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Place Mushrooms in Sunlight to Get Your Vitamin D - Fungi.com

Place Mushrooms in Sunlight to Get Your Vitamin D - Fungi.com | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that boosts the immune system and plays vital roles in human metabolism. Did you know that tasty mushrooms are one source for vitamin D, and that you can naturally multiply their levels by exposing them to sunlight?

 

You can sun dry or UV-zap store-bought or homegrown shiitake, maitake, button, and many other mushroom species.

 

My personal preference is home grown organic shiitake. The high vitamin D levels generated will last for more than a year.

 

Surprisingly, even sliced and dried mushrooms—including wild ones picked the year before—will soar in vitamin D when placed outdoors under the sun.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, March 4, 2014 1:25 PM

Very interesting information about mushrooms and vitamin D...

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Growing Doubt: A Scientist's Experience with GMOs

Growing Doubt: A Scientist's Experience with GMOs | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
According to Dr. Jonathan Latham, there are many shortcomings on GMO risk assessments, and companies have developed ways of fudging their risk assessments.

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, January 19, 12:02 AM

An intriguing and informative video interview with Dr. Jonathan Latham of the University of Wisconsin, who says the risk assessment process employed by large seed and chemical companies is "severely flawed" and violates basic scientific principles.  Dr. Latham adds that "transgenes used to develop commercial transgendered plants may produce harmful and potentially flawed toxic results."  Latham, who has a master's degree in crops and a PhD in plant virology, believes there are many shortcomings in GMO risk studies--enough risk to proceed cautiously in any GMO project.  Aloha, Russ.

Eric Larson's curator insight, January 28, 9:48 PM

What are our real risk assessments?

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How Sugar Is Hiding From Us

How Sugar Is Hiding From Us | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
If we want to avoid sugar, we need to understand how to read labels and know all the tricks of the trade how sugar can hide from us. Food manufacturer

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, May 3, 3:37 PM

Sugar hides in plain sight. 

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10 Foods That Are Highly Fattening

10 Foods That Are Highly Fattening | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Some foods are more fattening than others. Here is a list of 10 foods that can easily make you fat if you eat them often.
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Anti-Aging Foods and Beyond - Hippocrates Health Institute

Anti-Aging Foods and Beyond - Hippocrates Health Institute | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
By Brian Hetrich What causes us to age? Scientist who study Gerontology are not exactly sure. Some believe it is due to genetics, exposure to the sun, breathing, eating, or some kind of predetermined biological clock. One thing gerontologists all agree on is that that chronological age has little bearing on biological age. In other …

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 28, 7:01 PM

Did you know that your chronological age has nothing to do with your true age? Yes you can be biologically younger. Science has known for a long time that what you consume and how you live your life aka lifestyle have a direct bearing on how you age.

 

Have you heard of telomeres?  Think of the plastic tip at the end of your shoelaces. When your cells replicate themselves, the tip gets a little shorter. This article explains in detail.

 

From research Dr Dean Ornish did it is known that "just three months on a whole foods plant based diet including exercise can significantly boost teleromase activity". Teleromase is an enzyme found in certain plants and in humans. Read about the follow up study results.

 

Health tips:  No matter how you chew it, plants are the bang for your buck for longevity and healthy aging.  Sprouts are the most nutrient dense land based food while blue green algae (spirulina and chlorella) are the most nutritious in fresh water and sea veggies are the best from the ocean.

 

Read more about "Anti-Aging Foods and beyond" from www.hippocrateshealthinstitute.org by Lindsay Johnson.

 

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Top 10 Foods That Fight Pain - Herbs Info

Top 10 Foods That Fight Pain - Herbs Info | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Did you know that numerous foods have been found to contain pain-fighting substances? ... [read more]

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, May 1, 2:15 PM

Did you know that plant based real whole food is anti-inflammatory which means it can help put out the fire of pain? Some of these plant foods work better than others to heal and greatly reduce major discomfort in your body.

 

Health Tips:  Herbs and spices are known as Mother Nature's medicinal plants and have been used for thousands of years in Asian nd Indian medicines.  A little bit is all you need. You can grate raw ginger, use turmeric powder, cloves, chili powder, and cayenne.

 

A quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder with a few sprinkles black pepper boosts the curcumin compound i turmeric. Raw turmeric has greater anti-inflammatory effects than cooked. Yet cooked offers better DNA protection.

 

Stick with plant based and avoid fish oil. Sea veggies are your best bet as well as blue green algae. 

 

Read more about "Top Ten Foods That fight Pain" from www.herbs-info.com 

 

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Here's why kids are still getting more obese

Here's why kids are still getting more obese | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it

The number of calories consumed annually by the average US child declined 9 percent between 2004 and 2013. And yet, researchers from Duke and Wake Forest have found that trend has not improved the child obesity situation.


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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, April 29, 2:07 PM

Calorie trends are down, but obesity trends are still up. What gives? Not all calories are the same--it is the quality of the calorie that matters more than the quantity.

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How to Choose the Healthiest Nuts and Seeds - Nutrition Action

How to Choose the Healthiest Nuts and Seeds - Nutrition Action | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Our tips for making nuts and seeds part of a healthy diet.
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5 Kinds of Tea You Should Drink for Optimal Health

5 Kinds of Tea You Should Drink for Optimal Health | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Tea has been used as medicine for thousands of years and its health benefits have been lauded by experts. From oolong, green, white, chamomile, ginger
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How diet influences our genes

How diet influences our genes | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
What we eat can directly affect the genetic programs that regulate cellular function. A new EU project, coordinated by an LMU researcher, will explore how the products of metabolism intervene in gene regulation.

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Western diets high in meat, dairy and salt are eroding good bacteria

Western diets high in meat, dairy and salt are eroding good bacteria | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Alberta have found that most people across North American and Western Europe only eat half the recommended amount of fibre - risking their health.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 26, 9:12 PM

Did you know that the bacteria in your gut react differently depending on whether you are consuming a plant based or animal based food regimen?  Studies done show that those consuming an animal based diet are more inclined to suffer chronic disease. 

 

A certain study was done where vegetarians were given animal based food and within four (4) days time their microbiome (gut) was showing major damage. Other studies show that when people eat plant based real whole food, their gut produces more short chain fatty acids whose function is to suppress inflammation. When these people ate animal based food, there was less of the short chain fatty acids and thus more inflammation. This information comes from Dr Michael Greger www.nutritionfacts.org

 

Health tips:  If you're just starting to eat plant based, create your plate so that you have heaping amounts of  veggies/greens/legunes in the center with a small portion of animal based off to the side. Consider eating animal based once or twice a week only.

 

Try some plant based organic brands of "meat-like" meals or make your own on the other days of the week. More companies are creating new vegan/plant based products. Be sure to choose organic/non-GMO and do read labels as you don't want any highly refined processed or sugar laden ingredients either.

 

You will notice a change in your taste buds after three weeks and by this time, you might be able to let go of your meat/dairy/egg habit. Your body will thank you by feeling better. When your gut flora are sick, you're sick too and when they're healthy, so are you.

 

Read more about "Got a Gut Feeling  About Digestive Health? Western Diets High in Meat, Dairy, and Salt Are Eroding Good Bacteria" from www.dailymail.co.uk by James Draper for MailOnline.

 

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15 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Be Eating

15 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Be Eating | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Inflammation is a normal response to injury or irritation, but chronic inflammation isn't a good thing. The foods you eat might help battle inflammation.
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13 Habits Linked to a Long Life (Backed by Science)

13 Habits Linked to a Long Life (Backed by Science) | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
How long you live is largely within your own control. Here are 13 diet and lifestyle habits to adopt in order to live a long life.
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3 Reasons Flax Seeds Are The Duct Tape Of Health | Care2 Healthy Living

3 Reasons Flax Seeds Are The Duct Tape Of Health | Care2 Healthy Living | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Find out about the health benefits of flax seeds and why these superfoods are a cheap, effective solution to today's health problems.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, May 3, 1:40 PM

Did you know that  consuming flaxseeds is one of the best preventative measures you can take for your health? Ground flaxseeds work to lower blood pressure. Eating just a few tablespoons daily appears to be two or three times more potent than doing an aerobic high intensity exercise program. This information comes from Dr Michael Greger, "How Not to Die".

 

Flaxseeds also extend a woman's menstrual cycle by about a day. this means you'll have fewer periods during your life and perhaps less estrogen exposure and reduced breast cancer risk. From Dr Michael Greger, "how Not to Die"

 

Consumption of ground flaxseeds  in a study lowered men's cancer-cell proliferation rates while increasing their rate of cancer-cell clearance. Ground flaxseeds also may be able to prevent prostrate cancer from advancing. From Dr Michael Greger, "How Not to Die".

 

Health Tips: Flaxseeds are rich in fiber and lignans, which your body requires to fuction optimally. Buy whole flaxseeds and grind them as eating them whole just passes them through your body without releasing any of its nutrients. Flaxseeds are a top omega 3 fatty acid.

 

Flaxseeds have a nutty sort of flavor and can be used as flax "eggs" in baking. Use one TBSP ground flax with three TBSP water. Mix until it gels and add to your recipes. You can make crackers or breads. Bake or use a dehydrator for low heat. They bind well.

 

Read more about "3 Reasons Flax Seeds Are the Duct tape of Health" from www.care2.com by Diane Vukovic.

 

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Antibiotics in Your Food: Should You be Concerned?

Antibiotics in Your Food: Should You be Concerned? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Antibiotics are commonly used in food-producing animals worldwide. This article explores the potential risks of antibiotics in foods.
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What is Caffeine, and is it Good or Bad For Health?

What is Caffeine, and is it Good or Bad For Health? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Caffeine is a natural stimulant consumed throughout the world. This article reviews caffeine and its health effects, both good and bad.
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The New England Journal of Medicine Asks FDA to Reconsider Labeling GMO Foods

The New England Journal of Medicine Asks FDA to Reconsider Labeling GMO Foods | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
If the conservative The New England Journal of Medicine is calling for better research, clear food labeling and calling out a warning about GMOs, we should be
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13 Ways Diet and Lifestyle Can Help You Live a Longer Life

13 Ways Diet and Lifestyle Can Help You Live a Longer Life | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Environmental factors like diet and lifestyle are thought to be the key determinants in how long you live. Here are 13 things you can do to increase
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3 Super Greens You Haven’t Tried Yet, But Should

3 Super Greens You Haven’t Tried Yet, But Should | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
The study ranks the fruits and vegetables by their concentration of 17 key nutrients: potassium, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, thiamin, folate, zinc, niaci

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 29, 2:38 PM

Did you know there are many different greens in your grocery market that you might want to consider trying as all greens are beneficial for your wellness?  Many of you probably stick with your tried and true faves and while that's good you're still missing out on new taste sensations,  more nutrients, and more cancer/disease protection.

 

Health tips:  Watercress, radicchio, and baby turnip greens are personal faves. Watercress has more calcium than a glass of milk and a peppery flavor similar to arugula. It zips up a bland salad.

 

Radicchio, escarole, and leaf chicory are Mother Nature's beauties. You can use them as green wraps for your plant based spreads/dips or to enliven your salads.

 

Turnip or baby turnip greens plus the turnips can be steamed lightly with other greens/veggies. Add some chickpea miso and apple cider vinegar and you have the makings of a delectible mouthwatering meal.

 

Read more about "3 Super Greens You Haven't Tried Yet, But should" from www.ecowatch.com by Terita Heath-wlaz,  Care2.

 

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The “Healthy” Vegetable Many People Shouldn’t Eat Raw - Nutrition Action

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20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths (Debunked by Science)

20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths (Debunked by Science) | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Mainstream nutrition is full of all sorts of nonsense. Here are 20 nutrition myths that have been debunked by science and plain common sense.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, April 28, 2:39 PM

Despite clear advancements in nutrition science, the old myths don’t seem to be going anywhere. Here are 20 mainstream nutrition myths that have been debunked by scientific research.

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11 Weird Things Sugar Does to Your Body

11 Weird Things Sugar Does to Your Body | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Sugar might help you get through those hill sprints, but in excess, this sweet carb wreaks a bunch of not-so-great stuff throughout your body.

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New science shows that this overload of sugar—often stemming from hard-to-detect hidden added sugars—is affecting your body in all sorts of strange ways. Check out these 11 weird things that sugar is doing to your body.

Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 27, 8:48 PM

Did you know that excessive sugar consumption causes a cascade of metabolic injury to your body? Most people are now ingesting about 20 or more teaspoons/day or 150 pounds of sugar/year. This is insane.

 

Your body wasn't designed to handle the insulin spike that happens very quickly when you eat highly refined processed food stuff loaded with hidden sugars, high fructose corn syrup, and/or artificial sweeteners. Back in the Paleolithic days, your human ancestors ate starches aka complex carbs in the form of tubers, roots, fruits, and veggies.

 

Mother Nature is smart as she developed taste buds to detect the presence of starch. Starch was very important as it was a fuel supply. It released glucose into the bloodstream slowly. And here's the catch. The taste buds detecting the sweet taste of starch covered two-thirds of the tongue.

 

For the hunter-gatherers detecting sweet starch was critical for fuel and it also helped them with food safety. Poisonous plants are never sweet. But you and millions of other people live in a different age where sucrose (table sugar) is digested by enzymes in saliva and raise glucose levels in a few seconds. And the supply is unlimited.

 

Being on a sugar roller coaster not only ages you, but causes chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease. Sugar affects all your organs, including your brain. You may experience mood swings, brain fog, poor memory, fatigue, anxiety,  headaches, and depression.

 

Health tips: Isn't it time to switch from sickness to zestful-living? Try plant based real whole food and eliminate or greatly reduce your intake of sugar and all its derivatives. Learn to make your own food and avoid highly processed non food stuff. 

 

Grow your own sprouts, eat more dark leafy greens, add some algae, sea veggies to the mix. Eat ripe fruit if you're healthy and eat more veggies, legumes, nuts, seeds, and some whole grains. The more of these types of food you consume, the more your taste buds will crave these plant foods.

 

Read more about "11 ways Sugar Hurts Your Body" from www.bicycling.com by Leah Zerbe.

 

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11 Healthy Foods Very High in Iron

11 Healthy Foods Very High in Iron | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Iron deficiency can cause anemia and lead to symptoms like fatigue. Menstruating women who don’t consume iron-rich foods are at particularly high risk
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8 Signs You're Eating Too Much Sugar

8 Signs You're Eating Too Much Sugar | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Here's what can happen when you're regularly getting more than 10 percent of your daily calories from added sugar, the upper limit recommended by the USDA.
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