How Many Carbs Per Day Should I Eat?

Although it’s a never-ending battle for many people all over the world, the benefits of maintaining a healthy body weight have been widely known for years.

The idea behind any weight loss program is simple: use more energy than you consume. In practice, however, most of us know it’s easier said than done.

Limiting carbohydrates has become a popular way to get rid of those excess pounds. It reduces the amount of calories in your diet almost automatically and can also help to reduce appetite.

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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

Top Ways to Eat Healthy In a Hurry

With so much going on in our lives, it’s hard to juggle life, family, jobs, classes and making healthy meals. It feels like you need time to make healthy food, and when you’re always on the go, finding time for a meal (let alone a healthy one) can seem like a chore. Here are some quick and easy ways to create healthy meals for families, busy executives, students and anyone in between.

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Born and raised in California. I graduated with a B.S. in Nutrition Science and have been in the field for 25 years. I enjoy putting together meal plans and following the current health trends in the industry. I also enjoy following fashion trends and love finding vintage clothes. I'm a proud mom with two children and three grandchildren.
 

Health Benefits of Consuming Less Sodium

We've all heard that cutting salt from our diet makes us healthier. However, few of us know exactly how a low sodium diet benefits us and how our body becomes healthier. Various studies have found specific advantages from reducing sodium intake. Below we outline the top three ways consuming less sodium benefits our health.

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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+.

A Few Food Additives That Are Actually Good For You

Today, more people than ever are concerned about additives and healthier alternatives to dangerous, unnatural, and artificial additives in food sources. With the millions that brands spend on clever, if not possibly deceitful, marketing tactics to make their food appear healthy, it becomes incredibly difficult to know what to look for on labeling and packaging. This guide will help you navigate the aisles to a healthier life for you and your loved ones without giving up some of your go-to and easy prepackaged frozen meals or bottled salad dressing.

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Kari Oakley gained a love for health and fitness as a young child in Wisconsin. She spent each summer on some type of adventure, either a day at the lake with her family or just hiking with her friends. She took her love for fitness with her through college to get her degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science). She has been working as a personal trainer/life coach in the Chicago area for the past 3 years. She has recently decided to share her passions with lower income schools in Chicago to help children develop a knowledge and love for fitness. When Kari started working with the kids in Chicago, she decided she wanted to share her knowledge and passion with as many people as possible. She has been freelance writing alongside ever since.

Can Gluten Cause Cognitive Dysfunction?

I'm sure we've all noticed that for a while now, more and more companies in the food industry are choosing to go gluten-free. But, what exactly is gluten? And what are the potential side effects of gluten that are causing companies to remove it from their products?

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Jade is a full-time mother of three children she adores. She graduated with her bachelors degree in Family Studies and Nutrition and works hard to implement her learning into her family life. When not writing, you can find her in the outdoors or exploring museums and aquariums with her loving husband and children. 

Processed Foods: A Health Nightmare

Processed for Good Reason?

As our lives have evolved and living standards have improved, our days have become more and more busy. Time is at a premium for many.

Sometimes life seems like a continuous cycle of things to do, and it can be difficult to balance everything.

With advances in technology, we are inundated with lots of different innovations to save time and make tasks less laborious. One area that has undergone huge changes within the latter part of the last century is food – what we eat, when we eat, and how we prepare food.

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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

Time For Kale and Spinach to Move Over

Kale And Spinach: Less Healthy Than We Think?

The first few months of every new year are always a popular time for kale and spinach. These are the two ubiquitous “superfoods” that serve as the anchor for so many New Year diets.

Leafy-green vegetables provide an undeniable amount of important nutritional value, and there are many varieties to choose from. Yet, kale and spinach are so often the only vegetables people gravitate to on the journey to health.

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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 Food for Fighting the Common Cold

Ahh-Choo

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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.

Why Pre-Soaked Chia Seeds are the Rock Stars of Superfoods

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me, I drink only three things: water, tea, and coffee. I’m not, nor have I ever really been, a juice person. Not that I don’t dig my veggie juice, but somehow that doesn’t count. I’m talking about fruit juices or even fancy super-foodie type juices and kombucha drinks. 

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar is thought to have a ten thousand year history, having been used for hundreds of different purposes. It was a key ingredient in many remedies and used to flavor and preserve foods in ancient civilizations.

Records show the use of vinegar by the Babylonians in 5000 BC. Traces of vinegar have been found in ancient Egyptian urns dated to 300 BC. It is mentioned in texts of ancient Greece and China, and was even used by Hannibal to crumble rocks to aid his passage through the Alps!

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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

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