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7 Reasons you should eat more raisins

health benefits of raisinsBest part of your trail mix? Is it the nuts, seeds, shredded coconut (unsweetened, please!) or those plump juicy raisins?

We know the unsalted nuts, seeds and coconut are great for our health, but those delicious bites of chewy goodness – raisins – pack quite a nutritional punch as well. So don’t be shy about your love for … Read More

Relief from pain and swelling with this tropical fruit…

HEALTH BENEFITS, HEALTHY FOODPineapple already has so much going for it. It’s delicious, of course, and inherently summery. A cooling treat on a hot day and a nice change of pace from apples and oranges.

But did you know that this healthy food also has impressive health benefits?

Here are the Top 5 reasons to add this healthy food to your … Read More

If You’re Having Trouble Losing Weight This Could Be The Reason

481245403Experts have suggested many different causes for obesity, focusing on a lack of healthy food in our diets and lifestyles that keep us sedentary. But here is one possible culprit you probably hadn’t considered: Antibiotics.

According to Scientific American, 70 percent of the antibiotics produced each year in the United States are actually given to livestock for … Read More

Why An Apple A Day Keeps Doctors Away

464931997Did you know that if everyone over the age of 50 followed their grandmother’s advice, thousands of lives would be saved every year?

According to the University of Oxford’s Comparative Proverb Assessment Modelling Study – published in the British Medical Journal – an apple per day could keep the doctor away after all.

In fact, it could prevent 8,500 … Read More

Got The Blues? Avoid Fast Food

83253738Golden arches. A white-haired colonel. A girl with red pigtails wrapped in blue ribbons.

Though seemingly harmless enough, such fast food branding may be affecting your ability to experience happiness, according to new research.

In the study, recently published in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal, the University of Toronto looked at how people relate to iconic … Read More

Unwanted Ingredient Lurking In Your Organic Chicken

178564147Did you know that inside industrial hatcheries, eggs are routinely injected with small amounts of an antibiotic used to treat a myriad of bacterial infections?

Well, the practice is allowed in organic production, too, and could lead to the occurrence of superbugs in the future, according to a new Consumer Reports study republished in Mothers Jones.

For … Read More

Pesticides Found On Organic Produce, The So-called Healthy Food

87735692We see traces of pesticides in our everyday living environment. They’re in our soil. They’re in our water supply. Now, there is evidence that suggests that these toxic chemicals can be found on our healthy food, too.

In the last two years, almost half of all fresh organic produce tested in Canada contained pesticide residue, according to new … Read More

Freezing: The Easiest Way To Preserve Healthy Food

153156948How often do you pull a frosty bag of meat out of the freezer, only to realize you have no idea how old it is? And should you let that bother you?

Food experts say that the duration of freezing has no effect on how safe the food is to eat. While the taste and nutrient quality of … Read More

FDA Admits to Putting Us in Danger With These ‘Healthy’ Foods

147642164I’m usually not one to say “I told you so,” but under the circumstances, I’m too fired up by the historical event that just occurred this past Thursday to bite my tongue. So today I say, without hesitation: I told you so, FDA! In response to a plethora of scientific research, the FDA no longer deems partially … Read More

Low Intake of THIS Vitamin Could Lead You to Depression

80410771Research out of the University of Eastern Finland is adding strength to the theory that “we are what we eat.”  A student at the University has presented her doctoral thesis in the field of nutritional epidemiology and has concluded that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of depression.

The research conducted a follow-up with approximately 2,000 men, … Read More

10 ‘Healthy’ Food Practices That Could Make You Sick

stk310065rknCould your commitment to healthy living be making you sick?  Some everyday food practices that most of us do with the best of intentions could actually be undermining all your efforts to eat less fat, increase fruit and veggie intake, and prepare meals hygienically at home. Danger lurks in your kitchen, in packaged foods and even in seemingly … Read More

Why Healthy Eating Is At An All-Time Low, Says Survey

87701337Eating healthy food is the key to living a long and healthy life. Although more people are aware of this fact than ever before, a recent survey published on the Rabobank website revealed that the consumption of healthy foods is actually at an all-time low. While governments around the world are trying to promote a more health-conscious mindset … Read More

Healthy Foods That Interfere With Your Medication

167455431Most of us have heard the stern warnings about mixing alcohol with medications. A lot of pharmacists put caution labels right on pill bottles; however, we don’t hear a lot about the dangers of mixing certain foods with medications. However, doctors across North America say it’s no myth; some foods really do pose a threat when consumed along … Read More

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