Healthy Eating

Eating Healthy = Living Healthy

In 2010, three of the five biggest health risks in America were preventable. Out of the ten biggest, six were preventable. Obviously this equates to a statistic that describes that 60% of the deadliest or most common health problems in the United States could have been avoided, according to life insurance companies. These include:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes (the fastest growing health impairment of 2010)
  • Depression and mental illness
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Hepatitis

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Posted by SimplyFoodnDrink - August 4, 2011 at 11:44 am

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Common Nutrient Deficiencies In The American Diet

Everyone knows that it’s important to eat a healthy diet because natural foods contain vitamins and minerals that are necessary for optimum organ functionality. However, most people probably do not know the dangers that lie in vitamins and minerals deficiency. Here are some of the most common deficiencies in the America diet.

CHROMIUM—90% deficient (in the American diet): a mineral found in whole grains, lean meats, and some spices, chromium deficiency is characterized by anxiety and fatigue and long term deficiency can lead to type II diabetes!

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Posted by SimplyFoodnDrink - July 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

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9 Things To Buy At The Supermarket

Eating healthy is easier than you think. While many people do not have immediate access to a farmer’s market where they can find organic produce, your local grocery store does have many of the things that nutritionists will tell you are good for you. A good rule of thumb is to stick to the outside of the grocery store and avoid the aisles.

Along the outside wall of the grocery store you will find the proteins you need as well as the dairy products, grains, and fruits and vegetables that you need to maintain a healthy diet. Of course, this rule of thumb does not necessarily make it any easier to figure out how you should fill your cart. Here are some things that you should stock in your refrigerator to maximize your nutrient intake:

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Posted by SimplyFoodnDrink - July 11, 2011 at 11:40 am

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Is Subway Really “Healthier” Than McDonald’s?

Subway has been very smart in the way that they market their brand. Touted as a healthy alternative to traditional fast food, they have grown at an alarmingly quick rate and have (supposedly) overtaken McDonald’s as the largest “fast food” chain in the world.

With approximately 1,000 more global stores than McDonald’s, Subway is growing at six new stores per week, and they show no signs of stopping any time soon. However, is there success due to the fact that they are indeed better for you than the greasy, fatty fare of the past generation or is there success simply a result of their intuitive marketing strategy?

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Posted by SimplyFoodnDrink - July 3, 2011 at 10:56 am

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5 Tips For Eating Your Way To Healthy

While many experts agree that you exercise should be an important part of your life (if you want to be healthy—and who doesn’t?), good health begins and ends with the proper diet. After all, you need energy to be able to work out and you need antioxidants to repair the damage done to your cells when you work out (this is a good thing).

Where do you get these things? Well, you can always take a natural vitamin and mineral supplement, but for the best results you should simply try and eat better. Here are a few things you need to remember when trying to maintain a proper diet:’

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Posted by SimplyFoodnDrink - June 9, 2011 at 11:38 am

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Top 10 ways to increase protein in your meals

Protein is an essential part of are diet and it can be found in various things that are quite common. Red meat, milk, cheese. And due to the government’s latest report on red meat stating 1lb of meat could increase your risks of getting cancer.

I don’t think I will be giving up any red meat any time soon. Is there really anything that you can eat now that doesn’t cause a risk to something or another. If you did everything governments say what a life you would lead.

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Posted by SimplyFoodnDrink - May 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm

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My Love for Free Range Eggs

Nowadays, more and more people want to lead healthy lives by incorporating lifestyle changes. A shift of eating habits poses significant improvement in a person’s overall wellness and health. For example, a lot of us are now keen in eating organic food. And now, free range eggs are slowly gaining popularity among health-conscious people as foods rich in good vitamins and minerals.

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Posted by SimplyFoodnDrink - April 30, 2011 at 2:08 pm

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