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What's your REAL age? New calculator reveals how old your body really is... based on mood, diet and exercise

What's your REAL age? New calculator reveals how old your body really is... based on mood, diet and exercise | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Are you ageing as gracefully as you should be? And what effect is your diet, level of activity and mood having on your body?

A new calculator can reveal your body's true age, the effect your lifestyle is having and how many years it might be shaving off your life. The test takes into account factors such as weight, the amount and intensity of exercise undertaken, cholesterol, eating habits, levels of happiness and alcohol consumption. And it can reveal a very different picture to a chronological age. A 30 year old, for example, can have the health age of a 50 year old, or older, dependent on their lifestyle choices.

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Are Meat and Dairy Really as Bad as Smoking?

Are Meat and Dairy Really as Bad as Smoking? | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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A diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according to a controversial study into the impact of protein consumption on longevity.

Research which tracked thousands of adults for nearly 20 years found that people who eat a diet rich in animal protein are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low protein diet. The risk is nearly as high as the danger of developing cancer by smoking 20 cigarettes each day.

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Can you trick your metabolism into burning more calories?

Can you trick your metabolism into burning more calories? | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Ready to have your mind blown? Pull up a chair and sit down. This is BIG news!
Many people carefully study food labels in a bid to determine if the product is fattening and unhealthy. And now, research suggests the content of the label could be almost as important as the content of the product itself.

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The Best Diet? It Isn’t a Diet at All: It’s Just Real Food - Study Finds

The Best Diet? It Isn’t a Diet at All: It’s Just Real Food - Study Finds | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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What should you do to get back in shape this Summer? Try a paleo-diet, go vegan? How about the Mediterranean diet, or even experiment with a low-carb diet? It turns out, according to a study recently published in Annual Reviews by a highly credentialed medical expert, Dr. David Katz, that the best food – is REAL food.

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Three cups of coffee a day could help keep diabetes away, scientists say

Three cups of coffee a day could help keep diabetes away, scientists say | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Another reason to love your Joe: drinking

more coffee may slightly reduce your

risk of diabetes, and people who drink

three or more cups appear to be at the

lowest risk of all, an American study

has suggested.

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Paleo diet twice as effective for weight loss: study

Paleo diet twice as effective for weight loss: study | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Obese people lose more weight, have less

blood fat and get a more slender waist if they

follow a Paleolithic-type diet rather than

following the official Nutrition Recommendations,

new study shows.

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Fat in your diet likely to give you colon cancer!

Fat in your diet likely to give you colon cancer! | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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New genetic evidence could strengthen the

link between the role of dietary fats with

colon cancer progression. Because this

cancer occurs in the digestive tract, scientists

have often considered important links to diet.

Now new evidence verifies a connection to

dietary fats, such as those found in processed

meats, butter, beef and pork fat, shortening,

and margarine.

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How Food Texture Affects Your Calorie Intake

How Food Texture Affects Your Calorie Intake | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Creamy butter or ice cream versus a crunchy

granola bar: a new study suggests that the texture

of foods influences people’s dieting choices.

Researchers studied the link between how a food

feels in your mouth and the amount we eat, the

types of food we choose, and how many calories

we think we are consuming.

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Do you want your food to taste better ? Put on the right music

Do you want your food to taste better ? Put on the right music | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Comfort foods get even more comforting if

you eat them with the right kind of musical

ambiance, according to a new study on the effects

of different background music on the taste of foods.

Similar earlier research showed genres of music

can also elicit different emotions and some foods

can be more enjoyed with emotions.

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How To Make Grilled Meats Better And Healthier - A Beer Marinade

How To Make Grilled Meats Better And Healthier - A Beer Marinade | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Rather than simply enjoying a good

beer alongside the BBQ this summer,

we should be using our cans to marinade the

meat, scientists have said. As well as adding

some extra taste, basting the meat in beer before

it hits the grill reduces the chance of potentially

cancerous chemicals being formed during cooking,

researchers suggest.

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Green tomatoes may help build bigger, stronger muscles

Green tomatoes may help build bigger, stronger muscles | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Want to grow bigger, stronger muscles?

Eat green tomatoes!  Using a screening

method, scientists discovered that tomatidine,

a compound from green tomatoes, is potent

for building muscle and protecting against

muscle atrophy. Read the articles for details.

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Sweet News: Dark Chocolate May Prevent Obesity And Diabetes

Sweet News: Dark Chocolate May Prevent Obesity And Diabetes | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Recent study demonstrated that a kind of

flavanols contained in dark chocolate

seemed to have a protective effect on overall

health and on weight management. The tests

showed that consuming a diet rich in these

flavanols helps maintain body weight and blood

sugar low, even when the overall substance

of the diet is high in fat.

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Planning to detox your body? Eat a handful of... Pringles!

Planning to detox your body? Eat a handful of... Pringles! | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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How can we rid ourselves of the almost

“ungetridable” pollutants? One simple answer:

Fat-Free Pringles! Pringles, while not

considered a “health food,” do contain the

fake fat olestra, which has been found to

stimulate the excretion of toxins from the body.

Read the interesting article for details about the

findings of this study.

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Why eggs are good for you even if you're on a weight loss diet

Why eggs are good for you even if you're on a weight loss diet | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Once demonised as bad for the heart, eggs have been repositioned as a health food in recent years as researchers have found that not only are they good for hearts, but can even help you to lose weight.
More importantly, a report by Ying Rong of Huazhong University of Science and Technology and her colleagues published in the British Journal of Medicine in January, reviewed 17 different egg studies.
The study concluded, "Higher consumption of eggs (up to one egg per day) is not associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease or stroke".

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Can You Turn Off Your Fat Genes?

Can You Turn Off Your Fat Genes? | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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You can’t change your genes, but you just might be able to change how they work in your body. And in the case of those that play a role in fat loss, pumping iron could be key. In addition to affecting the genes in your muscles, resistance training also influences the genes in your fat, says a new study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.
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Want to lose weight? Plan your next vacation in a mountain resort!

Want to lose weight? Plan your next vacation in a mountain resort! | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Conventional wisdom holds that your chance of becoming obese depends mainly two obvious factors: your diet and how much exercise you get.
But recently, some scientists have been testing the notion that an entirely unrelated factor can play a role.

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Get Ready for Swimsuit Season in few moves! Read These Fitness Dos & Don’ts Before You Hit the Beach - Slideshow

Get Ready for Swimsuit Season in few moves! Read These Fitness Dos & Don’ts Before You Hit the Beach - Slideshow | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Tank tops, shorts, and swimsuits… It’s May, which means you’ll have to peel off your winter clothes soon. While only you know what you’ve been hiding underneath all those layers, you’re not the only one who feels insecure this time of year.

Although you can safely lose only about 1 to 2 pounds of body fat a week, you can feel more confident by swimsuit season if you begin making changes today.

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How seaweed could help us lose weight - study

How seaweed could help us lose weight - study | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Wouldn't it be great if we could we eat

what we want without putting on weight?

Well, it appears that scientists at Newcastle

University are close to achieving just that,

and they are doing it using seaweed.

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Can Menus With Low-Calorie Sections Make Us Fat?

Can Menus With Low-Calorie Sections Make Us Fat? | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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You know those "light and healthy" sections

more and more restaurants are putting on

their menus? They could be sabotaging your

weight-loss efforts: a new study shows that

when restaurants create special low-calorie

sections on their menus, people tend to

automatically rule out those options. Read

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Strawberry extract protects skin against UV rays

Strawberry extract protects skin against UV rays | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Strawberry has been discovered to work

well against sunburn - and could be used

to create more effective suntan lotions.

Researchers have verified the protecting

effect of strawberry extract against damage

to skins cells caused by UVA rays.

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Compound in spinach may help people feel "fuller" and eat less

Compound in spinach may help people feel "fuller" and eat less | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Researchers found that compounds in

spinach slow down fat digestion, meaning

the whole intestine has time to get involved.

Once food enters the distal intestine, satiety

hormones are released and sent up to the brain,

telling people they are full. However, processed

food tends to only utilize the upper intestine,

so the key hormones are not released.

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Eating rice boosts diet quality, reduces body weight

Eating rice boosts diet quality, reduces body weight | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Study’s results show that adults who eat

rice had diets more consistent with what is

recommended in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines,

and they showed higher amounts of potassium,

magnesium, iron, folate and fiber while eating

less saturated fat and added sugars.

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Stop sipping coffee! Gulp it down to best savour the flavour - study found

Stop sipping coffee! Gulp it down to best savour the flavour - study found | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Scientists say taking big slurps of a coffee releases much more aroma

compared to merely drinking it slowly.

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Why Eating Less May Make You Live Longer

Why Eating Less May Make You Live Longer | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Australian scientists have claimed that eating

sporadically, like animals in the wild, could

make people healthier and live longer. Evolutionary

biologist Dr Margo Adler, who led the research,

said that cutting back on food leads to increased

rates of "cellular recycling" and repair mechanisms

in the body.

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Junk food makes you lazy, not just fat, study shows

Junk food makes you lazy, not just fat, study shows | healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Regularly chowing down into the

succulent, high saturated fat foods

can affect our physical and mental

health more than previously thought.

According to a recent study, eating

junk food, not being overweight,

makes people lethargic and fat.

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