“1 in 5 US Young People will be Obese by 2020”

In order for the nation to achieve goals set by the federal government for reducing obesity rates by 2020, children in the United States would need to eliminate an average of 64 excess calories per day, researchers calculated in a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. This reduction could be achieved…

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High Protein Breakfast Curbs Snacking Later in the Day!

Body weight is one of the most basic issues of human life. Medically speaking, not all overweight people are obese. Obesity is defined as weight that exceeds 15 percent of normal weight for height and body type. “Morbid” obesity exceeds 20 percent of optimum weight. An obese or overweight person is at high risk for…

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Don’t Be Bitter About Weight Loss! Try Bitter Orange Extract!

Body weight is one of the most basic issues of human life. Self-esteem, acceptance among peers– and perhaps lifelong success or failure—are, unfortunately, all tied to our physical appearance. Medically speaking, not all overweight people are obese. Obesity is defined as weight that exceeds 15 percent of normal weight for height and body type. “Morbid”…

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Spinach The Leafy Green Super-Food!

How smart is Popeye? Smarter than you think. Popeye attributes his amazing strength to eating spinach but he is also protecting himself against osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer and arthritis. The Journal of Nutrition recently published a report that spinach fights prostate cancer while The Nurses Health Study reveals women whose diets are high in…

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Is Your Salad Organic?

Recent news that First Lady Michelle Obama and her family intend to grow an organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House means that the entire First Family will be enjoying organic salads. Hopefully the news will prompt increased popularity for organic salads everywhere. Recent statistics from the United States Department of Agriculture…

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Why We Should All Eat More Organic Food!

Organic Food is More Nutritious Organic foods, especially raw or non-processed, contain higher levels of beta carotene, vitamins C, D and E, health-promoting polyphenols, cancer-fighting antioxidants, flavonoids that help ward off heart disease, essential fatty acids, and essential minerals. On average, organic is 25% more nutritious in terms of vitamins and minerals than products derived…

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Sedentary Behavior Before Adolescence May Be Increasing!!!

Get your kids up off the couch and encourage them to be active!  Your children’s healthy and their weight is your responsibility as a parent.  Help you kids by being a role model.  Set the example for your kids, eat healthy and get active. Sedentary behavior before adolescence may be increasing, according to the results…

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Whey Protein Helps to Lower Blood Pressure!!!

To reduce the risks of stroke and heart disease, some researchers are focusing on effective ways to safely lower elevated blood pressure in at-risk populations.  Beverages supplemented by whey-based protein can significantly reduce elevated blood pressure, reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease. Susan Fluegel, from Washington State University (Washington, USA), and colleagues reported…

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