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Why a High-Protein Diet in Middle Age May Increase Risk of Death ... - National Geographic

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#Diet vs. #Exercise: What’s More Important?

#Diet vs. #Exercise: What’s More Important? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
The huge costs of medical care and medical insurance could be dramatically reduced if people understood the importance of fitness and normal weight.
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3 Reasons #Eating With The #Seasons Is Better For Your Body

There are wonderful benefits to aligning your eating with the seasons!

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, June 25, 10:26 AM

Did you know that when you buy food in season,you are getting the freshest ingredients, the most nutrients, and food that aligns with your body’s own needs? Local food from your area has a low carbon footprint compared to food that is flown and trucked in. Food that is picked unripe like fruit and other plant food may sit in a truck for a week before getting to your market. In a week, the food is already devoid of any of its nutrients, even organic.

 

Yes, it’s unfortunate that there are places in the U.S. that are considered food deserts. Planting your own garden will certainly help. Start a community garden as other cities have done. Petition your Congress person, your Governor, your Mayor to find ways to bring in healthy organic markets to your town. Run for office. It is the right of every person to have healthy nutritious food.

 

Health tips:  Grow your own raw living foods as in sprouts. You can order your supplies online from Dr Mercola, other sprout companies. Sprouts are nature’s best foods that keep on giving. Cut them, but leave the roots in the soil and they keep producing. You can grow sunflower shoots, pea shoots, broccoli sprouts, radish sprouts. You can also buy locally from an organic seed store. Many communities now have these stores or buy your seeds from online organic seed companies.  You want organic seeds. Legumes (lentils, peas, beans), nuts/seeds, ancient seed grains (quinoa, buckwheat, millet) can all be sprouted.

 

Sprouts have 10-30 times the protein nutrients of mature plants. It’s the best bang for your buck.

 

Read more about “Three reasons Eating With the Seasons is Better For Your body” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Jen Unruh.

 

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The growing #diet #divide between rich and poor in #America

The growing #diet #divide between rich and poor in #America | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Much like our politics and our incomes, the way Americans eat is becoming more and more divided into high and low income groups.

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Fewer than 2 percent of Americans consume the "ideal" diet and “almost twice as many people at low incomes have poor diets compared to people at the highest income level,” said Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian. 

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Five #Surprising #Facts You Never Knew About #Aspartame Chemical...

Five #Surprising #Facts You Never Knew About #Aspartame Chemical... | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Live Free Live Natural by Cecil Iscool (Via NaturalNews | Jonathan Benson) The controversy surrounding one of the world’s most popula

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Did you know that aspartame, the artificial sweetener that is harmful for your body and brain was approved by the FDA even while knowing it was unsafe for human consumption? Time and time again this agency approves substances that are suspect and often untested, ingredients that are many times banned in other countries, yet given the green light in the U.S. The FDA works hand in hand with the pharmaceutical companies to your detriment.

 

Aspartame is a known neurotoxin, chemical sweetener that been shown to cause detrimental changes within your brain and your gut.  Aspartame affects your brain, appetite, micro biome, and increases the risk for Diabetes. When you change the balance of your gut and your food/beverages; this affects your blood sugar, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. This information from Dr David Perlmutter.

 

Health Tips:  Ditch your diet soda habit, whether you're a youngster or a young at heart elder. The so called ingredients in these beverages are addictive, can produce weight gain, dehydrate your skin, and cause chronic diseases. Need anymore reasons?

 

Learn to love water, the lifeblood for your body. Drink filtered water,  drink green tea which is rich in antioxidants, drink hibiscus tea which helps your arteries, drink filtered water with a few drops of liquid organic Stevia. or a lemon/lime slice. Drink throughout your day. Both your body and brain need water.

 

Always do your own due diligence when buying ultra processed so called food/beverages.. Read the label and if you can’t read the words and pronounce them, then don’t buy them because they’re toxic chemicals which put you and your body into a metabolic disaster, causing major health issues and chronic diseases. And with these poisonous ingredients there is no moderation.

 

Read more about “Five Surprising Facts You Never Knew About Aspartame Chemical Sweetener” from www.enlightened-consciousness.com by Yvonne Holterman.

 

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How #Antioxidants Can Help #Fight #Depression

How #Antioxidants Can Help #Fight #Depression | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
A healthy diet comprised of a high intake of fruits and vegetables is rich in antioxidants and may dampen the effects of oxidative stress on mental health.
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"The 10 #Dirtiest #Foods You're Eating" Review

"The 10 #Dirtiest #Foods You're Eating" Review | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

After reading this list, I realized how unsafe my kitchen really is. Without a doubt, Sammy and I have to change our approach starting TODAY! Take a look and see what you need to change too.


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Dr. Mark Hyman: 7 #Ways to Achieve #Optimal #Brain #Health

Dr. Mark Hyman: 7 #Ways to Achieve #Optimal #Brain #Health | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Many of us get too little good food, nutrients, light, air, water, rest, sleep, rhythm, exercise, community, love, meaning and purpose. We’re exposed to far
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Why this #start-up wants to put #vegetables you’ve never heard of on your #dinner #table

Why this #start-up wants to put #vegetables you’ve never heard of on your #dinner #table | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Meal-kit service Blue Apron is gambling it can crack the online grocery business by returning to the farm.
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Meet the one big #ag #company no longer playing #chicken with #antibiotics

Meet the one big #ag #company no longer playing #chicken with #antibiotics | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
And the inside story of one company confronting its role in creating dangerous superbugs.
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15 #Easy #Ways to Reduce Your #Carbohydrate #Intake

15 #Easy #Ways to Reduce Your #Carbohydrate #Intake | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Eating fewer carbs can provide major health benefits, but not everyone knows how to start. Here are 15 easy ways to reduce your carb intake.
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Should we still be choosing #fat-free over #full-fat products?

Should we still be choosing #fat-free over #full-fat products? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
What's the deal with fat in our foods and drinks? Should we avoid it?
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Is #Sugar Really #Bad for You?

Is #Sugar Really #Bad for You? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
New food labels will require manufacturers to list the added sugars in foods. But is the sugar added to foods really more harmful than the sugars found naturally in foods?

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Anahad O'Connor explains sugar.

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Why #Coconut #Oil is Good for Your #Teeth

Why #Coconut #Oil is Good for Your #Teeth | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Coconut oil has long been claimed to clean your teeth and improve dental health. This article explains why coconut oil is good for your teeth.
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Drink More Water...#Infused #Water Benefit

Drink More Water...#Infused #Water Benefit | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
With these Infused Waters the amount of sugar and calories is negligible, it’s called an infusion for a reason. You’re infusing the water with flavors.

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10 Sneaky Sources of Mold in Your Diet

10 Sneaky Sources of Mold in Your Diet | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
The fruits, vegetables, and pantry items that fill your home and kitchen with mold.
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High-Sugar #Foods May Affect #Eyesight

High-Sugar #Foods May Affect #Eyesight | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Carbs High on the Glycemic Index May Increase Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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People with the diets highest on the glycemic index were the most likely to have advanced [age-related macular degeneration] in at least one eye.

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Easy, Quick and Juicy Beetroot Salad

Easy, Quick and Juicy Beetroot Salad | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Beetroot contains a small amount of caloriesand a high percentage of good carbohydrates and minerals. So, try this quick and juicy beetroot salad!

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27 'Health Foods' That Aren't Really All That Healthy

27 'Health Foods' That Aren't Really All That Healthy | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Are you a fan of health foods? Don’t put too much faith in the health-inducing properties of these 27 foodstuffs.
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Top 11 #Science-Based #Health #Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Top 11 #Science-Based #Health #Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with nutrients that can improve health and fight disease. Here are 11 health benefits of pumpkin seeds, backed by science.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, June 17, 9:58 AM

Did you know that pumpkin seeds are nutritional superstars tiny bundles of fiber containing a wide range of nutrients from magnesium to manganese to protein and zinc?  Fruits, vegetables, sprouts, nuts, and seeds contain an abundance of dietary fiber. Pumpkin seeds also contain plant sterols, high fiber, and are anti-inflammatory.

 

Pumpkin seeds are heart healthy, provide immune support as they are a rich source of zinc. Zinc helps your body with cell growth and division, sleep, mood, taste, smell, eye and skin health, insulin regulation, and men’s sexual function.

 

Pumpkin seeds as well as all raw nuts and seeds have an abundance of omega 3 fats. Pumpkin seeds are rich in ALA, which your body converts to EPA/DHA. You need all three.

 

Pumpkin seeds are known to be a good food source for men’s health. Research shows that both pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil are beneficial. Choose organic.

 

Health Tips:  Choose raw seeds to preserve the healthy fat. You can roast if you choose, but in a low setting for 10 or so minutes. Soaking raw seeds is beneficial to remove the phytic acid. You can then sprout, dry in a dehydrator. If you don’t have a dehydrator, use your oven on a very low setting. Best of all pumpkin seeds are delicious.

 

In place of junk carbs with no nutrients, opt for seeds and nuts for healthy snacks. Raw seeds make great additions to your salads, mains, green smoothies.

 

Read more about “11-Benefits-of-Pumpkin-Seeds” from www.authoritynutrition.com by MaryJane Brown, PhD, RD1.

 

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Can a #Mediterranean-type #diet protect you from #dementia? - Nutrition Action

Can a #Mediterranean-type #diet protect you from #dementia? - Nutrition Action | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
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Top 15 #Calcium-Rich #Foods (Many Are Non-Dairy)

Top 15 #Calcium-Rich #Foods (Many Are Non-Dairy) | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Calcium has many benefits, but most people aren't eating enough. Here is a list of 15 foods that are rich in calcium, many of which are non-dairy.
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Raise a cup -- of #coffee; #WHO no longer says it can cause cancer

Raise a cup -- of #coffee; #WHO no longer says it can cause cancer | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
For 15 years, coffee got a bad rap for possibly being a cause of cancer. After filtering though more than 1,000 studies, a panel reversed itself June 15, saying coffee is safe after all.
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Prescriptions for #Food: the #New #Medicine - HealthPopuli.com

Prescriptions for #Food: the #New #Medicine - HealthPopuli.com | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Hippocrates is often quoted as saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” While some researchers argue that Hippocrates knew the difference between ‘real’ medicine and clinical therapy, there’s no doubt he appreciated the social determinant of health and wellness that food was 1,000 years ago and continues to be today. Taking a page, or prescription note, from the good doctor’s Rx pad, food retailers, healthcare providers, local food banks, and State healthcare programs are working the food-as-medicine connection to bolster public health. One approach to food-as-medicine is promoting the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables — the Fruit-Vegetable Rx process, or FVRx, illustrated in the first diagram. This paradigm was conceived by Wholesome Wave, a not-for-profit that has a mission of getting fresh food to lower-income health citizens around the U.S. Wholesome Wave works with over 6,000 farmers throughout the U.S., has over 100 partners (hospitals, community health centers, and food hubs), and works with over 700 direct-to-consumer markets and retailers. The organization has incorporated behavioral economics into its approach with consumers, who can double SNAP foodstamp dollars by buying local, fresh food from participating farmers. Earlier this month, Wholesome Wave received a $500,000 grant from the USDA for bolstering fresh food access in Connecticut and Vermont. Washtenaw County, Michigan, sponsors the Prescription for Health program which connects patients who visit clinics in Chelsea, Milan and Ypsilanti to local farmers markets through health care providers. Providers write “prescriptions” for patients to eat more fruits and vegetables, redeemable at area’s farmers markets. Patients are given $10 tokens for fresh fruit and veg to be used over a 10-week period, for a total value of $100. Partners in the program are part of the St. Joseph Mercy health system and the University of Michigan health system, among other providers in the area. On the retailing front, Walgreens, the pharmacy chain, has been part of the FoodRx trend since 2012. The company provides coupons for healthy food and has worked in Metro Chicago since 2012 with the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center and area clinics, to bolster healthy food purchases among its shoppers. See the “Food Rx” prescription pad page with the message, “Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago.” Health Populi’s Hot Points:  Healthy food is a social determinant of health, and for consumers, food systems are local. But health policy is national and global, which public health professionals have recognized for decades. What proponents of these FoodRx programs are leveraging is the power of locally-grown food. Not only are logistics favorable for this tactic, but food sourced closer to home tends to be healthier, less processed, and more “whole.” Note the zero kilometers food movement in Italy, which I detailed here in Health Populi. The health of Italians in Italy tends to be among the most resilient on Planet Earth. Italians’ approach to food sourcing and eating is a key component of their longevity and long lives. May farmers’ market and locally-sourced food continue to proliferate in local health markets in the U.S. More chain grocers and big box stores are launching local food sourcing programs. By doing so, these food retailers are promoting health in their regions, and customer loyalty among those shoppers who are health engaged. That turns out to be 8 in 10 food shoppers, so adopting local food sourcing is not only a nice-to-do sales tactic to attract shoppers to stores. It’s a smart-to-do tactic, as well, from a business strategy point of view.
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#Cancer and #Sugar: Study Suggests a Link

#Cancer and #Sugar: Study Suggests a Link | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

People who reported daily consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks had a higher incidence of biliary tract cancer and gallbladder cancer, according to a new study.


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[T]hose who reported drinking two or more servings of soda or other sugary drinks per day had a greater risk of extrahepatic biliary tract cancer (hazard ratio 1.79, 95% CI 1.02-3.13) and of gallbladder cancer (HR 2.24, 95% CI 1.02-4.89) than did those who drank no soda at all after about 13 years.

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Virtually everything America has taught us about #breakfast is a #corporate #myth

Virtually everything America has taught us about #breakfast is a #corporate #myth | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
It's not even the most important meal of the day. Research guiding our eating habits is rife with confirmation bias
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