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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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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, June 8, 5:32 PM

[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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How We Have Been #Tricked Into #Thinking #Milk Is #Good For Us

How We Have Been #Tricked Into #Thinking #Milk Is #Good For Us | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
It's safe to say that World Milk Day (1 June) just hasn't caught on. Despite the efforts of the dairy industry, it seems few people are interested i

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, June 8, 2:14 PM

Did you know that the Beverage Guidance Panel which provides "recommendations on the relative health and nutritional benefits and risks of various beverage categories" ranked whole milk in a grouping with beer, with a recommendation for zero ounces a day? 

 

Just so you know the panel consisted of  knowledgeable people such as "Dr Walter Willett, chair of the nutrition department of Harvard University School of Public Health and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical school". The panel was concerned about links between milk and prostrate cancer, as well as aggressive ovarian cancer". This information comes from Dr Michael Greger in his new book, "How Not to Die".

 

Are you aware that people who eat dairy-free, plant based real whole food have been found to have "significantly lower blood levels of pollutants (PCBs) implicated in the development of Parkinson's Disease? A very large meta-analysis study consisting of "three hundred thousand participants estimated that Parkinson's risk may increase 17% for every daily cup of milk consumed". From "How Not to Die", Dr Michael Greger's new book.

 

Milk not only causes suffering for humans, but also to animals, and the environment. Isn't it time you switched to complete plant based sources for your milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, and cream?

 

Health tips:  Beans are good sources of calcium as are dark leafy greens, nuts and seeds, lentils. Lentils are a rich source of bone boosting boron.  Chickpeas, , other beans, almonds, walnuts, veggies like broccoli, fruit - bananas, prunes, figs, raisins, avocado, oranges, red grapes, and pears are rich in boron. Boron works in bone cells to support bone density and helps your body utilize calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, , and other trace minerals that keep your bones healthy.

 

Hemp seeds make a super delicious milk as do almonds, cashews, coconut or any other nut you prefer. Same with plant based cheese as nuts and seeds and even veggies do the trick. In place of oil or butter, in your baking recipes,  you can use almond, coconut butter, or any other nut butter you like. Avocados make wonderful creamy dishes.

 

With plant based ingredients you get a bonus of good health plus essential fiber, healthy fat, vitamins, minerals, protein, and enzymes. Isn't it time to get your plant based real whole food on?

 

Read more about "How We Have Been Tricked Into Thinking Milk is Good For Us" from www.huffingtonpost.co.uk by Elena Orde.

 

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#Saturated #fats make some cells lose track of time -- and that's bad

#Saturated #fats make some cells lose track of time -- and that's bad | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Saturated fats are linked to metabolic disorders and heart disease. That may be because thes fats make some cells lose track of time, causing inflammation.
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Quick and Easy #Healthy #Summer #Salads

Quick and Easy #Healthy #Summer #Salads | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Recipes for two quick and easy healthy summer salads with fruit and vegetables, with delicious taste. Try the

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#Eat This Now, Before They Tell You Not To

#Eat This Now, Before They Tell You Not To | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Why the U.S. dietary guidelines keep changing and how to read them.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, June 6, 6:43 PM

"Maybe the government should keep it simple: More fruits and vegetables. Less processed food and soda. Lean meats, fish, nuts, and beans. Whole grains. Not too much of anything. Except maybe the vegetables."

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Not Chia or Flax: 5 Other Seeds You Should Include In Your #Diet

Not Chia or Flax: 5 Other Seeds You Should Include In Your #Diet | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Broaden your seed horizons!

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, June 4, 7:32 PM

Did you know that seeds and nuts are rich in healthy plant based protein, fats, essential fiber, vitamins and minerals that give you the nutrients your body needs to thrive? Raw seeds and nuts are little bundles of goodness just waiting to be soaked to release all their nutrients.

 

Why soak. Raw seeds and nuts contain phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors which you want to remove before consuming. Phytic acid binds to minerals in your digestive tract, making it impossible for your body to absorb them and physic acid can also lead to mineral deficiencies. Phytic acid initiates the sprouting process, which makes fats and proteins more digestible.

 

Enzyme inhibitors prevent your own enzymes from working properly and breaking down the food you're eating. Soaking seeds and nuts in room temp filtered water helps remove physic acid and neutralize enzyme inhibitors, allowing you to absorb and assimilate all the nutrients.

 

Soak, drain, and use in your recipes. Soaking raw nuts and seeds for a few hours releases the enzyme inhibitors, making them "alive", even if you don't sprout them. Some nuts you keep the soak water, check with your recipe.

 

Health Tips:  Buy organic seeds and nuts as with conventionally grown, you run the risk of irradiation, pesticides, or GMOs.You can make seed and nut milks, seed and nut butters, seed and nut bars, cookies, brownies, and other desserts. You can also make incredibly delicious veggie burgers, nut/seed loaves, pestos, cheese, hummus, or eat them as is. Use only raw nuts/seeds for soaking/sprouting.

 

Read more about Not Chia or Flax: 5 Other Seeds You Should Include in Your Diet" from www.ongreenplanet.org by Jen Unruh.

Recipes included.

 

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Dairy is So Yesterday. Step into the Future With These 20 Cheese Recipes That are Dairy-Free

Dairy is So Yesterday. Step into the Future With These 20 Cheese Recipes That are Dairy-Free | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Step into the future with these cheese recipes that are dairy-free and amazing.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, June 5, 2:04 PM

Did you know you can have your cheese and eat it too with plant based real whole food? Ditch yesterdays dairy with its hormone baggage. Harvard University nutrition experts are vey concerned that the hormones in dairy products and other growth factors may stimulate the growth of hormone-sensitive tumors.

 

"A 2015 meta-analysis found that high intakes of dairy products-milk, low-fat milk, and cheese, but not non dairy sources of calcium-appear to increase total prostrate cancer risk" from Dr Michael Greger's new book "How Not to Die". Pollutants and pesticides are also a concern in animal based food. Dr Greger says that best way to minimize your exposure to industrialized toxins is to eat as low as possible on the food chain, which equates to a plant based plan.

 

Health Tips:  Today everyone can purchase or make your own delicious and nutritious plant based cheese. From creamy spreadable cheese, melty cheese, to rich cheese sauces, the recipes are endless.

 

Plant based cheeses can be made from nuts, seeds, and even veggies. So what are you waiting for, get your cheese on now!

 

Read more about "Dairy is so Yesterday, Step Into the Future With These 20 Cheese Recipes That Are Dairy-Free" from www.onegreenplanet.org by Goji Berry, Chief Happiness Officer, One Green Planet.

 

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14 Easy Ways to Increase Your #Protein Intake

14 Easy Ways to Increase Your #Protein Intake | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Getting enough protein is important for weight loss, muscle mass and health. Here are 14 easy ways to increase the amount of protein in your diet.
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9 #Healthy #Foods That Are High in #Vitamin D

9 #Healthy #Foods That Are High in #Vitamin D | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Vitamin D is essential for health, but it can be hard to get enough from the diet. Here are 9 healthy foods that are high in vitamin D.
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The #Brain-Gut Connection

The #Brain-Gut Connection | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Both a high-fat and a high-sugar diet can cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of "cognitive flexibility," in a lab animal model.
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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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New Research: #Celebrities Give Terrible #Nutrition #Advice - ConscienHealth

New Research: #Celebrities Give Terrible #Nutrition #Advice - ConscienHealth | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
New research published in Pediatrics adds to the evidence that celebrities are a lousy source for dietary guidance, just based on the products they endorse.
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A Sweet Victory But Why Did The #Added #Sugars #Label Take So Long?

A Sweet Victory But Why Did The #Added #Sugars #Label Take So Long? | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
The new Nutrition Facts panel will contain a line on added sugars along with a percent daily value. But why did it take the FDA 17 years to take action while the evidence has been mounting that added sugars are damaging to people's health?

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, June 6, 4:04 PM

"17 years is an unconscionable amount of time to wait for critical information on packaged food that could help change the health profile of an entire nation."

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Your #Snacks Are Full of Sneaky #Added #Sugars

Your #Snacks Are Full of Sneaky #Added #Sugars | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Here's what to know until the FDA rolls out their new nutrition labels.

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ShopWell analyzed data from 1000 shoppers and more than 100,000 grocery items purchased across the U.S. to find out how much added sugar we’re actually eating as a nation. (Hint: It’s too much.)

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#Flaxseed Miracle? Sorry, Not Really - ConscienHealth

#Flaxseed Miracle? Sorry, Not Really - ConscienHealth | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Flaxseed purveyors suggest that it's good for quite a number of things that might ail you. But for anything but constipation, the evidence doesn't exist.
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The #Health #Benefits of #Tea: 6 Types to Sip | Best Health Magazine Canada

The #Health #Benefits of #Tea: 6 Types to Sip | Best Health Magazine Canada | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
Curious about the health benefits of tea? Sip on one of these brews.

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Why #Chamomile #Tea is Good for You

Why #Chamomile #Tea is Good for You | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
The chamomile tea (Matricaria Chamomilla) is the most popular and the most widely used tea with great variety of healing characteristics.

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Do you know the leading source of #sodium in the #American #diet? - Nutrition Action

Do you know the leading source of #sodium in the #American #diet? - Nutrition Action | Nutrition Today | Scoop.it
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