' Food Articles - January 2015

Food Articles - January 2015

Know your body and it's nutritional needs.

Tips for Cutting Sugar From the Diet   Epoch Times - January 28, 2015

The links between sugar consumption and devastating health problems are widely publicized. Not only is it a major player in the realm of weight gain and obesity, as well as a potential component in the onset of diabetes, but it can also be attributed to cerebral problems like memory loss and Alzheimer's. Simply cutting out table sugar is not enough to support the change necessary to reduce these risks. It's essential to take a deeper look at where these sugars are hidden and why we consume so much. Additionally, it's also important to become informed about which sugar substitutes and fat loss supplements are available to help reverse some of these negative effects.

8 Things You Should Never Say To Yourself About Food   Huffington Post - January 26, 2015

Sometimes we're our own worst enemy when it comes to food. Those little things that we say to ourselves before or after we eat may be doing more harm than we even realize. Do you need to re-language your food thoughts? Here's what nutrition experts say are the eight things you should stop saying to yourself about eating:
1. "I was so bad today."
2. "I shouldn't be eating this."
3. "I can't have that."
4. "I blew it."
5. "I'll start over on Monday."
6. "I deserve this."
7. "I can't help it, I'm addicted to sugar."
8. "I simply can't control my appetite."

Here's What to Eat to Lower Inflammation   Live Science - January 24, 2015

Ginger, nuts, fatty fish and whole grains are just some of the many foods that have been touted to have anti-inflammatory properties. But do they work? It turns out that experts agree that eating a diet rich in such foods may in fact help lower the levels of inflammation in the body. But they stress that adding or increasing the consumption of any one food is likely not going to have a profound effect on one's health. In a new, small study, published this month in the Nutrition Journal, researchers found that men who consumed flaxseed for 42 days experienced a significant decrease in inflammatory markers compared with men who didn't consume flaxseed.

Lentils 101: All You Need to Know   Epoch Times - January 24, 2015

There are about 200 in 1cooked cup of lentils. There is no doubt that lentils are one of the most versatile of all the legume family. Indeed it is not only their culinary usefulness that they are well known for. In Egyptian times they were used as bubble packing for ancient artifacts and sculptures for shipping. The word lens is the Latin for lentil and derives its name from the shape of these little nutrition packed wonders.

Ellie on National Cheese Lovers Day -January 20

Use Portion Control for Weight Control   Epoch Times - January 20, 2015

Never eat out of the package:
Use a smaller plate:
Use measuring cups:
Containers make great measuring tools:
Slow down:
Pack up leftovers before sitting down to eat:
Don't Have Your Tools Handy?

What's the Secret to Getting Kids to Eat Veggies? Let Them Play First!   Live Science - January 16, 2015

Left to their own devices, most kids will choose to gobble down ice cream or chocolate rather than broccoli or brussels sprouts. So, at school lunch, they'll likely eat the yummiest items first and then drop the rest in the trash. But a new study finds that kids eat more fruits and vegetables when school recess takes place before lunch, rather than after. Recess is a pretty big deal to kids. If you're going to make a kid choose between going to recess and eating their veggies, recess is going to win.

5 ways to eat healthier this year and lose weight in the process   CNN - January 14, 2015

Eat produce at every meal, Make water your beverage of choice, Choose whole-food starches, Budget your sugar intake, Become more mindful

How To Be A Good Dinner Guest On Your New Diet   Huffington Post - January 8, 2015

Though success rates for resolutions hover in the single digits, that won't stop many of us from deciding that 2015 will be the year we stop taking the cake-for-breakfast approach to eating. Instead, we say, we'll eat right. We'll stock up on produce as if it's being discontinued. We'll kick sugar. We'll pretend that we're OK without coffee. We'll say the d-word: Diet.

U.S. News Ranks The Best And Worst Diets Of 2015   Huffington Post - January 8, 2015
U.S. News evaluated and ranked 35 diets with input from a panel of health experts. To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe and effective for weight loss and preventing diabetes and heart disease. The government-endorsed Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) snagged the top spot.

DASH named best overall diet for fifth year: report   Medical Report - January 7, 2015

The DASH diet, rich in vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy, has been named the best overall diet for the fifth consecutive year, outpacing Weight Watchers and the Mediterranean diet. In addition to DASH, the TLC and the Mediterranean diets were selected the best for healthy eating.

Redefining Hunger   Epoch Times - January 7, 2015

Hunger pains were experienced less often on a high nutrient-density diet.

Discomfort between meals or upon a skipped meal was experienced less often on a high nutrient-density diet.

80% of respondents reported that their experience of hunger had changed upon following a high nutrient-density diet.

Irritability and decline in mood were experienced less often on a high nutrient-density diet.

A high nutrient-density diet was associated with more feelings of hunger in the mouth and throat and less in the head and stomach.

What will the most popular diets of 2015 be?   The Telegraph - January 7, 2015

From the 'green coffee bean' diet to Atkins, we look at the (often wacky) diets you've been searching for online.

Why Most Food Labels are Wrong About Calories   Live Science - January 7, 2015

Food labels seem to provide all the information a thoughtful consumer needs, so counting calories should be simple. But things get tricky because food labels tell only half the story. A calorie is a measure of usable energy. Food labels say how many calories a food contains. But what they don't say is that how many calories you actually get out of your food depends on how highly processed it is.

Bone Broth Evolves From Prehistoric Food to Paleo Drink   New York Times - January 6, 2015

One of the cornerstones of this diet is bone broth, the clear, concentrated meaty elixir that home cooks and chefs have known more or less forever as stock. Those ancestors probably made theirs by dropping fire-heated rocks into the stomachs of whatever animals they managed to kill. The subsequent invention of the pot made soups, stocks and broths staples in virtually every corner of the culinary world.

80.000 Year Old Celtic Popcorn Recipe   Epoch Times - January 5, 2015

This easy (potentially 80,000 year old) recipe for Celtic or caramelized popcorn will you save from microwave popcorn - a nasty modern concoction. Read on to discover all about microwave popcorn, how native Americans popped corn, and how the Aztecs used popcorn to honor their goddess of agriculture, Chicomecoatl.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1177584-the-very-real-risks-of-consuming-too-much-protein/   Epoch Times - January 5, 2015

Eating more protein than your body needs can interfere with your health and fitness goals in a number of ways, including weight gain, extra body fat, stress on your kidneys, dehydration, and leaching of important bone minerals.

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Top 50 Recipes of 2014   Food.com - January 5, 2015

5 Ingredients Or Less Dessert Recipes   Food.com - January 5, 2015

35 Dinners Under 400 Calories   Food.com - January 5, 2015

The 6 Healthiest Fruits and Vegetables   Epoch Times - January 2, 2015

What makes one food better than another? That question may be easy to answer when comparing an apple with a Twinkie, but what about an apple versus an orange? Or a carrot? Fruits and vegetables contain an amazing abundance of nutrients that can be more beneficial than others depending on our nutritional needs. But, generally speaking, there are quite a few worthy of working into your diet rotation as regularly as you can.