Health and Nutrition
Follow
Find tag "health"
9.4K views | +0 today
Health and Nutrition
Who said healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle needs to be boring?
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Suggested by CFS Fitness Camp
Scoop.it!

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.
The BioSync Team's insight:

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.


Read more ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

5 Foods Rich in Healthy Bacteria that are Beneficial to the Gut - Natural News Blogs

5 Foods Rich in Healthy Bacteria that are Beneficial to the Gut - Natural News Blogs | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
foods rich in healthy bacteria
The BioSync Team's insight:

Probiotic Rich Foods

  1. Cottage Cheese
  2. Greek Yogurts
  3. Pickled Vegetables
  4. Dark Chocolate
  5. Sauerkraut


Read more ...

more...
AnnesHealthyKitchen's curator insight, November 20, 2014 6:29 AM

Good bacteria help us have a stronger gut and less health issues. I always make sure I eat some every day (plus those foods are usually delicious!).

Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

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.
The BioSync Team's insight:

Revealing article providing of visual glimpse of processed foods and the rapid rise of chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

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 ...
The BioSync Team's insight:

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.


Read more ...

more...
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


Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

4 Ways We Calm Ourselves Down Without Really Knowing It

4 Ways We Calm Ourselves Down Without Really Knowing It | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Being stressed out is about as enjoyable as working overtime on a Friday or being stuck in traffic. (For some of us, that is what stresses us out in the first place.)

While we know that a little stress can be useful, the fact still remains that no...
The BioSync Team's insight:

4 Ways to Calm Yourself 

  1. Paying attention to your breath
  2. Connecting with someone you love
  3. Moving your body
  4. Finding your center


Read more ...

more...
Ellen Naylor's curator insight, July 26, 2014 12:50 PM

I also like the 6 tips at the bottom of the article to promote a better meditation experience. 

Suggested by Fitazine
Scoop.it!

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;…
The BioSync Team's insight:

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.


Read more ...

more...
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

Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

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


The BioSync Team's insight:

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

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

The Best Supplements to Fight Fatigue

The Best Supplements to Fight Fatigue | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Whether your fatigue is caused by sleep deprivation, stress, or exercise, Sol Orwell of the supplement research site Examine.com offers the very best safe, effective supplements to help you re-energize and get back in the game.
The BioSync Team's insight:

Great overview and plenty of suggestions to re-energize!


Read more ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

A Kale Smoothie That Tastes Like Ice Cream

A Kale Smoothie That Tastes Like Ice Cream | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
I'm a blendaholic. And when it comes to passing my addiction on to others, I'm also an enabler. But fear not. This habit is healthy and comes with a load of positive side effects.
The BioSync Team's insight:

A Smoothie a day keeps Big Pharma away.
― Gary Hopkins

Read more ...

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by The BioSync Team from @FoodMeditations Time
Scoop.it!

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
The BioSync Team's insight:

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


Read more ...

more...
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

Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

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,…
The BioSync Team's insight:

Foods Rich in Iodine

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


Read more ...


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

5 Healthier Ways to Detox (That Aren't Juice Cleanses) - Life by DailyBurn

5 Healthier Ways to Detox (That Aren't Juice Cleanses) - Life by DailyBurn | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Not up for the latest juice cleanse? To clear out toxins and boost your overall health, here are five expert-approved, safe and effective ways to detox.
The BioSync Team's insight:

Smart and Safe Ways to Detox

  1. Sweat it out
  2. Take a breather
  3. Snooze to lose
  4. Soak in good health
  5. Eat Clean


Read more ...

more...
Ellen Naylor's curator insight, February 19, 2014 10:14 AM

I am not a fan of detoxing by starving myself with a juice cleanse, so appreciate other methods mentioned here like a hot back with epsom salts that have magnesium which relaxes the body, and something as simple as getting enough sleep.

Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

Five Ways To Never Be Stressed Again - Dr. Mark Hyman

Five Ways To Never Be Stressed Again - Dr. Mark Hyman | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Everybody feels stress and knows it intimately, but very few of us think about what stress actually is. Stress is a thought. That’s it. No more, no less. If that’s true, then we have complete control over stress, because it’s not something that happens to us but something that happens in us. The dictionary definition …
The BioSync Team's insight:


The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.
—Wayne Dyer


  1. Move
  2. Breathe
  3. Bathe
  4. Sleep
  5. Think Differently


Read more ...

more...
Sandi Cornez's curator insight, February 3, 2014 4:23 PM

Excellent helpful information from Dr Mark Hyman on stress. Please do read the entire article.

 

Stress is as Dr Hyman says, all in our subconscious minds from our thoughts.. This curator has been for many years following the adage "change your words, change your results" and it works.

 

You can worry yourself into a real chronic illness. Of course we can be concerned, just not to the state of being helpless.

 

These steps work time and again.

 

1. Movement - getting up and standing, exercising, walking, running, jogging, dancing, dancing while cleaning the house with the vacuum cleaner (don't laugh - it works), swimming, hiking, camping, playing with your children, yoga and tai chi.

 

2. Breathing - Taking deep breaths has a biochemical affect on resetting the stress response. This technique is for women and men. Take a deep breath and let out a pleasurable "HA" sound, not AH. It's a different vibration in the body. Doing this as many times in a day as you need, begins to release oxytocin, the natural hormone in your body, which once released begins to evoke  feelings of bonding and trust reduces anxiety and promotes a sense of calmness and security. It transforms your body from the "flight or flight" response mode to a state of "creation and collaboration".

 

3. Taking a bath - this relaxes your muscles and is great just before bed. Using Epsom salts which contain magnesium, the relaxation mineral and baking soda plus drops of your favorite essential oil will put you into a state of bliss.

 

4  Sleep - getting a full night's rest is essential for a healthy body, mind, and spirit.

 

5. "Change your words, change your results - thinking differently opens up solutions to solve your problems.

 

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/wisdomfromthewell

 

 

Heidi Cohen's curator insight, February 4, 2014 2:31 PM

We all experience stress. Here is one simple step that helps me. Let go of what no longer serves you. Breathe, connect your feet to the earth and as you exhale, let go, dissolve, release the tension outward. Breathe in and out! Think and do from what brings you joy. Entertain Yourself, pleasing Yourself, connecting with Yourself, being Yourself, enjoying Yourself, loving Yourself. Ignite your heart with love! 

The BioSync Team's curator insight, February 7, 2014 12:45 PM


The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.
—Wayne Dyer


  1. Move
  2. Breathe
  3. Bathe
  4. Sleep
  5. Think Differently


Read more ...

Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

5 Intermittent Fasting Methods: Which One Is Best for You?

5 Intermittent Fasting Methods: Which One Is Best for You? | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Could fasting help you lose weight, boost energy and improve your overall health? Get the facts on the five most common intermittent fasting methods.
The BioSync Team's insight:

5 Tips for Starting Your First Fast

If you do give fasting a try, keep these general tips in mind:

  • Drink plenty of water. Staying well hydrated will make the fasting periods much easier to get through, Pilon says.
  • Fast overnight. Throw yourself a bone and aim to fast through the night, so that you’re (hopefully) sleeping during at least eight of those hours.
  • Rewire your thought process. “Think of fasting as taking a break from eating,” Pilon says, not as a period of deprivation. It can be a way to break up the monotony of worrying about what you need to eat next and when. This is the mindset that will allow you do follow a fasting plan long-term, he says.
  • Overcommit. It may seem counterintuitive, but the best plan is often to start when you’re busy — not on a day when you’ll be sitting on the couch wanting to snack.
  • Hit the gym. Pairing intermittent fasting with consistent exercise will help you get better results. “It doesn’t have to be hardcore or crazy; it can be  something as simple as a full-body strength training routine two or three times per week,” Shanks says.


Read more ...


Related Article

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

7 Surprisingly Affordable Superfoods » EcoWatch

7 Surprisingly Affordable Superfoods » EcoWatch | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
A diet high in antioxidants does more than just ward off cancer. It fights the free radicals responsible for arthritis and other joint diseases, lung problems like emphysema and bronchitis, and atherosclerosis, the leading cause of heart disease.
The BioSync Team's insight:

Interesting, we will definitely try the black rice.  “Just a spoonful of black rice bran contains more health-promoting anthocyanin antioxidants than are found in a spoonful of blueberries, but with less sugar and more fiber and vitamin E antioxidants,” says Zhimin Xu, PhD, associate professor of food science at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center in Baton Rouge.


Read more ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

What You Need to Know About GMOs - Amy Myers MD

What You Need to Know About GMOs - Amy Myers MD | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
What You Need to Know About GMOs - The health impact of eating GMOs is not well understood. Here are 5 ways to avoid these potentially problematic foods.
The BioSync Team's insight:

The massive amount of herbicides used on GMO crops is devastating. These chemicals WILL eventually make their way into the body via the food we eat and increase the risk of disease including thyroid cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and infertility.

Read more ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

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.
The BioSync Team's insight:

Essential Herbs and Spices

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


Read more ...

more...
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. 

Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

6 Watermelon Facts That Might Surprise You

6 Watermelon Facts That Might Surprise You | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Did you know that watermelon has more lycopene than raw tomatoes? Read more watermelon facts here.
The BioSync Team's insight:

When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.
— Mark Twain


Read more ...


more...
Ellen Naylor's curator insight, July 23, 2014 5:01 PM

Wow I love watermelon and had no idea that it had so many beneficial qualities. The only negative I see is its high sugar content, but eaten in moderation, it's a winner. The article also suggests making a juice out of the rind and lime. Haven't tried that yet. 

Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

A Recipe for Turmeric Juice: A Powerful Healing Beverage

A Recipe for Turmeric Juice: A Powerful Healing Beverage | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
When I lived in Bali, I fell in love with the Balinese-style turmeric juice, Jamu Kunyit. Turmeric is known to be one of the most powerful healing herbs. It is great for bones and
The BioSync Team's insight:

We love turmeric milk  ...  and here's another great recipe for taking in this potent herb.


Read more ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

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
The BioSync Team's insight:

... many probiotic foods are commonly found in grocery stores, or easy to make.


Read more ...

more...
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!
.....

http://www.web-ernaehrung.de/blog/31-bioaktiv-essen/53-gesunder-darm-die-darmflora-gesund-erhalten

Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

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....
The BioSync Team's insight:

Eat smart - Be smart!!!


Read more ...


More nutritious resources can be found on Super Foods

more...
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. 

Ellen Diane's curator insight, May 23, 2014 7:51 AM

thank you

Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

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
The BioSync Team's insight:

We have always chosen whole milk and I find it exasperating that our local WF is consistently out of whole milk products!


Read more ...

more...
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

Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

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
The BioSync Team's insight:

This recipe makes 24 biscotti ....  use the left over pulp from the Food Babe's Pistachio Milk recipe!


Read more ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

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 >
The BioSync Team's insight:

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.


Read more ...



more...
Scooped by The BioSync Team
Scoop.it!

Dandelion Pesto & Pizza

Dandelion Pesto & Pizza | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
How To Make Dandelion Pesto & Pizza
The BioSync Team's insight:

Leah's always making pesto ... basil, spinach, watercress and now we will try the "Food Babe's" Dandelion pesto!


Read more ...

more...
No comment yet.