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The Sneaky Chefs 7 Tips to Get Kids Eating Healthy - Kids Health Center - Everyday Health

The Sneaky Chefs 7 Tips to Get Kids Eating Healthy - Kids Health Center - Everyday Health | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Having trouble feeding your children healthy foods? The Sneaky Chef Missy Chase Lapine has some tips to get your little ones the nutrition they need.
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Weight Loss Watermelon Gazpacho

Weight Loss Watermelon Gazpacho | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

Too hot for soup? Not for this cold and refreshing watermelon gazpacho!
When Sammy made this weight loss recipe two weeks ago I couldn't eat
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FDA says consumers should have more details about ‘added sugars’ in foods

FDA says consumers should have more details about ‘added sugars’ in foods | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
FDA moves forward with controversial proposal to include "added sugars" on new Nutrition Facts label.
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Why everyone who is sure about their food philosophy is wrong

Why everyone who is sure about their food philosophy is wrong | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
UNEARTHED | There is no one principle that can reliably guide all our decisions. Trade-offs abound.

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A good reminder that we make compromises every day and can try to be thoughtful about them.

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Why Is the Federal Government Afraid of Fat?

Why Is the Federal Government Afraid of Fat? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Despite a growing body of evidence in favor of fat in our diets, government policy continues to press against it.

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The fear of fat has made us fat!

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When You Eat Just 3 Tablespoons of These Seeds – This will Happen to You

When You Eat Just 3 Tablespoons of These Seeds – This will Happen to You | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Eat only 3 tablespoons of these seeds and 8 things will happen to you

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, July 27, 9:56 PM

Are you eating seeds as well as nuts everyday?  Pumpkin seeds as well as sunflower seeds are rich in folate, one of the essential B vitamins. Folate is the one most closely associated with mood and depression. Doctors have known for a long time that people with a form of anemia caused by low folate often suffer from depression. Folate is used by your body to manufacture a variety of chemicals that keep nerves healthy and repairs damage to DNA within nerves.

 

Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are also high in essential fatty acids, so eat them for healthy snacks in place of packaged snacks. Work pumpkin seeds into your meals everyday as they are a high fiber food and fill you up.

 

Did you know that pumpkin seeds are among the richest sources of magnesium, a mineral that improves the metabolic efficiency of heart cells and relieves chest pain and other symptoms of angina?

 

Pumpkin seeds also are cancer fighters through the action of two of their plant nutrients. And pumpkin seeds contain zinc which is another key player related to cancer.

 

Health Tips:  Eat pumpkin seeds for your heart, your brain, your nervous system, and your bones. Pumpkin seeds as well as sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and flaxseeds contain healthful polyunsaturated fats along with vitamins, protein, and minerals like magnesium and vitamin E which are vital for healthy brain  function. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, nuts, and leafy greens protect your bones being good sources of magnesium.

 

It's best to soak both raw organic seeds and nuts to remove phytic acid, which is a naturally occurring inhibitor of mineral absorption. soaking also breaks down some of the hard to digest proteins in these foods. Soak for about 8-24 hours in warm filtered water. You can then use your dehydrator to dry them on a low setting or roast in oven for about 10-15 minutes, checking frequently so they don't burn.

 

You can make pumpkin seed butter same as you do for nut butters. You may want to add a little less coconut oil for lubrication. Some seeds don't need any oil. You'll have to play with it.

 

Here's an information packed article on "8 Healthy Reasons to Eat Pumpkin Seeds Every Day" from HealthyandNaturalWorld

 

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Healthy Tips For Preparing and Eating Tomatoes

Healthy Tips For Preparing and Eating Tomatoes | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Tomatoes are divinely delicious and great for our health!  They help us burn fat, reduce the risk of heart and cancer and can cause our skin and hair to
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Food As Medicine: Treating High Cholesterol With Whole Foods

Food As Medicine: Treating High Cholesterol With Whole Foods | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

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A great read for those at risk for developing cardiovascular disease

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Is a maple syrup a healthy sweetener? - I Quit Sugar

Is a maple syrup a healthy sweetener? - I Quit Sugar | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Can you really have your pancake and eat it too? We reveal the bittersweet truth on maple syrup.

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A friendly reminder about maple syrup...

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According to this article, its 40% fructose, the same stuff that rots teeth.

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Superfood Review: The Avocado

Superfood Review: The Avocado | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Avocado is garnering some pretty outrageous claims on the internet. Whether you love them, hate them, or are completely oblivious to them and want to know more - read on to get the low-down on Avocado.

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Marty Roddy's curator insight, July 26, 9:58 PM

MORE THAN Guacamole

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Everything You Didn’t Know About Orange Juice

Everything You Didn’t Know About Orange Juice | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
When the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the Stanley Cup, Florida politicians had to make good on their promise to send orange juice to the Windy City. Which got us thinking: Was it "not from concentrate" OJ? Low pulp? Reduced sugar? Extra calcium? There seems to be an orange juice to suit every taste. While Americans have been buying and drinking less and less orange juice for more than...
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Tips for Choosing a Nutrient-Rich Diet

Tips for Choosing a Nutrient-Rich Diet | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Because nutrient-rich foods are familiar, easy to find and represent the five basic food groups, achieving balance and building a healthier diet can be simple and stress-free.
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13 Reasons to Avoid Pesticides

13 Reasons to Avoid Pesticides | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Check out Naturally Savvy's top reasons to avoid pesticides and save your health.

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Why is it a good idea to avoid pesticides?  Pesticides are lab engineered chemicals designed to halt, thwart, and ultimately kill the progression of pests, insects which land on food crops, farms, play areas, parks, forests, yards, gardens, neighborhoods, and golf courses. Most of the man made chemical toxins have not been tested for short or long term exposure related to health implications.  Yet each year, newer pesticides are created and enter the environment.

 

Every person in this country even newborns have been exposed to a dizzying multitude of chemicals, pesticides, toxins since the day they were born. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are at least 1,000 toxic chemicals that deserve attention which they're not getting. American citizens have no assurances at this time that the most dangerous chemicals will be regulated or banned in a timely manner.

 

Chemical safety reform doesn't  seem to be a top priority for the U.S. Congress. The herbicide 2,4-D from Dow chemical has been labeled "possibly carcinogenic to humans". This was the decision by an organization of the world's leading cancer experts. The government recently approved this toxic chemical for use on genetically engineered (GMO) crops. According to Mary Ellen Kustin, Senior Policy Analyst for Environmental working group (EWG), "we have known for decades that 2,4-D is harmful to the environment and human health, especially for the farmers and farm workers applying these chemicals to crops".

 

Exposure to 2,4-D has been associated with a higher risk for Parkinson's Disease, immune system problems, and hypothyroidism.  Glyphosate, the most commonly used herbicide in the U.S. and an ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, on 1,500 endangered species is slated to finally be studied by the EPA for the next five years.

 

Health Tips:  Buy organic and/or certified organic real whole plant based foods and grow your own produce. Be a health activist for your family in regard to environmental toxins, pesticides, chemicals, herbicides, fungicides, air and water quality. 

 

Also be an environmental activist signing petitions, writing or calling your Congress person. You and your family's health and well being is most important and it's time for Congress and the government to start paying  attention to the American public and not to corporate interests and lobbyists.

 

Follow groups like EWG,  Center for Food Safety,  Institute for Responsible Technology, Food and water Watch.

 

Here's an excellent article on "13 Reasons to Avoid Pesticides" from NaturalSavvy.com by Deborah Mitchell

 

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15 Mason Jar Salads That Will Transform Your Lunchtime

15 Mason Jar Salads That Will Transform Your Lunchtime | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
A crisp, crunchy salad makes the perfect lunch, but here's a secret: packing your meal in a mason jar actually makes it taste better. Why, you ask? Layering your favorite mix-ins and dressings helps keep your meal from getting soggy ahead of time. It's no matter if you prefer a hearty and sweet salad with grains or a refreshing mix that features the flavors of zesty guacamole; these 15 recipes will help you step up your lunches (or dinners) for good. - Additional reporting by Nicole Perry
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12 Healthy Eating Hacks for People Who Don't Have Time

12 Healthy Eating Hacks for People Who Don't Have Time | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
12 Healthy Eating Hacks for People Who Don't Have Time
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Healthy eating: Food for thought

Healthy eating: Food for thought | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
“The New York Times” reports that for the first time in nearly 40 years Americans are finally eating less and calorie consumption is on the decline. Rev. Sharpton has more on the good news.
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Alkaline Water: The Pros and Cons of Drinking It

Alkaline Water: The Pros and Cons of Drinking It | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Alkaline. We hear this word a lot when it comes to healthy eating, and we told you that Kate Hudson is one of many celebs who swear by an alkaline diet. An alkaline diet (which, among other things, includes plenty of greens and limited acidic foods) can help keep your waist in check and your body less prone to disease by maintaining an alkaline (higher pH level) in your blood. So it's not entirely surprising that alkaline water is currently the hottest thing to hit supermarket shelves in a long

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The key is to drink alkaline water only between meals. Drinking it with meals will slow down digestion.

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Keeping It Real: Putting the Science into Action

Keeping It Real: Putting the Science into Action | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
To reverse childhood obesity and end type 2 diabetes.

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Did you miss our first Keeping It Real webinar? Check out Luci Gabel's recap here!

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18 Make-Ahead Meals And Snacks To Eat Healthy Without Even Trying

18 Make-Ahead Meals And Snacks To Eat Healthy Without Even Trying | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Cook once, eat for a week.
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Sugary Drinks Tied to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Sugary Drinks Tied to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
If you're still clinging to soda pop despite all odds, new research has just given you one more reason to can it once and for all. That's because striking new data has linked sugary drinks and artificially sweetened drinks directly with increased cases of Type 2 Diabetes.
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Obesity season? Kids' health habits take summer break

Obesity season? Kids' health habits take summer break | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Children's eating and TV-watching habits take an unhealthy turn over summer vacation

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Don't let this summer become "obesity season" for your children!

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7 Scary Things That Dehydration Does To Your Body - Plus 10 Super-Hydrating Foods For Rapid Recovery

7 Scary Things That Dehydration Does To Your Body - Plus 10 Super-Hydrating Foods For Rapid Recovery | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Are you staying hydrated? Athletic performance can decrease by 20–30% if you lose as little as 4% of your water. 9-12% can be fatal. [readmore]

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Are you staying hydrated throughout your day? Your brain is  composed of mostly water and needs good hydration. Did you know that even slight dehydration increases your body's stress hormones? When this happens, you get irritable and can't think as well. Increased levels of stress hormones over time, are associated with memory problems and obesity. Did you know that dehydration makes your skin look older and more wrinkled? 

 

Filtered or pure spring water helps cleanse your body of impurities and toxins, providing you're not getting an overload of toxins in your system. Most people in the U.S. spend their days in a state of mild dehydration without enough fluid in their circulatory system. This can deplete blood flow to vital organs, including your brain. Are you aware that depletion of blood flow means more fatigue? 

 

Did you know that dehydration is one of the main causes of constipation? When you eat plant based foods which contain fiber, you'll want to drink more filtered water. Water adds bulk to your stools and increases the fluid in your large intestine, softening bowel movements for easier elimination.  

 

Health Tips: Drink filtered water by sipping throughout your day. A good idea that is recommended is to drink one half or 50% of your body weight. So if you weigh, 130 pounds, drink 65 ounces of filtered water. Remember that about 20% can come from high water content produce. If your sweaty/perspiring, you'll need to drink more water to make up for the lost fluids. 

 

Begin your day with a glass or two of filtered water with lemon/lime or a pinch of organic pink sea salt which contains minerals. This is a good way to rehydrate after a night's full sleep.

 

Foods high in water content: cucumber, zucchini, cauliflower, watermelon,  other melons, tomato, celery, grapefruit,  and strawberries.

 

Here's an information packed article with neat info graphic on "7 Scary Things That Dehydration Does to Your Body - Plus 10 Super Hydrating Foods For Rapid Recovery" from herbs-info.com

 

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What is the IRN's daily sugar recommendation?

What is the IRN's daily sugar recommendation? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

The less, the better.


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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, July 24, 12:22 AM

You ask, we answer: what is the IRN's recommendation for daily sugar intake?

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High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk, Even Without Obesity

High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk, Even Without Obesity | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Daily sugary drink tied to 13 percent increased risk over a decade, study finds

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, July 24, 12:13 AM

Even thin people can develop type 2 diabetes with high soda consumption! We call this "TOFI" (thin on the outside, fat on the inside).