Food and What it Means to be Healthy
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Food and What it Means to be Healthy
Why "conventional" eating will not always get you there.
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Healthy Weight

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This Week, Live Healthier - By Eating More Whole Foods (This Week, Live Healthier - By Eating More Whole Foods http://t.co/5JMP3yfh)
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Whole foods will definitely get you there. TRY IT! I dare you.

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Cook-This - Great Recipe - Beans and Grains - Crockpot Beans & Barley

Cook-This - Great Recipe - Beans and Grains - Crockpot Beans & Barley | Food and What it Means to be Healthy | Scoop.it
Beans and Grains: Crockpot Beans & Barley http://t.co/YNlKmwMP #Recipes
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You can do this without the Barley for an amazing, grain-free side dish. If you are interested in making a meal out of it, use sprouted beans -- this ups the protein and fiber and makes for a more wholesome meal.

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Start spreading the news - saturated fat 'is not so bad,' says study

Start spreading the news - saturated fat 'is not so bad,' says study | Food and What it Means to be Healthy | Scoop.it
For 50 years we have been told to cut down on lard and butter while eating more sunflower oil and margarine.
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What we're really looking at here is quality. Simply stated, the question comes down to whether or not it's already created or it was re-created/changed by man. (creation vs man) I have been moving forward with the idea that what is created is good and anything created from that is not *as* good. It's not very fun to admit that man does not always create the best things out of what is already here, but it's the truth. When I speak of "quality" I speak simply of this: that flax seeds and the oil in them are good, for instance, but when man then takes the seeds to extract the oil, using heat processes that change the property of the oil (namely, any heated oil is potentially transmuted into a trans-fat) only to then refine and filter it... most of the good stuff is no longer present. It is no longer the thing that was created but has become something else, entirely. The body, then, being a created organism (hopefully, none of us have yet been created in labs) cannot metabolize this oil the way it is supposed to because the DNA does not recognize it. What does it do with it? STORES IT! And we all know our nations issues with stored fats. No bueno. In any case, my point is that, if we stick as close to what has already been created as possible, I promise you will be living a leaner, healthier life in no time. Bad news: this usually means x-nay on the packaged foods because they almost ALWAYS use these processed oils.

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