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10 Superfoods You Should Know

January 2015 - Amy Chaplin - yahoo - In a healthy whole-food kitchen, so many of the foods stocked in the pantry and fridge can be categorized as superfoods. These are functional foods that have been used to promote health and healing by traditional cultures for millennia; they are often from remote regions at high altitudes and have only recently become more widely available. Here is a short list of items that are particularly dense in nutrients, with abundant antioxidants,…

7 Weight-Loss Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

December 31, 2014 - Michele Bender - Yahoo - If “shed some pounds” is on your resolution list for next year, you’re certainly not the only one. But are you doing all you can to achieve your goals, or are you inadvertently sabotaging them? Take this recent finding, for instance: A study from Cornell University researchers showed that going more than a week without stepping on the scale led to dieters gaining weight, while more frequent weigh-ins were associated with losing weight.…

The 52 New Foods Challenge: 2015’s Best New Year’s Resolution

December 26, 2014 - U.S. News & World Report - Yahoo - I’m often on the receiving end of a lot of well-intended but ultimately dead-end New Year’s resolutions. Most of my patients resolve to lose weight. Some resolve to eat more vegetables. Many would like to start cooking more at home to save money and eat healthier. Several mom friends are determined to take back control of their children’s wayward, kid-food diets. The problem with all of these resolutions, unfortunately,…

10 Foods That Are Cheaper and Healthier Than ‘Superfoods’

By: Maygrace Taylor - December 16, 2014 - Women's Day - Walk the health food aisle at your grocery store, and you may think you have to remortgage your home to afford to eat well. “But there are plenty of ‘normal’ foods that are extremely nutrient-rich, like sweet potatoes and eggs,” says Rania Batayneh, author of The One One One Diet. And those everyday items usually cost way less than their trendy counterparts. Here, 10 affordable, surprisingly great-for-you eats. 1. Greek yogurt…

15 Foods To Add To Your Diet In 2015

Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD - Yah00- With the start of a new year comes new goals, new friendships, new adventures — and, yes, new healthy foods. Wondering what the biggest food trends will be in the wellness sphere for 2015? Here are my picks. Matcha tea Haven't heard of Matcha tea yet? You will. Matcha tea is the dried leaves of  green tea ground into a powder. Before the leaves hit the ground however, they are shaded for 30 days to increase their chlorophyll production. That…

Mineral Water, Seltzer Water, Club Soda and Tonic Water: What’s the Health Difference?

December 15, 2014 - By Jenna Birch - Yahoo - There are a lot of sparkling water options on the market right now. Among the bunch you’ll find a perfect mixer for alcoholic drinks, another you might want to drink straight from the bottle — and one you might want to avoid completely. We asked Keri Gans, MS, RD, author of The Small Change Diet, to give us the 4-1-1 on these popular fizzy drinks for us. MINERAL WATER Popular Brands: San Pellegrino, Perrier, Gerolsteiner What it is:…

How to Eat for More Energy

How to Eat for More Energy, Stronger Muscles, and a Flatter Stomach Up your eating game with smart foods that streamline your body. (Getty Images) December 10, 2014 - Jenna Birch - yahoo - You might know tons about healthy eating — how soy milk stacks up against almond milk, the nutritional differences between salmon and tuna — but there’s probably plenty more for you to learn about how the body functions on the fuel you choose for it. You will look and feel your best if you feed…

The Single Exercise That Works Almost Every Muscle In Your Body

December 3, 2014 - Amy Rushlow - Yahoo - The Single Exercise That Works Almost Every Muscle In Your Body Work nearly every muscle in your body with a single exercise that includes a shoulder press, crunch, hip bridge, side plank and lunge. (Images courtesy of Neghar Fonooni) Reader, meet the Turkish getup. It’s a little complicated, but then again, so are most great human accomplishments (space travel, heart surgery, crème brulee…). The Turkish getup is a series of moves that…

How to Burn Off 24 Holiday Foods

By Christine Mattheis, Health Site The average adult gains 1 to 2 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but think about it: if you pack on 2 pounds annually on fattening holiday foods, then you’ll be up 10 pounds by year five. This year, prepare for 6 weeks of temptation by familiarizing yourself with just how much activity you’d need to burn off your favorite foods. A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that…

9 Reasons to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Everyday

November 29, 2014 - Green Med Info - Yahoo -Health - Food - Nutrition - Apple cider vinegar has a multitude of benefits, many of which more and more people are beginning to realize. It’s great for your hair, cleaning, digestion, acid reflux and more. See why apple cider vinegar is the latest craze. Don’t miss the powerful benefits of this substance… 1. Sooth a Sore Throat You can mix about 1/3 of a cup of apple cider vinegar with warm water and use it to gurgle with. Of the numerous…

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