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Butyrate: The Fatty Acid You Never Knew You Needed

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One of the biggest health trends over the past decade has been the somewhat puzzling idea that if I put butter in my coffee, it will actually help me burn fat. Not only that, it will also drive up my energy levels and keep my brain sharp. Best known today as bulletproof coffee, the truth is that putting grass-fed butter in coffee and tea has been around for a very, very long time.

Psyllium: Promote a Healthy Heart and Lower LDL Cholesterol

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All types of fiber can be good for the heart. The American Heart Association says that dietary fiber can improve cholesterol, and lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

Psyllium’s unique 70:30 ratio of soluble to insoluble fiber not only provides digestive benefits, but it also supports a healthy heart. The soluble fibers found in psyllium fiber have shown to be particularly effective in reducing blood triglycerides (a type of fat), blood pressure, and the risk of heart disease.

Psyllium: Regulate Your Blood Sugar Levels

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First, let’s start with a quick science lesson...

Blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, comes from the food you eat. Your body creates blood sugar by digesting food into a sugar that circulates in your bloodstream. Blood sugar is used for energy, however the sugar that isn’t immediately needed to fuel your body gets stored in cells for later use. When you maintain a diet high in refined carbs and junk food, this excess sugar and overproduction of insulin (a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels) becomes toxic for your body.