How do Antioxidants Keep Us Healthy?

You’ve probably heard about antioxidants. Many different foods and products contain them and claim to offer all sorts of health benefits. Commercials say that if you drink this or eat this or take this, you’ll be getting loads of antioxidants.

But what exactly are antioxidants? Do they really help you? Where can you get them? And should you be making an effort to get them into your body?

Consider this a beginner’s primer on antioxidants. We’re going to break down the what, why, and how so that you have a firm grasp on the nuances of the subject.

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John Hawthorne is a health nut from Canada with a passion for travel and taking part in humanitarian efforts. His writing not only solves a creative need it has also lead to many new opportunities when traveling abroad.

Gamifying Good Health - Cash-Curated Wellness

Study findings published in the journal Social Science and Medicine prove, yet again, that money is an effective motivator to “increase both the magnitude and duration of weight loss.” Imperative dialogue given the prevalence of overweight and obesity has more than doubled in the past three decades, leading to rising rates of non-communicable diseases.

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Branding and consumer product trends pundit Merilee Kern, MBA is a wellness industry veteran, health advocate and influential media voice. Her ground-breaking, award-winning “Kids Making Healthy Choices” Smartphone APP for children, parents/caregivers, and educators (iTunes) is based on her award-winning, illustrated fictional children’s book, “Making Healthy Choices – A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids” (Amazon). She may be reached online at www.TheLuxeList.com. Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

12 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Evoking delicious thoughts of an aromatic chai latte in the deep mid-winter, cinnamon is a well-loved, heart warming spice.

Cinnamon has been held in high regard for thousands of years in many different civilizations, not only as a delightfully fragrant cooking ingredient, but also for its medicinal uses.

We take a more detailed look at cinnamon, and why it has been held in such high esteem for so many years.

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Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

Five Top Diet and Fitness Programs you Might Want to Try

Five to Try - at a Glance

by Jennifer Dawson

With 45 million Americans on some kind of diet program every year, finding the program that suits you is essential for success. Many people move from fad to fad without finding what works for them, or giving any of them the time they need to kick in.

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Asparagus Eight Ways (Delicious Recipes)

Now that we know a deep bench of health benefits from eating asparagus, whether planning upcoming holiday meal side dishes or just great choices for any weeknight, try these easy, crowd-pleasing recipes for these stalks fo wonder!

Recipes

There are countless ways to add some more asparagus to your regular diet, so why not start with some of these recipes?

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Jacky Miller is a Registered Dietician based in New Zealand. She specializes in chronic conditions and through diet and lifestyle changes helps her patients improve their health, and lead richer, more fulfilling lives. She writes regularly on health related topics for blogs including MindBodyGreen, Jen Reviews, and The Huffington Post. 

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8 Great Ways to Achieve Diet and Weight Loss Success

As health-seekers strategize their diet and fitness approach for the approaching holiday gluttony season, there are a few simple but key considerations that can make all the difference between a successful—and even profitable—weight-loss endeavor and a wellness endeavor that falls far short.

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Merilee Kern MBA's picture

Branding and consumer product trends pundit Merilee Kern, MBA is a wellness industry veteran, health advocate and influential media voice. Her ground-breaking, award-winning “Kids Making Healthy Choices” Smartphone APP for children, parents/caregivers, and educators (iTunes) is based on her award-winning, illustrated fictional children’s book, “Making Healthy Choices – A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids” (Amazon). She may be reached online at www.TheLuxeList.com. Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

What's the Difference Between Keto and Paleo Diets?

There are all sorts of different diets out there that promise big results with particular eating habits. Take the Paleo diet to name one: It claims to have its origins in what we used to eat, thousands of years ago, and has gathered a wide following.

Many people get different eating plans confused with one another, and Paleo is no different. People often assume that Paleo and ketogenic diets are the same thing; while they do share similarities, in key ways they are very different.

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Are There Fish Oil Risks and Side Effects?

No doubt you have heard about the importance of omega-3. You probably know you should be taking fish oil supplements, but most people don’t know what exactly fish oil does or why they should take it.

More importantly, are there any risks or side effects when taking fish oil? I hope this article will clear up everything for you.

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Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

Plant Versus Animal Iron

Deficient? Are You Sure?

It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron deficiency anemia than anybody else. This may be because not only do those eating meat-free diets tend to get more fiber, magnesium, and vitamins like A, C, and E, but they also get more iron.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

If Eating Organic Were a Color - It Would Be Shades of Grey

The World is a Carousel of Colors

For a colorful world of grocery – from bright red raspberries to deep blue corn chips –  it is remarkable how the organic food industry has various shades of grey. While this blog post is no “50 Shades of Grey” novel, it is a hot topic with no perfect answers!

Some of the big “grey dilemmas” I personally struggle with include:

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

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01/25/2018
You’ve probably heard about antioxidants. Many different foods and products contain them and claim to offer all sorts of health benefits. Commercials say that if you drink this or eat this or take... read more
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01/17/2018
Study findings published in the journal Social Science and Medicine prove, yet again, that money is an effective motivator to “increase both the magnitude and duration of weight loss.” Imperative... read more
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12/28/2017
Evoking delicious thoughts of an aromatic chai latte in the deep mid-winter, cinnamon is a well-loved, heart warming spice. Cinnamon has been held in high regard for thousands of years... read more
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11/15/2017
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Five to Try - at a Glance by Jennifer Dawson With 45 million Americans on some kind of diet program every year, finding the program that suits you is essential for success. Many people move... read more
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11/08/2017
Now that we know a deep bench of health benefits from eating asparagus, whether planning upcoming holiday meal side dishes or just great choices for any weeknight, try these easy, crowd-pleasing... read more
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11/02/2017
As health-seekers strategize their diet and fitness approach for the approaching holiday gluttony season, there are a few simple but key considerations that can make all the difference between a... read more
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10/06/2017
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There are all sorts of different diets out there that promise big results with particular eating habits. Take the Paleo diet to name one: It claims to have its origins in what we used to eat,... read more
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10/04/2017
No doubt you have heard about the importance of omega-3. You probably know you should be taking fish oil supplements, but most people don’t know what exactly fish oil does or why... read more
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07/29/2017
Deficient? Are You Sure? It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron... read more

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Child looking at big red apple with a bite out of it
01/25/2018
You’ve probably heard about antioxidants. Many different foods and products contain them and claim to offer all sorts of health benefits. Commercials say that if you drink this or eat this or take... read more
Dollar bill tucked into cheese sandwich next to fork
01/17/2018
Study findings published in the journal Social Science and Medicine prove, yet again, that money is an effective motivator to “increase both the magnitude and duration of weight loss.” Imperative... read more
Top view of bundle of cinnamon sticks tied in string
12/28/2017
Evoking delicious thoughts of an aromatic chai latte in the deep mid-winter, cinnamon is a well-loved, heart warming spice. Cinnamon has been held in high regard for thousands of years... read more
Overhead view of containers of fresh vegetables in a salad bar
11/15/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
Five to Try - at a Glance by Jennifer Dawson With 45 million Americans on some kind of diet program every year, finding the program that suits you is essential for success. Many people move... read more
Bundles asparagus stalks on rustic table with salt and silverware.
11/08/2017
Now that we know a deep bench of health benefits from eating asparagus, whether planning upcoming holiday meal side dishes or just great choices for any weeknight, try these easy, crowd-pleasing... read more
Tape measure wrapped around fork of lettuce
11/02/2017
As health-seekers strategize their diet and fitness approach for the approaching holiday gluttony season, there are a few simple but key considerations that can make all the difference between a... read more
Blue and red graphics of dueling butchers
10/06/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
There are all sorts of different diets out there that promise big results with particular eating habits. Take the Paleo diet to name one: It claims to have its origins in what we used to eat,... read more
Close up of fish oil gel capsules.
10/04/2017
No doubt you have heard about the importance of omega-3. You probably know you should be taking fish oil supplements, but most people don’t know what exactly fish oil does or why... read more
Rinsed spinach in white colander on towel and wooden table
07/29/2017
Deficient? Are You Sure? It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron... read more

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