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Are You a High-Functioning Addict? | Rodale News

Are You a High-Functioning Addict? | Rodale News | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Lawyers, pilots and even surgeons run a higher risk of addiction.
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5 Shades of Grey in Nutrition - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

5 Shades of Grey in Nutrition - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
It's not always black and white.
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Consumers demand healthier ingredients

Consumers demand healthier ingredients | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON - Consumer demand for healthier and more natural ingredients is prompting a growing number of corporate giants including Hershey Co.andMcDonald's Corp.tooverhaul iconic products they sell, a

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A slow, but steady movement in the right direction

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5 Omega-Rich Seeds You Should Include in Your Daily Diet » EcoWatch

5 Omega-Rich Seeds You Should Include in Your Daily Diet » EcoWatch | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Many seeds, including chia, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and flaxseeds, provide rich sources of protein, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Omega 3

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 16, 11:28 PM

 Seeds, especially chia, hemp, flax, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower are powerhouses of nutrition, rich protein sources, and are loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and are high in healthy fats (omega 3s).

 

Health Tips:  Flaxseed is one of the best sources for  alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), one of the heart healthy omega 3 fats and it contains 77 times more lignans than any other plant food.  Lignans are close relatives to the hormone estrogen. They are known as phytoestrogens (plant based) Lignans and other plant estrogens protect against estrogen driven cancers. Ground flaxseed has been shown to reduce hot flashes. Ground flax or flax meal needs to be kept in a tightly closed container in your fridge or freezer. It quickly spoils when exposed to air. You can also take flaxseed oil daily to keep your omega 3 levels high.Flaxseed and chia seeds are great thickeners too. Use them in your smoothies, puddings, or in baking.

 

Here's "5 Omega-Rich Seeds You should Include in Your Daily Diet" from EcoWatch by Radha McLean.

 

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How Sugar Harms Your Brain Health and Drives Alzheimer's Epidemic - Health In Focus

How Sugar Harms Your Brain Health and Drives Alzheimer's Epidemic - Health In Focus | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Did you know that Alzheimer's has also been dubbed "Type 3 Diabetes"? It might astonish you to know that... [read more]

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Sugar, aka sweet poison is one of the most consumed ingredients in food and is one of the most harmful for your health. Sugar has been linked to Diabetes, Heart disease, Metabolic Disorder, Cancer, Depression, and now Alzheimer's Disease.  Simple carbohydrates in refined foods such as white bread, flour, pastries, snacks, donuts, cookies,  pies, chips, sodas, and all other lab engineered ingredients that are high in sugar and have very low to no fiber are absorbed almost instantly into your bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream they trigger an immediate surge in blood sugar (glucose) plus a rise in the feel good hormones which is known as a sugar high. This  is short lasting, causing a rebound effect with low levels of blood sugar and serotonin, a sluggish feeling with an urge to sleep, and a depressed mood known as the sugar blues. Sugar also affects your memory and the size of your hippocampus is smaller  (part of the brain responsible for memory and learning).

 

Health Tips:  Eat complex carbohydrates as in veggies,, fruits, and ancient grains as complex carbs increase brain levels of serotonin and keep them elevated. Did you know that your brain comprising only 2% of your total body weight, consumes 30% of the calories you take in? Your brain does need glucose, but in the form of complex carbs which are released slowly. When your brain is working optimally, it uses sugar quickly for fuel. If your glucose levels run low, your brain function slows way down causing you to feel tired and foggy. Do yourself a big favor and eat fruit, use cinnamon, cloves, ginger, carob, vanilla bean, and some organic extracts for those sweet flavors you crave. Being healthy is a true gift you give yourself.

 

Here's a comprehensive article on "How Sugar Harms Your BrainHealth and Drives Alzheimer's Epidemic" from Healthinfocus.net.

 

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How yo-yo dieting and calorie restrictions could be hurting your IQ

How yo-yo dieting and calorie restrictions could be hurting your IQ | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Not only are dieters prone to post-diet weight gain, but intense calorie-restricted and yo-yo diets produce cognitive strain and neurotoxicity that may actually make you dumb
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Cooked Versus Raw: Some Veggies Like the Heat

Cooked Versus Raw: Some Veggies Like the Heat | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Talk to raw-food advocates and they’ll insist that food is most nutritious if it never hits temperatures above 116 degrees. However, the theory that vegetables are healthier raw isn’t always true.
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Juicing: Stupid and Pretentious or Nourishing and Enlightening?

Juicing: Stupid and Pretentious or Nourishing and Enlightening? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
I typically don't like to get involved in religious debates, but I find the current green juice frenzy way too amusing to resist throwing in my own $0.02.
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Report: Majority Of Earth’s Potable Water Trapped In Coca-Cola Products

Report: Majority Of Earth’s Potable Water Trapped In Coca-Cola Products | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
CORVALLIS, OR—Fueling humanitarian concerns over the vitalresource’sscarcity in many parts of the world, a report published Wednesday by researchers at Oregon State University has found that 68 percent of the earth’s supply of potable...

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“Our own country has enough water in its Vanilla Coke Zero to fill Lake Michigan, but in its current state that water is useless to us" 

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The FDA's phony nutrition science: How Big Food and Agriculture trumps real ... - Salon

The FDA's phony nutrition science: How Big Food and Agriculture trumps real ... - Salon | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Sugar and corn syrup have been pumped into the food chain, causing a dramatic increase in illnesses. Here's why
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Brown Rice: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts - Live Science

Brown Rice: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts - Live Science | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Brown rice is a highly nutritious grain. It is good for the heart, aids digestion and may reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes and high cholesterol.
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10 Foods for Healthy Kidneys

10 Foods for Healthy Kidneys | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
If you have kidney problems, or you simply want to protect your health, you should include in your diet foods that are rich in antioxidants and protect the health of the kidneys.

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Red pepper, cabbage and apples are just some of the foods that have a beneficial effect on the kidney function.

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Boost Your Immune System With Fermented Vegetables » EcoWatch

Boost Your Immune System With Fermented Vegetables » EcoWatch | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Want to boost your immune system, increase the nutrient content in your food, improve your

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Are you eating fermented foods?  The Chinese have eaten fermented cabbage for more than 6,000 years and in many Asian countries people make their own fermented cultured veggies as in carrots, eggplant, turnips, and cucumbers. Koreans love the dish known a kimchi, a spicy hot fermented condiment of cabbage and other veggies.  All fermented food contains active bacteria cultures that are beneficial to your immune system. Did you know that fermented foods are much easier for your body to digest thereby giving you more energy as your body doesn't have to work so hard in breaking them down.

 

Health Tips:  Have you tried organic miso? (Miso is made from soybeans) Choose organic to reduce pesticides. You have to try this delicious spicy (as you choose) recipe. Stir fry  or steam thin slices of red cabbage and greens of your choice in coconut oil, add 1/2 tsp to 1 or more TBSP of organic Miso (found in Asian markets and some healthy markets). You can eat as a veggie dish or add filtered water and seasonings/herbs and eat as a soup with gluten free noodles. Nourishing goodness for your body's health.

 

Here's a very comprehensive article on "Boost Your Immune System with Fermented Vegetables" from EcoWatch by Kaare Melby fro Organic Consumers Association.

 

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Nutrition News: Dining Out Risks, When to Eat, and How Healthy is Your Snack ... - Healthy Eats (blog)

Nutrition News: Dining Out Risks, When to Eat, and How Healthy is Your Snack ... - Healthy Eats (blog) | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Get the latest health trends and nutrition news from Food Network.
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Vegan vs. Vegetarian Diets: How Each Will Impact Your Health - Medical Daily

Vegan vs. Vegetarian Diets: How Each Will Impact Your Health - Medical Daily | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
We break down the difference between vegan and vegetarian diets.
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Why the FDA doesn't really know what's in your food

Why the FDA doesn't really know what's in your food | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
The government has left it to companies to decide whether new food additives are safe.

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Great video and article about food additives 

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Top 25 Vitamin E Rich Foods

Top 25 Vitamin E Rich Foods | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Vitamin E plays a pivotal role in huan body functions. Here we have listed 25 of the best vitamin e rich foods that will ensure that you intake the required amounts daily.
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Wisdom Wednesday: Moderation is for Suckers

Wisdom Wednesday: Moderation is for Suckers | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
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Moderation might be the most overused word in the entire nutrition universe.
I know, I know. You like the idea of not restricting yourself and being able to eat anything you want so long as it’s not “too much.”
It sounds healthy.
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Stress eating helps, when they're these superfoods - CNN

Stress eating helps, when they're these superfoods - CNN | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Here, 12 foods to reach for when you've just about had enough.
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Health food expert Dr Joseph E. Pizzorno on toxins and modern diet

Health food expert Dr Joseph E. Pizzorno on toxins and modern diet | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Newtheoriespropose a connection between toxin levels in our modern diet and obesity.

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7 Nutrition Mistakes That Make You Hungry - WorldLifestyle

7 Nutrition Mistakes That Make You Hungry - WorldLifestyle | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
An apple mid-day won’t keep hunger away — here's what to eat instead
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10 Ways To Balance Hormones Naturally - DrAxe.com

10 Ways To Balance Hormones Naturally - DrAxe.com | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
If you want to balance hormones naturally you should consider consuming coconut oil, avocados, hemp seeds, tulsi tea, and supplementing with ashwaghanda and
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10 Foods That Fight Inflammation

10 Foods That Fight Inflammation | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Chronic inflammation is a common thread among a wide spread ofconditions like stroke, cancer, obesity, Alzheimer's, heart disease, arthritis and depression, according to Men's Journal.

Not all sources of inflammation are entirely preventable: As...

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, April 14, 6:12 PM

the amount you need is not mentioned- you would have to eat a bushel of cherries for the antiinflammatory effect!