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A healthy diet is a cornerstone of good health. Find out what to eat, what not to eat, and what to avoid like the plague!
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Is Your Diet Making You Mad?

Is Your Diet Making You Mad? | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Dieting can cause mood swings and other mood changes. Here's how to diet and lose weight without getting angry.

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Are you swapping pounds for mood swings? 

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, August 29, 11:55 AM

moderation & skip refined&processed food- I love to binge on greek olives, crumbled feta- those little pea sprouts& pistachio nuts;) if I need sugar- I will eat frozen berries (more nutritious-the blueberries) w/ some organic maple syrup-  a spoonful of almond butter is also a good way to fill up:) 

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The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet - Healthy Holistic Living

The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet - Healthy Holistic Living | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
There is only a limited amount of food you can eat in a single day. In order to maximize the amount of nutrients you take in, it makes sense to spend your “calorie budget” wisely....

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Are you including these foods in your diet? 

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, May 13, 10:12 PM

Eat smart - Be smart!!!


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More nutritious resources can be found on Super Foods

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, May 14, 3:39 PM

I was glad to see blueberries on this list, one of my favorite foods. 

Ellen Diane's curator insight, May 23, 7:51 AM

thank you

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Eating healthy is cheaper than you think.

Eating healthy is cheaper than you think. | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it

Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) crunched the numbers and it’s official: the healthiest diets cost just $1.50 more than unhealthy diets.

 While cost is an issue in when it comes to adding more fresh produce and leaner meats such as fish in your daily diet, few studies have actually evaluated how much more expensive a healthier diet might be. An analysis of 27 studies from 10 higher income countries that compared price points for healthy and less healthy diets. The price differences per serving and per 200 calories for a variety of specific foods, as well as prices per day and per 2,000 calories, which is the average daily recommended caloric intake for U.S. adults.

The results confirm that healthier fare, like fruits, veggies and fish are more expensive than unhealthy foods like processed meals and snacks and refined grains.  However, swapping out some of these less expensive, and less healthy foods, for fresher and more nutritious ones added up to only about $1.50 more per day.


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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, December 6, 2013 6:03 PM

The cost, convenience and accessibility of fast food outlets like McDonald's & KFC challenges healthy eating. In my neighborhood, McDonald's offers the family combo (2 Big Macs, 2 McChickens, 4 small fries, 4 small sodas) for $9.99.  KFC has rolled out its $10 Weekend Bucket that offers 10 pieces of chicken for $10.
The value of this research from HSPH is that we can teach that the cost is not an impediment to healthy eating for most Americans.  Fast food accessibility and ease of use is still something that requires education: it's easier to buy a meal at a drive through window than it is to make a salad.
Like most healthy life strategies including exercise and diet - the healthy way is not the easier way.

Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, December 6, 2013 8:12 PM

Why skimp when it comes to good health. You'll wind up paying more in the long run.

Veronika Bujok's curator insight, December 11, 2013 10:08 AM

people have taste, not have the time and willingness, but cooking is fun and live healthy is an art

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4 Herbs Everyone Should Have in their ‘Medicine’ Cabinet | TruthTheory

4 Herbs Everyone Should Have in their ‘Medicine’ Cabinet | TruthTheory | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
by Elizabeth Renter There are perhaps hundreds, or at least dozens of medicinal foods and herbs that deserve a place in your kitchen’s herbal medicine cabinet.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 12, 2013 10:09 PM


One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition. It's a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food ...
— Dr. Royal Lee


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What Happens To Our Body After Drinking Coca-Cola?

What Happens To Our Body After Drinking Coca-Cola? | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what exactly Coca Cola is? After 10 minutes: The sugar contained in a glass of Cola can cause a devastating “strike” on the body. The cause being the phosphoric acid which inhibits the action of sugar.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:13 AM

You can still buy soda ... just try using it for different household and emergency uses!

Craig Crossley's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:54 PM

What an awesome chemical cocktail this stuff is....(sarcasm)

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Does Kale Juice Live Up to Its Reputation?

Does Kale Juice Live Up to Its Reputation? | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
There is a plethora of different wonder vegetables and fruits laying claim to miraculous health and wellbeing benefits, on the marketplace. One of the more recent entries into this arena is kale, a curly leafed European vegetable, not unlike the humble cabbage. Health Benefits Of Kale Juice Despite the heightened publicity around this unassuming plant;…

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, July 22, 2:28 PM

FROM THE ARTICLE:  As with any food type, or health issue, the key is with diversity and moderation. As part of a balanced, healthy and well-paced eating regime, kale can offer a multitude of benefits, but it can’t singularly shoulder the weight of well rounded, full meals.


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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, July 22, 7:04 PM

It's interesting how popular kale has become in the last few years. It's always been healthy, but hard to find unless you grew it in your garden.

Alive Juices's curator insight, September 13, 11:50 AM

I think USA people should read this article! Follow it must. http://bit.ly/UpuZH6

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14 Great Sources Of Clean Protein

14 Great Sources Of Clean Protein | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Clean protein is harder to come by than you might think. Pesticides, heavy metals, and antibiotics are abundant in almost all factory-produced nonorganic meat, poultry, fish, dairy, and eggs. Fast

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Get the protein you need without the unnecessary additives. 

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, January 10, 11:22 PM

From the Article:  Make friends with farmers at the closest farmers' market, read food labels at the stores, and ask questions at the restaurants. You deserve to know where your food is coming from.


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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, January 21, 1:36 PM

In find it's challenging to get healthy sources of protein solely from meat and fish, which is my preference.

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This Is Your Brain On Junk Food

This Is Your Brain On Junk Food | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Food companies are spending millions of dollars to design foods with addictive sensations. What can you and I do about it? Is there any way to counteract the money, the science, and the advertising behind the junk food industry?

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 17, 2013 8:18 PM

Learn how food scientists and manufacturers have created food addictions by design and read tips to counter the cravings including the "outer ring strategy" and "5 ingredient rule".


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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:48 PM

Read how the food companies trick you into craving junk food by making certain foods more addictive and tasty than others.

 

Steven Witherly, a food scientist has spent the last 20 years studying the why of addictive junk food. Read the entire article to get links to his excellent report, "Why Humans Like Junk Food".

 

Witherly says there are 2 factors that make eating pleasurable: one is the sensation of eating the food. This includes tastes, smell, and mouthfeel - which is very important. Food companies spend millions of dollars to discover the satisfying level of crunch in a potato chip or the perfect amount of fizzle in a soda. These factors all combine to create the food your brain craves.

 

The second factor is the actual macronutrient makeup of the food - blend of proteins, carbs, and fats it contains. And in the case of junk food, the manufacturers are looking for the perfect combination of salt, sugar, and fat that excites your brain, and gets you coming back for more.

 

So what can you do about this craving because as you probably know by now, junk food is unhealthy and causes a myriad of chronic diseases, weight gain, obesity, and even death in certain individuals. 

 

As you begin eating less and less processed foods, you begin to go through a transition period known as "gene reprogramming".

 

Best strategy is to avoid buying these products. If you can't do that then try to reduce the amount you buy/eat by using his strategies.

 

"Outer ring" and "5 ingredient rule". 

Shop on the outer ring of the grocery store where the produce section is located and the eggs, meats, fish etc. Remember you're really wanting real whole food, food that you're body recognizes, and food that serves your body.

 

.If the product has more than 5 ingredients, then put it back on the shelf. It most likely is trying to trick you into buying.

 

Eat a variety of foods and eat Rainbow Foods. These are the foods that contain the antioxidants, the phytonutrients, the minerals, and vitamins that your body craves.

 

Instead of eating a chip with a dip of unknown ingredients. try eating carrots, celery, red, orange peppers with hummus or nut butters. You'll still get the crunch and your body will thank you by keeping you healthy. Just remember to chew slowly and you'll get a great mouthfeel. Plus your digestive system will be happy.

 

And there are better alternatives to handling stress than eating junk foods which really do not comfort you in the long run. Listen to music you like, get up and dance with your special ones, breathe deeply and let out a pleasurable sound, try yoga, meditation, take a nature walk, sing in the shower, laugh for no reason - a great stress reducer, help someone else and you'll forget your problems.

 

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

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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 | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | 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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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.

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 26, 2013 5:13 PM

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

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Addicted to ... Food?

Addicted to ... Food? | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it

A study of 12 men found that glycemic load—distinct from calories or sweetness—can alter brain function and promote overeating. Is there such a thing as food addiction? A study using brain imaging suggests that high-glycemic foods may trigger the same brain mechanism as substance abuse.


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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:53 PM

The benefit of the diets which reduce sugar and carbohydrates such as Glycemic Index, Atkins, South Beach, Belly Fat Cure are in part due to the reduced sugar effect on the brain.

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This study narrows the difference to one variable only—the glycemic load—and indicates that this factor, distinct from calories or sweetness, can alter brain function and promote overeating. “These findings suggest that limiting high-glycemic index carbohydrates like white bread and potatoes could help obese individuals reduce cravings and control the urge to overeat,

RISE - The Multi-Media Magazine's curator insight, July 22, 2013 9:35 AM

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shelbylaneMD's curator insight, August 18, 2013 11:53 AM

Addiction and dopamine.  "these foods contain chemical compounds that stimulate the brain's secretion of opiate-like, "feel-good" chemicals like dopamine, which drive our cravings for them....."