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Parents looking to take their family out for a healthy and enjoyable meal will no
longer have to choose between expensive fancy restaurants and fast food heaven
(or hell.) Now, there are at least 19 popular chain restaurants–including IHOP,
Chili’s, and Burger King, who recently reported they will be offering healthier menu
options on their kid’s menus.
Our bodies are rich with nutrients, an amalgamation of those we eat in our diet and those we produce naturally. But, for some of us, we opt to eat the same nutrients we produce… sourced from our own bodily fluids. The practice of consuming human bi-products dates back to primitive cultures, but the modern world has come to view it as taboo. It’s no surprise that the West in particular, with our pre-packaged fare and general squeamishness toward bowel-related talk, would be turned off by the thought of indulging in an effluvial snack.
Everyone knows we should eat more fruits and veggies, especially in the light of the new MyPlate nutritional guidelines
. But when you consider that the produce section of your favorite supermarket could contain pesticide contaminated apples, grapes, and peaches… or even E. coli infected lettuce… eating healthy gets a tad bit more complicated.
Say goodbye to an American icon. The graphic (but confusing) food pyramid that many of us grew up with is now replaced by the new MyPlate icon as America’s dietary guideline. This is the newest in a long line of graphics the US government has used to steer Americans toward healthy eating choices. Many are in favor of it and even critics agree that it is a vast improvement over its predecessors. The burning question on many people’s minds, though, is what will it do for starchy, fatty, nutrient deficient, and calorie laden school lunches?
In order to stay healthy – now and well into your future years, it is important that you eat the right foods. The old adage “you are what you eat” is definitely true when it comes to good health. So much so, that science has identified certain foods as “superfoods
” – those foods which are packed with powerful nutrients to help you live a longer, healthier life. There are seven superfoods that you should not miss when it comes to good health. How many of these superfoods are you eating on a daily basis?
If you find yourself with low energy levels throughout the day, you may want to consider improving your diets and adding supplements that can give a natural and sustained energy boost.
There are many foods and herbal supplements that can help improve immune function, support circulation, boost vital energy, and increase overall health. A proper balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat in every meal, in combination with the specific nutritional supplementation, will help you to sustain adequate energy levels throughout the day.
Many health and beauty products boast using antioxidants to fight free radicals. But just what are free radicals and why are antioxidants so important for maintaining your health?
As prices are on the rise (from the gas pump to the grocery shelf), more and more people are realizing the enormous benefits of growing their own food
. A backyard garden seems like the perfect solution, but the problem is most folks simply don't have the space or time to devote to labor-intensive soil gardening. If you’re looking for the best solution for growing the most nutritious vegetables possible with limited space, hydroponic gardening could be the answer.
Certain types of foods may help you sleep better at night.
Now that Mother’s Day is around the corner, you may be pondering the perfect gift for the best cook in the world. Or maybe the chef in your life has a birthday coming up and you’re looking for something out of the ordinary that would delight him or her. Anyone that enjoys gardening and delicious food zapped with the flavor of freshly grown herbs would appreciate a herb gardening kit. Finding them is easy – your local home and garden store probably has everything you need to start.
In recent years, vegetarianism has evolved from personal preference to an almost cult-like phenomena brimming with political ramifications. When it comes to abstaining from meat, there are some pretty strong arguments coming from all sides of the camp – the meat eaters
, the plant eaters, plus a bunch of alphabet agencies that have a dog in the fight. But forget about politics and business for just a minute.
People who find themselves with low energy levels throughout the day may want to consider improving their diets and adding supplements that can give a natural and sustained energy boost.
The Monsanto Company, the same gigantic biotech corporation threatening to destroy agricultural biodiversity as we know it, has brought more bad science to mankind. This time it's in the form of an artificial sweetener called Neotame. Experts claim it’s just as dangerous as, if not more so, than aspartame.
Traditional Chinese Medicine emphasizes the important relationship between physical health and digestive health. The body, and certain diseases, reflects the personal balance and health of your digestive system.
The Cornucopia Institute filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that Hearthside Food Solutions, which manufactures Peace Cereal, is misleading consumers by suggesting that its “natural” breakfast cereals are grown and processed without pesticides.
In a perfect world, we’d all be healthy, happy and chocolate would be good for us.
Well, guess what? At least one of those things is a reality right now! And what better way to celebrate than National Chocolate Week, February 12-20?
With the many forms of sugar available, from table sugar, to high-fructose corn syrup to agave and honey, understanding the differences between sugars and their effects on the body is not all sweet.
Americans are overweight. It’s not just what we eat, but how we eat that contributes to the obesity epidemic.
If you have digestive problems or other conditions that you can’t seem to treat, try eliminating wheat flour products as well as barley, rye, spelt, and kamut for one month and see if you notice a difference.
If you spend any time researching the Paleolithic diet on the Internet you’ll find followers are by and large a pretty defensive bunch. One thing that seems to raise their hackles in a major way is the idea that the Paleo way of life contributes to disastrous climate change and destroys the planet.