Nutrition

Unexpected foods good for weight loss

Unexpected foods good for weight loss. The world of dieting can be a confusing place. One day you hear a food is bad for you and the next you hear it’s good. A food may be high in fat, so you’re told to avoid it to lose weight, but then you’re told certain kinds of…

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Six Foods for Healthy Skin

Improve the look of your skin with what you eat. Aging, genetics, skin conditions, and bad habits can all take a toll on your skin. Over time, you may wonder what happened to skin that was once supple, soft, and free of blemishes and wrinkles. Wish you could slow or reverse skin damage? Want to…

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The Law of Raw

The Raw Diet There are no rules set in stone about what you can and can’t eat on a raw foods diet as long as the food is raw. This means most of what you eat will be raw fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, dried legumes, grains, extra-virgin olive oil, raw coconut oil, and herbal teas.…

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Easy, Simple, and Home-Cooked

Home-cooked meals don’t have to be time-consuming or difficult. Many people mistakenly believe home-cooked meals take all day to prepare, are more expensive than eating out, and are hard to make. What these people are missing out on could change their lives for the better. Numerous studies have shown the health and family-life benefits of…

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Research Update: Vegetarian Diets and Weight

There’s a new study in town, and its results indicate that vegetarian diets may aid weight management efforts. Let’s take a look at exactly what this means. A team of researchers from the Physicians Committee reviewed 15 studies from 6 countries — the U.S., Spain, Finland, Poland, Sweden, and Norway. These studies had a total of…

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Lower Cholesterol the Natural Way

Using food to help reduce cholesterol. A diagnosis of high cholesterol isn’t something to ignore. The risk of heart attack and stroke is much higher for people with too much bad cholesterol circulating in their blood vessels. While often caused by a variety of factors including genetics, being overweight, certain health conditions (hypothyroidism or diabetes),…

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Smart beverage choices for diabetics

Smart beverage choices for diabetics Both foods and beverages can affect blood sugar levels, so people living with diabetes must be careful not only of what they eat but what they drink as well. It can be easy to overlook the sugars and carbs found in drinks, but diabetics are smart to balance both food…

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Are Your Kids Food-Smart?

It’s more than forcing your kids to eat their broccoli. Here’s how to encourage life-long healthy habits. What’s your child’s favorite vegetable? If the answer is French fries you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you. The good news is it’s never too late to instill healthy eating habits in your kids. Even a…

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Fruit and Diabetes

People with diabetes shouldn’t be afraid of fruit! Fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants. It also contains dietary fiber, which fills you up and helps with blood sugar control. Fruit’s sweet taste makes it a natural and healthful dessert too. Choosing fresh fruit is easy—you can either buy the whole pineapple or…

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Go Gluten-Free?

What is gluten and why aren’t people eating it? Don’t be fooled. Going on a gluten-free diet will not help you lose weight. However, many people have found relief from Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity by avoiding gluten in their food. You’ve no doubt seen foods advertised as “gluten-free” and may know someone who’s…

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