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The Top States For Healthy Eating And Exercise - Huffington Post

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Vermont residents have the rest of the country beat when it comes to healthy eating and exercise, according to a new Gallup-Healthways survey.
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McDonald's just recalled 1 million Chicken McNuggets for a super-gross reason

McDonald's just recalled 1 million Chicken McNuggets for a super-gross reason | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Sales drop in Japan after customers find find plastic, a tooth, and more.
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Yet another reason to eat real food

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5 Hot and Healthy Food Trends for 2015

5 Hot and Healthy Food Trends for 2015 | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
 byguest blogger Peggy Kotsopoulos, registered holistic nutritionist, culinary consultant, member of Team Vega, andauthorof Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health with Foods that Heal 2015 is just about in full swing!
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School cafeterias use technology to create healthy eating 'report card' - Medical Xpress

School cafeterias use technology to create healthy eating 'report card' - Medical Xpress | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Childhood obesity is a national issue and many communities have looked to their schools for help.
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10 Tips To Boost The Nutrient Density Of Your Meals

10 Tips To Boost The Nutrient Density Of Your Meals | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
In a world where we are constantly looking for tips and tricks to boost our energy, mood and productivity, we can't ignore nutrition. Rather than focusing on what to avoid in your diet, I like to

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The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Fill up on these to increase your intake of the essential nutrient.

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H2O Alkalizer's curator insight, January 20, 7:44 AM

Protein doesn't have to come from meat.

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Chinese Study Finds a Stunning Carcinogen Neutralizer - Healthy Holistic Living

Chinese Study Finds a Stunning Carcinogen Neutralizer - Healthy Holistic Living | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

"A diet of mostly whole, organically-grown foods is undoubtedly among the most effective ways to prevent disease and achieve optimal health, and sprouts may offer some of the highest levels of nutrition.    From my perspective, broccoli, watercress, and sunflower sprouts are foods that virtually everyone can and would benefit from growing  Adding these to your diet can go a long way toward improving your nutritional status--and it won't cost you much to grow them."


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A Guide to 'Good' & 'Bad' Carbs

A Guide to 'Good' & 'Bad' Carbs | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Carbs are misunderstood -- even blacklisted as the worst food you can ever eat if you want to lose weight. Paleo dieters go as far as believing we should

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, January 15, 3:44 PM

Carbs, are you confused yet? There's different health information concerning what are the best carbs to eat. Let's make it easy to understand., Carbs are found in many foods from unrefined veggies, fruit, whole grains, , legumes (beans peas, lentils), nuts, seeds,  to refined processed sugar, breads, flours, pasta, cakes, cookies, popcorn, potato chips, crackers, sodas, candy, sugared cereals,  sugared juices, sugared energy bars and all foods containing sugar, corn syrup, High Fructose corn syrup, fructose, or artificial sweeteners.  Eating foods as close to their natural state as in unrefined carbs is best. These type of carbs are called complex carbs. These are the good carbs your body requires to support tryptophan, an amino acid that boosts brain levels of serotonin, the feel good hormone that helps your brain maintain a better mood during your day. It's the fiber in complex carbs that makes them extremely beneficial for your body and you. The fiber in complex carbs slows the the rate at which these foods enter your bloodstream, supporting a steady supply of tryptophan and more stable levels of serotonin. Simple  carbs as in refined meaning the beneficial fiber has been stripped out, don't work this way and make conditions worse. Simple carbs require more insulin which puts excess glucose into your blood stream causing mood swings and inflammation/free radical damage which causes disease.

 

Health Tip:  If you're just beginning to eat healthier, make some smart choices to swap out unhealthy simple carbs for healthier complex carbs. Try to eat the same amount of carbs each day to keep your blood sugar on an even keel. Put more veggies on your plate, providing yourself with more nutrients and essential fiber. Have some healthy fat such as avocado, olive, coconut,  or walnut,  and sesame oil. Nut butter without added sugar is great on healthy crackers, on fruit, on homemade G.F. healthy breads. Here's some of the best sources for feel better complex carbs: all veggies, fresh or frozen, fruits, fresh or frozen, eat more veggies and less fruits; legumes, sweet potatoes, winter squash ,oats, ,and  nuts,.

 

Here's a great info graphic to use as "A guide to Good & Bad Carbs" from Greenliving by Diana Herrington.

 

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The Best Fruits for a Heart-Healthy Diet

The Best Fruits for a Heart-Healthy Diet | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Cholesterol itself isn’t bad, but when too much of the bad type (that's LDL, in case you forgot) builds up, it circulates through your blood and builds up on the walls of your heart. And since heart
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5 Healthy Eating Habits To Adopt This Year - Huffington Post

5 Healthy Eating Habits To Adopt This Year - Huffington Post | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD

Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm.

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Jonathan LEDGER's curator insight, January 14, 9:38 PM

New year is new changes.

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10 Bad Foods That Get a Healthy Rap - Protein Bars

10 Bad Foods That Get a Healthy Rap - Protein Bars | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
"Just because a bar has protein in it does not mean it's nutritious," says Melanie Warner, author of Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took...
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Ann-Cathrin Guertler's curator insight, January 16, 11:03 PM

Completely true. Also love that they included multi- versus whole- grains just like "Buying Bread 101" on nofreshmanfifteen.org. 

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10 Perfect Post-Workout Smoothies

10 Perfect Post-Workout Smoothies | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
10 Perfect Post-Workout Smoothies

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An avocado a day could keep bad cholesterol at bay

An avocado a day could keep bad cholesterol at bay | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
A daily helping of avocado can replace unhealthy fats in the diet with a healthier version, say scientists from the American Heart Association.
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How the Great Food War Will Be Won

How the Great Food War Will Be Won | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Researchers from Iowa have shown that organic farming methods can yield almost as highly as pesticide-intensive methods. Other researchers, from Berkeley, California, have reached a similar conclusion. Indeed, both findings met with a very enthusiastic reception. The enthusiasm is appropriate, but only if one misses a deep and fundamental point: that even to participate in such a conversation is to fall into a carefully laid trap.

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7 Myths Nutritionists Wish You'd Stop Believing

7 Myths Nutritionists Wish You'd Stop Believing | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
There's a lot of misinformation out there, but dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, is here to shed light on seven nutritional myths that could mess with your weight-loss efforts and your health.
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The Inside Scoop on Peanut Butter - No Freshman Fifteen

The Inside Scoop on Peanut Butter - No Freshman Fifteen | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
You may think that your jar of peanut butter is healthy as can be… but make sure you know how to read the label first.
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Are You Deficient in the Energy Vitamin?

Are You Deficient in the Energy Vitamin? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Discover the deficiency symptoms and how to address them--by best-selling author of 60 SECONDS TO SLIM and THE PROBIOTIC PROMISE, Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, January 20, 8:23 PM

Are you aware that vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are what your body requires? Many people are deficient in key minerals like magnesium, potassium, chromium and others and also deficient in key vitamins such as B vitamins. 

 

A deficiency of any B vitamin causes fatigue because your body uses these nutrients in its energy cycle. If you're eating mainly whole foods and have emotional stress, it will deplete a lot of B. Stress as you know goes hand in hand with fatigue.

 

Health Tip:  B vitamins are found in plant based foods. B-12 is found in nutritional yeast and in sprouting seeds, beans, and grains. It's also found in animal products. B-12 is needed for energy production. Add beans (high in folate, a B vitamin) to your salads. Eat beans and veggies mid morning or mid day when hunger strikes and you will eat less of your lunch or dinner, helping you get more energy and help control your weight at the same time.

 

Here's an excellent article on reasons for B-12. "Are you Deficient in the Energy Vitamin?" from Greenliving by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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Top 10 Plant-Based Proteins To Add To Your Daily Routine

Top 10 Plant-Based Proteins To Add To Your Daily Routine | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
We all know protein is important. But even if we're vaguely aware that we need to watch our protein intake, it's easy to write it off as something only body builders or people on strict diets need to

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Protein is essential for your body as it maintains muscle mass, strengthens the lining of the intestines, and improves the ability of your immune system to fight cancer. It's important for protein to be high quality and it can certainly come from plants. Eating protein with complex carbs at every meal controls your hunger and keeps your blood sugar steady for hours. 

 

Health Tip:  Many plant foods are protein rich. Consider nuts,  nut butters, and seeds.. A handful of walnuts and a piece of fruit makes a healthy protein based snack. Veggies with hummus (tahini from sesame seeds), green smoothies with chia and flaxseeds, beans, peas, and lentils are  all high in protein. Don't forget hemp seeds  sprinkled on salads, oatmeal, or with dates rolled in shredded coconut.

 

Here's more plant based protein sources: "Top 10 Plant-based Proteins to Add to Your Daily Routine" from MindBodyGreen.com by Meghan Telpner.

 

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5 Steps To Make Sure You're Getting The Purest Toxin-Free Water Possible

5 Steps To Make Sure You're Getting The Purest Toxin-Free Water Possible | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
January is the perfect moment to resolve to drink more water. Come to think of it February through December aregreat months to commit to this healthy habit, too. Bottled water is a notorious ripoff;

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Are you aware that your body and brain are mostly composed of water? Hydration is critical to your brain's health. It's best to drink filtered water first thing in the morning when you wake. One to two glasses will help to flush away toxin buildup. Did you know that slight dehydration increases your body's stress hormones and makes you irritable and foggy so you're not thinking clearly? If you're always dehydrated, your memory is affected as well as your skin. Dehydration makes your skin look older and more wrinkled. Filtered water cleanses your body of impurities.

 

Health Tips:  Make sure your water is clean Having a filter on your drinking water faucet and shower head is best. Multipure Water Filtration systems are recommended by Environmental Working group (EWG) and Consumer Reports. Multipure is certified by NSF, the leading safety organization. Avoid bottled water.. The water in these bottles is basically tap water loaded with chemicals, pharmaceutical drug residues, pesticides, and other harmful toxins.

 

Here's an information packed article on "5 Steps to Make Sure You're Getting the Purest Toxin-Free Water Possible from MindBodyGreen.com by Healthy Child Healthy World.

 

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The paleo diet: Should you eat like a caveman? - Washington Post

The paleo diet: Should you eat like a caveman? - Washington Post | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Everyone agrees it’s best to drop processed foods, but maybe you don’t have to eat like a cave man.
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5 ways to eat healthier this year and lose weight in the process - CNN

5 ways to eat healthier this year and lose weight in the process - CNN | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Many people struggle with "the basics" of healthy eating. If you want a simple way to eat better this year, here's what you need to do.
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From Chipotle to Starbucks: Is your fave on '10 foods to avoid' list?

From Chipotle to Starbucks: Is your fave on '10 foods to avoid' list? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
That steaming bowl of soup or hot cup of mocha might sound like a good way to warm up on a chilly day, but watch out! Some of these...
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Only a Sip a Day Will do wonders for Your Liver

Only a Sip a Day Will do wonders for Your Liver | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
A teaspoon of olive oil mixed with lemon juice! If you practice each morning on an empty stomach, you will feel the change after a month.

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Health Inn 2015 Influenza Epidemic and Alternative Solutions

Health Inn 2015 Influenza Epidemic and Alternative Solutions | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

On January 19, 2015 The Health Inn will be hosted by Debby Bruck. She welcomes calls in to the show.  CLICK WORLD CLOCK Show at 10:30AM - Noon EASTERN TIME 

 

• What are the facts about the flu season? 

• What is the definition of flu compared to other respiratory conditions?

• How are these vaccinations made?

• Are the ingredients safe, making these vaccines risk free?

• How effective are vaccinations?

• Boosting the immune system with Vitamins.

• Using homeopathic remedies prior to contracting the disease.

• What are some top homeopathic remedies to recover quickly from influenza?

• What remedies can help when symptoms linger?

• Recommended Resource Links

 


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Do You Need More Magnesium? 10 Signs to Watch For | Ancient Minerals

Do You Need More Magnesium? 10 Signs to Watch For | Ancient Minerals | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
10 Factors That Contribute to Low Magnesium -- Are you getting enough? Ask yourself these 10 questions and learn to recognize the early warning signs.

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Are you familiar with your body to recognize warning signs it sends you that there's a problem with your health? Your body is your temple. Treat it well and it rewards you with good health. Get to know your body more than you know your doctor. Magnesium is a critical mineral which regulates over 300 chemical reactions in your body.

 

Health Tip:  Magnesium and potassium work together to boost energy. Eat foods rich in these life saving minerals. Spinach, Swiss chard, turnip greens, broccoli, summer squash,  pumpkin seeds, black beans, nuts (magnesium-rich) and spinach, Winter squash,, potato,  avocado, figs, bananas (potassium-rich). You can also take a magnesium supplement to get additional amounts.

 

Here's a very comprehensive article on why magnesium is so important for your body's health. "Do you need More Magnesium? 10 Signs to Watch for" from ancient-minerals.com.

 

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