Groundbreaking Study Reveals Immediate Benefits of Eating Organic

Conventional wisdom would tell us that eating food sprayed with toxic chemicals can’t be good for us.

Avoiding flesh or fruit grown without poisons seems like a much healthier alternative.

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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.

What to Feed Your Gut Bacteria

For many years, it was believed that the main function of the large intestine was just to absorb water and dispose of waste, but “nowadays it is clear that the complex microbial ecosystem in our intestines should be considered as a separate organ within the body,” and that organ runs on a MAC, microbiota-accessible carbohydrates. In other words, primarily fiber.

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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.

The Benefits of Cutting Off Sugar

Regardless of how strong your will might be, kicking sugar from your daily eating habits can be challenging.

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Indy Summers is a freelance writer interested in fashion, healthy living, and fitness. She has worked as a master in esthetician, as a personal trainer, and as a freelance model for several years so considers herself an expert in these industries. For more of her work, visit https://nouw.com/indysummers.

Healthy Lifestyles to Keep the Pounds Off

Every year, the media is inundated with masses of fad diet advertisements. There are pills, packets, supplements, bars, shakes, and more all promising immediate weight loss. However, the majority of these diets fail because they are not sustainable. Smart dieters know that no fad is going to secure long term weight loss.

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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+.

Stopping Sugar Cravings With Cinnamon

It can be hard to find packaged foods in the supermarket aisles these days that doesn’t have sugar in one of its many forms as one of the main ingredients. Breads and other baked goods, processed meals (whether sweet or savory), breakfast cereals, dairy products, drinks, and snacks of just about every kind are all loaded with sugar.

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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

Do You Have to Combine Plant Proteins at a Meal?

All nutrients come from the sun or the soil. Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is created when skin is exposed to sunlight. Everything else comes from the ground. Minerals originate from the earth, and vitamins from the plants and micro-organisms that grow from it.

The calcium in a cow’s milk (and in her 200-pound skeleton) came from all the plants she ate, which drew it up from the soil. We can cut out the middle-moo, though, and get calcium directly from the plants.

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NutritionFacts.org's picture

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.

Tips for Your Best Ketogenic Exercise Routine

Most of us understand the rule of workouts in life. Exercise more, and you will have better health and live a better life. However, if you want to lose weight rapidly and take your fitness to the next level, you need to start following the ketogenic diet. According to Konscious Keto, you can lose plenty of weight while on the keto diet.  But, have you ever asked yourself what might happen if you combine the two?

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Sam is the medical consultant with Konscious Keto who helps healthcare and fitness businesses reach their full online potential. Sam is passionate about ketosis diet. His current focus is helping healthcare businesses create better online consulting service. He frequently writes about the latest advancements in the healthcare and fitness industry.

3 Popular Diets to Add to Your New Year's Resolution

With the old year done and over with, you may be turning your attention to the bright future of the new year. New Years is an excellent time for people to evaluate where they are in life and determine what changes they can make to ensure that they are living the best life possible for themselves. For many, this means considering their weight and health. A new year can mean a new you. With all of the new fitness trends and diets cropping up, however, you may not be sure which are worth your time.

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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+.

12 Foods to Help Rid You of Belly Fat

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that I lost 100 pounds a few years after getting married. As a mother of two, I don’t have anything close to a flat stomach.

This doesn’t bother me but I am always happy to hear about ways to get rid of belly fat. I’ve been persevering for years with diet and exercise in hopes of trimming down my middle.

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Helen Sanders's picture

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

Meet Your Meats - Choosing the Best Meat Protein

When attempting to make healthy and informed choices about the food we eat, one of the more important things to consider is the nutritional value of meat and if it has a place in our life. Meat is one of the main sources of protein in food and also contains many essential vitamins such as B2, B6, and B12. Not all meat, however, is equal in nutritional value. Certain meats such as red meat have been linked to increased heart disease due to high saturated fat content.

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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+.

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05/07/2019
Conventional wisdom would tell us that eating food sprayed with toxic chemicals can’t be good for us. Avoiding flesh or fruit grown without poisons seems like a much healthier alternative. Now... read more
Assorted colorful vegetables
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TEaspoon spilling sugar on wooden table next to cut strawberries
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Cinnamon sticks and powder on tabletop.
02/05/2019
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Three containers of combined plant proteins in vegetarian meals.
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Hand places sign that says FARM FRESH infront of fruit basket
05/07/2019
Conventional wisdom would tell us that eating food sprayed with toxic chemicals can’t be good for us. Avoiding flesh or fruit grown without poisons seems like a much healthier alternative. Now... read more
Assorted colorful vegetables
04/23/2019
For many years, it was believed that the main function of the large intestine was just to absorb water and dispose of waste, but “nowadays it is clear that the complex microbial ecosystem... read more
TEaspoon spilling sugar on wooden table next to cut strawberries
03/26/2019
Regardless of how strong your will might be, kicking sugar from your daily eating habits can be challenging. What’s more, research has shown that sugar can influence your brain into thinking that... read more
Hand pouring olive oil over salad
02/21/2019
Every year, the media is inundated with masses of fad diet advertisements. There are pills, packets, supplements, bars, shakes, and more all promising immediate weight loss. However, the majority of... read more
Cinnamon sticks and powder on tabletop.
02/05/2019
It can be hard to find packaged foods in the supermarket aisles these days that doesn’t have sugar in one of its many forms as one of the main ingredients. Breads and other baked goods,... read more
Three containers of combined plant proteins in vegetarian meals.
01/16/2019
All nutrients come from the sun or the soil. Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is created when skin is exposed to sunlight. Everything else comes from the ground. Minerals originate from the earth,... read more
Two exercizing women high five each other while doing plank pose.
01/11/2019
Most of us understand the rule of workouts in life. Exercise more, and you will have better health and live a better life. However, if you want to lose weight rapidly and take your fitness to the... read more
Woman angry at table with knife and fork
01/08/2019
With the old year done and over with, you may be turning your attention to the bright future of the new year. New Years is an excellent time for people to evaluate where they are in life and... read more
Close up of woman's hands shaping heart over her belly.
01/03/2019
If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that I lost 100 pounds a few years after getting married. As a mother of two, I don’t have anything close to a flat stomach. This doesn’t bother... read more

Pages