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What The World’s Healthiest Diets Have In Common
To research his 2010 book The 5 Factor World Diet, celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak traveled to the healthiest countries around the world to learn more about what made their meals extra nourishing. He noted that Japanese people eat a wonderful variety of seaweeds, and that Chinese people tried to incorporate at least five different colors in every meal. But Pasternak also came away with some valuable observations about how different the North American way of life was compared to many other countries. For starters, we eat much bigger portions than people in other countries. We don’t prioritize eat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What The World’s Healthiest Diets Have In Common
To research his 2010 book The 5 Factor World Diet, celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak traveled to the healthiest countries around the world to learn more about what made their meals extra nourishing. He noted that Japanese people eat a wonderful variety of seaweeds, and that Chinese people tried to incorporate at least five different colors in every meal. But Pasternak also came away with some valuable observations about how different the North American way of life was compared to many other countries. For starters, we eat much bigger portions than people in other countries. We don’t prioritize eat...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Healthy Is Your Salad?
By Stacy SimonSalad is a healthy choice for lunch or dinner, isn’t it? That depends on what’s in it, or perhaps more importantly, what’s on it. Dressing, cheese, and bacon add calories and fat that can sabotage your healthy eating plans. Follow these tips to keep your salads healthy without sacrificing flavor.Choose a variety of fresh, colorful vegetables at their peak flavor, like dark green kale, red bell peppers, orange carrots, and red onions.Skip fatty toppings like cheese, bacon, nuts, and seeds. If you must indulge, use only a little.Use less salad dressing. In restaurants, ask for the dressing on ...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - August 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news

A Sophisticated Seafood Dip That Anyone Can Throw Together
Crab dip is delightful and guacamole is a unanimous favorite, so what's better than those two party dips? Combining the vibrant seafood and creamy avocado into one killer dish. Chef Curtis Stone says his fresh crab and avocado dip is quick, easy and, of course, delicious. "I tell you, everybody that tries it will absolutely love it," he says. He adds aromatic seasoning with crisp chives and basil, and kicks the flavor profile up a notch with some heat from a red jalapeño. Serve with tortilla chips or toasted pita for a bite of crunch. Fresh Crab and Avocado Dip By Curtis Stone Serves 6 Ingredients 4 firm ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Foods Nailed For Unsanitary Conditions In Food Prep Plant
East coasters who rely on Whole Foods' ready-to-eat meals to live are going to want to rethink their strategy for a while. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently nailed Whole Foods for filthy, injurious conditions at a plant in Massachusetts that prepares ready-to-eat foods for the high-end supermarket chain. The meals are distributed throughout 74 stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Northern New Jersey. The sickening details in the FDA’s letter, dated June 8, explain that plant workers were preparing foods in areas where condensation dripped from ceilings, d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You're Doing Salad Wrong (And Six Ways to Make It Right)
If I told you to close your eyes and imagine a dinner salad, what would you see? If you're like many of my patients, "salad" brings up thoughts of dieting, deprivation, and yes -- boredom. Truth is, if you're doing salad the right way, it can actually become a staple you look upon as delicious nutrition. Here's how to do salad right! Throw out those reduced fat dressings You may think you're doing yourself a favor by selecting a reduced-fat version of your favorite salad dressing, but you're not. The majority of food products which claim "reduced fat" or "fat free" compensate by adding sugar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Salmon Makes the Best Valentine's Day Gift (Recipe Included)
February is about love. It's about celebrating the people you love and showing them that you care, perhaps by treating them to a night on the town, a sparkling piece of jewelry, or a handwritten love note. Or maybe, by cooking them a beautiful piece of salmon. Hear me out. Along with Valentine's Day, February is also American Heart Month. Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, preparing a heart-healthy, balanced meal is arguably the kindest thing you can do for the ones you love. When I think of heart-healthy foods, salmon is typically the first to come to mind. Rich in Omega-3s, salmon is filling...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Human Foods That Could Make Your Pet Sick
By Dana Poblete for Thrive Market Anyone who's ever owned a dog knows that sometimes, they double as vacuum cleaners. Whether it's a defiant toddler or a careless cook, food sometimes ends up on the floor, and most dogs (and cats!) are more than happy to be of service. But while those scraps might seem innocuous, pet owners should know there are some foods that are harmless to humans -- but deadly for pets. Want to know what to watch out for? We did the homework for you. According to the ASPCA, the Humane Society, and the Pet Poison Helpline, there are seven human foods and medications that could be toxic to pets. Avocado ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Pros of Prebiotics
By now, most people are aware of the many benefits of probiotic supplementation, including improved digestive health. However, a relatively new area of study regarding the digestive system concerns prebiotics, which are non-digestible fibers found in certain foods. These carbohydrates, oligosaccharides, provide a food source for the beneficial gut flora (probiotics such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli) and help promote their growth in the colon. To be classified as a prebiotic, the fibers such as oligofructose or inulin must demonstrate that they are fermented by gastrointestinal microflora, they stimulate the growt...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Humane Omnivore: An Oxymoron?
Let's just jump right into the deep end of the pool and tackle a topic that produces fevered debate and deeply emotional responses: Is it possible to consume animal protein and still lay claim to a modicum of concern for animal welfare? I don't propose to answer that question, merely to explore the opportunities in our current social construct to make the attempt. Going straight to the elephant in the room -- yes, without question, the inherently humane course that avoids harm to animals is vegetarianism, or even more strictly, veganism. But going back thousands of years to our hunter-gatherer forbears, it can be argued...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take Your Time: Mindful Eating
When was the last time you enjoyed a meal largely in silence, paying attention to what you were eating, savoring every nuance of the food, contemplating its origins and complexities and your reasons for consuming it? I'm guessing not recently, if at all. The fast pace of modern life has all of us mindlessly hurrying through our mealtimes with no time to enjoy the moment, our food, and our lives. It's definitely time for mindful eating. Mindfulness is not a new concept; it has been a basic tenet of Buddhist thought and practice for millennia. But the specific application of it to eating is garnering a great deal of attenti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q&A: Poisonous to Pets
In addition to chocolate, canine food risks include the artificial sweetener xylitol, macadamia nuts, onions, garlic, leeks and chives.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Cats Poisoning and Poisons Pets Dogs Source Type: news

Five research-proven reasons why onion is a powerful secret superfood
Onions are allium vegetables. Allium is Latin for garlic, but this genus also includes onions, leeks, chives and shallots. They are all rich in organosulfur compounds and quercetin. Sulfur is one of those important compounds that gets too little notice. It is involved... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have a heart healthy July 4th!
Happy Fourth of July from Boston Children’s Hospital! If you’re planning on firing up the grill and inviting family and friends to join you for a backyard barbeque this afternoon, why not create a few menu items that are both delicious and heart healthy? The following recipes were complied by the staff at Boston Children’s Heart Center, each a healthy twist on a traditional BBQ favorite. Enjoy! Appetizer:  Low fat deviled eggs Serving deviled eggs? Try low-fat cottage cheese for healthier take on a sinful treat. INGREDIENTS 12 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled 1/3 cup nonfat or low fat cottage chees...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 4, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts Health & wellness Healthful eating fourth of July saftey healthy eating healthy food heart Heart Center keeping kids safe on fourth of July Source Type: news