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The benefits on nutrition, cost and safety of canned foods

Posted March 6, 2014

A new study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine addresses the common call to action from public health experts to improve access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Findings from the Michigan State University (MSU) study show that canned foods deliver on nutrition, affordability and safety helping people increase their fruit and vegetable intake, regardless of geography or income level.

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Common sense, moderation are key on food safety issues

Posted March 2, 2014

There is often debate over whether or not certain household and food-related products are safe for consumer use or consumption. The controversy often causes media hype that can scare consumers into avoiding common and useful items.

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Studies show many health benefits from eating fermented foods

Posted February 26, 2014

Although the human body is made up of 10 times as many bacteria as human cells, mainstream medicine and an unsuspecting public continue to kill off the bacteria that make up their body indiscriminately through the use of antibiotics and antibacterial products. Meanwhile, studies show that many of the health issues being faced by our modern society are being created by damage caused to our internal flora. At the same time other studies along with human experience are showing the health benefits that come from undoing that damage through the consumption of fermented foods.

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Report confirms importance of eating pale produce, ‘a forgotten source of nutrients’

Posted February 21, 2014

According to a report in Advances in Nutrition, a journal published by the American Society for Nutrition, it’s high time that we take a closer look at the health benefits of pale produce, not just colorful ones. The report, “White Vegetables: A Forgotten Source of Nutrients,” outlines the benefits of pale produce and suggests that Americans consider incorporating more of them in their diets to obtain the nutrients that are often overlooked in favor of foods that have deeper hues.

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How these high fiber foods could naturally stop Crohn’s flare-ups

Posted February 16, 2014

It’s been a few years since researchers published findings that eating broccoli and plantains could be good medicine for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. But how many doctors have recommended the food as a dietary approach to quell symptoms of irritable bowel disease (IBD)? Much has been published about the role of diet for treating IBD, but sometimes the important of eating specific foods gets lost in the shuffle, so to speak.

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New phone app will aid healthy food and drink choices

Posted February 14, 2014

A free smartphone app has been launched to help shoppers in the UK make healthier food and drink choices. FoodSwitch allows people to use their smartphone camera to scan the barcode of a product and get clear nutritional information on over 80,000 packaged food and drinks sold in supermarkets.

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10 Healing Foods To Buy Organic

Posted February 12, 2014

There are some key aspects of foods’ nutrition and healthfulness to consider when choosing healing foods – we want ones that are high in supportive nutrients and that are clear of toxic chemicals. Consuming foods as they are grown from Nature is where to begin – fresh fruits, wholesome vegetables, hearty whole grains, lively legumes, nutritious nuts and seeds, some calming low-fat dairy, and non-toxic animal proteins, from eggs to flesh if these are desired and feel right for you. Then, make sure the main foods you eat are not filled with additives or exposed to pesticides and other chemical sprays, or contaminated in other ways, such as from the water, soil, or industrial treatments.

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Tyrosine helps you stop faster

Posted February 12, 2014

A child suddenly runs out into the road. Brake!! A driver who has recently eaten spinach or eggs will stop faster, thanks to the amino acid tyrosine found in these and other food products. Leiden cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato publishes her findings in the journal Neuropsychologia.

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Fight cancer with organic green shakes every day

Posted February 9, 2014

So many people make good health a complicated matter by polluting their bodies with processed foods, irradiated foods, genetically modified foods, gluten, bleached foods, hormone-laden meats and milk, and a host of other toxic products that punish the body instead of rewarding it for doing work for you. Your body wakes up in the morning and your organs want food. They do not want food that comes from laboratories or factories that cook it to death and plug in additives and cell-choking preservatives. Your body is a machine, and it needs clean oil, meaning organic fuel, to run smoothly.

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Here’s How You Can Overcome Crohn’s Disease With Nature’s Foods

Posted January 23, 2014

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Crohn’s, then it’s more than likely you have given up hope. Your doctor probably informed you about different medications that can help with symptoms, but was also quick to tell you that there is no cure for Crohn’s disease.

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