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Healthy Smoothie Recipes (That Your Kids Will Love)

Healthy Smoothie Recipes (That Your Kids Will Love) | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Give your kids a healthy (and tasty!) snack by whipping up these colorful fruit smothies. (RT @parenting: Blend up breakfast! 3 sweet sips that help sneak in fruits (and vegetables!
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11 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Bananas

11 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Bananas | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Bananas are healthy and delicious, and contain many essential nutrients. Bananas are rich in a fiber called pectin. Bananas contain a fair amount of fiber

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, February 7, 8:39 PM

Did you know that not everything you read about bananas is true? Say hello to the food manufacturers again and their over the top marketing.

 

Yes, bananas are a fun fruit to eat and when added to recipes, make them creamy. However, yellow bananas are not high in antioxidants and potassium as most people erroneously believe. Wild dark bananas are great sources of both.

 

When humans lived in the hunter-gatherer time and ate mostly plants, people ate 10,000 mg of potassium daily. Today, less than 2% of people in the U.S. are lucky to get about 3,000 mg daily. The recommended minimum requirement is 4,700 mg daily. This information comes from Dr Michael Greger, www.nutritionfacts.org  "According to the current USDA database, bananas don't even make the list of the top thousand foods with the highest level of potassium. They come in at number, 1,611, right after Reese's Pieces".

 

Health Tips:  If you, like this subscriber does, enjoy bananas, then eat them. However, eat a wide variety of other fruit and different plant based real whole food sources. Plants are your best source of antioxidants and potassium.

 

Potassium is important for your heart health. Every cell in your body requires this mineral, and you need to get it from the food you consume. Potassium is needed for both heart disease and stroke.

 

Top sources of potassium rich foods are greens, beans, and sweet potatoes. 

 

Read more about "11 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Bananas" from www.ecowatch.com by adda Bjarnadottir, Authority Nutrition.

 

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Managing obesity takes more than individual willpower - Star2.com

Managing obesity takes more than individual willpower - Star2.com | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
The problem of eating too much and unhealthily requires government and industry willpower as well.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, February 8, 3:21 PM

“I think our overall conclusion at the moment – and there’s plenty of evidence we still need to collect – is that the way the food industry is set up at the moment, it seems to be putting profit before public health."

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12 Antioxidant-Rich Foods to Boost Your Immune System

12 Antioxidant-Rich Foods to Boost Your Immune System | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Did you know that Antioxidants found in foods protect your cells from the effects of free radicals? They also help reduce an overabundance of inflammation in your body.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, February 8, 4:10 PM

Are you eating as many vibrant dark pigmented greens, veggies,  and fruits each day to amp up your antioxidant levels? Antioxidants, you now know fight free radicals which cause inflammation in your body. Inflammation is no longer the silent killer as more of you are waking up to its role as the driver of chronic disease, cancer, and dementia.

 

Health tips: Dark greens and berries are by far the very best plants to put out the systemic inflammation. Eat a variety of rainbow colored produce every day. Remember, sharp colors and flavors are the beneficial antioxidants.

 

Bright red tomatoes, watermelon, and pink grapefruit are rich in the antioxidant lycopene, which appears to slow the growth of cancer cells. Leafy greens, like Swiss chard, spinach, and turnip greens are good sources for vitamin E and zeaxanthin, two  antioxidants that have been shown to relieve arthritis pain, when combined with foods rich in vitamin C. The research found that adding these to your food regimen provides relief that is as effective as taking NSAIDS.

 

Read more about "12 Antioxidant-Rich Foods to Boost Your Immune System" from www.eatlocalgrown.com 

 

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5 Things No One Tells You About Running as You Get Older

5 Things No One Tells You About Running as You Get Older | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
This article was originally published on Prevention.com. * * * Even if you’ve never had the urge to lace up a pair of running shoes, you can’t help but feel inspired by 42-year-old Deena Kastor. This fall, she’ll return to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon—a race she won a decade ago—aiming to run 26.2 miles faster than any American woman age 40 or older ever has.

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Are We Oversimplifying the Sugar Debate?

Are We Oversimplifying the Sugar Debate? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
A recent study published in The Lancet, appropriately titled "Obesity: we need to move beyond sugar," argues solving the obesity crisis demands more than simply slapping a tax on the sweet stuff.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, February 1, 2:16 PM

"The goal of sugar reduction by introducing a sugar tax is a small step in the right direction," they write. "Nevertheless, it should not distract us from the need for far deeper and broader measures."

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19 Ways to Give Up Sugar

19 Ways to Give Up Sugar | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Bye-bye, sugar belly! 19 ways you can give up refined stuff, such as high-fructose corn syrup, that sneaks into everything from ketchup to coffee creamers.
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12 Fish You Should NEVER Eat

12 Fish You Should NEVER Eat | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Sometimes the easiest way to decipher seafood guidelines is in knowing what NOT to eat.
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"What Are THE MOST Nutritious Foods?" Review

"What Are THE MOST Nutritious Foods?" Review | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

It's the start of a new year and you're overwhelmed with endless weight loss information of about what to eat. How do you know what's credible? Check out this recent article "What Are THE MOST Nutritious Foods?" from Livestong.com. It'll provide the foundation for your weight loss grocery list.


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5 High-Fiber Foods for Weight Loss

5 High-Fiber Foods for Weight Loss | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Fiber: We all know it’s important, but most people don’t get enough of it. Fiber helps with digestion and overall health... plus, it makes you feel full. Here are five delicious ways to get your fix!
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A Beginner’s Guide to Mindful Eating

A Beginner’s Guide to Mindful Eating | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Mindful eating is based on mindfulness, a Buddhist concept. It has been shown to cause weight loss, reduce binge eating and help you feel better. Depression
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WebMD — the Latest Shill for Monsanto

WebMD — the Latest Shill for Monsanto | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
WebMD is the most visited health site on the web. While the general belief is that it's a trustworthy source of "independent and objective" health information, it's become quite clear that WebMD is a shill, using its influence to primarily promote corporate-backed health strategies and products. Partnerships and sponsorships color WebMD's recommendations across the board, and "passive" promotion techniques, where advertisements are designed to look more like editorials, have become commonplace.
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Eating healthier fats could reduce heart disease deaths worldwide

Eating healthier fats could reduce heart disease deaths worldwide | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Eating healthier fats could save more than a million people internationally from dying from heart disease, and the types of diet changes needed differ greatly between countries, according to new research in Journal of the ...

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Sneaky sugar: Where added sugar lurks in your diet

Sneaky sugar: Where added sugar lurks in your diet | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

When the federal government finally recommended a daily limit on added sugar in its 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released earlier this month, it joined a growing chorus of health experts, dessert-denying CrossFitters and the generally carb-averse. Added sugar — any sweetener introduced during processing or cooking — is found in 74 percent of packaged foods, but it’s incredibly difficult to track.


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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, January 21, 3:08 PM

This article does a great job of illustrating where sugar is hiding in processed food and how to deduce how much added sugar is in a food.

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Unexpected insights, correlations and stats from health tracking companies

Unexpected insights, correlations and stats from health tracking companies | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Health tracking apps and devices offer consumers the ability to track an increasing number of relevant metrics. Over the years a number of the companies behind them, especially the ones with larger user bases, have released their own insights based on interesting correlations in the data sets they've collected. For example, just last week, Runkeeper Director of Marketing tweeted a link to a post titled “Android runners are male, Russian, goal-setting night owls.” But these sorts of datainightsstories have been a staple for many years now.

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Sweet seduction: Six stories of sugar

Sweet seduction: Six stories of sugar | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Is sugar the new tobacco? It depends on who you talk to.

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"Sugar – or rather fructose, which makes up half of table sugar – works like a drug. Except this drug is in every home, service station, school, hospital, and supermarket."  This article explores whether our reaction to sugar is just another fad or a step forward for mankind.

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7 Foods That Keep You From Overeating

7 Foods That Keep You From Overeating | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
There are foods we can enjoy that prevent us from overeating. For example, avocados help suppress appetite. Avocados eaten in moderation can help regulate

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, January 31, 8:33 PM

Did you know that consuming plant based real whole nutrient dense food will keep you satisfied for hours? Drink filtered water between meals which will keep you hydrated and fill you up.

 

Health Tips:  If you need to eat between meals, choose raw organic veggies/fruit and slather on organic nut butters, hummus, miso dressing (tahini, lemon juice, chickpea miso), cookie dough spread (cooked organic garbanzo beans, organic peanut butter, grade B maple syrup, and raw carob or cacao), or your fave dip.

 

Another consideration is any single or combo of sprouted lentils, beans, quinoa, buckwheat, arugula, broccoli, pea shoots, sunflower, and radish. Sprouted foods have 10 to 30% more protein than mature plants and will fill you up for hours.

 

Read more about "7 Foods That Keep You From Overeating" from www.ecothwatch.com by Alex A. Kecskes, Care2.

 

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When you think about it, this makes sense. High protein + high fiber = feeling full. 

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Zinc Benefits Play an Important Role in Heart Health

Zinc Benefits Play an Important Role in Heart Health | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

Zinc, an essential trace mineral, is perhaps most widely known for its role in immune system health, as a zinc deficiency is associated with increased colds and flu.


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The Avocado: Health Benefits Every Athlete Should Know

The Avocado: Health Benefits Every Athlete Should Know | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
STACK Expert Jennifer Dietrich enthusiastically sets forth the health benefits of 'nature's mayo.'
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Here is why Aspartame is the Most Dangerous Substance Added to our Food Supply.

Here is why Aspartame is the Most Dangerous Substance Added to our Food Supply. | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Here is the reason why Aspartame (and other artificial sweeteners) can make you sick and diabetic.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, January 26, 7:58 PM

Did you know that artificial sweeteners as well as sugar, fructose, and hidden sugars found in highly refined processed non food cause inflammation and chronic diseases? These are all sweet poisons which are addictive at high levels of consumption. 

 

From this new study published in 2014, comes the research that  found that "depending on your gut microbes , you are either able to handle artificial sweeteners, or you react to them in a negative way".  The view that the artificial sweeteners couldn't be digested has radically changed.

 

Health Tips:  Liquid Stevia is a far better replacement for your beverages. Use small amounts of organic grade B maple syrup and dried fruits for your homemade nutrient dense desserts. Or just eat a few pieces of organic fruit.

 

Read more about "Here is How artificial Sweeteners Can Make You Sick and diabetic" from www.healthyandnaturalworld.com 

 

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Why do people put on differing amounts of weight? - BBC News

Why do people put on differing amounts of weight? - BBC News | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Foods that make some of us put on weight can have little effect on others, according to research.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, January 27, 2:05 PM

Israeli researchers are proving there is no such thing as a high glycemic index food or a low glycemic index food. Glycemic index seems to be a personal variation.

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15 Best Foods for Detoxing Your Body

15 Best Foods for Detoxing Your Body | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Help ward off the harmful effects of pollution, food additives, second-hand smoke and other toxins with delicious fruits, vegetables, nuts, oils and beans.
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6 Power Foods that Help Fight Cancer

6 Power Foods that Help Fight Cancer | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Here are six  foods that help fight cancer, from flaxseed lignans, to tomatoes, to garlic, to avocados, to cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage,

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, January 21, 7:18 PM

Did you know that dark green leafy veggies, alliums (garlic, onions), and cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, arugula,  Brussels sprouts) are three of the very best cancer fighting plant based real whole food ingredients that you you want to include in your weekly meal plans? Consuming any plant based real whole food rich in fiber, nutrient dense, and detoxifying will make a huge difference for your over all health.

 

Health Tips:  If you're relatively healthy and fit, and already eating plant based, you might want to consider eating two meals a day stretched out over six or more hours.  Eat an early lunch or brunch and then have your dinner later. You can fill up on filtered water when you wake until your first meal. then drink more filtered water between meals and a few hours before bedtime.

 

When you consume plant based ingredients, you're already getting all your antioxidants, vitamins, minerals which give you plenty of energy and help you feel lighter. These are the anti-inflammatory foods. If you want or feel you need to take supplements, you can always do so. Vitamin D, the B complex, and magnesium are recommended.

 

If you're still making changes to your food regimen, add more plant based ingredients and less of the animal based and processed food, which are pro-inflammatory.  You'll feel and look better.

 

Read more about "6 Power Foods That Help Fight Cancer" from www.ecowatch.com by Diana Herrington, Care2

 

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, January 23, 3:04 AM

The secret to best health and longest life is clear: eat right, eat well, and don't eat too much.

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Weekend binges just as bad for the gut as a regular junk food diet, study suggests

Weekend binges just as bad for the gut as a regular junk food diet, study suggests | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and bingeing on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of junk, new UNSW research suggests.

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Changing Your Diet, For Life

Changing Your Diet, For Life | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

The federal government released new dietary guidelines this month, suggesting a big reduction in the intake of sugar for most Americans. You can forgive Dr. Robert H. Lustig if he says "I told you so." 

 

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, January 21, 2:22 PM

Dr. Lustig explains how processed food isn't food at all. Processed food is high in sugar and low in fiber. What we need is a low-sugar, high-fiber diet, or in other words, real food.

Eben Lenderking's curator insight, January 22, 3:04 AM

We are what we eat after all.