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Month: November 2015

How To Choose The Healthiest Seafood

How To Choose The Healthiest Seafood

Choosing the healthiest seafood can be tricky: While many fish are high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, some contain unwanted levels of toxins. These tips will make your decision easier. By Suzannah Evans, SELF      10/09/2015  The Usual Shrimp They’re loaded with protein and vitamin D. Too bad that a 2014 Oceana study found that 30 percent of shrimp in stores and restaurants were mislabeled or misrepresented–e.g., some were sold as wild-caught Gulf shrimp when they were actually…

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What is SAD?

What is SAD?

What is Seasonal Depression? (Also Called ‘SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)’, ‘Seasonal Depression’) Seasonal depression, often called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a depression that occurs each year at the same time, usually starting in fall, worsening in winter, and ending in spring. It is more than just “the winter blues” or “cabin fever.” A rare form of SAD, known as “summer depression,” begins in late spring or early summer and ends in fall. What are the symptoms of seasonal affective…

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Why You Should Have Ginger Every Day

Why You Should Have Ginger Every Day

by Jonathan Galland   October 19, 2015 Ginger is a treasure in Asian cuisine, where it’s cherished for its unique ability to bring a touch of tanginess to dishes. Its distinctive lemony aroma and touch of spiciness can awaken the flavors of favorite recipes. But ginger’s amazing role in cooking is just the start — the spice is also well-known for its many medicinal benefits. For centuries, ginger has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat colds, stomachaches, nausea,…

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The Healthiest Nuts

The Healthiest Nuts

Health Nuts: Ranking Nuts Here’s our list of favorite nuts, ranked by their nutrient density. These varieties contain the most protein, fiber, B-vitamins, calcium, minerals, and vitamin E for the least amount of saturated fat: Almonds Filberts (hazelnuts) Peanuts Chestnuts Pistachios Walnuts Cashews Pecans Macadamias Almonds. Our “Top Nut” award goes to the almond. Here are the main nutrients in one ounce of almonds (a medium-size handful): 166 calories 5 grams of protein 14 grams of fat (90 percent unsaturated)…

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The Best Way to Wash Fruits and Vegetables

The Best Way to Wash Fruits and Vegetables

You’ve probably been washing your produce all wrong. Here’s the right way to do it so you can minimize the opportunity of some nasty illnesses BY PAIGE FOWLER   Friday, October 16, 2015 Your vegetable drawer is the filthiest part of your refrigerator. “Even if you washed every piece of produce before storing it, bacteria can still grow as foods spoil or things leak down in there,” says Sandria Godwin, Ph.D., professor in the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural…

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Amazing Ways to Find Peace within Yourself

Amazing Ways to Find Peace within Yourself

Karnika Mahiyaria How many of us have lost ourselves in obsessing, conflict and concern over the future, at feelings of inadequacy, failure, and guilt. 1. Change starts from within. You have to generate it inside you. If it’s on the surface, it wouldn’t be gratifying. 2. You are not the sole person responsible to make the world evolved. If we can evolve as individuals in one lifetime, we have benefited mankind greatly as we can then spread the influence. If…

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6 Brain-Boosting Foods That Should Be In Every Kitchen

6 Brain-Boosting Foods That Should Be In Every Kitchen

by Lisa Wimberger       November 30, 2014 When you’re retraining your brain — trying to acquire a new habit or pick up a new skill — you’d be surprised by the little things that can have a big impact on your brain’s overall health and function. One of the most important things you can do for your brain’s health is eat brain-boosting foods. Of course, people who are already taking on a brain regimen of some sort already…

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9 Ways You Can Improve Your Mental Health Today

9 Ways You Can Improve Your Mental Health Today

Sure, diet and exercise help. But so does opening up to a friend. Oct 27, 2015     Patricia Harteneck, Ph.D., MBA Mental health is much more than a diagnosis. It’s your overall psychological well-being—the way you feel about yourself and others as well as your ability to manage your feelings and deal with everyday difficulties. And while taking care of your mental health can mean seeking professional support and treatment, it also means taking steps to improve your emotional…

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Experts Link Chemicals to Diabetes, Obesity

Experts Link Chemicals to Diabetes, Obesity

By Brenda Goodman, MA    WebMD Health News     Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Sept. 28, 2015 – People who are trying to lose weight or manage diabetes should try to change their lifestyle not only to exercise or cut calories, but also to avoid chemicals that may be contributing to their condition, experts say. “You may have a healthy meal, but if it’s in a plastic container, it’s leaching chemicals,” said Andrea Gore, PhD, a pharmacologist at the…

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Is Dried Fruit Just a Giant Sugar Bomb?

Is Dried Fruit Just a Giant Sugar Bomb?

Mandy Oaklander      @mandyoaklander      Oct. 22, 2015      Nope. It’s healthy, say 4/5 experts. Call your grandma, because prunes—and other shriveled dried fruits—really are awesome, say four out of five of our experts. But there’s one very important fact to remember: drying fruit shrinks everything about it, including how much of the food you should reasonably let yourself eat. “If you remove the water from fresh fruits, it will reduce the serving size to about 75…

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