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How to eat healthy when dining out

Posted February 21, 2014

For health conscious individuals, eating out at restaurants has always been tricky. Today, more and more places are beginning to provide organic and nutrient dense options. One of the biggest challenges people have as they begin to lead a healthier lifestyle has to do with social outings and restaurants.

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European study reinforces importance of eating breakfast for children’s health

Posted February 20, 2014

The message that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ is familiar to many of us. And now a European study of Cypriot children has revealed that choosing the right kind of breakfast each morning can have a direct impact on their weight and overall health.

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A Hearty Breakfast Could Curb Your Diabetes Risk

Posted February 14, 2014

Alternative nutrition researchers and practitioners have postulated that a large breakfast, moderate lunch and small portion dinner is an important key to weight loss and optimal health maintenance. Excess calories, especially in the form of processed and refined junk carbohydrates, consumed later in the day and at night are not efficiently metabolized and result in weight gain, as elevated blood glucose levels are quickly converted to triglycerides and on to fat storage. This process also contributes to systemic metabolic dysfunction and significantly raises the risk of developing diabetes.

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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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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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How to best enjoy and buy delicious, healthy chocolate, with its fascinating healing history

Posted February 12, 2014

Chocolate has been enjoyed for centuries and used to cure many illnesses. Cocoa is grown in tropical countries and can be eaten as raw cacao, hot chocolate, candy and baked goods. Purchasing chocolate that is organic and certified fair trade ensures ethical treatment of cocoa producers plus higher nutritional content.

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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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Genetic testing may soon be able to identify what diet each individual should consume for a longer, healthier life

Posted January 29, 2014

Your best friend swears by the Paleo Diet. Your boss loves Atkins. Your sister is gluten-free, and your roommate is an acolyte of Michael Pollan. So who’s right? Maybe they all are.

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Top 6 Health Benefits of Cabbage

Posted January 26, 2014

Many people joke about the sometimes embarrassing after-effects of consuming cabbage, but the truth is, this cruciferous vegetable can help your health tremendously. While red cabbage is known to have the highest levels of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties over the other varieties (green and Savoy), eating any kind of cabbage provides extraordinary healing and overall health benefits.

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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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