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International Raw Food Day 2017: 9 Everyday Foods That Are Healthier When Eaten Raw

The International Raw Food Day, celebrated every year on 11th July, is for everyone to learn more about the concept of raw food and adopt a healthy lifestyle. A lot of people, around the world, ‘Go Raw for a Day’, eating freshly prepared raw meals to encourage people to include more fresh and raw foods in their daily meals. A part of this philosophy is derived from the principles of the Paleolithic diet which is believed to have been followed by our ancestors. It mainly consists of foods that were procured through hunting and…

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5 Healthier Takes on Classic Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us. While we love the team spirit and viral television commercials that accompany the big game, all those calorie-laden snacks can seriously derail your diet. In a 2014 study published in PLOS ONE, researchers from Cornell University tracked the grocery shopping habits of 207 households over the course of 37 weeks, and found that total per-serving calories purchased during the week of the Super Bowl spiked to over 6,000—more than the week of Thanksgiving. Luckily, it is possible to keep your snack table relatively nutritious without sacrificing the…

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Why cheap food is (sometimes) healthier than you think

SOME HEALTH FOODS—LIKE certain organic and gluten-free products—are worth their higher price tags since they pack unique benefits or are made under stringent product guidelines. For example, USDA “Certified Organic” chicken is pricier (but definitely well worth the cost) than your average poultry because it’s ethically raised and antiobitic-free. But take a protein bar, for example—how does the average person (or even a super fit, health-conscious guy such as yourself) determine which bar will serve them best in terms of general nutritional value? The answer, it turns out, is price….

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10 Fruits That Are Even Healthier Than You Think

While you’ve been busy putting in some major sweat sessions at the gym and eating protein-rich and metabolism-boosting foods, there’s a good chance you’ve been eating plenty of fruits as well. If you typically go straight for the apples and bananas and never stray from your norm, you’ll want to take a look at this list of the top 10 fruits that are even healthier than you think. 1. Papaya You may not find these fruits growing anywhere near your apple orchards, but this tropical fruit offers a ton of…

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Eat Less Salt for a Healthier Heart, Says New Study

A new research, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, shows that reducing sodium intake may provide significant improvements in kidney and heart health among patients suffering from chronic kidney disease. The study showed that in patients with chronic kidney disease, restricting sodium intake reduced albuminuria which is an indicator of kidney dysfunction and blood pressure levels. Researchers also found that  paricalcitol, a vitamin D receptor activator, did not have any significant effect on these measures. However, the combination of paricalcitol and a low sodium diet resulted in the lowest albuminuria…

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Smiling Spouse Your Ticket To Healthier, Longer Life

Having a happy, smiling partner can keep you healthy and fit as you enter middle age and move towards the golden years, say researchers, adding that simply having a happy partner may enhance health as much as striving to be happy oneself. “This finding significantly broadens assumptions about the relationship between happiness and health, suggesting a unique social link,” said William Chopik, assistant Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. In the study of 1,981 middle-age couples, researchers found that people with happy spouses were much more likely to report…

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