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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

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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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7 Foods that’ll Boost Your Strength

Thanks to 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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Colours of Food

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Thanks to Nautilus Independent

When it comes to food, colours is money. Food companies scan their products on the line with custom colourimeters to ensure mathematically consistent hues. Fruits and vegetables are shipped in chemically “modified” atmospheres, because “better stem and fruit colours gives better prices,” according to the website of the delivery company TransFresh. Colours is judged by a legion of standards all along the food chain. The hue of orange juice, for example, is carefully calibrated by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Orange Juice Colours Standards

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Eat well according to Harvard

Thanks to Harvard – school of public health.

  • Dietary guidelines have changed over the years as research becomes more accurate in determining what we should eat to attain optimal health and weight. The strongest evidence to date shows that calories matter, but focusing on food quality is an equally important part of preventing weight gain and promoting weight loss.
  • Focus on eating high-quality foods in appropriately sized portions.

Consider quality, not just calories

 “A calorie is a calorie” is an oft-repeated dietary slogan, and not overeating is indeed an important health measure...

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