Food

Eat Your Meat, Take Your L-Carnitine

…produced higher levels than beef. The greatest food source of TMAO was actually seafood. Halibut produced over 100 times as much TMAO as beef. In this 1999 study, over 46 different foods were tested, and with the exception of seafood, there were no other foods that generate significantly less TMAO formation…

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The Whey to Good Health

…range of bacteria, fungi, yeast, and protozoa. In particular, lactoferrin has been shown to stop the growth of two pathogens commonly associated with food poisoning: E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes. * Immunity: The body’s level of glutathione is a pretty good indicator of overall health and the ability…

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Trying to Lose Weight? Master Your Metabolism

…missing breakfast sends a message to your body that you’re starving. The body wants to protect itself by slowing down your metabolism. Ideal breakfast foods include: complex carbohydrates, grains, vegetables, and fruit because they fuel your metabolism. * Eat earlier in the day. Your last meal of the day…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…range of bacteria, fungi, yeast, and protozoa. In particular, lactoferrin has been shown to stop the growth of two pathogens commonly associated with food poisoning: E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes. Immune System Enhancement Benefits of Whey The body’s level of glutathione is a pretty good indicator…

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Don't Ignore This Medication Side Effect

…taste is just a slight price to pay for the benefits the drug may offer. But since studies have shown that our perception of the taste and smell of food is directly linked to many other aspects of our health and well-being, accepting such a drug side effect should be strongly reconsidered. When researchers…

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Spirulina Helps Hepatitis C Patients

…can be found online and in health food stores. For a maintenance dosage, take 750 to 1,000 mg per day. Now It’s Your Turn: Have you ever tried spirulina? You May Also Be Interested In * Arthritis Superfood: Spirulina * The Three Most Powerful Superfoods * Foods That Can Help Reduce Cholesterol Levels

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A Full Day Meal Plan

…for help, advice, and guidance on what a well-rounded and nutritious day’s worth of food should look like. These recipes conscientiously incorporate nutrient-rich ingredients and take into account important foods for health and well being. I hope it is helpful and useful to you! Morning Beverage: Vitamin…

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Safe Grilling Tips

…fun, healthy way to cook and enjoy your food. Unfortunately, though, if you like your BBQ with a little charring or your meats really well-done, you may be doing yourself more harm than good. The problem with grilling is that charring or over-grilling your food can create carcinogenic compounds called…

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Multivitamins--Your Best Nutritional Safety Net

…vitamins. The writer discusses the "dangers" of taking "megavitamins." I do agree that ideally, we would get all the nutrients we need through our food. But it is a common misconception, often touted by opponents of vitamins and supplements, that you can get all the vitamins you need simply by eating…

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Green Tea Cheesecake Pie

…green tea bags in ½ cup boiling water. After steeping for 10 minutes, discard bags, and let tea cool. * Grind oats and pitted dates in a blender or food processor into a course but well-combined mixture. Pour into a mixing bowl. * Warm the coconut oil (which is solid at room temperature) to liquefy it…

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How to Lower Your Cortisol

…hunger stress, and help with the food cravings associated with high levels of cortisol. Significantly decrease your starch and carbohydrate consumption. Eliminate sugar. It will be very difficult to do this initially as cortisol increases your desire for sweet food and carbohydrates. Satiate yourself…

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A Spicy Antimicrobial

…to its antimicrobial properties. Several studies have found that cinnamon is effective at destroying most of the food-borne pathogenic bacteria that have caused the majority of the food-poisoning outbreaks we’ve been seeing lately. These include strains like Escherichia coli, Salmonella anatum, Bacillus…

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Tofu Cream Pie

…glasses as pudding. Crust: * 1 cup rolled oats * 8 chopped pitted dates * 2 Tbsp. and 1 tsp. organic canola oil * 3 Tbsp. water * Using a blender or food processor, grind oats and pitted dates into a coarse but well-combined mixture. Pour this into a mixing bowl. * Work the oil into the oat/date mix with…

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Q&A: The Effect of Diet on ADHD

…where supplements are hard for him to swallow, then there’s a wide variety of chewables on the market. Check what’s available at your local health food store. I’ve seen numerous ADHD children have a tremendous improvement within a week from taking fish oil alone. Keep in mind it can also make a dramatic…

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Supplement Risk Put In Perspective

…taking a vitamin or food supplement. Thanks to the mainstream media, we often hear of the “dangers” of taking supplements, but this assessment found that, in reality, you have a far greater chance of drowning in a bathtub or being struck by lightning than you do being harmed from food supplements. The…

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Can Putting Away the Salt Shaker Help Osteoporosis?

food. Prepared and processed foods are also huge culprits because salt is a major ingredient in most of them. When you take a close look at the steady increase in the incidence of bone problems over the past two or three decades, you’ll see that it coincides with the increased use of processed foods.…

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Cut Blood Sugar Spikes With Green Tea

…starchy high-glycemic foods like bagels and bread, I know that, at times, you're going to eat them anyway. Fortunately, if you enjoy a cup of green tea along with your starch, you may be able to avoid the extreme blood sugar spikes that usually come along with eating a high-glycemic food. Now it's your turn…

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Detoxify the Body for Bone Health

…newsletter, eating a diet high in acid-forming foods can pull minerals out of your bones. I recommend cutting out foods such as sodas and "white" foods—white flour, white rice, and white sugar—partially because they increase your body's acid levels. But food isn't the only source of body acidity. Many…

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In Search Of Quality Protein? Try Cricket

In my travels, I’ve had my share of unusual foods in various parts of the world. I’ve chronicled some of these. The more interesting ones, to me anyway, have been insects. Various crickets, ants, larvae, and grasshoppers seem to be the most common insects consumed. And typically, most are quite tasty…

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