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Nutrition Turned Upside Down and Backwards: Pizza is the New Vegetable

Nutrition Turned Upside Down and Backwards: Pizza is the New Vegetable | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

In the fashion world, you often hear “pink is the new black” or “(insert color here) is the new black.” It’s because black is the basis of fashion – the standard, if you will. You can always count on black to be fashionable. It’s just right – in any situation.

 

Well, according to Congress, who has betrayed American children’shealth once again, “pizza is the new vegetable.” Yes, you read that right. Pizza, for the purposes of school lunch programs, is now considered a vegetable . . . thanks to its meager swipe of tomato paste.

 

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Jordan Chevalier's curator insight, September 14, 2015 9:02 PM

Who ever thought eating PIZZA could be healthy!! Great Ideas for Healthy Eating

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How You Can Get Your Plate in Shape for Nutrition Month

How You Can Get Your Plate in Shape for Nutrition Month | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

If you keep meaning to give nutrition a little more thought, and want to make some changes to the way you eat, then what better time than to kick it off now – national nutrition month! The theme this year is “Get Your Plate in Shape.” The name alone, aside from being catchy, is already indicative of the changes that you can make.

You Don’tNeed To Get Your Nutrition from a Bottle. . .

 

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Derek Caldwell's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:25 PM

It is simple, these foods must be incorporated into your diet in order to lose and maintain your weight.

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Is Drinking Wine Really Good For Your Health? The Verdict Is In.

Is Drinking Wine Really Good For Your Health? The Verdict Is In. | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

For many people relaxing with a nice glass of wine is one of life’s simple pleasures. Recently, it’s become even more enjoyable as the benefits of wine have made headlines in the media. It’s not everyday something you enjoy is also good for you, too.

 

So what's the real scoop?

 

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Zinc

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Zinc - Can help : Acne, Childhood intelligence (for deficiency), Common cold/sore throat (as lozenges), Infertility (male), Night blindness (for deficiency), Wilson’s disease, and Wound healing (oral and topical).

 

Where is it found?

 

Good sources of zinc include oysters, meat, eggs, seafood, black-eyed peas, tofu, and wheat germ.

 

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How to Make Healthy Choices in a Packaged Foods World

How to Make Healthy Choices in a Packaged Foods World | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

With the advances in science and nutrition, people these days have become very health conscious and are really learning to look at what they are putting in their bodies.

 

If and when you’re faced with a packaged-foods dilemma, there are four ingredients that you need to be aware of:

 

• Trans Fats
• Refined Grains
• Salt
• High Fructose Corn Syrup

 

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Rachel VanHorne's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:51 PM

This article is relevent to my lifestyle and provides an accurate selection of packaged foods that are healthy and those that are not. I can never escape the world filled with packaged foods, but by looking out for the ingredients, I can make a more healthier diet that can help me lose weight and even fight against cancer. It was very eye-opening to me to read how unhealthy trans fats are. I never knew the difference between healthy fats and trans fats. Trans fats are actually twice as worse as saturated fats. Another surprise was that salt was on the list of unhealthy ingredients. Salt is only healthy in small doses. I never knew that the consequences for putting on high doses of salt are so destructive. It has been linked to health problems such as hypertension, kidney disease, potassium deficiency, and dizziness. It's helpful to know not only what not to eat, but also how to eat healthily. Shopping at the local farmer's market is recommended because they have large selections of non-packaged foods. Also, reading the food labels is the best way to look for the harmful ingredients and the quantity of them. Now I have ways to work around the harmful processed, packaged foods.

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Nutty Professor: Learn the Health Benefits of Nuts and Seeds

Nutty Professor: Learn the Health Benefits of Nuts and Seeds | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

Nutrient dense. Portable. Filling. Delicious. Nuts and seeds are practically nature’s perfect food, providing a wide array of healthy benefits.

 

“Good” fats.

People often mistake the fat content in nuts as a bad thing, but nuts are actually high in unsaturated fats, which are important for cardiovascular health, help to reduce inflammation and pain, and are cholesterol-free.

 

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Derek Caldwell's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:27 PM

For those interested in body building, nuts are one of the biggest contributers to the protein your body needs. Nuts come cheap are a great way to provide your body with ample protein. 

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How to Make Your Own Natural Medicine with Honey

How to Make Your Own Natural Medicine with Honey | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

The secret to natural medicine for many common health issues is simply . . . honey. It has many healing properties, as it acts as an anti-viral, anti-antibiotic and anti-fungal. Honey has been used as an effective treatment for conditions such as burns, and fighting colds and flu. Keep reading for three recipes of honey’s natural medicine, as well as the best honey to use when making your homemade remedy.

 

What is the best honey to use?


The best honey to use is when making your own natural medicine is organic raw honey that is produced by your local beekeepers.

 

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Maintaining Optimal Alkalinity: A Cornerstone of Good Health

Maintaining Optimal Alkalinity: A Cornerstone of Good Health | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

Many of the body’s key systems and organs, including the kidneys, lungs, bones and others have “homeostatic” mechanisms in place to respond to pH changes and readjust alkaline/acid levels as needed.

 

Increase your intake of vegetables and fruits high in alkalinizing minerals, such as potassium, magnesium and calcium. Foods that provideexcellent sources of potassium include red potatoes, avocado, Brussels sprouts and many others. Green leafy vegetables have high magnesium content, and broccoli, sea veggies, collards, chard other greens are rich in calcium.

 

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If You Can Only Go Semi-Organic, Which Foods Should You Focus On?

If You Can Only Go Semi-Organic, Which Foods Should You Focus On? | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

Fruits such as pineapple, bananas, kiwi, mangoes and oranges do not carry the same content of pesticides because of their relatively thick skins. If you want to go semi-organic, you do not need to worry so much about getting the full organic versions of these fruits.

 

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SPLHS's curator insight, March 6, 2013 9:30 AM

Many fruits do not carry as much pesticides as others because of thick skins.  but you do not have to worry about getting full organic fruits.

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A NEW Way to Treat Acid Reflux

A NEW Way to Treat Acid Reflux | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

We may think we know what foods cause acid reflux just by looking at them: things like pasta, pizza, anchovies, spices, barbeque chicken, and buffalo wings. Your mind might immediately turn to anything “hot and spicy” or pretty much anything with marinara sauce. But it turns out dairy may actually be the number one culprit. That's because acid reflux is usually triggered by saturated fats, and dairy foods contain plenty of them. That's not all, however. In fact, many causes of acid reflux can be traced back to dairy.

 

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Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

Called linseed in some countries, it's a good source of dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and lignans. Although it is not suitable for cooking, flaxseed oil (unlike fish oil) can be used in salads. Some doctors recommend that people use 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of flaxseed oil per day as a supplement in salads or on vegetables to ensure a supply of essential fatty acids.

 

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Fish Oil and Cod Liver Oil

Fish Oil and Cod Liver Oil | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

Oil from fish contains eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); both are omega-3 fatty acids. 

 

These oils can benefit people with Crohn’s disease, High blood pressure, High triglycerides, & Rheumatoid arthritis

 

Where are they found?

 

EPA and DHA are found in mackerel, salmon, herring, sardines, sablefish (black cod), anchovies, albacore tuna, and wild game. Cod liver oil contains large amounts of EPA and DHA.

 

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Juniper

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An evergreen tree, grows mainly in the plains regions of Europe as well as in other parts of the world. The medicinal portions of the plant are referred to as berries, but they are actually dark blue-black scales from the cones ofthe tree. Unlike other pine cones, the juniper cones are fleshy and soft.

 

Aside from being used as the flavoring agent in gin, juniper trees have contributed to the making of everything from soap to perfume.1 Many conditions have been treated in traditional herbal medicine with juniper berries, including gout, warts and skin growths, cancer, upset stomach, and various urinary tract and kidney diseases.

 

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Raw Meat Diet

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The Raw Meat Diet, also known as the Primal diet consists mainly of raw food such as: eggs, meat, fat(butter, avocado, or stone pressed olive oil), dairies (cheese, milk, cream and butter), fresh juices, and some fruits.

 

The creator of the diet, Aajonus Vonderplanitz, says that the bacteria that accumulates on uncooked/raw foods are beneficial and often necessary for a healthy immune system. . .

 

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Suffering From Unexplained Symptoms? The Candida Diet Could Be What You Need

Suffering From Unexplained Symptoms? The Candida Diet Could Be What You Need | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

Does this sound familiar?

 

You have abdominal pain with gas and bloating, but your doctor can't find a reason for it. You're so tired you struggle to get up in the morning and when you finally make it out of bed, your joints hurt most of the day. You find yourself walking around in a mental fog, confused and depressed. If you’re consistently experiencing these symptoms and more, you could be suffering with an overgrowth of Candida albicans.

 

If you suspect you have an overgrowth of Candida, the good news is there is a way to treat it naturally. . .curry. . .

 

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Super-Serve Your Fruit and Veggies: Go for Deep Pigment

Super-Serve Your Fruit and Veggies: Go for Deep Pigment | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

Make a habit of slicing strawberries, kiwi or grapes into your salad; you can also use dried fruits such as raisins or cranberries. Don’t knock the fruit-in-salad idea until you try it.

 

Here’s the best shortcut for maximizing the nutritional power of your fruits and veggies, even if you slide somewhere between five and nine servings daily. Think deep pigment, as in blueberries, pomegranate, dark leafy greens, red grapes, beets, blackberries, kiwi and more.

 

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What the Dairy Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

What the Dairy Industry Doesn't Want You to Know | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

Drinking raw milk eliminates the negative aspects of processed milk. Raw milk contains many nutrients including enzymes, vitamins and good bacteria such as lactobacillus acidophilus.

Consumption of organic, unprocessed food will automatically increase bone density. A few specific foods that are known to be high in calcium:

 

• Dry beans
• Dark green, fresh collard, kale, spinach & turnip greens
• Okra
• Rhubarb
• Almonds and sesame seeds
• Wild sardines and salmon

 

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4 Foods to Include in Your Diet this Year

4 Foods to Include in Your Diet this Year | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

Of all the recommended strategies for fighting disease and promoting vitality, few are as critical and profound as the practice of healthy eating. In general, it is best to follow a whole foods diet that is rich in organic fruits and vegetables. Here are four common power-foods that I recommend for health, vitality and well being.

 

Fish, Nuts & Seeds, Ginger, and Mushrooms. . .

 

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5 Pain-Calming Superfoods You Can Find Right in Your Kitchen

5 Pain-Calming Superfoods You Can Find Right in Your Kitchen | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

Got back pain? Eat some grapes. Bad knees? Have some ginger. Research suggests that the right foods can ease your aches and pains just as well as common over-the-counter pain killers. The good news is you can probably find these everyday foods in your kitchen right now.

 

Here are five superfood pain remedies you can enjoy right away.

 

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Pumpkin

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Pumpkins and other squashes are native to North and Central America, but have since been cultivated around the world. The seeds are primarily used in herbal medicine. The yellow blossoms of pumpkins are also used as medicine in so
me native traditions.

 

Native Americans used pumpkin flesh and seeds for food. Their use of the seeds for the treatment of intestinal infections eventually ledthe United States Pharmacopoeia to list pumpkin seeds as an official medicine for parasite elimination from 1863 to 1936. Native Americans also commonly used pumpkin seeds to treat a variety of kidney problems. The flowers were used topically to soothe minor injuries. Eclectic physicians (doctors who recommended herbal medicine) at the end of the 19th century used pumpkin seeds to treat urinary tract problems and gastritis, and to remove tapeworms and roundworms from the intestines.

 

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Do You Have Psychic Stress? How to conquer it & gain peace of mind

Do You Have Psychic Stress? How to conquer it & gain peace of mind | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

There are many recommendations of herbs and oils that are ideally suited to psychic cleansing. Sage, lemongrass, hyssop and citruses are ingredients to look for. There is also the cologne Florida Water that is often used after bathing to seal and protect the aura. By aquiring special products to use in your cleansing, you help setthe intention for a positive result.

 

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Cayenne

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Originally from South America, the cayenne plant is now used worldwide as a food and spice. Cayenne is very closely related to bell peppers, jalapeños, paprika, and other similar peppers. The fruit is used medicinally.

 

The potent, hot fruit of cayenne has been used as medicine for centuries. It was considered helpful by herbalists for various conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, including stomach aches, cramping pains, and gas. Cayenne was frequently used to treat diseases of the circulatory system. It is still traditionally used in herbal medicine as a circulatory tonic (a substance believed to improve circulation).

 

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Red Raspberry

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Raspberry bushes are native to North America and are cultivated in Canada. Although most well known for its delicious berries, raspberry’s leaves are used in medicine.

 

Raspberry leaves have been used by herbalists to treat diarrhea. In traditional herbalism and midwifery, red raspberry has been connected to female health, including pregnancy. It was considered a remedy for excessive menstrual flow (menorrhagia) and as a “partus prepartor,” or an agent used during pregnancy to help prevent complications.

 

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Grapefruit Seed Extract

Grapefruit Seed Extract | Nutrition & Healthy Foods | Scoop.it

The grapefruit in whole is nutritious and full of Vitamin C. It is low in calories, fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol while having a very high fiber content. The skin of the grapefruit can be used in holistic medicine, and the seeds and oil of the fruit can also be used for medicinal and health purposes.

 

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