Food and Health

Did Myth Busters Get The 5-Second Rule Right?

2016-09-14 06:57

Learn something about food and safe eating while checking out to see if the Myth Busters really got the 5-second rule right.

We all know this rule and have shared it with our younger siblings: Drop it. Pick it up. And eat it…as long as that item of food has been on the floor for 5 seconds or less.

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Nudges can help kids choose healthy lunches

2016-09-07 23:49

There has been evidence that inexpensive nudges can encourage the choice of healthy food items in the lunchroom at school.

There have been growing concerns about the growing obesity epidemic among children. Too much junk food and not enough exercise seems to be the primary reasons for this problem.

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Safe ways to include sugar in you and your children’s diets

2016-09-07 15:11

Are You Sugar Savvy? Sugar is everywhere and we can't escape it. However, sugar is not as evil as the bad wrap it’s gotten, if you’re savvy about it. But let’s start with the facts.

Yes, it’s true that America’s sweet tooth has increased 39 percent over the past 50 years, meaning that today the average American consumes about three pounds of sugar each week – that’s 156 pounds

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Natural Treatment: Mediterranean diet helps cardiovascular disease patients

2016-09-07 01:16

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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A good natural remedy for cancer prevention may be selenium

2016-09-04 09:04

Researchers have shown that high blood selenium levels are associated with a lower risk of getting liver cancer. There has been a search for nutritional answers for prevention of cancer. Selenium may offer a good natural remedy for prevention of cancer.

High blood selenium levels are associated with a decreased risk of getting liver cancer

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How Corn Can Help Build Strong Bones

2016-09-02 11:50

Building strong bones is critical during adolescence and for avoiding osteoporosis and fractures in postmenopausal women. Now new studies from experts at Purdue University explain how corn can help build strong bones when used in the form of soluble corn fiber.

What is soluble corn fiber?

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Physical training and social support are good natural interventions for elderly frail people

2016-08-25 08:10

A training program for the reactivation of older and frail people focusing on physical training and social support has achieved incredible success.

It is very sad to see elderly people waste away.

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Personalized nutrition is best to nurture healthy eating habits

2016-08-20 06:37

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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Omega-3 fatty acids may help sufferers of diabetes prevent retinopathy

2016-08-19 08:48

Researchers at the Lipid Clinic, Barcelona, and associates have found consuming omega-3 fatty acids my decrease the risk for diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes is a dreaded condition with many potential serious complications.

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How a Plant Based Diet Benefits Multiple Sclerosis

2016-08-18 23:15

Some people are skeptical about how much impact diet has on multiple sclerosis, yet at the same time there’s quite a bit of interest in the topic, especially since making dietary changes is a drug-free way to help manage the disease. Therefore it’s important to consider recently published research showing how a plant based diet benefits multiple sclerosis.

A plant based diet for MS

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An Alternative To Daily Soda, Which Helps to Improve Health

2016-08-16 09:09

How many sodas or other sugary drinks do you drink in a day and do you know that replacing them with healthier alternative can make a big difference in your health? New research shows that no matter how many you drink, replacing just one with water could make a significant difference in your health.

You already know that drinking soda pop and sweet tea can add a significant amount of calories to your diet, putting you at risk for weight gain.

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How Not To Sabotage Your Fasting and Move Beyond The Breaking Point

2016-08-10 10:50

Many people plan for a 3 day fasting, but can't move beyond the 18 hour point. Most of them break the fasting at that mark, but want to move beyond the mental hurdle. What to do?

"I keep repeating day 1. I am not even battling real hunger. I feel defeated. Why do I sabotage myself? I was doing low carb for a good spell and lost some inches.

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13 Reasons To Love Pea Protein Powder

2016-08-01 19:35

When I was a kid, my mother often made split pea soup, and as you can imagine, I wasn’t thrilled on the nights it was served for dinner. However, now those same green and yellow peas—in the form of pea protein powder—are becoming all the rage, and not just because it is a super vegetarian protein source.

Pea protein powder, which is made by drying peas, extracting the protein, and leaving most of the carbohydrates behind, has so many good features, it’s difficult to know where to begin.

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Try Eating This Spice Before Your Next Important Meeting

2016-07-13 11:29

Some of us are simply better learners than others. If you struggle with memory problems, you may want to try this simple diet change.

Peter Drucker says that learning is a lifelong process, not ending once we finish school. Every day, we encounter opportunities to build our knowledge. For some of us, this comes easily.

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10 Safe Summer Grilling Tips To Avoid Headaches and Respiratory Irritation

2016-07-13 09:32

Outdoor grilling is a much-anticipated ritual of summer. The smell of grilled vegetables, fish, and meats wafting through the evening air is enough to inspire any of us to relax and enjoy ourselves this summer. Grilling is easy, effortlessly delicious, and can be healthier. However, did you know that grilling can also create toxic compounds that are linked to adverse health effects that range from headaches and respiratory irritation to many forms of cancer?

Don’t worry: You don’t need to retire your grilling utensils.

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Do Fruits and Vegetables Hold The Secret to Happiness?

2016-07-10 19:53

You may be familiar with the science of happiness, a positive psychology approach to understanding how gratitude, self-reflection, and forgiveness can boost your sense of well-being. But did you know that research suggests fruits and vegetables may hold the secret of happiness?

According to Project Happiness, recent research has revealed that 90 percent of our happiness is associated with our inner essen

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Try Biotta Non-GMO Juice, I Really Liked Its Beet and Tart Cherry Taste

2016-06-28 14:13

If You are looking for ways to take your workout and diet to the next level, enhance your training and nutrition intake with Biotta Beet Juice and Tart Cherry Jusice. Here is why I recommend it.

I am aware that the first sentence of this story sounded like an advertisement from a commercial, but Swiss made Biotta juices are really good, 100 percent juice and non-gmo.

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2 Ways White Bean Extract May Help with Weight Loss

2016-06-06 10:36

It’s been shown that beans and other pulses can help with weight loss. But did you know that a white bean extract, in supplement form, could assist you with your dieting goals as well?

Numerous studies have shown that Phaseolus vulgaris extract from white kidney beans (aka, cannellini beans) may help you with your weight loss efforts.

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Regular Ground Beef vs Organic Ground Beef: What's The Difference?

2016-06-03 17:03

Is organic ground beef just as bad as regular meat, or is it at least a bit better?

In one of the Facebook groups called Natural Healing Plus Food I stumbled on the discussion comparing organic ground beef vs regular ground beef. What is the difference.

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Fruit Salad Combination Can Improve Health and Reduce Obesity

2016-05-27 15:06

Having a salad for lunch today? Be sure to include these two fruits as the combination may be especially good for your health.

Researchers in the UK have found that a compound found in red grapes and a compound found in oranges worked especially well together to improve the health of people with diabetes and reduce the ris

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Paulding Just Released This Delicious Summer Poached Pear Recipe

2016-05-19 15:27

For any upcoming summer dessert recipes please consider these poached pears with chocolate sauce. They really look good.

Peel the pears. Gently remove the core from the bottom with a corer or paring knife. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each, so they stand. Place pears in the pan, stem end up.

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13 Peppermint Oil Uses to Reduce Pain, Give you Energy, Relieve Allergies, and More

2016-05-17 20:54

Peppermint oil is a fantastic essential oil to begin using right away. There is a plethora of uses for it, and you will be shocked at how many ways it can help you. There is basically no reason not to try peppermint oil because it is 100% natural and has no side effects. The more you can use natural home remedies the more your body will thank you in the long run.

Peppermint oil exists alongside similar oils such as hemp oil and avocado oil, and all thre

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The Simple Secret To Losing Weight and Keeping It off with Right Nutrition

2016-05-16 12:31

Every day I hear someone ask me, “How can I lose weight quickly?” The truth is, weight loss is a constant struggle with both men and women. According to the CDC, 37.9 perfect of adults age 20 years and over are obese and 70.7 perfect are overweight. To achieve permanent weight loss that sticks, it’s important to do it slow and in an intelligent manner. Many key factors include: paying attention to your biochemistry, your food preferences and of course genetics.

First piece of advice: stop dieting, change your eating habits permanently. Practice mindful eating. Experience the food you are eating.

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Burger Study from Clear Labs Reveals Calorie Count Coverup

2016-05-10 19:42

When Clear Labs released its new extensive analysis of 258 hamburger meat samples from 22 retailers and 79 brands, 13.6 percent had some type of quality problem. Among those problems was a calorie count coverup.

I am not saying that some of the other findings of the study are not worrisome. For example, rat DNA was found in three samples, 4.3 percent of burgers showed germ contamination (including E.

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Coconut Oil Might Just Be The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

2016-05-06 19:26

Watch out water, coconut oil might have just overtaken you for the best way to lose weight. While the benefits of water are very widely known (and indeed of the best ways to start losing weight is to drink more water) coconut oil is more than just a new fad. It is one of the best ways to start losing weight right now, and adding it into your diet is crucial.

In this article I will give you 4 reasons why you should have more coconut oil, and 7 practical ways to add it into your daily regimen.

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

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Linking High-fat Diet and Obesity to Increased Cancer Risk

2016-03-03 13:44

Many studies over several years have linked excess weight with an increase in a number of cancers, including colon cancer. Aside from not smoking, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important lifestyle changes you can make today to reduce your risk of cancer.

Researchers from many institutions have tried to focus in on the most important diet components that will help you achieve both a healthy weight and lowered cancer risk.

Semir Beyaz, Ömer H. Yilmaz et al. High-fat diet enhances stemness and tumorigenicity of intestinal progenitors. Nature, 2016; 531 (7592): 53 DOI: 10.1038/nature17173
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When Family Asks a Vegan Dieter to give Up Being a Vegan Just For the Trip

2016-03-02 20:24

2015 Vegan statistics show that 6 percent of US population is vegan. This means about 19.3 million people are vegan according to 2014 US population data. What happens when these people go on the road and make interstate trips? This creates issues in some families who sometimes ask their family members to give up being a vegan just for the trip.

"I am going out of town with my family next week to Iowa, but as we were planning things together food became a bit of a battle.

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What You Eat Affects Your Sleep

2016-01-16 11:06

If you want a good night’s sleep, pay more attention to what you eat. A new study explains how what you eat affects your sleep, which means you could be resting more peacefully by changing your eating habits.

One of the most interesting and surprising findings by the research team at Columbia University Medical Center in New York was that just one day of eating more of certain foods could have an impact

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