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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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Depression has become a serious health condition in the United States. It is sad to see and hear about people on a killing rampage in the news, and America has been getting a lot of the spotlight. While the media and the larger portion of the public see guns, others see the problem could be deeper. It could be mental health, and according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, more than 1 in 20 Americans who are 12 years old and older reported depression. That was just back in 2005 and 2006.
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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.
Tagged with: healthy eating Nutrition
Any day is the perfect day to start on a personal journey of increased healthiness. It does not have to be done at the beginning of a new year or on a birthday. It certainly does not have to be started when one gets bad news at a doctor’s visit. Instead, healthy living is something that is built on every day of the year. One of the best ways to do this is with healthy eating. While numerous foods have health benefits, these five categories of food will help an individual to get their healthy eating off to a great start!