Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Kale

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Kale has been a hot topic among the blogosphere and health conscious community for several years now. Although touted as one of the most beneficial foods one could eat, the actual specifics of why kale is good for you are hardly mentioned.  With all the disinformation and fake news out there, how can we truly know if kale has as many health benefits as we’ve been led to believe?

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Joey Bruno, owner of ThriveCuisine.com, holds a master’s degree in Nutrition & Food Science from Montclair State University. He’s a foodie and wannabe vegan chef. He currently lives in Delaware with his wife and likes to go for long walks with his dog and practice jiu-jitsu in his spare time.

Benefits of Nuts for Stroke Prevention

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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.

How Organic Foods Can Help to Boost Self-Esteem

Food and You

There are so many pesticides and toxins that go into our food on a regular basis. While there are tons of informative guides regarding which foods can still be nutritious in spite of being non-organic, it's much better and safer to choose an organic diet. Nutrition can play a role in almost every avenue of our lives. One area that's affected by nutrition that many people don't consider is the area of self-esteem.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Best Nutrition : Spinach vs Lettuce

I love having salad for lunch. It’s a great way to control my daily carb intake. However, when most people think of salads, thoughts of lettuce come to mind. I prefer spinach, and this article is going to break down the differences between spinach vs lettuce. It’s my hope that this article will:

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

Can Going Organic Improve Your Love Life?

Webster defines love as “a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties” and we all know that bringing love into our lives happens when we truly love ourselves. Manifesting this love of self takes many forms such as nourishing our body, soul, and mind. How then can going organic bolster your love of self and improve your chances for a long life filled with affection, joy, and pleasure?

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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.

Healthier Choice? Raw vs. Dry Roasted Almonds

I’ve recently heard people state that raw almonds are better for you than dry roasted ones. This is of particular interest to me because I enjoy eating almonds almost daily as one of my snacks. Some of the information out there has even suggested that the oil in almonds becomes rancid after being heated. I’m here to discover the truth about raw almonds vs dry roasted almonds.

I was instantly skeptical for two reasons:

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Johnny Nasello's picture

Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

Nanoparticles in Food? | Size Does Matter!

My grandmother was a huge inspiration for me especially in the world of cooking. She dedicated herself to growing, canning, baking, and preserving much of the delectable German fare that graced our table. She always allowed me to indulge in culinary sport, creating my own concoctions such as rose and grape cookies or honey-barley moon cakes. My creativity ran amok as I freely mixed ingredients from different gastronomic hemispheres under her shocked but tolerant gaze.

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Melody Meyer's picture

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.

Gifts From My Grandmother: 8 Paths to Happiness Through Food, Family, and Farming

My grandmother’s name was Emma. She was born in 1896 in rural Iowa before there was electricity or indoor plumbing. Her nature was kind and content; her spirit was resourceful. I was lucky enough to have had this woman from another century as one of my primary caregivers and mentors. She offered me an abundance of knowledge on food, family, and farming and showed me how the three interlink to create happiness and prosperity of the body and soul. These lessons resound in me today and I wish to share them with you to explore your own roadmap to happiness.

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Melody Meyer's picture

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.

How to Counter the Chemistry of Cravings

The Chemistry of a Craving and How to Curb it

Most of us have fallen victim to an unyielding urge for a candy bar, a bag of chips, or a chocolate chip cookie. Cravings have the ability to make us lose control, abandon healthy habits, and give in to an immediate desire to satisfy what feels like a primal need. So what is a craving and what makes us willing to drive a few miles out of our way just to get our hands on a double chocolate milkshake or a greasy grilled cheese sandwich?

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

8 Foods You Need in Your Healthy Nutrition Plan

I asked my friends on Facebook to list their favorite healthy foods. I had some really good responses, and it was a great way to continue this fitness blog’s conversation about healthy living on that social network. In fact, the responses were so good that I decided to write an article about them, and I don’t want you to miss out on these fantastic additions to your nutrition plan.

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

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Kale leaves stacked on wooden cutting board atop plank table.
04/01/2017
Super Food Kale has been a hot topic among the blogosphere and health conscious community for several years now. Although touted as one of the most beneficial foods one could eat, the actual... read more
An array of various kinds of nuts on blue striped background.
01/14/2017
That's Nuts In the PREDIMED study, from the Spanish “PREvencio ́n con DIeta MEDiterranea,” a whopping 7,447 patients were randomized into three groups. These were folks at high risk for a... read more
Fresh fruits and vegetables slices on a cutting board.
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large bowl of spinach salad with chicken and pomegranate
03/26/2016
I love having salad for lunch. It’s a great way to control my daily carb intake. However, when most people think of salads, thoughts of lettuce come to mind. I prefer spinach, and this article is... read more
the shadow on green grass of two people kissing
12/05/2015
Webster defines love as “a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties” and we all know that bringing love into our lives happens when we truly love ourselves. Manifesting... read more
white ramekin of almonds on wood table
09/26/2015
I’ve recently heard people state that raw almonds are better for you than dry roasted ones. This is of particular interest to me because I enjoy eating almonds almost daily as one of my snacks. Some... read more
close up of scientist hands and centrifuge
09/05/2015
My grandmother was a huge inspiration for me especially in the world of cooking. She dedicated herself to growing, canning, baking, and preserving much of the delectable German fare that graced our... read more
red barn at end of row of grape vines
08/29/2015
My grandmother’s name was Emma. She was born in 1896 in rural Iowa before there was electricity or indoor plumbing. Her nature was kind and content; her spirit was resourceful. I was lucky enough to... read more
colorful graphic of dinner place settings
08/25/2015
The Chemistry of a Craving and How to Curb it Most of us have fallen victim to an unyielding urge for a candy bar, a bag of chips, or a chocolate chip cookie. Cravings have the ability to make us... read more

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Kale leaves stacked on wooden cutting board atop plank table.
04/01/2017
Super Food Kale has been a hot topic among the blogosphere and health conscious community for several years now. Although touted as one of the most beneficial foods one could eat, the actual... read more
An array of various kinds of nuts on blue striped background.
01/14/2017
That's Nuts In the PREDIMED study, from the Spanish “PREvencio ́n con DIeta MEDiterranea,” a whopping 7,447 patients were randomized into three groups. These were folks at high risk for a... read more
Fresh fruits and vegetables slices on a cutting board.
11/29/2016
Food and You There are so many pesticides and toxins that go into our food on a regular basis. While there are tons of informative guides regarding which foods can still be nutritious in spite of... read more
large bowl of spinach salad with chicken and pomegranate
03/26/2016
I love having salad for lunch. It’s a great way to control my daily carb intake. However, when most people think of salads, thoughts of lettuce come to mind. I prefer spinach, and this article is... read more
the shadow on green grass of two people kissing
12/05/2015
Webster defines love as “a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties” and we all know that bringing love into our lives happens when we truly love ourselves. Manifesting... read more
white ramekin of almonds on wood table
09/26/2015
I’ve recently heard people state that raw almonds are better for you than dry roasted ones. This is of particular interest to me because I enjoy eating almonds almost daily as one of my snacks. Some... read more
close up of scientist hands and centrifuge
09/05/2015
My grandmother was a huge inspiration for me especially in the world of cooking. She dedicated herself to growing, canning, baking, and preserving much of the delectable German fare that graced our... read more
red barn at end of row of grape vines
08/29/2015
My grandmother’s name was Emma. She was born in 1896 in rural Iowa before there was electricity or indoor plumbing. Her nature was kind and content; her spirit was resourceful. I was lucky enough to... read more
colorful graphic of dinner place settings
08/25/2015
The Chemistry of a Craving and How to Curb it Most of us have fallen victim to an unyielding urge for a candy bar, a bag of chips, or a chocolate chip cookie. Cravings have the ability to make us... read more

Pages