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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

You have a 96% chance of surviving a plane crash. Canada produces 85% of the world’s maple syrup. Crying is good for your health, flushing unhealthy bacteria out of your body, strengthening the immune system and relieving stress. Adding salt to pineapple will actually cause it to taste sweeter. ~Happy Friday!~ source: @faccccct 

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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Obesity Team Suggests Taxing Junk Foods More Than Healthy Eats

Obesity Team Suggests Taxing Junk Foods More Than Healthy Eats

CBC News    Feb 18, 2015 Mandatory nutrition standards for foods sold in schools could be one approach to tackle obesity. Lancet study says voluntary measures for food industry called ineffective The global obesity epidemic needs to be reconsidered in terms of regulatory controls to make it easier for people to choose healthier foods, according to a new medical journal series. In Wednesday’s issue of The Lancet, researchers note that no country out of 187 has reversed its obesity epidemic,…

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7 Foods Rich in Iodine

7 Foods Rich in Iodine

Published on January 18, 2011, Last Updated on June 11, 2014 The thyroid gland synthesizes thyroid hormones and iodine is an essential trace mineral that is crucial for the thyroid to function properly. Eating foods rich in iodine ensures the thyroid is able to manage metabolism, detoxification, growth and development. Research has shown that a lack of dietary iodine may lead to enlargement of the thyroid gland, lethargy, fatigue, weakness of the immune system, slow metabolism, autism, weight gain and…

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5 Spices That Should Be In Every Home

5 Spices That Should Be In Every Home

Maria Marlowe    November 28, 2012 Ditch the table salt and irradiated ground black pepper! It’s time to improve your spice rack with delicious and aromatic flavors that will not only enhance your dishes, but improve your health, too. Here are 5 spices you should add to your table and sprinkle daily: 1. Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Table salt has gotten a bad rap, and with good reason: It’s chemically cleaned and stripped of its minerals, leaving just sodium chloride, which…

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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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