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We are inundated with unhealthy processed foods, fast foods, and soft drinks. Let's turn this deplorable state of affairs around together, for a healthy you!
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Does Bacon Really Make Everything Better? Here's The Math

Does Bacon Really Make Everything Better? Here's The Math | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

25 October 2013, NPR, Maria Godoy -- "A big data project backs what bacon lovers have long known: It does seem to take dishes up a notch. ..."


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Well, not everything, but savory foods and salads definitely!

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Enzyme restores function with diabetic kidney disease - Medical Xpress

Enzyme restores function with diabetic kidney disease - Medical Xpress | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Enzyme restores function with diabetic kidney disease Medical Xpress Current theory posits that impaired diabetic kidney function in humans as well as in mice is the result of chronically high glucose (sugar) levels which prompt energy-generating...

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RenalCardiacDiabetesMealPlan's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:39 PM

This is a great article for Nephrologists to read

 

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Your Brain Health Is Directly Related to Exercise

Your Brain Health Is Directly Related to Exercise | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Discover how regular exercise can help improve your body, particularly its impact on your brain health.

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And researchers at Harvard Medical School now believe they may be able to recreate the benefits of exercise by putting this protein, FNDC5, into a pill... not likely in my opinion. Body chemistry is much more complex.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, October 28, 2013 5:33 PM

Movement/exercise is critical for overall brain health and wellness. Recent research reveals that exercise promotes neurogenesis; your brain's ability to adapt and grow new brain cells.

 

During exercise nerve cells produce proteins that stimulate the production of another protein in the brain called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor which stimulates the growth of new neurons and helps protect existing brain cells.

 

Physcial activity produces biochemical changes that strengthen your body and your brain - and in areas associated with memory and learning.

 

Find out how fasting can trigger brain rejuvenation by reading this article. And limiting or avoiding your sugar intake along with exercise is effective for protecting memory and warding off depression.

 

And are you aware that by focusing on pushing, pulling, and lifting your own body weight, you can improve your fitness without joining a gym?  Watch the video for suggestions.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-lving site is curated by Sandi Cornez.. Follow Sandi for more healthy food tips and wisdom @www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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weightbyage.com/weight by age-Eat healthy-Get fit-Live longer

weightbyage.com/weight by age-Eat healthy-Get fit-Live longer | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Weight by Age suggests big changes in your thinking to start making small changes in your actions. Re-build your body.

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Anton Vides's curator insight, August 22, 2013 12:38 PM

To start seeing changes, first change the way you think and go for the adventure!

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Try it if you are tired of procrastination!
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Yeah! Let's spread the healthy living style to the world!
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How exercise benefits your sleep

How exercise benefits your sleep | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Sleeping can help our bodies recover from the “abuse” they take during the day and exercising can help people sleep easily at night for many reasons. Exercising also has many other benefits that ma...

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One of the benefits is the much deeper sleep I have on days I exercise.

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What – You Still Think Salt Consumption Causes High Blood Pressure?

What – You Still Think Salt Consumption Causes High Blood Pressure? | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Do you still think high sodium intake leads to high blood pressure? Actually, this is a myth. Here is the story, plus a sound solution for hypertension.
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Have known for a while that the real problem is an imbalance between sodium and potassium; specifically our diet is much lower in potassium than the recommended daily value, which is the minimum, not the optimum amount.
 

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How Edible School Gardens are Transforming Schools in America

How Edible School Gardens are Transforming Schools in America | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
How edible school gardens are transforming American schools.

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Food gardens as “interactive classrooms” can improve almost any area of learning:  Kids can count produce and measure plant growth with math teachers, explore a living ecosystem in science class, draw vining snap peas with art instructors, and learn about the history of civilization as they harvest corn. And the physical activity outside is just as useful!

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FarmRaiser's curator insight, February 4, 2015 4:55 PM

Ask your teachers to help your school organize an edible garden.  It'll be fun for you and great for your school!

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4 Foods that can Fight Depression ("no wonder i'm usually happy lately; i am taking all 4 of these")

4 Foods that can Fight Depression ("no wonder i'm usually happy lately; i am taking all 4 of these") | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Did you know people are beating depression without pharmaceutical drugs? Try adding these depression-busting foods to your regular diet to feel better.

1. Turmeric

A study published in Phytotherapy Research recently said that the bright yellow spice turmeric isn’t only good at treating depression, it may do it better than the antidepressant drugs being pushed down our throats. 

2. Green Tea

The health benefits of green tea are seemingly endless, from improved heart health to better brain function. So, it’s no surprise that it can help regulate moods. It contains something called L-theanine, an amino acid that can help in the creation of alpha brain waves.

3. Fish

A lack of omega-3 fats in your diet can lead to mood imbalances including depression. By adding fatty fish to your diet, you can correct any possible imbalances and reap the other benefits of omega-3 fats.

4. Nuts and Seeds

Magnesium is a mineral found in abundance in certain nuts and seeds. It can boost your mood by increasing energy production and also stimulating the production of serotonin—one of the brain’s feel-good chemicals. Healthy fats also boost overall health and help stabilize blood sugar. Pumpkin seeds and brazil nuts are particularly good choices.

 


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Anything that can keep you away from "ethical" (and other) drugs is a welcome addition to your diet!                               

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How To Get a Preschooler to Eat Healthy Foods - eXtension

How To Get a Preschooler to Eat Healthy Foods - eXtension | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Children who eat nutritious foods are likely to be healthier, have a lower risk of obesity, and be better prepared to learn in school.  However, in today's fast-food society, childhood obesity is on the rise, and too many children are not getting adequate nutrition.


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"Easy"...  parents and caretakers must start eating healthy too.

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Mississippi State University

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Get the Most Nutrition for your Money

Get the Most Nutrition for your Money | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
UW-Extension offers tips for eating healthy on a budget Contact: Gayle Coleman, 608-265-8928, gayle.coleman@ces.uwex.edu or Shelley King-Curry, 608-265-5069,

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Photos: Which fruit is nutritionally best?

Photos:  Which fruit is nutritionally best? | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

When faced with the triumvirate of fresh fruit most commonly found in bowls at cafeterias and elsewhere — apples, oranges and bananas — which should you choose? Check out these photos and click here for the related article.


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Find it interesting that apples have the highest sugar content.

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10 Quick & Cheap Ways to Boost Your Health

10 Quick & Cheap Ways to Boost Your Health | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Try these simple, super-cheap ways to boost your well-being.

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Say yes to yougurt? Yes - withouth added sugar!

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:12 AM

There are two simple health ideas listed that I will now definitely adopt ... or at least my wife will since I don't normally carry a bag!


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Panel of experts proposes monograph system to regulate probiotics claims in US

Panel of experts proposes monograph system to regulate probiotics claims in US | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

22 October 2013, Food Navigator, Hank Schultz -- "A paper written by a group coordinated out of the University of Maryland proposes significant changes to the way probiotics are regulated, including using a monograph system similar to what regulators use in Canada to govern the use of the organisms. ..."


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For the first time, FDA addresses pet food safety

For the first time, FDA addresses pet food safety | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to make animal feed and pet food sold in the United States safer. (For the first time, FDA proposes safety rule for animal feed and pet food.

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Thius would be good news if it didn't mean mking a bloated government even bigger....

 

Also, this should under the purview of the Dept. of Agriculture, shouldn't it?

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Kat Carroll's curator insight, October 27, 2013 12:13 PM

The National Health Federation has been protecting animal health for years...Case in point, in 2009 NHF President and General Counsel Scott Tips launched the assault on melamine at Codex after the entire World represented by country delegates and industries remained totally silent on the issue, willing to let it pass as was, until Scott Tips protested- the LONE VOICE FOR HEALTH  AND HEALTH FREEDOM. Then they roused from their complacency and stood with NHF on this issue which has gone on to preserve the lives of dogs, cats, and human beings alike. www.thenhf.com.   FDA, you are hopelessly late and ineffective once you show up anyway. 

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The Many Roles of Saturated Fat - The Epoch Times

The Many Roles of Saturated Fat - The Epoch Times | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Human beings have been consuming saturated fats from animal products, milk products, and tropical oils for thousands of years.

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I spent the summers of my childhood in the Hungarian countryside, where people ate really fat bacon and cooked with lard... and they were fit and trim till their old age.

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How to have an environmentally friendly Halloween

How to have an environmentally friendly Halloween | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Shops are full of costumes, sweets, party goods and even CDs urging us to spend money on our spooky celebrations. But it doesn't have to be that way….Home Aspirations blog

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Environmentally friendly Halloween? Seems to me an oxymoron....
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How To Find The Best Workout For Your Personality - Huffington Post

How To Find The Best Workout For Your Personality - Huffington Post | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
How To Find The Best Workout For Your Personality
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Instead of trudging along in workouts we hate, we may be able to learn something more from our natural emotional responses to exercise.

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The New Stress Solution

The New Stress Solution | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Check out this easy expert advice for how to keep calm. (Breathe in, breathe out: ways to banish critical stress levels. http://t.co/ELEleQbvC8)

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Standing On Weekdays Burns Calories Equivalent To Running 10 Marathons A Year

Standing On Weekdays Burns Calories Equivalent To Running 10 Marathons A Year | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
We’ve already talked a lot about how sitting all day is killing us, but what you might not know is just how good simply standing for a few hours...

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Donald Rumsfeld (remember him?) used to stand almost all they long and had excellent health.

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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:23 PM

In a book on Kaizen, the author gave the example of a lady who started "exercising" by standing up during commercials and eventually wound up walking regularly. Can't remember if she graduated to running, but I've heard of other people who did wind up running after such a small start.

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19 Ways to Add Flavor for 10 Calories or Less - Life by DailyBurn

19 Ways to Add Flavor for 10 Calories or Less - Life by DailyBurn | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Bland is boring. Add zest, spice and fun to healthy dishes with these easy makeovers that will cost you hardly any calories at all.

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My person al favorites are sauted onions and garlic, followed by ginger and oregano. 

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:13 PM

We make a daily 4 quart pot of sliced ginger which we then use for tea as well as flavored water for our coffee, rice and oatmeal.


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Sara Wasiuta's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:26 AM

Fresh basil, tomatos and cracked black pepper are my go-tos.

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Have a Healthy Halloween

Have a Healthy Halloween | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

How do you maintain the balance of healthy eating and still end the holiday on a positive note? First of all, remember that Halloween is a special occasion. It’s a great time to relax your standards about candy eating but also a great opportunity to increase your consumption of healthy foods to offset the urges to overindulge on holiday sweets.

 

Fruits & Veggies More Matters


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12-year-old Chef 'living her dream' Helping Kids Eat Healthy

12-year-old Chef 'living her dream' Helping Kids Eat Healthy | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Most kids can’t even spell “quinoa,” let alone cook it; but most kids aren’t 12-year-old Haile Thomas.

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Wish we had many more like her!

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Years ago children knew about real food, where it came from, and how to cook it. This young lady is starting to bring that awareness back. Kudus. Very inspiring article.

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Diners Badly Underestimate Calories in Fast-food Meals

Diners Badly Underestimate Calories in Fast-food Meals | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Teens underestimated the calories in fast-food meals by 34%; parents of school-age children by 23%; adults by 20%, study shows.

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Really? Nutritional information for fast foods is easily available....

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Trust through food

Trust through food | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

22 October 2013, AlphaGalileo via Universiteit Leiden -- "People’s trust in others increases after eating food that contains the amino acid tryptophan, found in fish, soya, eggs and spinach. Leiden psychologist Lorenza Colzato and her colleagues at the Universities of Leiden and Münster published their findings in Psychological Science.


Serotonin - Colzato and her fellow researchers were the first to investigate whether tryptophan, that stimulates the production of serotonin, has a positive effect on mutual trust. It was already known that the neurotransmitter serotonin plays a role in mutual co-operation. 'Mutual trust is an important condition for co-operation’, says Colzato. ‘Society functions in the first place on the basis of mutual trust. After that, such institutions as the courts and the police come into play.'


Trust game - To determine the effect of tryptophan, the researchers gave one group of test persons orange juice with added tryptophan, while a second group was given a placebo. Subsequently, the test persons played a trust game, a task that is often used to measure how much one test person trusts the other. A trustor was given 5 euros and was free to decide how much of that money he would give to a trustee in each round of the game. The trustor would then receive extra money, but only if the trustee gave him enough money in return. The money transferred to the trustee by the trustor served as an indicator of mutual trust. ..."


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This information could be misused quite easily....

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Sunlight may Offer Protection Against ADHD | Medindia

Sunlight may Offer Protection Against ADHD | Medindia | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Residing in a sunny place lowers the risk of a child developing ADHD, according to recent research.
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Once upon a time kids spent most of their free time outside, playing....

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