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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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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 9:23 AM

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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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 7:26 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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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, March 12, 2013 11:28 AM

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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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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Vitamin E: The ‘overlooked’ nutrient and its brain health benefits

Vitamin E: The ‘overlooked’ nutrient and its brain health benefits | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

22 October 2013, Nutra Ingredients, Stephen Daniells -- "With over 90% of Americans not consuming the RDA for vitamin E, and most people eating less than half of the RDA, there exists a significant opportunity to educate consumers on the benefits of this ‘overlooked’ nutrient, including for brain health. ..."


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I take 6000 units of mixed tocopherols daily and haven't had any rheumatic pain since I started.

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The Best Breads, In Order

The Best Breads, In Order | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
We're honestly not sure where we'd be without bread. Not only is it perfect on its own, dipped in olive oil, or topped with tomatoes, but it also essential for French toast, sandwiches and bread pudding.

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How to Use Fall Leaves in Garden - Seasonal Wisdom

How to Use Fall Leaves in Garden - Seasonal Wisdom | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Autumn leaves aren't just beautiful, they also are a valuable resource for your garden. Here's advice on how to use those fall leaves in garden.

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Shredd the leaves and spread them on your turf, vegetable beds, and around flowers, trees and shrub. They'll provide a healthy mulch that protects and nourishes your plants.

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Alkaline water: Legit health food or high-priced hoax?

Alkaline water: Legit health food or high-priced hoax? | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Some people believe that alkaline water helps our bodies metabolize nutrients and expel toxins more efficiently than regular tap water, leading to better health and performance. Anecdotal evidence supports some of those claims.

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I agree - if alkaline water is helpful, that might be due to the minerals it contains rather than its pH level. 

 

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We've done it! [Special video tutorial]

We've done it! [Special video tutorial] | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

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An excellent "how to" video!

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Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:57 PM

Full 38 min video tutorial with special pricing for complete buildout of a vertical gardening system !!!

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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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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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Ron Wolford's curator insight, March 3, 2013 9:46 AM

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 7:12 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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When Edible Plants Turn Their Defenses On Us

When Edible Plants Turn Their Defenses On Us | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

23 October 2013, NPR, Rae Ellen Bichell -- "Some everyday foods contain toxins that could wreak bodily havoc under the wrong circumstances.

 

Fruits and vegetables are unquestionably essential to a healthful diet.

But there's another side to some of these plants that, thankfully, most people never see: the tiny amounts of toxins within them. The minute amounts of poison found in many seeds, leaves and roots are the result of the protracted arms race between plants and the animals that try to eat them. It's the reason why you've never shelled a cashew (the shells might make you break out in a poison ivy-style rash) or eaten green potato fries (read on for details). ..."

 

Photo: Rhubarb: delicious with strawberry pie, but steer clear of the leaves.  Credit: Rae Ellen Bichell/NPR

 

 


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is Cosmetic Weight Loss Permanent? | Common Medical Questions

is Cosmetic Weight Loss Permanent? | Common Medical Questions | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Patients have been having various forms of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures in Summit NJ for decades including those designed specifically for weight loss.

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Your Liver May Be "Eating" Your Brain: Scientific American

Your Liver May Be "Eating" Your Brain: Scientific American | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
New research shows the liver and hippocampus (the memory center in the brain) share a craving for the same protein, and the liver wins out when there's extra belly fat involved

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One more reason to stay "lean and mean," errr "lean and fit."

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Oil Pulling: Ancient Secret for Optimal Health

Oil Pulling: Ancient Secret for Optimal Health | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Oil pulling is an ancient Indian folk remedy used to improve dental health. Swishing with a tablespoon of oil for approximately 15-20 minutes on an empty stomach kills pathogenic microorganisms.

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The thing is, that swishing a tablespoon of oil (sesame, coconut and sunflower are commonly recommended) in one’s mouth for 15-20 minutes is way btoo long for most of us....

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