7 foods to boost your strength

Thanks to by Lindsay Evans from recipe geek

We all want to be stronger, but did you know that exercise is not the only way to help build your muscles? Eating a diet that’s chock-full of protein and vitamin-rich foods can also help build your strength and increase your bodies ability to maintain lead muscle mass. We’re haring 7 of our favourite strength-boosting foods here.

1. Whole Organic or Free Range Eggs

Eggs are a budget-friendly and high-quality source of protein, vitamins and choline, which boosts brain health. One whole large egg has close to 7 g of high-quality protein and is ultra-versatile. We suggest purchasing organic or free-range eggs and cooking them up for breakfast, lunch or even dinner...

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Foods thst help you sleep

Thanks to Chowhound and Beth Lipton

If you’ve been tossing and turning because of the chaos of back-to-school season—or really, for any reason—good news: There are foods that can help you sleep.

“There is a lot you can do to get more and higher-quality sleep, and when you do, you’ll feel better and have a lot more energy,” says New York City-based registered dietician Stephanie Middleberg. “There are some key nutrients that can help, and some delicious ways to get them.”

Get these nutrients at dinner—and include them in your night time snack if you have one, Middleberg says. Keep night time snacks small, the equivalent of a cup or the size of your fist, so you go to bed satiated but not stuffed.

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What Is the Japanese Diet Plan?

Thanks to Healthline.

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The traditional Japanese diet is a whole-foods-based diet rich in fish, seafood, and plant-based foods with minimal amounts of animal protein, added sugars, and fat.

It’s based on traditional Japanese cuisine, also known as “washoku,” which consists of small dishes of simple, fresh, and seasonal ingredients.

This eating pattern is rich in nutrients and may provide numerous health benefits, including improved weight loss, digestion, longevity, and overall health.

This article explains everything you need to know about the traditional Japanese diet.

The traditional Japanese diet consists of minimally processed, seasonal foods served in a variety...

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5 Healthy food trends in 2019

Thanks to Amy Gorin and Every Day health

In the New Year, you can expect to find more gut-friendly foods in the grocery store.

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Need a little push to follow through with those New Year’s resolutions? Here you go: The biggest healthy-food trends of 2019 will help you eat more nutritious meals and snacks at home and on the go.

To offer you a preview of the most important healthy trends of the new year, we chatted with nationally respected registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) throughout the United States to hear what health products and trends most stood out at this year’s Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsFood and Nutrition Conference and Expo, as well as what these RDNs see as hot at the grocery store and in their clients’ shopping carts.

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Bush foods coming soon

Ten Australian bush foods coming to your plate soon

thanks to CATERINA HRYSOMALLIS from Good Food

 April 23 2018

Isn’t it funny that it has taken foreign chefs embracing Australia’s native ingredients to bring greater awareness about the power they hold?

In Adelaide, it’s Scottish chef Jock Zonfrillo championing the cause, with his Orana Foundation collaborating with the University of Adelaide and the Royal Botanic Gardens to log each of the country’s native ingredients.

In Melbourne, it’s New Zealand’s Ben Shewry who has embraced Australian edibles at his Ripponlea restaurant Attica.

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How much should you eat?

Thanks to Amanda Salis and University of Sydney – The conversation.

Dietary guidelines broadly recommend a daily intake of 10,000 kilojoules (2,400 calories) for men and 8,000 kilojoules (1,900 calories) for women. Is that for everyone?

Daily kilojoule requirements are based on many variables, and no two people are the same across all of these parameters. It makes sense then that if we all followed the same prescriptions for kilojoule intake, some of us would gain weight while others might lose some. That’s because any excess or deficit between the number of kilojoules you consume and the number your body uses results in weight gain or loss.

There are two options: the mathematical approach, which requires kilojoule counting, and the instinctive approach, which involves “...

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19 Healthy desserts

thanks to healthline.com

19 Desserts You Won’t Believe Are Actually Healthy

When health is a top concern — whether it is because you’re dieting or simply living a healthy lifestyle — desserts can seem off-limits. But they don’t have to be! There are several ways to satisfy a sweet tooth without jeopardizing your health goals.

It’s important to note that when looking for a healthy dessert, what one person considers “healthy,” another wouldn’t. For instance, someone who avoids gluten may not be too concerned about sugar content, and someone watching their carbs might still be pro-dairy. Each dessert should be weighed against what your objectives and methods are. Still, there’s something on this list for everyone!

1. Maple Cinnamon Applesauce

This desse...

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How many nuts do you need to eat each day?

 thanks to ABS Life and Moataz Hamde

IMAGECan you spot the nut? Believe it or not, the only true nut in this picture is the hazelnut.(Pexels/ABC Life: Nathan Nankervis)

What most of us refer to as ‘nuts’ actually aren’t nuts at all.

It’s no secret that the peanut has been nothing more than an imposter, a legume seizing our throats and making us itchy since who knows when.

But almonds, cashews, coconuts, pecans, pistachios, macadamias and walnuts aren’t nuts either — they’re drupe seeds. Who knew?!

Whatever they are, research clearly shows they’re really good for us, with health experts saying we could probably be eating more nuts for our health. In fact, one study found people who ate a handful of nuts a day were likely to live longer than those who didn’t eat nuts.

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Foods

Thanks to Jennifer Huizen from Medical News today

  1. Almonds
  • Warm milk
  • Kiwifruit
  • Chamomile tea
  • Walnuts
  • Tart cherries
  • Fatty fish
  • Barley grass powder
  • Lettuce
  1. Other natural remedies
  1. Summary

Sleep affects every aspect of health. Fortunately, some foods and drinks contain compounds that help control parts of the sleep cycle, meaning that they may help a person both fall and stay asleep.

Sleep quality and duration can affect a wide array of conditions, including:

  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • hypertension

However, getting enough sleep can be tricky. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a third of adults in the United States report not getting a healthy amount of sleep.

Many chemicals, amino acids, enzymes, nutrients,...

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Eat Yourself Happy With These 8 Endorphin boosting Foods

Thanks to Florie Mwanza from PopSugar US

Whether you’re suffering from the blues or simply experiencing a dip in morale, getting a boost of happiness is always a welcome feeling. With endorphins being one of our brain’s major pathways to joy, it can be dire if you’re unable to participate in the things that release them into your bloodstream, like exercising or laughing with friends.

Endorphins – like the body’s other “happy hormones” (serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin) – are released into the bloodstream to elicit the feeling of euphoria, enhance pleasure, relieve stress, and reduce feelings of pain...

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