Les Miserables' Samantha Barks on her peanut butter and Brussels sprouts obsession
Les Miserables actress Samantha Barks reveals how she lost weight to play Eponine, why she became a vegetarian and her experience with alternative medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optimizing Diet: What You Eat Does Matter to Improve Cancer Outcomes
By: Peiying Yang, Ph.D., Lin Lin Shao, senior clinical dietitian, and Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., Integrative Medicine Program The American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) has developed The New American Plate to help us reorganize the quantities of food groups on our plate to promote a more whole food, plant-based approach to nutrition. Mounting evidence shows that eating a primarily plant-based diet reduces cancer risk and is recommended for cancer survivors. By consuming more plants, specifically fresh, non-starchy green vegetables, less animal protein and less added sugars, we can decrease our risk of cancer and improv...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of total choline intakes in the United States
Choline is an essential nutrient and plays a critical role in brain development, cell signaling, nerve impulse transmission, liver function, and maintenance of a healthy metabolism. Researchers have analyzed the usual intakes of choline and compared them with the dietary reference intakes for U.S. residents aged ?2 years.  Choline can be found naturally in foods including eggs, liver, beef, salmon, shrimp, cauliflower, spinach, Brussels sprouts, and breast milk. Symptoms of a choline deficiency may include low energy levels, memory loss, cognitive decline, muscle aches, nerve damage, and mood changes or disorders. (Source...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Berries, flaxseeds and nuts make up some of the 'Daily Dozen' you should be having
Just some of the 'Daily Dozen' you should be eating every day include cruciferous vegetables such as brussels sprouts (file photo) - but they should be supplemented with exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 ways to raise a healthy eater
Follow me at @drClaire As a pediatrician, I talk about healthy eating a lot — and I talk to a lot of families whose children do not have the best eating habits. It’s not that the parents are bad parents. Many, many good parents have children who like potato chips more than Brussel sprouts — and it’s a natural instinct to want to give children food they like, and to feel worried when they don’t eat the food in front of them. Eating habits are just that: habits. And habits can be not only taught, but changed. Here are 10 ways to set your child up for a lifetime of healthy eating and all the health benefits that bri...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Healthy Eating Parenting Source Type: news

If You Eat Any Fruits Or Vegetables At All, You're Doing Better Than Half Of America
If you’re feeling down about how you eat, consider this: if you eat about one cup of fruit and more than 1.5 cups of vegetables a day, you’re actually eating better than about half of all Americans. If you eat 1.5 cups of fruit (the recommended serving size for an adult), you’re doing better than more than three-fourths of Americans. And if you eat two cups of vegetables a day (another recommended serving size), that’s better than almost 90 percent of your neighbors. We say this not to put down our fellow Americans, but to point out that eating more fruits and vegetables is linked to lower rate...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Eating healthily at Christmas
We all know that the festive season can also be the season of food. But that doesn’t have to stop you getting the vitamins and minerals that you need. Not having enough (a deficiency) of some vitamins and minerals seems to be linked with arthritis progressing more quickly. The most important vitamins and minerals to think about if you have arthritis are: calcium vitamin D iron vitamin C. It's also important to keep to a healthy weight as being overweight puts extra strain on weight-bearing joints like your back, knees, hips, feet and ankles. And having too much body fat may also incr...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - December 17, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The Most Important Test Your Doctor Won’t Order
I’ve been getting a lot of mail from readers asking a similar question. Most are like this one from MK in Philadelphia: “I’m going for an annual checkup with my doctor soon. I want to make sure I’m getting the right tests. What’s the number one anti-aging test I should ask my doctor for?” It’s a great question. The problem is your local doctor has probably never even heard of the top anti-aging test I recommend. You see, I want to know what’s going on with you at the cellular level. And that’s why I think it’s essential to measure your telomeres. Telomeres are an important part of human cells that af...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 7, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging biological age DNA telomeres Source Type: news

Brussels sprouts that taste like sherbet lemons and cake that isn’t fattening
? Welcome to the food of the future. The developments will be showcased in the BBC’s Tomorrow’s Food, later this month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it possible to retune your tastebuds?
Some people harbour violent hatreds of certain foods, and our own tastes can change over time. But is it possible to force our tastes to change?Brussels sprouts, Marmite, stinky cheese … these are all foods guaranteed to create divisions around the dinner table –and sometimes extreme reactions. A friend once ordered a baked camembert at dinner and I had to physically remove myself from the vicinity, such was its overpowering stench.Yet foods that once turned my stomach – mushrooms and prawns, in particular – now make a regular appearance on my plate. How is it that my opinion of a juicy grilled mushroom has gone fr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 12, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Rachel England Tags: Science Food science Nutrition Nutrition and development & drink Life and style Source Type: news

Stunning Health Benefits of Cotton Candy Proposed
No, not really. The controversy and clamor attached to the report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee would seem to suggest that something that radical had been proposed. But that's not quite the case. The group did not announce that spinach, heretofore considered nutritious, actually causes human eyeballs to burst into flame (how the heck did we overlook that?). They did not reveal the hidden health benefits of cotton candy. What they said, summarized in the executive summary of the 572-page report is, ver batim, this: The overall body of evidence examined by the 2015 DGAC identifies that a healthy dieta...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When it comes to controlling weight, not all fruits and vegetables are created equal
When admonished to eat more fruits and vegetables, we sometimes let our inner child dictate the menu. Wrinkling our noses at broccoli and Brussels sprouts, we demand peas and corn. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 23, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

3 Healthy Alternatives to Potato Chips (With Easy Recipes Too)
Before you grab a bag of potato chips to snack on – and then probably end up eating the entire bag – consider these healthier (and tasty!) alternatives that won’t pack on the pounds.  (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=518709706&height=381&width=570&sid=577&origin=undefined&videoGroupID=155847&relatedNumOfResults=100&responsive=false&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&autoStart=false&colorPallet=%23FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1&pgType=cmsPlugin&pgTypeId=addToPost-top&onVideoDataLoaded=track...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news