Healthy Foods 

10 Reasons You Should Eat More Eggs

Several decades ago, health experts issued a warning about the cholesterol contained in eggs, but the current thinking about nutrition is that eggs are actually good for your health. Egg yolks are rich in healthy nutrients. The yolk contains more than 90 percent of egg’s calcium and iron. The egg white is also nourishing; it contains almost half of the egg’s protein. Here are 10 reasons to eat more eggs: 1. Eggs help improve performance. A single medium egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein, as well as all the other…

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

According to the United States government, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed among Americans in 2016. 595,690 people will die from the disease. The most common kinds of cancers are are projected to be breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, skin melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, leukemia, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer. There are actually more than one hundred types of cancer, which is an abnormal growth of cells. Cancer treatment can include chemotherapy,…

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The Forgotten Mineral

One nutrient that gets little attention is sulfur. It is sometimes referred to as the “forgotten” mineral. Despite the fact sulfur is present in many foods, many people are deficient. Sulfur is important in healing; when you are deficient you may experience pain and inflammation in muscles and bones. It is important in metabolism; sulfur is contained in insulin, which supports the utilization in the body of sugar from carbohydrates. Ninety-nine percent of the mass of the human body is comprised of six chemical elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and…

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Common Nutritional Deficiences: The Next 6

In our last article, we explained there are eleven common nutritional deficiencies among Americans, and we examined the top five. Even those of us who eat healthy may be vulnerable to deficiencies because of depleted soil, when our food was picked and how long it was stored, and even our own individual biological processes. Here is a look at the next 6 most common deficiencies:

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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 Wellness 

Could Your Diet be Making You Depressed?

After decades of depression, Jodi Corbitt, a 47-year-old mother from Catonsville, Maryland, believed she would always have to take antidepressant medication to function. Then, in 2010, she decided to lose some weight. She stopped eating gluten, and within a month her life had changed. She says, It was like a veil lifted and I could see life more clearly. It changed everything. Corbitt had accidentally come across a phenomenon that scientists are just beginning to study: the idea food can impact the mind in the same powerful way it impacts…

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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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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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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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Secret Weapons for Weight Loss

You’ve probably heard that weight loss is a matter of increasing your activity level and decreasing your caloric intake, but it’s not quite that simple. Human bodies burn calories at different rates, according to each person’s individual metabolism. One way to rev up your metabolism is to consume “negative calorie” foods – foods that are low in calories but high in fiber and nutrients. Secret-Weapon Foods Here are some “negative calorie” foods that you can use as your own secret weapons to weight loss. They also prevent chronic disease, improve your eyesight,…

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