Healthy Diet Plan

What's really in your fat free, sugar free food?

Mar 15 2017 - 8:32pm
Fat-free, sugar-free claims could mean less nutrition

Food manufacturers may be duping us by having us believe fat free, lower salt or sugar free foods are healthy. But are they? What's really in your fat-free, lower salt, sugar free food?

Making healthy food choices can be a daunting task especially when food manufacturing labels make claims that might not be in your best interest.

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Cooking At Home Trumps Dining Out And Positively Affects Your Health, New Research

Mar 15 2017 - 1:01pm
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Dining-in is the one way to resurrect both your health and your spending, since dining out is less healthy overall than cooking at home, according to the latest research.

Sorry restaurant lovers – we’ve got some bad news for you… that restaurant habit you have – studies show it’s really unhealthy.

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5 Foods That Trick You Into Thinking You Are Eating Clean

Mar 14 2017 - 11:55am
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An eat clean meal plan that includes yogurt, oatmeal, apple cider vinegar, fat and high amounts of protein is the biggest misconception of our time. Very often we follow health food trends and trick ourselves into thinking we are eating clean, but being fit doesn't alway equal being healthy.

The gym – it’s a place where people share the most misinformation on diet – advice based on fit and slim, often overstressed bodies that are glorified by how they look.

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Way more fruits and vegetables than you are eating now might help you live longer

Feb 23 2017 - 8:35pm
Way more fruits and veggies than you are eating now might help with longer life

When it comes to eating fruits and vegetables it seems we have all wrong. New research shows instead of eating five servings a day of citrus, apples, pears and vitamin C rich veggies, the magic number may instead be double that amount. Is that asking too much?

Results the study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology shows eating more fruits and vegetables could prevent 7.8 million

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Skip the meat and try these vegetarian muscle builders

Feb 11 2017 - 11:56pm
Plant based proteins build muscle as well was red meat

Results of a new study reveals you don't have to be a meat eater to build strong muscles, which is great news for vegetarians. Our animal friends and your pocketbook will benefit too from these vegetarian muscle building foods.

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, also found out switching from meat to plant protein just might help you live longer.

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Even If GMOs and Pesticides Aren't Banned, Here Are Important Reasons Why You Should Only Buy Organic Foods

Dec 18 2016 - 9:56am
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People keep saying they're going organic. But organic produce is a lot more expensive than regular vegetables and fruits. Is their price tag really worth it? Here are some ways organic vegetables and meat are better than regular foods.

You've heard people freak out over GMO-laden foods and produce with pesticide residues. But the FDA has approved both for consumption.

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Eat beans and peas to help maintain a healthy weight

Dec 12 2016 - 5:46am
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Researchers have found eating beans and peas increases fullness more than eating meat.

Being overweight and obese is associated with higher rates of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Therefore maintaining a healthy weight is essential to good health.

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4 Healthier Ways to Prepare Thanksgiving Day Meals

Nov 22 2016 - 5:46pm
Thanksgiving Day Meals

You're probably busy out buying ingredients for Thanksgiving Day. Buying healthy ingredients and cooking them right can boost your family's health. Here are a few tips you should consider.

When preparing your meals for Thanksgiving Day, make sure to use spices instead of salt to reduce your family's ri

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Would You Eat This Good, Cheap Source of Protein?

Sep 23 2016 - 10:35am

In many parts of the world, entomophagy is not so strange, but we have not quite embraced it here in the US. But one group of scientists hope to change that.

What is entomophagy you ask? It is the practice of eating insects. In parts of Asia, some species are actually regarded as delicacies!

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Natural Treatment: Mediterranean diet helps cardiovascular disease patients

Sep 7 2016 - 1:16am
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Researchers have observed there is a decreased risk of death in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease with the the Mediterranean diet.

It has been well established that a Mediterranean diet decreases the risk of heart disease.

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Poor Diet Linked to Denser Breast Tissue

Sep 2 2016 - 12:39pm
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Women with dense breasts are slightly more at risk for developing breast cancer. Improving your diet may be one way to decrease your risk.

What exactly are “dense breasts?” You cannot necessarily tell just by look or feel. Dense breasts have less fatty tissue and more glandular and supportive tissue.

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30,000 Cases of Vegetables Infected by Listeria

Aug 31 2016 - 5:39pm
Vegetables Infected by Listeria

In recent news 30,000 cases of precut mushrooms, onions, peppers, and other vegetables are being recalled in the Southeastern states because they've been found to be infected with listeria.

It's good to eat your vegetables – they're loaded with age-reversing antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy.

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Natural herbal ingredients may fight pollution-caused lung and liver disease

Aug 25 2016 - 12:04pm
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Here is yet another reason to include more plants in your daily diet. New research shows that certain essential oils may serve as a natural treatment for lung and liver disease caused by air pollution.

When we breathe in dirty air, we bring in pollutants deep into our lungs which can lead to serious damage.

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Citrus Fruits A Natural Way to Protect Your Health

Aug 22 2016 - 4:22pm
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Adding a serving of citrus fruits to your diet may help prevent the harmful negative effects of obesity, find researchers at the American Chemical Society.

Health experts recommend that each American strive for at least two servings of fruit per day – equally about 2 cups.

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Personalized nutrition is best to nurture healthy eating habits

Aug 20 2016 - 6:37am
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A study has found people who get personalized nutrition advice develop eating habits which are healthier.

Good nutrition is essential to good health in body and mind. Yet the diets of many people are loaded with junk food which is largely to blame for widespread obesity.

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Vegan Diet Builds Muscle, Just Ask Patrik Baboumian

Jul 8 2016 - 8:19pm
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People who eat a vegan diet are skinny weaklings who survive on a diet of lettuce and carrots. Sure, try telling that to Patrik Baboumian, a vegan Armenian German strongman and bodybuilder who holds more than a dozen German and world class bodybuilding and lifting titles.

Meet Patrik Baboumian, vegan strongman

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Best reason ever not to overeat: Why you won't be able to stop

Jun 29 2016 - 8:08pm
How overeating makes us want to eat more

Have you ever noticed when you overeat you just can't seem to stop? Thomas Jefferson researchers have some new insight into what happens to our gut and our brain when we overeat and why it makes us want to eat more.

According to new findings discovered when researchers experimented with mice, overeating destroys signalling pathways that tell us when we need to stop eating because we're full.

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These Spices May Reduce the Risk of Cancer

Jun 29 2016 - 3:34pm
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If you are watching the amount of sodium in your diet, you are probably interested in learning more about flavoring foods with herbs and spices. What you may not already know, is that some of these flavorings are not only tasty, but also very good for your health.

Just about all of us have one thing in common – most of us eat too much salt. Most of the sodium, 75% in fact, comes from eating processed foods.

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What You Are Craving May Not Be What Your Body Needs

Jun 16 2016 - 2:54pm
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You’ve had a stressful day and all you can think about is diving into a bowl of ice cream. You know that is probably not a good idea, but what to do about it? A Texas A&M Dietitian has the answer.

For most of us, food cravings are especially bad during stressful or anxious times. We especially often crave carbohydrates because it boosts levels of serotonin, which has a calming effect.

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Which Plant-Based Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk?

Jun 16 2016 - 12:55pm
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Numerous studies have noted that people who follow a vegetarian diet have a lower risk of various health problems, including but not limited to overweight and obesity, some cancers, cataracts, diverticular disease, and diabetes. When it comes to diabetes, a new study focused on which type of plant-based diet reduces diabetes risk, as it appears not all such diets lower the risk equally.

Just because you follow a vegetarian diet doesn’t mean it’s healthy. I’m reminded of a vegetarian I knew whose diet consisted primarily of French fries, potato chips, bean burritos, and cola.

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Benefits of Barley: Are You Eating Enough of This Healthy Grain?

Jun 15 2016 - 3:44pm
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When you think of a heart healthy grain, your mind probably steers toward oats. But recent research has found that barley should start being a part of your daily diet, as it has many benefits - not only for the heart, but for the whole body.

Barley is a versatile cereal grain with a rich, nutlike flavor and a chewy consistency.

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Fasting Diet Effective for Multiple Sclerosis?

May 29 2016 - 9:18am
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Study results from both human and animal research indicate that a fasting diet could be effective for treating multiple sclerosis. The latest research, from the University of Southern California, showed that the fasting diet (aka, fasting-mimicking diet, FMD) reversed symptoms of multiple sclerosis in some animals and reduced them in others while improving symptoms in patients.

One critical component of the fasting type diet is the production of a substance called corticosterone.

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