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6 Easy Ways To Get Healthier That Have Nothing To Do With Exercise

6 Easy Ways To Get Healthier That Have Nothing To Do With Exercise

When it comes to getting healthy, it’s not all about working up a sweat. In fact, there are tons of practical and beneficial habits you can work into your day-to-day that have nothing to do with hitting the gym or making rounds on the ClassPass circuit. Some of these lifestyle adjustments involve eating more mindfully, which includes techniques like slowing down as you eat and paying attention to signals that let you know when you’re full. But getting enough sleep,…

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‘Detox’ From Overly Processed Foods: Why and How to Cut Back

‘Detox’ From Overly Processed Foods: Why and How to Cut Back

If nutrition headlines catch your attention, you’ve probably heard the advice to eat more fresh, whole foods and consume fewer processed foods. It sounds straightforward enough, and you may have chosen to abide by this “food rule.” But like many topics in nutrition, the advice is not as simple as it sounds. Before you do a pantry or freezer overhaul, keep in mind that “processed” is a very general term. Some processed foods serve as important players in filling nutrient…

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Why You May Want to Limit Refined Carbs In Your Diet

Why You May Want to Limit Refined Carbs In Your Diet

93 percent of North Americans eat too many refined grains, while only 7 percent eat enough whole grains in their diets. Refined grains do contain a substantial amount of starchy, or complex, carbohydrates, and they can provide the body with energy needed for exercise and for daily activities of living. However, if you are trying to eat a healthier diet, it is best to limit your intake of these refined foods. What is a Refined Carbohydrate? Refined carbohydrates are plant-based…

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The Truth About Nitrates

The Truth About Nitrates

Have you ever wondered what nitrates are and what foods contain nitrates? Are nitrates linked to any health concerns? If you have questions about nitrates and their role in the food supply, read on to get the truth about nitrates. What are nitrates? Nitrates (or nitrites) are natural chemicals that are found in the soil, air and water. Nitrates are also used as a food additive to stop the growth of bacteria and to enhance the flavour and colour of…

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Top 11 Most Common Nutrition Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Top 11 Most Common Nutrition Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Nutrition is full of misinformation. Everyone seems to “know” what is right, most often based on zero evidence. Here are the top 11 most common nutrition mistakes that people keep repeating. 1. Drinking Fruit Juice Fruit juice isn’t always what it seems to be. It is often little more than water mixed with sugar and some kind of fruit concentrate. In many cases, there isn’t any actual fruit in there, just chemicals that taste like fruit. But even IF you’re…

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You may be a pizza-holic: Research says some foods addicting

You may be a pizza-holic: Research says some foods addicting

By Carina Storrs, special to CNN     Mon October 26, 2015 (CNN) Pizza, French fries and ice cream may be the kinds of foods many of us love to indulge in after a night of drinking. But research earlier this year suggests we can actually have benders on these foods all by themselves, and it may even be a sign of an addiction. Researchers have wondered whether we can become addicted to food for more than a century. There…

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Processed Meats Including Bacon Are Cancer Hazards, WHO Says

Processed Meats Including Bacon Are Cancer Hazards, WHO Says

— and red meat probably is too  BY ANGELA CHARLTON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS    OCTOBER 26, 2015 PARIS — It’s official: Bacon, ham, hot dogs and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers — and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too. While doctors in rich countries have long warned against eating too much meat, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency gave the most definitive response yet on Monday about its relation to cancer — and put…

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5 Foods To Boost Your Mood

5 Foods To Boost Your Mood

BY CAT ELLIOTT    FEBRUARY 20, 2015  I struggled with depression for a large majority of my life. In the past I used food as a means of coping with my feelings — and when I say “food” I mean processed sugary comfort type food. During my emotional binges I felt good (while armed with deep fried chicken in one hand and a burger in the other) but immediately after I felt sicker, sadder, more miserable and in need of…

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What Everyone Should Know About Inflammation: A Cardiologist Explains

What Everyone Should Know About Inflammation: A Cardiologist Explains

BY DR. JOEL KAHN    JULY 8, 2013  Regular readers of MindBodyGreen are aware that a process in our bodies called inflammation is involved in many aspects of human health and disease. For example, you may have read that a breakfast of Egg McMuffins, sleep apnea, obesity and ultra-exercise are inflammatory, while turmeric, meditation and the Mediterranean diet are anti-inflammatory, and so on. Lost in the search for vitality and longevity is an understanding of what inflammation is and what…

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Halve Your Salt Intake: It Could Save Your Life

Halve Your Salt Intake: It Could Save Your Life

Shubhra Krishan    April 29, 2014 Don’t take this advice with a pinch of salt. The Center for Science in the Public Interest estimates that more than 100,000 lives could be saved in the United States every year if people cut down their salt consumption by half. Currently, the average American consumes about 4000 mg of sodium per day. Don’t blame this number totally on the salt shaker on your table—most of the sodium we consume comes from salt in processed…

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