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Fruit and Vegetables With The Most Water Content

Fruit and Vegetables With The Most Water Content

Vegetables With The Most Water Content Although most of our bodies are made of water, we still need a lot of it to survive on a daily basis. You probably have heard the story that you have to drink eight glasses (or more) of water per day in order to stay hydrated. This is partly true if you do not take water in any other forms. In fact, 20% of your daily water intake comes from solid food, mostly fruits…

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Eating More of This Will Make You Live Longer

Eating More of This Will Make You Live Longer

By now we know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for our health, but a new study suggests that eating even more produce can prevent millions of deaths each year. In the report, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, researchers from Imperial College London conducted a meta-analysis of 95 studies looking at fruit and vegetable intake. They estimated that 7.8 million premature global deaths could be avoided yearly if people ate 10 portions of fruits and vegetables…

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Are Some Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Healthier Than Fresh?

Are Some Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Healthier Than Fresh?

By: Zoe Blarowski   April 18, 2016 It may seem like a natural assumption that fresh fruits and vegetables are more nutritious. But research shows this can be a false assumption. Frozen fruits and vegetables can be more nutritious than their unprocessed counterparts. Brief Overview of Commercial Freezing Processes Vegetables are typically blanched prior to freezing. This means they are submerged in boiling water for a few minutes. The purpose of blanching is to inactivate any naturally occurring enzymes that…

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Diet Is Associated With Risk of Depression

Diet Is Associated With Risk of Depression

Sep. 16, 2013 — A healthy diet may reduce the risk of severe depression, according to a prospective follow-up study of more than 2,000 men conducted at the University of Eastern Finland. In addition, weight loss in the context of a lifestyle intervention was associated with a reduction in depressive symptoms. “The study reinforces the hypothesis that a healthy diet has potential not only in the warding off of depression, but also in its prevention,” says Ms Anu Ruusunen, MSc,…

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25+ Vegan Sources of Calcium

25+ Vegan Sources of Calcium

Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati    September 24, 2013 We have all been taught that calcium is an essential nutrient for maintaining bone health (although it has many other uses, including balancing body pH.) There are also a number of other factors that influence bone health, such as an individual’s level of physical activity. What I want to talk about today though is the myth that animal milks (especially cheeses) are the optimal source of calcium. As explained by The Physicians Committee for Responsible…

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Healthy living tied to less cell aging

Healthy living tied to less cell aging

Study participants highly motivated to stick with diet, exercise and stress relief changes CBC News       Sep 17, 2013 An intensive plant-based diet, exercise and meditation regime could hold the potential to reverse cellular aging, a pilot study in the U.S. suggests. The five-year study of 35 men with early stage prostate cancer explored the relationship between lifestyle changes and telomere length. Telomeres are protective caps on the ends of chromosomes. The length of telomeres shrinks every time…

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Foods that can fix your health problems

Foods that can fix your health problems

By Sarah Richards, Health.com     Fri August 30, 2013 A regular breakfast of 100% whole grain cereal with fruit and low-fat milk is great. for maintaining mood balance. (CNN) – Can’t sleep? Got the PMS blues? Before you open your medicine cabinet, step into your kitchen. “Real, whole, fresh food is the most powerful drug on the planet,” says the author of “The Blood Sugar Solution” cookbook, Dr. Mark Hyman. “It regulates every biological function of your body.” In…

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9 Foods That Will Naturally Detox You

9 Foods That Will Naturally Detox You

BY MARIA GUADAGNO – NOVEMBER 23, 2012  Think the only way to detox is with a juice cleanse? Think again! Our bodies are naturally built to detoxify us. Everyday, we eliminate and neutralize toxins through our colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph, and skin. It’s just that, in this day and age, these organs often get over-worked from the constant barrage of toxins from pollution, animal products, and processed foods. Luckily, Mother Nature has the perfect antidote!  Below are 9 potent…

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TOP 10 VEGETARIAN SOURCES OF PROTEIN

TOP 10 VEGETARIAN SOURCES OF PROTEIN

One of the most common myths about the vegetarian diet is that after ditching meat it becomes nearly impossible to meet the suggested guidelines for protein intake. The USDA recommends that women get about 46 grams of protein a day and men get about 56. Some people, like athletes and pregnant or breastfeeding women, may need more, according to WebMD. But, thanks in part to initiatives like Meatless Monday, this year, Americans are expected to eat 12 percent less meat…

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12 Foods That Supercharge Your Brain

12 Foods That Supercharge Your Brain

August 4, 2013  by: True ActivistSimply put, your brain likes to eat. And it likes powerful fuel: quality fats, antioxidants, and small, steady amounts of the best carbs. The path to a bigger, better brain is loaded with Omega-3 fats, antioxidants, and fiber. Give your brain a kick start: eat the following foods on a daily or weekly basis for results you will notice.1. AvocadoStart each day with a mix of high-quality protein and beneficial fats to build the foundation…

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