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EGG claims debunked

These days we see a variety of eggs with different claims at the grocery store which makes it so confusing for the consumer. Here is a simple explanation of what these claims mean CONVENTIONAL (Yellow or White Styrofoam container) [wc_row][wc_column size="one-half" position="first"] [/wc_column][wc_column size="one-half" position="last"] - Hens trapped in hen house. No access to sun or grass - Injected with antibiotics and hormones - Poor quality feed - Least nutrients , more contaminants - CHEAP. [/wc_column][/wc_row] [wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="...
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Reblog: Fatty Liver Diet

The original article appears here and is reblogged. A majority of Americans would feel better and live longer on the fatty liver diet. Affecting between 30% and 40% of American adults, fatty liver disease is a rampant and growing health problem. Identified by having too much fat in the liver, fatty liver disease can lead to liver inflammation, liver scarring, permanent liver damage, liver failure and even death. Combined with regular exercise, following the fatty liver diet is the best way to reduce symptoms, reverse liver damage and eliminate excessive fat in the liver. Who Should ...
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Flax Seeds

Flax Seeds
Flaxseeds (also called linseeds) are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3. They originated in the Middle East thousands of years ago. Fun Facts about Flax Seeds Flaxseeds are high in: Vitamins and minerals - High in most of the B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese Fiber - Flaxseeds contain both soluble and insoluble fibers Phytochemicals - They have many powerful antioxidants such as lignans Omega-3 fatty acids - Flaxseed is a mega-source of the plant version o...
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Happy Healthy Diwali

Happy Healthy Diwali
It’s that time of the year again. The holiday season is here with back to back parties and outings. Diwali, the festival of lights and sweets. Whether it is eating out or at home with family and friends, there are plenty of goodies, sweets and savory fried foods, rice dishes to entice you. But that does not mean you overindulge where your waistline might not thank you afterwards. Here are some ways around so you don't need to kill your digestive system or pack extra pounds. WATCH YOUR PORTIONS Take a smaller plate and chew your food well. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to know you are ful...
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Artificial Sweeteners – Sweet Nothings for your health?

Artificial Sweeteners – Sweet Nothings for your health?
Artificial sweeteners have been considered a solution to the problems caused by sugar intake. They lack calories and are advertised as a healthy alternative to high fructose corn syrup and sugar. However, studies have shown that consuming artificial sweeteners might make you gain weight faster than if you were consuming regular sugar. Artificial sweeteners slow your metabolism and ultimately trigger you to eat more. The three main ingredients in artificial sweeteners — aspartame, saccharin, and acesulfate potassium — have all been linked to cancer as well as Alzheimer’s disease, autism, chroni...
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Beating the Afternoon Slump At Work

Beating the Afternoon Slump At Work
Most of us have experienced this: a very productive morning finishing projects and we are energetic. Then the clock strikes 2 pm and you hit a wall, you are at your desk at work and dream of pulling the shades down and crawling under the desk and taking a nap as you can hardly keep your eyes open! If you find that you are often left with no energy and wondering how you’ll get through the rest of the day, you may need to take a close look at what you are eating - or not eating. You want to stay away from the doughnuts and weekend beer binges, but tweaking your diet for more energy can still be ...
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Setting Realistic Health Goals for 2015

Setting Realistic Health Goals for 2015
The New Year is around the corner. As we sit back and take the time out to reflect the year gone by, it is time also to plan for the year to come, a time to clean the slate and start fresh. How many times have we all started a new year with a resolution like one of these? "I'm going to exercise every day, no matter what." "I will never eat anything sweet (including that inviting piece of chocolate lying right now in the refrigerator beckoning you) again for the entire day!"  You are all excited and the first three days go by just fine. As the 4th day dawns, you get shaky and jittery and sta...
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Holiday Survival Guide without Gaining Weight

Holiday Survival Guide without Gaining Weight
You have been sweating it out all these days and trying to get your body in shape. Just as you're finally getting the hang of it all, the holidays come up. Tempting foods abound everywhere right from office to the super market and everyone seems to be tempting you with the food you love. Looks like the world is ganging up against all your efforts to lose or manage weight. Sounds familiar? And you are left wondering how to survive the holidays without gaining weight!! It’s estimated that we gain as much as 10 pounds during the holidays. Here are a few simple tips to prevent that: (more&h...
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Managing your Diabetes

Managing your Diabetes
World Diabetes Day is on November 14, 2014 and the focus is on healthy living and diabetes. It highlights healthy eating and its importance both in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and the effective management of diabetes to avoid complications. Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces. There are 382 million people living with Diabetes. By 2035, 592 million people or one person in ten will have the disease. People with diabetes have an increase...
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Diwali and weight loss

Diwali and weight loss
Diwali - the festival of lights, the new year. A time to celebrate, a time to rejoice, meet and greet friends and relatives. The fragrance of sweets fills the air and pretty boxes packed with delectable ladoos, barfis and other choicest delicacies have piled up at homes. Diwali, after all, is incomplete without sweets. Wake up... Diwali is over. Having enjoyed all the Diwali festivities over the past few days and having had your fill of slacking from the gym while satisfying every food craving, it is now time to get back into the groove of a balanced diet routine. Where to start? What to ...
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