Nutrition labeling wherever you eat

While nutrition labeling on packaged foods is now common, calorie-listings on restaurant menu plans and dated produce for safety and freshness will soon follow.

As obesity and diabetes problems grow, supermarkets will begin to offer health-conscious consumers additional information to help them select a balanced diet.

From rediff.com

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Drink to lower hypertension

Hypertension affects some 65 million people in the United States, making it a massive public health burden.

It’s associated with a twofold increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and total mortality.

Studies have shown that moderate consumption of alcohol, up to a limit of one to two drinks a day, may decrease the risk of CVD and total mortality.

From harvard.edu

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Bargain basement cosmetic surgery

Liposuction, bariatric surgery, botox, laser hair removal and other cosmetic procedures are gaining momentum as the competition lowers rates.

From rediff.com.

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Improve Memory through nutrition

Improve Memory, Get proper nutrition. It is known that brain function can be negatively impacted by a deficiency in vitamin B-12, folate and niacin.

From buzzle.com.

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Drink lots of liquid every day

Aim for 6 to 8 glasses of fluids per day. Have plain or lemon water, unsweetened juice, skim milk, or herbal tea, such as chamomile, peppermint, and fruit tea.

From altmedicine.about.com

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How to go zero trans fat

Switch from butter to soft tub margarine. Choose a product that has zero grams of trans fat, and scan the ingredient list to make sure it does not contain partially hydrogenated oils.

From harvard.edu.

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Put the halt to salt

Limit sodium to 2,300 mg per day – the equivalent to one teaspoon of salt.  

Processed foods like canned soups or frozen meals can contain hidden sodium that can quickly surpass this recommended amount. Many of us are unaware of how much sodium we are consuming in one day.

From helpguide.org.

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Satisfy your cravings

Satisfy cravings with extreme prejudice. If you’re hungry for something, eat it.

Don’t deny yourself the simple pleasures. If it’s possible, eat only half of what you want. Is your craving satisfied, or are you addicted to the flavor?

Losing weight shouldn’t be torture for anybody.

From chris.pirillo.com.

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Moving food control to the side

Order salad dressings and other sauces on the side. This way, you have control over how much or how little you add.

From restaurant.org.

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Stay Away from Dangerous Trans Fats

While it’s important to reduce your overall fat intake, it’s even more important to watch the types of fat you eat.

Deep-fried foods and anything made with hydrogenated oils (margarine, peanut butter, shortening, store-bought pastries and cookies) contain trans fats that raise your risk of heart disease.

From: alive.com

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The 3 ways to reduce body fat

Reducing body fat levels requires a three pronged approach that doesn’t come from popping diet pills or gulping down foul tasting drinks.

Belly fat also won’t come off by trying to spot reduce only doing sit-ups or crunches. It’s just not possible to spot reduce, so don’t waste your time.

From: articlesbase.com

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