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What Is Cholesterol, and Why Do You Need It? | Health Impact News

What Is Cholesterol, and Why Do You Need It? | Health Impact News | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
You do need cholesterol. This soft, waxy substance is found not only in your bloodstream but also in every cell in your body, where it helps to produce cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D, and bile acids that help you digest fat.

 

Cholesterol also helps in the formation of your memories and is vital for neurological function...


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Cholesterol is absolutely essential for health. 

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Nutrition Dos and Don'ts
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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11 Sources of Gluten Cross Contamination

11 Sources of Gluten Cross Contamination | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Gluten cross contamination can be one of the most difficult parts to manage in the gluten-free diet. We look at the red flags to watch for.

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If you're on a gluten-free diet, watch out for these hidden sources of gluten cross contamination!

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Is Fast Food Making Us Depressed?

Is Fast Food Making Us Depressed? | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Do burgers, sugary snacks and other unhealthy foods exacerbate the effects of mental illness? David Robson investigates the evidence.

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Evidence suggests that diet plays a critical role in mental health. 

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Deakin University is researching the connection between poor diet and depression. 

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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.

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I think this is a neat idea!

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Potential Allergen in Gluten-Free Foods, Warns FDA - Monthly Prescribing Reference

Potential Allergen in Gluten-Free Foods, Warns FDA - Monthly Prescribing Reference | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Potential Allergen in Gluten-Free Foods, Warns FDA Monthly Prescribing Reference The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert regarding an ingredient commonly found in gluten-free products that may cause anaphylaxis in patients with a...

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If you're allergic to legumes and on a gluten-free diet, read this article. 

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10 Foods And Additives That Make You Hungry - Ask Dr. Maxwell ...

10 Foods And Additives That Make You Hungry - Ask Dr. Maxwell ... | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
The goal of sitting down to a meal is feeling full afterward, right? Well, that's part of it. Your body also needs nourishment. Are these foods fooling you?
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Are the foods you're eating just making you hungrier? 

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Doctors Encourage Diabetic Man to Keep Eating Pizza - Ask Dr. Maxwell ...

Doctors Encourage Diabetic Man to Keep Eating Pizza - Ask Dr. Maxwell ... | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
38-year-old Dan Janssen eats almost nothing but plain cheese pizza every day. Despite his diabetes and eating disorder, his doctors encourage this habit.
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Dan Janssen has type II diabetes and an eating disorder yet his doctors encourage his unhealthy eating habits. 

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Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients

Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
How one hospital is partnering with Rodale Institute to bring local, organic produce to its patients. It's farm to table (or farm to hospital) at its best.
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Certainly much healthier than traditional "hospital food"!

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Scientists reviewed 343 studies to see if Organic Food is better for you. Here’s what they found out

Scientists reviewed 343 studies to see if Organic Food is better for you. Here’s what they found out | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it

This settles the debate over organic foods once and for all!
Are organic foods really healthier than non-organic foods? Researchers from Newcastle University in England have reviewed and conducted meta-analysis on 343 peer-reviewed scientific studies in an effort to find out if organic foods contained greater nutritional value than conventional foods.

 

The results will probably shock some, but will confirm what many people already knew; organic foods are indeed much healthier for human consumption than ‘conventional’ foods. Image credit: AP


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Organic food really is worth the extra expense. 

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, July 30, 8:21 AM

makes sense- thanks

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, July 30, 10:49 AM

The most important difference found was that organic foods contain a much higher amount of antioxidants than conventional crops. Antioxidants prevent oxidation in the body which combats certain diseases and cancers. 

Hugo Monteiro's curator insight, July 31, 10:47 AM

I still don't know when and why did *food* started to be called "organic food" and "processed food" started to be called "food". I still wonder...

 

Regarding if it's healthier or not, I think the problem is with people's IQ...let's pose this question: does Nature makes more healthier food than man!? I mean....For how many millions years in advance!?

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The Dangers Of Gluten And Why You Need To Stop Eating It

The Dangers Of Gluten And Why You Need To Stop Eating It | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
A gluten expert busts all the myths and lays down the facts: this stuff is terrible for you.
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The truth about non-celiac gluten sensitivity. 

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The Positive Effects of Chocolate on Muscle Recovery

The Positive Effects of Chocolate on Muscle Recovery | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Among the myriad of supposed health tricks, miracle foods and key tips to muscle recovery and fitness as a whole, chocolate seems like a natural antonym. The delicacy is often on the other side of the health barrier, with dieticians and wellbeing experts warning of the dangers of too much sugar or fat in the […]

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Another good reason to enjoy organic dark chocolate. 

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, July 16, 9:11 AM

thanks it goes along well with the after workout chocolate milk drink article;)

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8 Things You Didn't Know About Kombucha

8 Things You Didn't Know About Kombucha | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Kombucha is a fizzy bottled drink you see at the health food store and have heard so much about. Heard so much about. But do you know what it actually is? No? Here you go: Kombucha is a fermented tea

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Fermented beverages can help regulate your digestion and boost your natural immunity. 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, July 14, 1:33 PM

The most important things to know is that Kombucha is very healthy, fun to make and is delicious. It can be addictive, indeed.

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10 Foods You Shouldn't Eat - Ask Dr. Maxwell ...

10 Foods You Shouldn't Eat - Ask Dr. Maxwell ... | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Junk food isn't healthy for you no matter what kind it is. This list of 10 foods you shouldn't eat even scientists and doctors won't touch. Worst foods.
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Are any of these foods lurking in your home? 

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Neighborhoods with healthy food options less likely to have overweight kids

Neighborhoods with healthy food options less likely to have overweight kids | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Children with a greater number of healthy food outlets near their homes had a reduced likelihood of being overweight or obese, finds a study. Children who had access to at least one healthy food outlet within 800 meters (about half a mile) of their home had a 38 percent decreased risk of being overweight or obese compared to those who did not. Each additional outlet for healthy foods within that distance was associated with a 19 percent reduction in risk of being overweight or obese.

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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, 8:55 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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10 Foods That Belong in Every Healthy Fridge

10 Foods That Belong in Every Healthy Fridge | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
We just created your forever grocery list.

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A list of healthy staples for your kitchen. 

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5 Foods to Eat for Cancer Prevention ("can be included in regular diet, cheap and easy to find")

5 Foods to Eat for Cancer Prevention ("can be included in regular diet, cheap and easy to find") | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Many of the top researched cancer-fighting foods are easy to find and simple to incorporate into your diet. Here are 5 foods to eat for cancer prevention.

1. Foods Rich in Lycopene

A recent study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute specifically looked at the effects of lycopene on angiogenesis in prostate cancer. They found remarkable results, determining “lycopene was associated with reduced risk of lethal prostate cancer and with a lesser degree of angiogenesis in the tumor.”

So, what foods give you the most lycopene? Tomatoes are a great source and are widely available. Other good sources of lycopene include: watermelon, guava, papaya, red bell peppers, asparagus, mango, and red cabbage.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the most powerful, researched anti-cancer foods out there. Its active component curcumin has been found to reduce certain types of tumors by 81%! Researchers at UCLA found that curcumin is the component harnessing the ability to actually block cancer growth. Not surprisingly, the cancer-fighting ability that turmeric possesses makes up only a single facet of the many benefits of turmeric.

3. Garlic4. Ginger5. Cruciferous Vegetables


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These healing foods have been shown to have strong cancer-preventing properties. 

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Bert Guevara's curator insight, August 18, 10:21 PM

Eating more of these powerful foods could reduce your risk of developing obesity, heart disease, and even cancer. Luckily, many of the top researched cancer-fighting foods are both easy to find and simple to incorporate into your diet.

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Vitamin B12: Deficiency & Supplements - LiveScience.com

Vitamin B12: Deficiency & Supplements - LiveScience.com | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
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Vitamin B12 is crucial to the human body, which needs it to produce new DNA, red blood cells, proteins, hormones and lipids (fats). Vitamin B12 is also key to the health of nerves.

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If you suspect you have a vitamin B12 deficiency, get tested before self-treating with a supplement.

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Are Smoothies Bad for You? - Ask Dr. Maxwell ...

Are Smoothies Bad for You? - Ask Dr. Maxwell ... | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
They may be one the latest popular health drinks but are smoothies bad for you? That depends on the type you're drinking. Could yours cause diabetes?
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Not all smoothies are created equal. 

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ASK A HEALTH COACH: 'Is Soda Pop Really Bad For You? What Should I Drink Instead?'

ASK A HEALTH COACH: 'Is Soda Pop Really Bad For You? What Should I Drink Instead?' | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
YES! Pop really is that bad for you. Why?

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Health Coach, Melissa Muguruza, breaks down the reasons why pop (soda) is so bad for your health and what you should be drinking instead. 

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A health coach professional's advice on soda pop.   Why it is bad for you and what you should be drinking instead.   My favorite would be iced green tea with a twist of lemon.  

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Healthy school lunches get thumbs up from students

Healthy school lunches get thumbs up from students | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Elementary school students seem to be satisfied with the healthier school lunches being offered to them, according to a new study of school officials.

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When you start them young, the learn to appreciate and enjoy healthy food. 

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, July 29, 11:28 AM

This is in spite of industry pressure to maintain an unhealthy status quo by claiming good food was unacceptable to children.

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Eating in season could help food security

Eating in season could help food security | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
In his book 'The Third Plate,' Dan Barber notes how the world's food system is disconnected. How can people fix that? Eating more foods that are in season.

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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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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, 4:04 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.

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10 Super Cheap but Super Healthy Foods

10 Super Cheap but Super Healthy Foods | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Photo credit: bigstockEverybody knows someone who always says they want to eat healthy but they claim it’s too expensive. That’s not an excuse, that’s reality.

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Eating healthy doesn't have to break the bank. 

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175 Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging, Study Finds

175 Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging, Study Finds | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified 175 chemicals in food packaging that are known to be hazardous, including carcinogens.
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The package your food comes in is just as important as what's inside. 

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Healthy Dinner Recipes on a Frugal Budget

Healthy Dinner Recipes on a Frugal Budget | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
These healthy dinner recipes will make it easier to meal plan on a frugal budget. Each recipe costs less than $1 per serving, and they taste delicious.
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A great list of healthy meals to serve on a budget. 

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