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15 Tips for Holiday Eating Without Weight Gain

15 Tips for Holiday Eating Without Weight Gain | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
These 15 holiday eating tips will help you avoid holiday weight gain and enjoy the season more while eating less.
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And, most importantly, delight all of your senses. Enjoy the company, the atmosphere, the entertainment, and the tradition as much, if not more, than the food.


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16 Powerful Herbs for Diabetes Treatment - Natural News Blogs

16 Powerful Herbs for Diabetes Treatment - Natural News Blogs | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, not only in the United States but all around the world and increasingly, it is becoming a problem in developing countries, too. However, apart from a healthy diet and regular exercise, there are also many…
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These herbs, spices and foods along with a healthy diet and exercise can help avoid and/or treat diabetes and most importantly maintain a good quality of life.


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Mood Food: Ingredients for Happiness

Mood Food: Ingredients for Happiness | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Feeling down? Take a look at your diet — at least that’s what many researchers are doing in order to explore the connections between food and mood. Junk foods, such as heavily processed, fried and artificial foods, demonstrate serious negative impacts on the brain and emotions, similar to ...
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FROM THE ARTICLE:  Happiness and emotional well being were “dose dependent” on the amount of vegetables and fruits people ate, suggesting that emotional well being peaks with seven servings of fruit and/or vegetables a day.


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CraveMate's curator insight, August 21, 2014 8:59 AM

#Diet plays a key role in your physical and mental #health. #behappy

Alive Juices's curator insight, August 23, 2014 2:09 PM

Really informative blog! See our best ingredients for happiness. http://bit.ly/UpuZH6


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Does Kale Juice Live Up to Its Reputation?

Does Kale Juice Live Up to Its Reputation? | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
There is a plethora of different wonder vegetables and fruits laying claim to miraculous health and wellbeing benefits, on the marketplace. One of the more recent entries into this arena is kale, a curly leafed European vegetable, not unlike the humble cabbage. Health Benefits Of Kale Juice Despite the heightened publicity around this unassuming plant;…
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FROM THE ARTICLE:  As with any food type, or health issue, the key is with diversity and moderation. As part of a balanced, healthy and well-paced eating regime, kale can offer a multitude of benefits, but it can’t singularly shoulder the weight of well rounded, full meals.


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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, July 22, 2014 7:04 PM

It's interesting how popular kale has become in the last few years. It's always been healthy, but hard to find unless you grew it in your garden.

Alive Juices's curator insight, September 13, 2014 11:50 AM

I think USA people should read this article! Follow it must. http://bit.ly/UpuZH6

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5 Probiotic Foods You Should Be Eating

5 Probiotic Foods You Should Be Eating | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
We and the bacteria are symbiotes, which means we need each other to survive. The microbes coating our skin
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... many probiotic foods are commonly found in grocery stores, or easy to make.


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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, June 16, 2014 3:19 PM

Did you know that 70-80%  of your immune system resides in your gut, your G.I. Tract. Humans wouldn't be alive without the good bacteria that resides in our body. We have a symbiotic relationship.

 

Probiotic foods which are known as fermented foods (they are cultured a certain way) and probiotic supplements are needed to assist the good bacteria to do their work in your body. 

 

Here's 5 probiotic foods that you may want to try. Your bacteria will thank you for it. 

 

Just know that most commercial bought yogurts are loaded with sugar which negates any benefits. You can easily make your own nut yogurts or dairy yogurts. Recipes abound on the internet. Kefir is another fermented food, not mentioned in the article. There are water-kefirs and dairy kefirs.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food tips and wisdom @http://www.facebook.com/wiisdomfromthewell

Marty Roddy's curator insight, June 22, 2014 9:53 PM

fermenting is not just for beer and cheese...

 

love Miso, kraut, yogurt

Barbara Konitzer's curator insight, June 24, 2014 4:01 PM
Integrieren Sie fermentierte Lebensmittel in Ihren Speiseplan!

Fermentiere Lebensmittel haben eine jahrtausendalte Tradition und galten schon immer als gesund. Sie sind gut verdaulich und steigern die Bioverfügbarkeit von Nahrungsmittelbestandteilen. Sie halten sich länger und entwickeln ihren ureigenen Geschmack. Sauerkraut, Sauerteig, Joghurt, gereifter Käse, Wein, Bier, die Würzpaste Miso, Tempeh, Essig, Tee -  überall sind Bakterien aktiv!

In Bioläden und Hofläden finden Sie auch Milchprodukte, die aus Vorzugsmilch hergestellt wurden.  Je natürlicher desto besser!
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http://www.web-ernaehrung.de/blog/31-bioaktiv-essen/53-gesunder-darm-die-darmflora-gesund-erhalten

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7 foods that were supposed to be incredibly unhealthy — but are actually anything but

7 foods that were supposed to be incredibly unhealthy — but are actually anything but | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
We were warned by experts to avoid these edibles at all costs. Turns out the experts were wrong
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We have always chosen whole milk and I find it exasperating that our local WF is consistently out of whole milk products!


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CraveMate's curator insight, April 23, 2014 6:55 AM

What's old is new! The key is to eat, even these "healthy" foods, in moderation...think balanced #diet. #cleaneating

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Pistachio Almond Biscotti - Using Nut Milk Pulp - Food Babe

Pistachio Almond Biscotti - Using Nut Milk Pulp - Food Babe | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
I really hope you’ve been saving your nut pulp from all that homemade nut milk you’ve been making. I couldn’t think of a better way to use all it other than making biscotti. It’s the perfect accompaniment for the pistachio … Continued
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This recipe makes 24 biscotti ....  use the left over pulp from the Food Babe's Pistachio Milk recipe!


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3 Ways to Make Salads an Even Healthier Part of Your Life - Cook Smarts

3 Ways to Make Salads an Even Healthier Part of Your Life - Cook Smarts | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
To make sure we’re doing everything we can to help you, I ask dozens of home cooks every single day, “What do you struggle with in the kitchen?” and I’ve received hundreds of heartfelt answers. Even though everyone’s situation is unique, I’ve noticed a lot of common goals and struggles. Instead of just answering all... Get the full serving >
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There are many mornings when we will simply eat a beautiful spinach, arugula or mâche salad with homemade salad dressing... you can find that recipe here:  How to Eat Healthy: Become a Conscious Consumer.


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Do Your Favorite Snack Brands Contain GMOs? - Food Babe

Do Your Favorite Snack Brands Contain GMOs? - Food Babe | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Earlier this week on my Facebook page, I posted a disastrous list of America’s most popular snack brands – all of them containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
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From the article:  sometimes you just need to get your snack on and this is how you do it without consuming genetically modified ingredients and supporting companies that use GMOs who are trying to stop the effort to label GMOs and our right to know.

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Melanie Burch's curator insight, January 22, 2014 2:01 PM

Are your favorite snacks on the left list or the right one?

Justin kettner's curator insight, March 10, 2014 12:16 PM

It is nice to know what foods have GMOs in them but at the same point look how long people have ate these products and no one has said anything and no one would know unless presented with this information  so is food a big deal upon the topic GMOS ?

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14 Great Sources Of Clean Protein

14 Great Sources Of Clean Protein | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Clean protein is harder to come by than you might think. Pesticides, heavy metals, and antibiotics are abundant in almost all factory-produced nonorganic meat, poultry, fish, dairy, and eggs. Fast
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From the Article:  Make friends with farmers at the closest farmers' market, read food labels at the stores, and ask questions at the restaurants. You deserve to know where your food is coming from.


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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, January 21, 2014 1:36 PM

In find it's challenging to get healthy sources of protein solely from meat and fish, which is my preference.

askdrmaxwell's curator insight, January 21, 2014 4:33 PM

Get the protein you need without the unnecessary additives. 

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9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut

9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
A new report finds that some supposedly healthy foods are actually laden with sugar.
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Buyer beware of (un)healthy marketing!


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5 Simple Beauty Products You Can Make From Coconut Oil

5 Simple Beauty Products You Can Make From Coconut Oil | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Many people who are very choosy about what they eat often forget that their skin is their largest organ, and what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body. Unfortunately, many conventional
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We and our dogs LOVE coconut oil! Currently, we buy our coconut oil by the gallon from Sunfood and just received a quart from Tropical Traditions to review.


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Top 5 Supplements to Supercharge Fat Burning - Natural News Blogs

Top 5 Supplements to Supercharge Fat Burning - Natural News Blogs | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Getting rid of body fat can be a long process. You might be eating right and exercise, but the body fat is just not coming off quickly enough.
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Not sure you will get abs like this but the 5 supplements are a good foundation to an already healthy and active lifestyle.


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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 24, 2013 11:03 PM

I take 300mg of L-carnitine, 1g Omega 3, 0.5g Omega and 6,5g Omega 9, the latter tree mostly from flaxseed.

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6 Delicious Breakfast Salads From Around the Web

6 Delicious Breakfast Salads From Around the Web | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Salad for breakfast? Believe it. These six recipes will have you rethinking what "breakfast" means—and eating oodles of veggies in the morning!
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It's not crazy at all ... we've enjoyed beautiful salads for breakfast for a long time!

Related Article: How to Eat Healthy


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Is Something Wrong with Our Modern Diet?

Is Something Wrong with Our Modern Diet? | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
According to Kris Gunnars, the modern diet is the main reason why people today are fatter and sicker than before.
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Revealing article providing of visual glimpse of processed foods and the rapid rise of chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

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5 Spices to Help You Cut Down on Processed Sauces and Dressings

5 Spices to Help You Cut Down on Processed Sauces and Dressings | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Most herbs and spices have numerous health benefits, from protecting you against cancer to improving your digestive system, and they enhance the flavors of many foods.
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Essential Herbs and Spices

  1. Onion Powder
  2. Basil
  3. Oregano
  4. Cardamom
  5. Red Pepper Flakes


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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, August 3, 2014 10:18 AM

These are everyday herbs and spices we all use. I use a lot of curry which contains cardamon and turmeric. It's good mixed in even with raw kale and a balsamic oil mixture. Like the suggestion to use onion powder, nutritional yeast and smashed avocado in kale salad. 

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Lab results reveal this truly superior source of probiotics

Lab results reveal this truly superior source of probiotics | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Lab results reveal this truly superior source of probiotics


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Sauerkraut is the superior source of LIVE probiotics and enzymes that are HIGHLY bioavailable to the body.

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The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet - Healthy Holistic Living

The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet - Healthy Holistic Living | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
There is only a limited amount of food you can eat in a single day. In order to maximize the amount of nutrients you take in, it makes sense to spend your “calorie budget” wisely....
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Eat smart - Be smart!!!


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askdrmaxwell's curator insight, May 14, 2014 2:27 PM

Are you including these foods in your diet? 

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:39 PM

I was glad to see blueberries on this list, one of my favorite foods. 

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10 Foods You Need at Your Dining Table to Stay Healthy | The Wondrous Design Magazine

10 Foods You Need at Your Dining Table to Stay Healthy | The Wondrous Design Magazine | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
If you want to be healthy, then take note of ten foods that should always be at your dining table. Learn :) 1. Honey It strengthens the immune

Via Edible News
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Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
—Jim Rohn


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Dion Taylor's curator insight, March 19, 2014 8:04 AM

Check out the #1 item on the list...HONEY...that's right, good old fashioned HONEY...one of the best nutritious sources on the planet and the reason we use it as the base for our homemade sweetener...put a honey  bear on your table today and load up on our delicious snacks featuring this ancient powerhouse of nutrition... HONEY.

Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, March 21, 2014 8:28 AM

great posting How many of these items populate your cupboard ?

RISE - The Multi-Media Magazine's curator insight, March 24, 2014 11:32 AM

Great Info!! Read more like this on http://rise4war.com

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The Best Dietary Sources of Iodine - Natural News Blogs

The Best Dietary Sources of Iodine - Natural News Blogs | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Iodine is an essential trace nutrient that is responsible for producing thyroid hormones. These hormones are responsible for regulating the metabolism, which affects the speed with which our bodies use energy, the regulation of body temperatures, cholesterol, and heart rates,…
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Foods Rich in Iodine

  1. Sea Vegetables
  2. Himalayan salt
  3. Fish
  4. Baked potatoes
  5. Yogurt
  6. Navy Beans


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This Raw Food Blogger will blow your Junk Food-Loving Mind

This Raw Food Blogger will blow your Junk Food-Loving Mind | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
The thing about eating healthy, raw and green is, you don’t really have to be a very skilled “chef” to do it. There’s no risk of over-cooking or sinking the soufflé– when it comes to the rabbit food, you are the master, the crazy inventor, the abstract painter, the mad mixologist. With a little creativity, you [...]
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Each individual has a unique food personality. The key is finding the balance point at which you feel great and are healthy.”
― Rachel Frank


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That's Nuts! A Complete Guide to Soaking Nuts and Seeds

That's Nuts! A Complete Guide to Soaking Nuts and Seeds | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Raw nuts can be boring and difficult to digest. Soaking nuts and seeds improves nutrient bioavailability and makes them oh-so-crispy and delicious.
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From the Article:  Many traditional cultures intuitively practiced these preparation methods using seawater and the sun, and passed this knowledge down through generations.

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Mushrooms and Immunity | NutritionFacts.org

Mushrooms and Immunity | NutritionFacts.org | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
There’re lots of products that promise to boost your immune system—who wouldn’t want that? Well, millions of people suffer from..

Via Skip Stein
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From the Article:  In fact mushrooms appear to have an “anti-inflammatory capacity in vitro, suggesting that they could be regarded as a potential source of natural anti-inflammatory agents.


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What is Cinnamon Good For? - Mercola.com

What is Cinnamon Good For? - Mercola.com | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Learn more about cinnamon nutrition facts, health benefits, healthy recipes, and other fun facts to enrich your diet.

Via Stephanie Jo Rountree
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Excerpt fromThe 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth

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According to C. Leigh Broadhurst, PhD, in her excellent book on diabetes, the best way to use cinnamon to help lower blood sugar and improve type 2 diabetes is to put 3 rounded tablespoons of ground cinnamon and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of baking sodea (less if sodium is a problem for you) in a 32-ounce (quart) canning jar. Fill the jar with boiling water and let it steep at room temperature till it's cool. Strain or decant the liquid, discard the grounds, put a lid on the jar, and stick it in the fridge. Drink one 8-ounce cup of the tea four times per dy. After one to three weeks you can drop down to one or two cups a day. Type 1 diabetics can use it too, but should start with only one or two cups per day and increase by one cup per week, monitoring blood sugar closely.


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Natalie Palmer's curator insight, December 15, 2013 8:52 AM

Cinnamon is so easy to add to recipes, tastes delicious and is hugely beneficial to our health.

Dion Taylor's curator insight, December 15, 2013 5:22 PM

As found in our Biscotti and Granolas...

Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:34 AM

I sprinkle cinnamon on most of my breakfast staples such as oatmeal a nd coffee 

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Broth is Beautiful - Weston A Price Foundation

Broth is Beautiful - Weston A Price Foundation | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Describes the health benefits of traditionally made stock or broth. Includes recipes for beef, chicken, and fish stock and tips on making sauces and gravies.
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Our weekly chicken stock is the foundation for a variety of meals as well as rice, sauces, and soups. Usually the carrots, onions and celery are pureed into a beautiful soup and the chicken used in salad, pasta (quinoa) and stir frys. And, every once in a while we will actually have traditional chicken soup!
NOTE:
  We add 1 tsp of Sea Salt to this recipe.


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