    March is National Nutrition Month and it marks the start of spring. This has everyone thinking about health, and making plans to revamp lifestyle and diet for the new season. As I started focusing on my personal lifestyle goals, I figured it would be a great time for a baseline blood test to start the season right. A few weeks ago I got my blood drawn, hoping to get a peek inside my body to see exactly what I was working with going into the warmer months.

    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.

    How Inflammation is Affecting Your InnerAge: The Key Burning Questions

    Of the five biomarkers we showcase in our recently released InnerAge, we get the most questions about C-Reactive Protein (CRP). While it is poorly understood by the general public, healthcare professionals, and fitness trainers, this little protein produced by the liver is an extremely important indicator of health and wellness. Read below to learn why it is crucial to monitor your CRP and modify your lifestyle and nutrition in order to maximize your fitness and prevent the onset of aging.

    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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