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How Nutrition Drives Shopping Behaviors|Infographics

How Nutrition Drives Shopping Behaviors|Infographics | Body Composition | Scoop.it

Health and local foods as growing concerns for consumers. This should certainly be no surprise with all of the research published this year about the the staggering rates of obesity in the United States. Supermarket News has put together some helpful infographics outlining key datapoints from recently published consumer insight reports on nutrition driven shopping behaviors and how consumers choose healthful foods.
The first infographic highlights some interesting consumer insight and tech-related findings from Food Marketing Insitute and Prevention Magazine’s annual “Shopping For Health” survey. According to the report, consumers are increasingly looking for healthier food options when shopping for food. 39 percent of the 1,471 shoppers polled say they turn to the Internet when looking for healthy meal inspiration. And of this group, 67 percent go to recipe websites, while only 18 percent go to a brand’s website and 13 percent go to a retailer’s website. This could be one of the reasons why companies like Unilever are investing in recipe startups like Yummly.....


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Follow These Nutrition Rules To Optimize Your Health | A Nutrition Article


If you find yourself confused and wondering which foods are healthy when walking the supermarket aisles, so are most people. The topic of nutrition can get complex, as some information seems to conflict with each other. The following paragraphs are full of nutrition basics.

Make an effort to show the importance of drinking water. It's okay to offer up juice or milk at meal times, but don't provide it as a between-meal option. If your kids drink milk and juice all day, they might be hungry at dinner time.

Remove fats, sugars, and salts from your diet where you can. Sadly, these flavorful elements can be harmful. They never fill you up and only increase your health problems. Fruit is a great alternative for your sugar cravings. Try to include different types of healthy spices to your food, instead of the harmful fats and salts.

For a mood-elevating surge of serotonin--without the crash--feast on lightly topped baked potatoes, pastas made with whole wheat, oatmeal and brown rice dishes. These good foods are high in fiber as well, so they make you stay full. Junk food can give you a quick rush, but it can also cause your body to crash. To help avoid temptation, rid your pantry of junk food.

Instead of gorging yourself during the holiday months, eat a healthy snack or small meal before sitting down to a huge family dinner. Showing up to Thanksgiving dinner starving is sure to lead to overindulgence. If you eat a bite of food before you go, it is easier to feel full faster and eat less.

One common myth is that doing without a meal will make a person shed extra pounds quickly. Actually, reducing the calorie intake too much sends the body into starvation mode, and the metabolism slows to conserve fat and energy. The simple fact remains that losing weight requires you to eat!

Slow down your eating process. In today's fast-paced society, peoople eat too quickly. Take some time to experience your food as you eat. Eat slowly, and savor each bite. This will help you fill up faster. You are also less likely to binge.

Have some salmon once in a while. Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids and contains a lot of niacin. Omega-3 fatty acids can cut the danger of such conditions as heart disease, cancer, and depression; niacin can cut the risk of Alzheimer's disease. If you want to minimize your exposure to toxic chemicals within salmon, always skip farmed in favor of wild.

As with any major changes in life, it helps to start at a slow pace. It is difficult, if not impossible, to make drastic changes in a short amount of time. You don't want to put yourself into shock transitioning into a nutritious lifestyle. Add foods that you are not used to slowly and allow yourself time to get used to it.

You can gain a lot of knowledge about nutrition from blogs, magazines and journals. It is a great start to understand which categories of food maintain health, as well as to know, which are detrimental to it. Everyone can gain from making better food choices.

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Teen's Petition Leads to 'Seventeen' Body Image Pledge

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Climate and body composition

In the 19th century, two “ecogeographical rules” were proposed hypothesizing associations of climate with mammalian body size and proportions. Data on human body weight and relative leg length support these rules; however, it is unknown whether such associations are attributable to lean tissue (the heat-producing component) or fat (energy stores).


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Nutrition Labels are a bad joke, designed to mislead, not to inform

Nutrition Labels are a bad joke, designed to mislead, not to inform | Body Composition | Scoop.it

Hardly any micronutrients find their way onto labels. Cholesterol does, though, with the implication that it’s bad for you. Cholesterol is a critical nutrient, and the studies claiming otherwise are largely junk science. The same is true of sodium, which refers to salt intake.

 

And where’s the information on those nutrition labels about the stuff that’s really bad? Where are the chemical additives? The artificial sweeteners? You need to know that information, and all the focus on nutrition labels keeps your eyes away from that.


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Body Mass Index (BMI) by Country

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This map shows World trends in age-standardized mean Body Mass Index (BMI) 199 countries over 28 years. The worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, according to a project that tracked risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
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BMI Calculator

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BMI Calculator explains how to effectively measure your body weight and we also show the best diet pills to lose upto 5lbs per week!
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More young men using steroids but do they know the harms? (Aus)

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A recent national survey has found two-thirds of young men who began injecting drugs within the past three years were using steroids, overtaking methamphetamine and heroin use.Anabolic-androgenic steroids…...
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