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Healthy Diet

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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Healthy habits pay off in long term

Posted February 13, 2014

Can initial modes of behavior be used to predict how fit and healthy a person will be 18 years later? This question was in the focus of studies performed by researchers. A basic survey covered about 500 adults over a longer term. The result: Initial habits determine physical fitness and health in the long term.

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Scientific review points to supplement users engaging in a pattern of healthy habits

Posted February 7, 2014

Dietary supplement users take these products as just one component of a larger effort to develop a healthier lifestyle, according to a newly published review in Nutrition Journal, a peer-reviewed scientific publication.

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Americans eating a little less, a little better, study finds

Posted January 17, 2014

Americans are eating a bit less, dining out fewer times and consuming slightly healthier food, the US Department of Agriculture said in a study released Thursday, calling the finding “encouraging.”

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Healthy breakfast boosts math performance

Posted December 6, 2013

Eating breakfast—or choosing to skip it—may significantly influence a child’s ability to solve math problems, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded nutrition study suggests. Scientist R. Terry Pivik’s work with 81 healthy children has indicated that those who ate breakfast were better able to tackle dozens of math problems in rapid-fire succession than peers who didn’t have a morning meal.

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Healthy diet costs $550 more per year than unhealthy one

Posted December 6, 2013

A new Harvard analysis of the best evidence available on the price differences between the healthiest and unhealthiest diets finds that on average, individuals need to spend about $1.50 more per day, or around $550 a year, to keep to the healthiest diets.

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10 Healthy Holiday Superfoods

Posted November 28, 2013

We show you how to have a happy, healthy holiday season with 10 surprisingly healthy traditional holiday foods (and our favorite recipes that use them).

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6 ways to maintain healthy habits during the holidays

Posted November 28, 2013

Sticking to a healthy eating plan and regular exercise can be challenging, no matter what time of year. But the holiday season, with its social gatherings and excessive amounts of baked goods, is the toughest time of year to indulge with moderation.

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A healthy diet plays a vital role in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS

Posted November 27, 2013

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is fully supporting World AIDS Day (01 December 2013), by highlighting the vital importance of good nutrition for those living with HIV and AIDS. The BDA also has a specialist group working in this field called Dietitians in HIV and AIDS (DHIVA).

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Research proves chlorella has antioxidative effects, ‘should be included as a key component of a healthy diet’

Posted November 12, 2013

In addition to its disease-fighting and nutritional benefits, research shows that chlorella is a powerful antioxidant that even boosts immune system function in healthy people. Chlorella, a variety of single-celled cyanobacteria, has long been consumed as a nutritional supplement in Asian countries, including Korea, Japan and Taiwan, and has recently become popular in the United States as well. It is high in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and antioxidants, and it is 60 percent protein by weight. Studies have shown that it can alleviate high cholesterol, abnormal blood fat levels, high blood pressure and abnormal blood sugar.

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