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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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FAO - Global food prices continue to drop

FAO - Global food prices continue to drop | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

5 September 2013, FAO -- "The FAO Food Price Index dropped for the fourth month in a row in August reaching its lowest level since June 2012.

The index, which measures the monthly change in the international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 201.8 points in August 2013, nearly 4 points (1.9 percent) below its July value and 11 points (or 5.1 percent) less than in August 2012.

Last month's decline was mainly driven by continued falls in the international prices of cereals and oils. Dairy, meat and sugar prices rose slightly. ..."


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Ahhh... another good news you won't learn from the main stream media....

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More omega-3 may reduce symptoms of ADHD: Rat study

More omega-3 may reduce symptoms of ADHD: Rat study | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

11 September 2013, NutraIngredients -- "There is a clear connection between the intake of omega-3 fatty acids and declines in ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) symptoms in rats, according to new research."


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Rats don't go to mostly boring schools for up to 12 years, so I'd discount this study... but taking more Omega-3 is always a good idea  for its other, well-known benefits

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GR2Food's curator insight, September 16, 2013 5:12 PM

Cited reference: Ivar Walaas, "Behavioral and Brain Functions."

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5 Foods You Should Eat For Great Health (And How To Enjoy Them!)

5 Foods You Should Eat For Great Health (And How To Enjoy Them!) | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

"You've probably read dozens of posts telling you which foods you should be eating, but I'm actually going to tell you some delicious ways you can incorporate them into your cuisine!


Here are five of my favorite healthy foods — AND the ways I like to enjoy them. Read on for great health and great taste: 


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They have been proven to help you keep healthy.

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How to Burn More Calories Through the Day (Without Even Noticing)

How to Burn More Calories Through the Day (Without Even Noticing) | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

It’s amazing to me how easy it is to forget to move. This year was the first time in about five years that I found myself gaining weight. It wasn’t a lot, just five pounds over six months or so, but it was strange for me since I didn’t think I was doing anything different.

 

I write and think about healthy living all the time, and I absolutely love the food I eat. I no longer crave sugar, and avoiding it isn’t hard. If anything I have eaten healthier than ever during this time, since I started working at home and control 100% of my meals. I’ve been eating the same or better quality food than I always have, and have even improved on my mindful eating techniques."


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Being on my feet ata least an hour a day is essential for me too to contraol my weight, in addition to eating healthy.

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Keas's comment, October 1, 2013 2:15 PM
We agree. All the little things add up in the end.
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LifeWatch: The Smartphone That Will Keep Track Of Your Health

LifeWatch: The Smartphone That Will Keep Track Of Your Health | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Nowadays we have everything in our pockets. Our smartphone is a radio; TV; web browser; telephone and much more – so why not a doctor? LifeWatch has created an Android-based smartphone that monitors and examines your health.

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Now, if they could make it just an attachment to the phone, that would be the right solution for me!

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Ellen H Ullman, MSW's comment, September 15, 2013 6:27 PM
Video from 2012 - anyone with newer news?
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Super Unsize Me today:  Harvard Men's Health Watch... and more 

From the Harvard Men's Health Watch to the next Whole Foods, here is today’s harvest from the greenest and healthiest of the web:  Harvard Men's Health Watch: Instead of Obsessing About Dietary...
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Easy Apple Recipes: Apple Abracadabra Cake

Easy Apple Recipes: Apple Abracadabra Cake | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
If you are searching for easy apple recipes that will impress your family and are quick to make try this delicious Apple Abracadabra Cake.
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Steve Kingsley's comment, September 14, 2013 7:49 PM
Easy is good. Easy and healthy are much better... so replace sugar with Sugarlesse in the recipes.
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Instead of Obsessing About Dietary Fat, Eat Healthy Foods, from Harvard Men's Health Watch

Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 When it comes to healthy eating, dietary fat often tops the list of things that are "bad" for health. But such lists ignore the fact that some fats are good for you.

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Absolutely - our body can't function well and remain healthy for long without essential fats!

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Super Unsize Me today:  Cooking scale analyzes nutrition... and more 

From a cooking scale that analyzes nutrition to slightly higher aggressive behavior by habitual soda drinking kids, here is today’s harvest from the greenest and healthiest of the web:  Bluetooth...
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Seven ways to cut sugar from your diet - Victorville Daily Press

Seven ways to cut sugar from your diet - Victorville Daily Press | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Seven ways to cut sugar from your diet
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When we think of yogurt, we think of a low calorie, healthy snack. Read the label on a typical Dannon or Yoplait yogurt and you'll see it contains 25 to 30 grams of sugar!
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Excellent advice - ALWAYS read the ingredient statement!

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4 Healthy Recipes from the 2013 New York City Wine and Food Festival - Shape Magazine

4 Healthy Recipes from the 2013 New York City Wine and Food Festival - Shape Magazine | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
4 Healthy Recipes from the 2013 New York City Wine and Food Festival
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1. To make chutney, soak red chiles in 2 cups hot water for 30 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup soaking liquid, then stem, seed, and dice chiles.
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Soda drinking tied to kids' behavior problems: study

Soda drinking tied to kids' behavior problems: study | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who drink soda tend to score slightly higher on scales that measure aggressive behavior than kids who don't drink the carbonated beverages, according to a new study.The...

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Children mostly emulate their parents/family members, so this behavior may be inherited....

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Tonja Davis's curator insight, August 16, 2013 12:37 PM

Interesting study. Can soda intake be a predictor of aggressive behavior in children? This study seems to think so.

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8 beginners' fitness mistakes and how to avoid them - KVAL

8 beginners' fitness mistakes and how to avoid them - KVAL | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
8 beginners' fitness mistakes and how to avoid them
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Whether you're starting from scratch or getting back on track, you undoubtedly have high hopes that your fitness regimen will succeed.

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Best to find and stick with a really good group instructor, like http://junesgym.com

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Tonja Davis's curator insight, September 13, 2013 2:32 PM

Avoid these mistakes. You didn't get out of shape in two months, be ok with it taking a little longer than INSTANTLY to get back into shape!

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Healthy and green diets go hand in hand

Healthy and green diets go hand in hand | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

10 September 2013, EurActiv.com -- "Policy makers, business and industry are starting to wake up to the idea of supporting sustainable diets.

 

Policy makers, business and industry are starting to wake up to the idea of supporting sustainable diets. Action is already late but we can still act now to show people a way to lead healthier lives in keeping with the planet’s abundance of natural resources, writes Tony Long.

 

Tony Long is the Director of the WWF's European Policy Office in Brussels.

Many consumers, businesses and governments have a rather odd relationship with our food system which can be summed up as “out of sight, out of mind”. People, and society as a whole, often prefer to ignore the impact that our consumption is having on the environment and our health.

 

So why is the way we eat so important? Today the average European consumes almost 3,500 calories a day - 25% more than the daily recommended level - and eats approximately  70% more protein(mostly animal) than recommended. ..."


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So not only American but Europeans too must make significant changes to their diets... still, obesity seems to be much more prevalent in the US.

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Bitter Gourd Destroys Pancreatic Cancer Cells, Benefits Diabetics ("juice it, eat it, make tea... ")

Bitter Gourd Destroys Pancreatic Cancer Cells, Benefits Diabetics ("juice it, eat it, make tea... ") | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
One study shows how bitter melon juice kills pancreatic cancer cells by restricting the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose.

A study published in the scientific journal Carcinogenesis has shown that bitter gourd juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, and in the process cuts off the cancer’s energy source, effectively killing them.

Anomalous cancer cells in the pancreas have no chance to grow with bitter gourd, but the fruit also helps to regulate pancreatic secretions, an important function that many diabetics have trouble doing on their own.

Similar studies done three years ago had shown that breast cancer cells could not survive in a petri dish with bitter gourd juice. Many people in Asia already consume bitter gourd juice in large quantities, and this may indicate the lower rates of many types of cancers.

Instead of utilizing cancer drugs that cause expensive chemo and radiation treatments or decidedly unsavory side effects, people can consume bitter melon juice to help support the overall health of the pancreas and prevent both diabetes and pancreatic cancer.


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All for it... but what will happen to the multibillion dollar cancer industry if we can heal ourselves so easily?

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Bert Guevara's comment, September 25, 2013 3:01 AM
I think that the cancer industry can train their sights to other health problems. There are so many new strains of diseases that need attention, which have not been properly analyzed yet.
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Why It's Important To Keep Your Gut Healthy

Why It's Important To Keep Your Gut Healthy | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

"Be honest: when was the last time you thought about how healthy your digestive system was?"

 

The truth is that we only tend to think about it when something goes wrong, but Gut Week is all about focussing on how important it is to consider what you eat.

 

Think of the digestive system as the pistons of an engine - to get the most amount of energy, and to ward off future illnesses, it's important to keep it running right.

 


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The Basics of Beans and 3 Easy Recipes - The Daily Meal

The Basics of Beans and 3 Easy Recipes - The Daily Meal | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
The Basics of Beans and 3 Easy Recipes
The Daily Meal
"Beans, beans are good for the heart; the more you eat, the more you . . ." Well, we all know the rest to that ditty. The fact is, beans are good for the heart.

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Seem to remember another ditty from the days of gas shortages in the 70s: "Eat beans, America needs more g*s!" Seriously, beans are an excellent nutritional value.

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DonEmery's curator insight, September 15, 2013 12:10 PM

All three are delicious

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9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut

9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
A new report finds that some supposedly healthy foods are actually laden with sugar.

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SO true... that's why it is so important to read nutritional information on the label!

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Welch's Berry Berry Grape Smoothie recipe

Welch's Berry Berry Grape Smoothie recipe | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Get your day started right with a berry berry grape smoothie packed with antioxidants and good omega-3 fats. (This berry berry grape smoothie is easy to prep in the morning.
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Berries, plain sugar-free yogurt, and Welch's 100% grape juice combine for a delicious smoothie that will start your day off the healthy way.

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tips From Dr. Andrew Weil

What you eat affects your body, all the way down to your white blood cells. Learn from Dr. Weil just how you can fight disease-causing inflammation with what...

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Been on my own anti-inflammatory diet for years now... haven't seen my doctor in over 3 years... Wild-caught fatty fish and walnuts have been the ticket for me.  

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 25, 2014 2:17 AM

short and sweet from an expert. 

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Shrewd Foods: Berries may clear Amyloid, to help fight Alzheimer's Disease

Shrewd Foods: Berries may clear Amyloid, to help fight Alzheimer's Disease | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
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I'd wager the flavonoids in the berries can help control, but not clear away all the amyloid.   

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Boost Family Health with Kid-Friendly Healthy Recipes for Quinoa and Fish - eMaxHealth

Boost Family Health with Kid-Friendly Healthy Recipes for Quinoa and Fish - eMaxHealth | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
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Boost Family Health with Kid-Friendly Healthy Recipes for Quinoa and Fish
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It's not easy to persuade children to eat healthy foods.
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Starbucks Baristas Don't Know What's Actually In A Pumpkin Spice Latte ... - Huffington Post

Starbucks Baristas Don't Know What's Actually In A Pumpkin Spice Latte ... - Huffington Post | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
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Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie.
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Horrible!!!!

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FDA Establishes Definition of 'Gluten-Free' for Food Labels | Food Safety News

FDA Establishes Definition of 'Gluten-Free' for Food Labels | Food Safety News | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

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About time!

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Tonja Davis's curator insight, August 6, 2013 12:03 AM

Important legislation for those suffering with Celiac

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What's in Your Bottle - NASM Blog

What's in Your Bottle - NASM Blog | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
By Stacey Penney, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS Walking through the grocery store beverage aisle, or aisles as the choices continue to grow, do you know what is in your bottle? There are drinks for before, during, and after your workout.

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Turns out that whole milk is the best after-excercise beverage, as it contains everything you need to replenish the nutrients lost during exercise.

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Tonja Davis's curator insight, August 28, 2013 12:41 PM

Water is still one of the best choices, but if you want to add something, make sure you know what you are adding and why

UCanRow2's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:22 PM

Water's still the go-to for hydration, but here's a great rundown from a great source of what you might want to add to your bottle, and when.