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Food and Nutrition

Top 10 Food Lies That Keep Us Sick and Fat, Part 1

When it comes to weight loss, there’s a ton of advice out there. The problem is, most of it is terrible, outdated and scientifically disproven. And if you believe it, it could be getting in your way. So let’s take a look at the Top Ten Food Lies that keep you sick and fat.

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What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain - PsychologyToday (article link)

Overeating, poor memory formation, learning disorders, depression—all have been linked in recent research to the over-consumption of sugar. And these linkages point to a problem that is only beginning to be better understood: what our chronic intake of added sugar is doing to our brains.

Read more: What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain - PsychologyToday (article link)

Top Healthy Foods You Should Be Eating This Year (But Aren’t) - Yahoo (article link)

1. Kale
"On top of delivering a raft of cancer-fighting antioxidants, kale is one of the vegetable world's top sources of vitamin A, which promotes eye and skin health and may help strengthen the immune system."

Read more: Top Healthy Foods You Should Be Eating This Year (But Aren’t) - Yahoo (article link)

Republicans Delay U.S. Farm Bill "farmers in limbo", Climate Change, Drought, Food Shortage, Cost of Food Going Up - CNN iReport (videos)

Prices are already going up, supply and demand, due to drought and delaying the farm bill "farmers in limbo" could increase this food shortage.

Read more: Republicans Delay U.S. Farm Bill "farmers in limbo", Climate Change, Drought, Food Shortage, Cost...

Treat Yourself to Delicious (and Healthy!) Desserts - Women'sHealth (article link)

Here, find nutritious ice cream, chocolate treats, and more sweets that’ll satisfy your cravings—without ruining your diet

Read more: Treat Yourself to Delicious (and Healthy!) Desserts - Women'sHealth (article link)

The Best Packaged Fruits and Veggies - Women'sHealth (article link)

The most convenient way to get your five daily servings

Read more: The Best Packaged Fruits and Veggies - Women'sHealth (article link)

How apples can help you lose belly fat and control your appetite - Chatelaine (article link)

‎"ND stresses the need for detoxification to balance hormones. For example, when our estrogen is balanced, it is easier to fight PMS and reduce water weight. Apples contain a whopping 7mg of calcium D-glucarate, a phytochemical that plays an important role in liver detoxification and estrogen balance. "

Read more: How apples can help you lose belly fat and control your appetite - Chatelaine (article link)

Does an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away? - ABC News (video)

Study reveals health benefits of apple

Read more: Does an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away? - ABC News (video)

"EAT" An Effortless Weight Loss Solution - ABC News (video)

Dr. Ian Smiths offers tips on how to get the body you deserve.

Read more: "EAT" An Effortless Weight Loss Solution - ABC News (video)

Is Gluten-Free the Way to Go? - ABC News (video)

Our experts weigh in on the benefits and drawbacks.

Read more: Is Gluten-Free the Way to Go? - ABC News (video)

Americans still may not be getting enough calcium - EurekAlert! (article link)

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Americans may not be getting enough calcium in their diets, according to a new study published in the May 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. This study is unique among those focusing on calcium intake in the US population because both dietary and supplemental sources were evaluated across adult age groups and compared to accompanying patterns in energy intake.

Read more: Americans still may not be getting enough calcium - EurekAlert! (article link)

Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea - MatchaSource (article link)

The health benefits of matcha tea exceed those of green tea because when you drink matcha you ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water.

- Rich in Antioxidants and Chlorophyll
- Contains Catechins Only Found in Green Tea
- 1 glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant content.

The ORAC rating of matcha is 1300 units/g, compared to 105 units/g for pomegranates and 91 units/g for wild blueberries.

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Top 10 Herbs and Spices - ABC News (video)

The health benefits of adding seasonings to your favorite recipes.

Read more: Top 10 Herbs and Spices - ABC News (video)

Double-Duty Foods - ABC News (video)

Certain foods have both health and beauty benefits.

Read more: Double-Duty Foods - ABC News (video)

The Office Diet - ABC News (video)

Tips and tricks to benefit your waistline.

Read more: The Office Diet - ABC News (video)

Try Fish for Dinner - ABC News (video)

Nutritionist Cynthia Sass explains how to prepare a healthy fish dinner.

 

Read more: Try Fish for Dinner - ABC News (video)

Drinkable marijuana to hit shelves - CNN (video)

One company is offering a soda-like version of medical marijuana.

 

Read more: Drinkable marijuana to hit shelves - CNN (video)

Mom fights for healthier school lunches; Are you making your kid fat? - CNN (2 video)

In September 2010, school food activists told the government it was time to help districts serve better, healthier food.

Chef Domenica Catelli explains how you may be serving your family foods that pack on the pounds without knowing it.

Read more: Mom fights for healthier school lunches; Are you making your kid fat? - CNN (2 video)

[inflammation] Secret Benefits of Garlic - ABC News (video)

- Garlic [lowers inflammation], inflammation is linked to premature aging and diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, autoimmune disease, and inflammatory disease like arthritis. -- In one study women who took garlic had lower levels osteoarthritis in the hip.

- The antioxidants in garlic [prevent oxidation] and protects the heart.
- Garlic contains natural anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal properties, and [boosts the immune system].
- The sulfur compounds relax the blood vessels, opens up circulation, less stress on the heart, lowers blood pressure, [increases circulation], the flow of oxygen and nutrients.

Read more: [inflammation] Secret Benefits of Garlic - ABC News (video)

Study: Most kids meals unhealthy - CNN (video)

A new study is revealing just how unhealthy most kids' meals are. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Read more: Study: Most kids meals unhealthy - CNN (video)