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Foods to help Depression

We all feel a little down every now and then, and often this is caused by conflict and stress in our lives rather than clinical depression. Chances are you will feel better when the situation is resolved, and remaining optimistic about your circumstances will help. But what if there isn’t …

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Reducing Trans Fat Consumption

Trans fats come largely from hydrogenated vegetable oils and and are used extensively in most processed foods. Partially hydrogenated oil are used despite a long history of research confirming their health risks. Trans fats both lower HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol) and at the same time raise your LDL cholesterol …

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How to Eat Healthy

Shopping for food can be very confusing in our health-obsessed world in which marketers try to convince us that their foods are healthy. When we have to choose between different products we are often confused by labels such as “organic”, “fortified”, and “low fat”. But just because a product claims …

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Eating to Burn Fat

People go on diets and restrict their calorie intake to extreme levels assuming that they are going to lose their desired weight and achieve dramatical results with their figure. This belief is false. Diets don’t work, neither does starvation and deprivation of any food group. Protein, carbohydrates, fat and vitamins …

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How to Feed a Vegetarian Child

If you are raising a vegetarian child, you still want him or her to eat healthy. There are many great meal ideas that little vegetarians will love and enjoy. These include the following: Healthy pizza Kids love pizza, and you can make a version that is both vegetarian and healthy. …

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Fiber

Why fiber? The fiber content of food is labeled as “dietary fiber”. It cannot be absorbed by the body and provides no calories. The benefits of eating plenty of dietary fiber are the prevention of constipation, the regulation of blood sugar and possible protection against heart disease, high cholesterol and …

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The True Drop on Soda Pop

The True Drop on Soda Pop In 2000, statistics showed that, on average, Americans were consuming fifty-three gallons of soda pop per person, per year. That is approximately 565 cans per year. With the average amount of sugar in a twelve-ounce can of soda pop being 41 grams (equivalent to …

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Healthy Schools Lunches

School lunch can be the focus meal of a child’s day if introduced in the right way. Children are like busy little adults. They want something that is easy to eat, does not require much preparation, and can be eaten on the go in their activity- filled day. A meal ina …

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Bananas

Many people know that bananas are a healthy snack and will make an attempt to consume them in many different ways, such as in breads, desserts, a smoothie, or sliced on a bowl of whole-grain cereal. But when you peel back that thick covering, the fruit inside is a better …

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