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The Ultimate Lean and Healthy Shopping List

The Ultimate Lean and Healthy Shopping List | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what you should be eating to achieve a lean, strong and healthy body? Which foods help to best burn fat?  Which foods provide the most nutrition?  Which foods lead to improve...
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A very comprehensive list, that makes it easy to whittle it down to what's available in your favorite neighborhood food stores or markets.

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Producing food sustainably - Sustainable food production, facts and figures

Producing food sustainably - Sustainable food production, facts and figures | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Advances in agricultural science and technology (S&T) have contributed to remarkable increases in food production since the mid-twentieth century. Global agriculture has grown 2.5-3 times over the last 50 years.

 

This has let food production keep pace with human population growth so that, overall, there are enough calories produced per capita. However, progress toward reducing hunger is variable across the world...

 

Hunger and malnutrition affect every aspect of human development and persist for various reasons including unequal access to land, to sufficient and nutritious food, and to other productive resources.

 

Adequate food production is necessary but insufficient to ensure national nutritional security. In India, for example, millions of households suffer from chronic undernourishment and malnutrition despite the fact that favourable years produce more than enough grain, and there is a public distribution system designed to supply poor households with subsidised grain.

 

Agricultural production needs to increase to address this unequal access to food and resources, and to meet the needs of a growing world population. It may need to increase by an estimated 70 per cent globally and by 100 per cent in developing countries by 2050 in order to keep pace with population growth and shifting diets.

 

Reformed agrifood systems will also need to navigate complex resource limits imposed, in part, by environmental degradation to which modern agriculture has contributed.

 

So the challenge for agriculture is three-fold: to increase agricultural production, especially of nutrient-rich foods, to do so in ways which reduce inequality, and to reverse and prevent resource degradation.

S&T can play a vital role in meeting these challenges - for example, by developing innovations that smallholders with limited resources can afford and use...


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Sweden's new national dietary recommendations: Low-carb, low-glycemic foods

Sweden's new national dietary recommendations: Low-carb, low-glycemic foods | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Sweden has become the first western nation to recommend a lower-carbohydrate higher-fat, diet as part of an effort to reduce the national prevalence of obesity

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And the prevalence of obesity is nothing like what we have here in the US! Congratulations are due to those common sense Swedes!

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Food companies fear even one state GMO label law - CBS News

Food companies fear even one state GMO label law - CBS News | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
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Food companies fear even one state GMO label law
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It's not the first time there's been a public push to require food companies to label products if they contain genetically modified ingredients.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:54 AM

We'll know by the end of the day how Washington state will treat GMO labeling.  This should give us a pulse of the nation which seems to unanimously want labeling, or at least can't figure our why not?

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Men Suffer Eating Disorders Silently: Nearly 1 In 5 Boys Obsessive About Weight

Men Suffer Eating Disorders Silently: Nearly 1 In 5 Boys Obsessive About Weight | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Nearly one in five American adolescent boys reports "high concern" about weight and appearance, a new study shows.

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Real men are batmen? So says this article. Since when? What's real about a cartoon character?

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Kaydee Owen's curator insight, November 8, 2013 11:32 AM

one of the best articles i have read in a while, showing the statistics of boys who are concerned with there image and their idea of the 'perfect' body

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Are Some Salts Healthier Than Others?

Are Some Salts Healthier Than Others? | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Sodium is a necessary nutrient, but most people overdo it on salt. The daily recommendation is to limit sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams per day (less if you suffer from high blood pressure). Given our love of the kitchen staple, it’s not surprising that more and more salt choices are appearing on store shelves. Besides standbys like table salt and kosher salt, you may have come across fancier options like pink Hawaiian or fleur de sel. But no matter which salt you choose, it’s best to keep the portions in check. Here’s how several salts differ in sodium content, flavor and culinary uses.


Read more at: http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2013/11/03/are-some-salts-healthier-than-others/?oc=linkback


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An interesting comaprison, especially if you are into gourmet salts.

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World Food Prize panel serves up ideas to end global hunger

World Food Prize panel serves up ideas to end global hunger | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Julie Borlaug says her grandfather would want “less rhetoric and more action” in efforts to end world hunger, during a panel discussion at the World Food Prize symposium in downtown Des Moines.

 

Norman Borlaug, a Nobel Prize winner whose plant research is credited with saving millions of lives, would like us “to diversify … who we reach out to,” said Julie Borlaug, who works at the institute for international agriculture at Texas A&M named for her grandfather...


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More than 230 scientists say GMOs not safe, including developer of first GM crop

More than 230 scientists say GMOs not safe, including developer of first GM crop | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

The number of scientists who have signed onto a statement challenging the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has climbed to more than 230 today.

 

The list is expected to continue growing as more scientists are given the opportunity to weigh in on the safety of the organisms, which were quietly introduced into the US food supply in the late 1990s with no labeling requirement.

 

One new signature on the list in particular stands out: Dr. Belinda Martineau, a former member of the Michelmore Lab at the University of California Davis Genome Center, who helped commercialize the world’s first GMO whole food, the Flavr Savr tomato.

 

Dr. Martineau issued a statement along with her signature:

 

"I wholeheartedly support this thorough, thoughtful and professional statement describing the lack of scientific consensus on the safety of genetically engineered (GM/GE) crops and other GM/GE organisms (also referred to as GMOs). Society's debate over how best to utilize the powerful technology of genetic engineering is clearly not over. For its supporters to assume it is, is little more than wishful thinking.”


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It it's true that from the hundreds of GM crops already approved for human and animal consumption somewhere in the world only few have been thoroughly safety tested, we are in a much worse shape than what I've thought.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:51 AM

How many scientists does it take to show that the science on a new technology isn't settled, that we don't know whether we should be using it or not. 

 

Government officials who support unlabeled and untested GMOs in our foods better find a different occupation. They aren't worthy to hold a job that gives them responsibility for public health!

WalkerKyleForrest's comment, November 8, 2013 6:15 AM
The fact that a couple hundred scientist discovered there is a toxin in the GMO food that destroys red blood cells is terrifying. With that in mind i really am not for GMOS. Maybe if they were developed not to harm us and they could work out the crinkles that would be more ideal to me. KYLE.C
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Effects Of Blood Sugar On Short-Term Memory - WBUR

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WBUR Effects Of Blood Sugar On Short-Term Memory WBUR A new study in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, finds that even small elevations in blood sugar can influence short-term memory, decreasing our ability to do things...

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Another reason to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly….

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Calorie-Counting Mouse Assesses Nutrition By Pointing And Clicking - PSFK

Calorie-Counting Mouse Assesses Nutrition By Pointing And Clicking - PSFK | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Calorie-Counting Mouse Assesses Nutrition By Pointing And Clicking
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The gadget sends a list of ingredients and nutritional information to a companion smartphone app, which makes it easy to evaluate your food before you've put it in your mouth.

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Cerainly hope they'll be successful in finishing the development and commercializing TellSpec - we can certainly use it in R&D and QA at Gastroplex!

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Hundreds of Vacant Lots to Become World's Largest Urban Farm in Detroit

Hundreds of Vacant Lots to Become World's Largest Urban Farm in Detroit | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

1 November 2013, Inhabitat, Lori Zimmer -- "Hantz Woodland has bought 150 acres of land that will be transformed into the world's largest urban farm.

 

Hundreds of vacant lots in Detroit, Michigan will soon be transformed into the world’s largest urban farm. Governor Rick Snyder has just approved the plan proposed by a private company that has bought up 150 acres of land. Hantz Woodlands will turn the sites into workable farmland to produce fresh food for the Detroit area. ...

Read more: Hundreds of Vacant Lots to Become World's Largest Urban Farm in Detroit | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building 

 

Photo credit: © MMW Horticulture Group


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From Motor City to Barrel City?

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Twitter / PlanetRider: Loving the microgreens growing ...

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The remarkable health benefits of Epsom salt baths

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The remarkable health benefits of Epsom salt baths

 

Epsom salts have been used by many different cultures for hundreds of years. They have a number of different beneficial properties and are used in gardening, household cleaning and detoxifying the body. These salts are very inexpensive and can be purchased at bulk discounts in garden centers nearly everywhere. Using Epsom salt baths is an advanced detoxification strategy that has remarkable health benefits.


Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/042753_Epsom_salt_baths_remarkable_health_benefits_detoxificatin_technique.html#ixzz2jYVDVnzm


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5 Best Post Workout Nutrition Recovery Strategies

5 Best Post Workout Nutrition Recovery Strategies | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Post workout nutrition recovery is a critical part of any training or fitness program because our bodies are extremely responsive to receiving and using the nutrients we provide it at this time, enabling us to successfully recover and progress stronger and improved for future challenges and workouts.


It has been suggested in research that our bodies are up to three times faster at replacing muscle carbohydrate stores in the 60 minutes following exercise as opposed to several hours later, and the sooner after exercise the better, as we are even more responsive at this point. 


Read more: http://bit.ly/1793m59


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I find drinking good old fashioned (organic) milk the most complete and quickest way to recover!

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Lauren McBride's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:52 PM

Post nutrition is vital to proper recovery and future progress. Simple carbs, protein, rehydration, electrolytes & alkalizing foods! I wish they had touched upon antioxidants & glucosamine. 

 

Great article idea for HolisticalyFit.com and SoTru.com 

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 5, 2013 2:23 AM

This is an excellent resource, it not only gives clear suggestions on how to replenish after the workout, it also provides the reasons why these suggestions are so important.  

 

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It has been suggested in research that our bodies are up to three times faster at replacing muscle carbohydrate stores in the 60 minutes following exercise as opposed to several hours later, and the sooner after exercise the better, as we are even more responsive at this point. 

 

Similar research also highlights that consuming protein at this time (immediately after exercise) can significantly improve the effectiveness of muscle fibre repair.

 

 

Despite the significance of carbohydrate and protein replenishment, there are so much more vital nutritional strategies that need attending to during the post workout phase.  There is no time to delay, always be prepared to recover as soon as possible from your workouts. 

 

Follow these five strategies for an optimal post workout nutrtion recoveryexperience:

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Mexico introduces junk food tax to inspire a 'change of culture' - FOOD Magazine - Australia

Mexico introduces junk food tax to inspire a 'change of culture' - FOOD Magazine - Australia | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Mexico introduces junk food tax to inspire a 'change of culture'
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Mexico has passed a law that imposes significant new taxes on sugary drinks and junk food.

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What – You Still Believe Cholesterol Causes Heart Attacks? ("time to junk myth; more chicharon pls")

What – You Still Believe Cholesterol Causes Heart Attacks? ("time to junk myth; more chicharon pls") | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
A meta-analysis of studies on heart health and saturated fats concluded there was no association between cardiac issues and saturated fats.

The saturated fat-high cholesterol myth over the last few decades has resulted in many Americans eating and drinking more low and no fat foods and beverages. Yet, heart disease rates have continued to rise along with obesity.

Dr. Davis explains the cause of most heart attacks and coronary problems is atherosclerotic plaque from inflammation and calcium deposits, which can build up and rupture or clog the arteries. He and noted cardiologists Stephen Sinatra and Dwight Lundell have expressed the same viewpoint.

While there can be some cholesterol in the plaque, cholesterol itself is waxy and pliable. Cholesterol is important for brain matter, nerves and all other cellular structural components. Calcium deposits (calcification) in artery interiors are much worse components of plaque.

Calcium belongs in your bones and not in your arteries. Vitamin K2, magnesium, and vitamin D help transport calcium out of your blood and into your bones. Dr. Davis recommends avoiding cholesterol panels for heart health concerns and opting for a measure of coronary atherosclerotic plaque.

Use plain whole milk yogurts, unsweetened, and add healthy honey instead. Get away from processed foods of all types, eliminate hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils, and decrease sugar and HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) intake while completely avoiding synthetic sugar substitutes.

Incorporate organic cold pressed olive oils, avacodo oil, coconut oil, and real butter into your diet. Eat lots of avocados while you’re at it. Very healthy. If you eat meat, use grass fed meats that are antibiotic and hormone injection free.


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My parents' heart attacks were due to atherosclerotic plaque from inflammation and calcium deposits, not saturated fats or cholesterol.... 

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Fast Food Facts 2013 -Measuring Progress in the Nutritional Quality and Marketing of Fast Food to Children and Teens

Fast Food Facts 2013 -Measuring Progress in the Nutritional Quality and Marketing of Fast Food to Children and Teens | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Fast food restaurants’ nutritional quality and marketing to children and teens has improved, but more work is needed.

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"The nutritional quality of fast-food meals, and how those meals are marketed to children and teens, has improved, but more work is needed."  

 

Actually, eating less -much less - of it is needed

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Age Is Just a Number, Not an Excuse -- Fitness Motivation Over 40

Workout Program Over 40 - http://tinyurl.com/Workout-Over40 So here is an inspirational video of old people that look amazing! They are all over 60, yet they...

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I can't beat them... so I'll join them!

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Body-Buildin.com's curator insight, November 5, 2013 1:47 PM

A very inspirational video!

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How Can You Treat Depression Naturally? | eCellulitis

How Can You Treat Depression Naturally? | eCellulitis | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Depression, in its early phase, is a result of a long-lasting dissatisfaction with our personal, social, or professional aspects of life.

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We're eating less but still getting fatter

We're eating less but still getting fatter | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
While the recession has lead to people buying less food, the quality of the food has also dropped meaning more obese Britons as lazy lifestyles make the problem worse.

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And the true culprits are:  People spending less on fruit and vegetables and filling up on processed - read lots of junk - foods. 

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:46 AM

I'm going to admit to feeling a bit glib after realizing the Brits are facing the same issues we are.  Quick reality check and a moment later there's that sinking feeling that we're all in this together.  Food alone isn't the answer.

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Vitamins And Minerals That Fight Cancer

Vitamins And Minerals That Fight Cancer | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
The argument continues about the usefulness of vitamins and mineral supplements to fight cancer. A lab test in Saudi Arabia weighs in on the benefits: In this study, a combination of vitamins and m...

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DIY food treatments for beautiful skin

DIY food treatments for beautiful skin | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Shonagh Walker shares DIY beauty treatments that you can find in your pantry

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Organic food for skin?  That's new to me too!

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Seeds on seeds on seeds: Why more biodiversity means more food security

Seeds on seeds on seeds: Why more biodiversity means more food security | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

2 November 2013, Grist, Gary Nabhan -- "Seeds banks and libraries provide an important resource for farmers hoping to hedge their bets in times of uncertainty. It's time for the rest of America to get on board.

 

Consumer demand in the U.S. has never been stronger for a diversity of seeds and other planting stock of heirloom and farmer-selected food crops, as well as for wild native seeds. One of the many indicators that the public wants alternatives to Monsanto is that more than 150 community-controlled seed libraries have emerged across the country during the last five years. And over the last quarter century, those who voluntarily exchange seeds of heirloom and farmer-selected varieties of vegetables, fruits, and grains have increased the diversity of their offerings fourfold, from roughly 5,000 to more than 20,000 plant selections. During the same timeframe, the number of non-GMO, non-hybrid food crop varieties offered by seed catalogs, nurseries, and websites has increased from roughly 5,000 to more than 8,500 distinctive varieties. ..."


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Food bags that can stop bread from going mouldy developed

Food bags that can stop bread from going mouldy developed | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

3 November 2013, The Telegraph, Richard Gray -- "Bread and cheese may keep for longer thanks to new plastic bags that can prevent mould and bacteria growing.

 

Plastic bags that can stop bread and cheese from going mouldy after just a few days have been developed by scientists. 

 

The technology, which uses chemicals that prevent bacteria and fungi from growing, allows food to last for longer.

 

It could mean an end to throwing away supermarket bread after just a couple of days in the bread bin and cheese that remains mould free for weeks.

 

Pharmaceutical company Janssen have spent two years developing the technology with plastics manufacturer Symphony Environmental. ..."

 

 

 

Photo: The technology could mean an end to throwing away supermarket bread after just a couple of days in the bread bin Photo: ALAMY

 

 


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The attack of the hipster tomatoes: Getting real with local foods - Twin Cities Daily Planet (blog)

The attack of the hipster tomatoes: Getting real with local foods - Twin Cities Daily Planet (blog) | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
The attack of the hipster tomatoes: Getting real with local foods Twin Cities Daily Planet (blog) It is interesting to watch this process unfold, seeing how farmers, advocates, and urban design professionals are envisioning and (sometimes) working...

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How are farmers, advocates, and urban design professionals envisioning and (sometimes) working together? Not much, if at all, in my and the surrounding communities, so far, as far as I can see. 

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