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It’s inevitable: we love trends as humans. Trendy colors, trendy clothes, and even trendy food. Superfoods have lately been the trendiest foods around, and it seems like every year, more foods are being hailed as powerhouses of nutrition. From all the hype, you’d think that just eating these foods could help you live to be over a hundred years old, never age, and have boundless energy. Of course, that’s not the case. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t offer health benefits. So what’s the truth: are superfoods worth the hype, or not?
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The key to healthy living is to eat properly. When you consume healthy food your body is supplemented with all the necessary enrichment. So much so that eating right food has a direct impact on our way of thinking and how an individual feels. A healthy diet boosts immunity gives you energy and makes you feel good. All you have to do is find the right combination of food supplements which comprise required levels of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
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Are you struggling to feed your child who is a picky eater? It seems to be very common in children that I have baby-sat for or among the campers with intellectual disorders that I have prepared meals for. It is challenging to make food look appetizing to those who just aren’t having it. Spinach? “Ew, gross!” Broccoli? “Noooo way!” Broccoli with cheese? “Yuck, there’s broccoli in there!” Creative thinking and patience play large roles when it comes to selective eaters.
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After an extended holiday season and some life stresses, I recently found myself carrying a few extra pounds (about 5 of them to be exact). On a BMI scale, I was already at the top of the limit for “normal weight” and the extra 5 pounds put me solidly into the “overweight” category. While I know the BMI scale has its flaws, I have also had my body composition measured and I am no longer the muscular athlete that I was in college, so I figured now would be a really good time to try dropping a few pounds. Being familiar with research on weight gain over time, I know that now (my late 20s) is prime time to get everything in check, because its those few pounds every year that really start to add up over time.
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Coronary heart disease and diabetes are leading causes of death among people who have a disability. While it can’t be noticed during development, the gradual increase in overweight leads to inflammation of the cells in the body. This inflammation increases the risk of coronary heart disease which is the most common cause of death for people with diabetes.
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An article in the popular press called “Feed Your Genes” sheds light on the newest research on healthy diets. Research on health at the cellular level may lead the way out of the maze of crash diets and those diets that limit or prohibit whole groups of foods.
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New studies in movie theaters, at holiday parties and in people’s homes have uncovered a disappointing fact: when people are eating low-fat foods that they believe are better for their health, they eat 28% more calories than when they are eating regular foods that they believe are “too fattening”.
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Approximately 20 million people have diabetes and over 40 million are on the way of getting type 2 diabetes (pre-diabetes). Type 2 diabetes is the most common form and is diagnosed during adulthood; while type 1 is diagnosed in early childhood. People with diabetes have high blood sugar. It is because their pancreas does not make or not enough insulin; and the muscle, fat, and liver cells does respond to insulin properly.
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Fiber is no longer thought of as something older adults should be eating more of. In fact, everyone should be adding more fiber into their diet. Fiber is a complex carbohydrate that cannot be digested by our bodies. Fiber as most people are aware, helps with the digestive system and research has indicated that fiber can help lower cholesterol.