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Month: February 2012

Top 5 must-have foods for every diet

Top 5 must-have foods for every diet

By Dr. Joey Shulman DC, registered nutritionist Read about the five foods you should add to your diet. There are literally hundreds of healthy food items that should be part of your diet. However, certain foods offer more nutritional bang for their buck. While I am always wary of news reports that claim a specific food is a “cure all”, there is no denying that specific nutrient-dense foods are higher in antioxidants (which help neutralize free radicals that cause disease),…

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Whole Grains: Quinoa from the Andes

Whole Grains: Quinoa from the Andes

by Karen Railey Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is an ancient food that is not yet well known in North America. It has been cultivated in South American Andes since at least 3,000 B.C. and has been a staple food of millions of native inhabitants. The ancient Incas called quinoa the “mother grain” and revered it as sacred. Each year at planting time it was traditional for the Inca leader to plant the first quinoa seed using a solid gold shovel! Quinoa…

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Obesity rates rise, threaten health in OECD nations

Obesity rates rise, threaten health in OECD nations

LONDON Tue Feb 21, 2012 (Reuters) – More people in developed countries are overweight or obese than ever before, dooming them to years of ill health, pushing up healthcare costs and piling more pressure on health systems, a report by the OECD found on Tuesday. The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found obesity rates vary widely from a low of 4 percent inJapan and Korea to 30 percent or more in the United States and Mexico. But in…

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