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

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What Causes Vitamin D Deficiency?

What Causes Vitamin D Deficiency? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

"Deficiency is any condition in which insufficient intake of a nutrient results in significant dysfunction or disease; all tissues need nutrients; shortages impair the functioning of all body systems. Vitamin D deficiency results in impaired bone mineralization and leads to bone softening diseases, rickets, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, genomic signaling, immune disorders, and sometimes it is even related to cancer."


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Top 12 foods to improve your fitness

Top 12 foods to improve your fitness | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Your body depends on certain nutrients to fuel itself through a workout, and some foods are better than others at providing those nutrients. Here are the top 12 fitness foods

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Orange Roasted Salmon

Orange Roasted Salmon | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
I like to make this for company since you can get it ready ahead of time up until the final baking step. It looks both pretty and impressive, and the orange flavor is more subtle than you'd expect.
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5 foods that cause inflammation

5 foods that cause inflammation | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
There are certain foods that cause inflammation and even make an existing condition worse. From white bread and other refined grains and sweet cakes to meat and sugar, this is the offending nosh to try and avoid.
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UK experts: A single can of Coke exceeds your daily sugar limit

UK experts: A single can of Coke exceeds your daily sugar limit | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Soon, a single can of Coke could push your sugar intake over the line - if you live in the UK. Official nutrition advisers recommend just 6 teaspoons a day.

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"To put things in perspective – one 335ml Coca-Cola can contains 35g of sugar, more than 8 teaspoons, or 140 per cent of your recommended daily sugar intake. Yep, if these guidelines are to be taken seriously by government in their new childhood obesity strategy like they say they will, soft drink companies are about to experience a pretty big shake-up."

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Chocolate generates anti-inflammatory nutrients in your gut

Chocolate generates anti-inflammatory nutrients in your gut | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

“ Chocolate generates anti-inflammatory nutrients in your gut”


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Great news for us Chocoholics!

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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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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, July 24, 12:09 AM

A friendly reminder about maple syrup...

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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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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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The New Live-Longer Food, and 5 Ways to Eat It

The New Live-Longer Food, and 5 Ways to Eat It | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

"There are lots of healthy nuts out there—just don’t forget the humble peanut! Not only do peanuts cram a ton of protein into a little package (about 7 grams per 1-ounce serving), they may also offer the promise of a longer, healthier life, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers tracked data on nearly 72,000 people in the U.S. and found that those who ate more than 18 grams of peanuts a day had a 21 percent lower risk of death from any cause. “Peanuts, like tree nuts, are rich in nutrients such as unsaturated fatty acids, fiber and vitamins, which are all beneficial for health,” says senior author Xiao-Ou Shu, MD. You can get the perks by working in either a small handful of whole nuts or 1 to 2 tablespoons of peanut butter daily."


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Omega-3 in fish: How eating fish helps your heart - Mayo Clinic

Omega-3 in fish: How eating fish helps your heart - Mayo Clinic | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Omega-3 fatty acids in fish are good for your heart. Find out more.
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Researchers find possible link between junk food and mental health

Researchers find possible link between junk food and mental health | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Iranian researchers published an article in journal Nutrition, reporting the results of their study into the link between junk food consumption and mental health.
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Fructose Feeds Fat

Fructose Feeds Fat | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
The simple carbohydrate is linked to increase in fat deposits and body weight.

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Top 15 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs For Aches and Pains - Healthy Holistic Living

Top 15 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs For Aches and Pains - Healthy Holistic Living | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
If you’re currently taking drugs for your inflammation, then you need to read this article. First things first – chronic inflammation doesn’t need to be your enemy. That is, as long as you know how to properly...

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Did you know by making simple lifestyle changes you can reduce your risk of getting inflammation which causes chronic disease?  First on your list would be to consume real whole plant based foods and reduce or eliminate all processed food and sugar. Real whole plant based foods are the original anti-inflammatory foods your body craves. You'd be surprised how your body responds when you give it the nutrients it needs. And when your body feels better, so do you.

 

Health tips:  Did you know that processed foods are biologically dead? Is this what you really want to eat? Probably not. when you grocery shop, use your hands and nose to feel/smell food that's ripe (hint more nutrients). When you incorporate the highest quality of food, which means the greater nutritional value, you're sending your body a love letter.

 

Go to Farmer's Markets on the weekends or during the week, if possible. Most of these foods are picked by hand ensuring you get the best bang for your buck.  If you're buying non organic, look for "locally grown" or "sustainably grown".

 

In your community, shop at a local market, not a big supermarket. Three good reasons: 1.  the travel time it takes for food to be displayed in your store. The longer the food sits in the truck, the less nutritional quality.  2.  And when you buy in your community, your money stays there.  3. Shopping local lets you learn more about the farmers whose produce you're buying and you have more say about what you want to see on the shelves.

 

Consider a CFA (Community food Association) and/or grow your own food in your own container/yard or in a community garden where you can meet others and collaborate on what you grow. Growing foods acknowledges your interconnectedness with nature and lets your children see where food really comes from.

 

Here's an information packed article on "Top 15 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs for Aches and Pains" from Healthy-Holistic-Living.com  originally published on Waking Times.

 

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