Healthy Foods Supplements Wellness 

Common Nutritional Deficiencies: The Top 5

Even if you eat a balanced diet of whole foods, and avoid processed foods, you may not be getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Where your food was grown can influence the nutritional value of foods, as can soil quality and storage time. Your personal metabolism and state of health also affects how well your body uses food. There are 11 common nutritional deficiencies. Here are the top 5: 1. Vitamin D Vitamin D deficiency affects people of all ages, especially people who spend little time outdoors…

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Diet Healthy Foods 

How One Woman Lost 88 Pounds on a Ketogenic-Paleo Diet

A woman who lost 88 pounds in a year was recently showcased on the website, Reddit. She lost the weight using a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic-Paleo diet, between July 2011 and July 2012, without exercising. Even better, she has kept it off ever since. The 5-foot-4 inch Amanda, who hasn’t disclosed her last name, dropped from her original weight of 222 pounds to a slender 134 pounds, without exercising. So of course, people are asking for her secrets. She says she ate between 1200 and 1300 calories daily, combining the principles…

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Diet Healthy Foods 

This Ancient Fruit Offers Huge Health Benefits

Dates are an ancient fruit, believed to have first been cultivated in what is now Iraq. While they are still important in Middle Eastern cuisine, they are now available throughout the world. They are popular because of their sweet taste, but they also offer a surprising number of health benefits. Here are some of the ways dates support health: Constipation: Dates have a laxative property, and help relieve constipation. For best results, soak them in water overnight. Bone Health and Strength: Dates are high in minerals that strengthen bones and prevent…

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Healthy Foods Wellness 

The Benefits of Barley

One of our most undervalued grains is barley. Research shows that barley regulates blood sugar, and it helps those suffering from a variety of health problems. Its health benefits are attributable to the fact it is a complete protein, as it contains each of the eight essential amino acids. Barley is also an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. You can eat barley in salads, soups, stew and even as a side dish with meat or vegetables. The health benefits of barley include the following: Keeps Colon and…

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Healthy Foods Natural Remedies 

Why Drink Cranberry Juice?

Cranberry juice offers an array of health benefits. Cranberries are native to North America. They have a huge antioxidant capacity when compared to other fruits and vegetables. At only 45 calories per cup, the juice provides energy, protein, carbohydrates and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and zinc. In addition to vitamin C, it includes thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, E (alpha tocopherol) and vitamin K. Here is a breakdown of some of the health benefits of cranberries: Urinary tract Infections (UTI): Urinary tract infections occur when certain micro-organisms…

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Healthy Foods Weight Loss 

Turn Your Morning Coffee Into a Weight-Loss Drink

For those who enjoy it, coffee is a warm and tasty way to start the day. Coffee also offers health benefits. Caffeine jump starts your metabolism in the morning, and enjoying caffeine in moderation supports a healthy heart and protects against several illnesses. If you are a coffee drinker and you would like to lose some weight, this article is for you. A mixture of three simple ingredients, added to your coffee a teaspoonful at a time, can raise your metabolism, burn additional calories, and melt away stubborn fat. The…

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Diet Health Studies Healthy Foods 

2015 Revised USDA Guidelines – What Has Changed?

The field of medicine moves forward through evidence-based practices, using the best scientific data to develop recommendations for policy and treatment. In the related field of diet and nutrition, however, old beliefs die hard. Experts in the field often cling to outdated recommendations, even when the evidence does not support their long-held ideas. For almost half a century, Americans have been told to minimize their consumption of butter, meat and salt. This dietary recommendation was supposed to protect people from heart attacks, strokes, hypertension, diabetes and obesity. In fact, these…

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Digestion Healthy Foods 

11 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water Before Breakfast

Many health experts recommend you drink a glass of lemon water first thing in the morning, then wait a quarter to half an hour to have your breakfast. Your body can absorb more nutrients on an empty stomach. Lemons are enjoyed all over the world. They are high in vitamin C and fiber, and they are rich in plant compounds, minerals, and essential oils. Maximum benefits are obtained from squeezing either a half or whole lemon into a cup of water. 11 Reasons to Start Your Day with Lemon Water:…

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Diet Healthy Foods Wellness 

Understand and Correct Your Body’s pH Balance

Many health experts now believe an acidic body is an unhealthy body. An acidic environment allows illness, bacteria and yeast to thrive. If the body is too acidic, it will pull minerals from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid and expel it from the body. When this happens, your reserves of minerals such as calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium are eroded, and the damage may not be fully realized for years. The American diet is filled with acid forming foods such as dairy, grains, meats and sugar. As…

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Disease Healthy Foods 

Beware of Bagged Lettuce!

Before you buy another bag of prepared, pre-washed lettuce, read this article. According to an article by health writer David Wolfe, one person in Michigan has died after eating bagged lettuce. Twelve more people, ages from three to eighty-three, have been sickened by a listeria outbreak that has been sourced to a Dole facility in Ohio. says: Listeria is the name of a bacteria found in soil and water and some animals, including poultry and cattle. It can be present in raw milk and foods made from raw milk. It…

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