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Exercise Key To Better Moods, Less Stress For College Students: Study

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8 Little Known Ways to Lose Weight without Diet or Exercise | eCellulitis

8 Little Known Ways to Lose Weight without Diet or Exercise | eCellulitis | Health Facts | Scoop.it
Is water good for your waistline? Yes, it certainly is. Apart from the fact that our body contains 55 to 78 % of water (depending on the body size), water is in fact crucial for the entire life on the planet.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, September 11, 2013 8:24 AM

I think #5 Laugher is supposed to be Laughter.  8-)

 

In all seriousness, good article here. 

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Whopping 1,128 Calories Found in Average Restaurant Meal

Whopping 1,128 Calories Found in Average Restaurant Meal | Health Facts | Scoop.it
Two JAMA studies find the average restaurant meal is a diet and calorie disaster.

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Tonja Davis's curator insight, May 14, 2013 11:52 AM

don't be fooled by that dinner entree salad. It can tip the scales pretty heavily too. Know what eating clean is and do it. Opt for grilled, pass on dressings or ask for them on the side. avoid the pre dinner breads.

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Green tea catechins prevent obesity

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Studies suggest that Green Tea is associated with a lower risk of obesity and related diseases. The mechanisms of these effects was investigated by Yan et al for its anti-obesity mechanisms via cat...

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The results of this study suggest that Green Tea catechins exert their anti-obesity mechanism in part by modulating PPAR signaling pathways.

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Eat Breakfast & Save Your Heart

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" Breakfast is the most important meal of the day" Missing it out has been found to increases risk of Heart disease.

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Dr Manisha R Deokar's curator insight, August 1, 2013 12:00 AM

Why would skipping breakfast be a heart disease risk? - See more at: http://www.justforhearts.org/eat-breakfast-save-your-heart/#sthash.9R3rI3SU.dpuf

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If your life is so hectic that you dont take 10 minutes out for breakfast..... What are your priorities, what can you change, .... what is holding you back from making those changes? Anthony Fazzary CPC

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Five Things You’re Getting Wrong About Weight and Weight Loss

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If I'm thin then I'm healthy, right? Wrong. There are several misconceptions people have about weight, losing it and what's healthy. Here's the low-down on some myths we're better off busting.

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Loosing weight can be easier than you think.  And...  it doesn't have to mean going without or feeling hungry, or having to sweat it out with high intensity exercise regimes.  Read on to find out more...

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Reasons why to eat your fruit and especially VEG

Reasons why to eat your fruit and especially VEG | Health Facts | Scoop.it

1. Immunity

Antioxidants and vitamins C and E help fight infection and keep your immune system healthy. Choose citrus fruit, peppers and tomatoes as good sources of vitamin C.

 

2. Growth and development

Folate requirements are high during periods of rapid growth while iron is needed for brain function and learning. Choose dark green leafy vegetables, asparagus, nuts and legumes and eat with foods rich in vitamin C to increase iron absorption. 

 

3. Digestion

Dietary fibre aids digestion and fruit and vegetables are a good source. The best choices are those with edible skins and legumes.

 

4. Maintain a healthy weight

Nutritious high fibre foods help displace energy-dense choices and increase satiety (the feeling of fullness). All fruits and vegetables contain fibre.

 

5. Help protect against cancers

Foods rich in vitamins A, C and cruciferous vegetables may help protect against some types of cancer. Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.

 

6. Vision

Vitamins A, C and E and carotenoids (found in fruit and vegetables) are required for visual health. Vitamin A deficiency reduces the ability to see in dim light (sometimes called night blindness). Choose yellow and orange fruit and vegetables, which are rich in carotenoids such as pumpkin, sweet potato and butternut squash.

 

7. Strong teeth and bones 

Calcium is essential for healthy teeth and bones. If you don’t like dairy products (or dairy intolerant) or tinned fish with bones, get your calcium from green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds (especially sesame).

 

8. Phytochemicals

Phytochemicals are plant chemicals and everything in plants in general. These natural plant compounds have a variety of health benefits and often give fruit and vegetables their colour. Choose a range of different coloured fruit and vegetables to get all the different phytochemicals.

 

9. Heart health 

There is evidence that high intake of fruit and vegetables can have a protective effect against heart disease and also slightly reduce blood pressure. Choose fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants such as folic acid and vitamin E. Choose green, leafy vegetables, avocado and nuts (almonds and hazelnuts).

 

10. Healthy ageing

Anthocyanins and phenolics are important for their potential antioxidant and anti-aging effects. Choose blue or purple coloured fruit and vegetables such as blueberries, blackberries, grapes and aubergine.

 

These are just some of the important benefits of eating your fruits and essential vegetables. Aim for a rainbow plate to gain maximum health benefits. How many colours in a rainbow? Keep this in mind to help you planning your meals with a variety of vegetables. 


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Go Hard with these Tips and Improve on Muscle and Fitness - Onlymyhealth

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Freehand exercises are the best way to get into shape and being fit, the guns and the abs can follow later. You will be surprised to see ...

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Good information on this article.  From knowing your freehand 

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Sponsored Post: 10 Sneaky Ways To Beat Hunger And Get Leaner Muscle and Fitness Hers

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"Many people don't realize that the most powerful way to control hunger without eating tons of food is by increasing your protein intake. It's the only common element in nearly ALL diets that women use to get into Bikini or Figure competition shape. Some people eat higher carbs, while others higher fats, but EVERYONE eats higher protein. If I take my protein above 1.5g /lb. of bodyweight, I find that I pretty much lose all interest in food. To figure out your number, just multiply your bodyweight by 1.5 and eat that many grams in protein throughout the course of a day." http://buff.ly/1dpD2sR


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Sweet & Juicy Benefits: Fruit-For-Health

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Most fruits are packed with many vitamins and fiber necessary for a balanced diet. Instead of spending money on vitamin pills, a yummy way of getting your required amount of vitamins is to eat them straight from the food source!  Living on a clean, raw diet that includes fruit can have it’s perks that include weight loss, increased energy, and better health overall!


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Sarah Low's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:00 AM

Some facts about fruits. This is really useful! 

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Why is it Important to Eat Fruit?
Eating fruit provides many health benefits. People who eat more fruits and vegetables are likely to have a reduced risk of many chronic diseases. Fruits provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.

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Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.
Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an overall healthy diet may lower blood pressure, and may also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.
Eating foods such as fruits that are lower in calories per cup instead of some other higher-calorie food may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake.
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Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories. None have cholesterol.
Fruits are sources of many essential nutrients that are underconsumed, including potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid).
Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Fruit sources of potassium include bananas, prunes and prune juice, dried peaches and apricots, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and orange juice.
Dietary fiber from fruits, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and diverticulosis. Fiber-containing foods such as fruits help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories. Whole or cut-up fruits are sources of dietary fiber; fruit juices contain little or no fiber.
Vitamin C is important for growth and repair of all body tissues, helps heal cuts and wounds, and keeps teeth and gums healthy.
Folate (folic acid) helps the body form red blood cells. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant should consume adequate folate from foods, and in addition 400 mcg of synthetic folic acid from fortified foods or supplements. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects, spina bifida, and anencephaly during fetal development.

An apple a day,
could keep the Doctor away due to the many benefits, it has on prevention of degenerative diseases such as Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, Diabetes and Asthma. The benefits are a result of ingenious chemicals, called Phytochemicals, of which the apple is particularly rich in Flavonoids and more specifically Quercetin, which is a lot richer in the apple peel. So to get the greatest benefit of all – eat the fruit in its natural form, as a snack when hunger strikes or you could upset the apple cart. #FruitBasketsNY.com, delivers in NY daily.

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Foods That Are Appetite Suppresants

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Foods that help you keep your calories down without feeling hungry or getting cravings.

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Overcoming Your Food Addiction

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So much of losing weight is about food addiction. Time and time again we fail at our weight loss attempts because of strong physiological and emotional cravings. Food is comfort. Food makes us happy.

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Why Do You Self-Sabotage?

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How long have you been trying to lose those last 10 or 20 or 30 pounds? Been awhile now, hasn’t it? You know how to lose weight – eat healthy and exercise – so why are you still l...

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The Truth About Zero-Calorie Food - Weight Center - EverydayHealth.com

The Truth About Zero-Calorie Food - Weight Center - EverydayHealth.com | Health Facts | Scoop.it
You cant magically lose weight by only eating food with so-called zero calories. Learn the role these foods play in your diet for weight loss or maintenance.

Apart from foods that have been engineered to be calorie-free, like sugar substitutes, virtually all foods contain calories. Some foods contain very few calories, and we do burn a few calories when we chew and digest the foods we eat. But the notion that eating certain foods can put us into a negative calorie balance just isn't true.

Although these food choices with supposed "zero calories" aren't going to put you into a negative calorie balance, there are other great benefits to eating them. "They are all fruits and vegetables, so they are great foods to incorporate into your diet," says Lummus.

These foods are also high in fiber and pack a hefty nutrition punch. Fruits and vegetables tend to be "nutrient-dense," meaning that they contain relatively few calories in comparison to their high level of nutrients.

What's more, they can help you lose weight. Fruits and vegetables can be just as filling as higher-calorie foods, but with far fewer calories and often a lot more bulk.

 


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