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The Lowdown on Free Radicals

They sound...ominous. Time to clear up the mystery of what, exactly, free radicals are―and learn how to combat them.

First the science lesson: A free radical is an unstable molecule, one whose naturally paired electrons have been split up, explains Anne Chapas, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine, in New York City.

The remaining unpaired electron is highly reactive, seeking out another electron to pair with and become stable. The problem is, the electron it steals might come from a healthy cell in your body,

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Posted by cborgers on September 10, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Health News

How Women Can Keep the Weight Off After Menopause

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The deck is stacked against women hoping to keep slim after menopause, but researchers say some simple eating habits can keep weight down

There’s no denying that losing weight is tough, and keeping it off is even harder. We tend to be less physically active as we get older, which is why women tend to gain weight after menopause. But a  four-year study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says there are ways that women

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Posted by cborgers on August 30, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Health Concerns

Antioxidants: Your body’s very own James Bond

See the original article at cnn.com

They might not be dressed in tuxes or have a martini in hand, but they're your body's go-to defense in the fight against aging. They team up against disease and diffuse free radicals while combating the aging process.

Their name: Oxidants - antioxidants.

Just like James Bond, they work to save the world and beautiful women from bad guys. Only this time the beautiful woman is you and the free radicals (bad guys)

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Posted by cborgers on August 27, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Superfoods

Eat Yourself Skinny!

Here is a great article from Dr. Oz about certain foods that can help you get skinny.

It may seem too good to be true, but the key to weight loss is right in your grocery store. These 10 superfoods can rev your metabolism, whittle your waist, and leave you looking and feeling better than ever.

Beans Ignite your body’s fat-blasting furnace with beans. They’ll keep you full, and are high in resistant starch, meaning that half the calories consumed cannot

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Posted by cborgers on August 17, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Dr. Oz Recommendations

Perfect Replacements for Your Biggest Cravings

It can be tough to break free from the pull of a craving, especially when it’s for junk food. These three bite-sized recipes are healthy makeovers of your most notorious cravings: pizza, salty snacks, and chocolate. The next time you’re craving something savory, salty or sweet – try one of these great healthy options! Portobello Pie – Instead of Pizza Ingredients 1 large portobello mushroom 1 tbsp low-sugar pasta sauce 1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheese Vegetable toppings of your choice Directions Preheat oven to 375°F degrees. In place of crust, use a Portobello mushroom that

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Posted by cborgers on August 15, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Dr. Oz Recommendations

Easy, low-calorie recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

For our seventh annual USA TODAY Weight Loss Challenge, we are offering a low-calorie diet plan to help you lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks. And we're going to keep it simple.

To lose a pound a week, you need to cut about 500 calories a day. Your specific caloric needs are determined by several factors, including your muscle mass, current weight, height, age and activity level. But as a general rule, a sedentary woman can lose weight on about 1,500 calories a day; a sedentary man can consume about 1,800 calories a day, says Chicago-based registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner,

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Posted by cborgers on August 10, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Healthy Recipes

The Secrets to Weight Loss: Keep a Food Journal, Don’t Skip Meals, Eat In

This article was found at healthland.time.com

A new yearlong study of weight loss in overweight or obese women identified three key strategies for taking off unwanted pounds. The No. 1 tip for success? Writing down everything you eat or drink in a food journal.

Also: don’t skip meals and avoid eating out at restaurants too often. Underlying all three strategies is a sense of mindfulness, the authors say — being acutely aware and accountable for every morsel you

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Posted by cborgers on August 09, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition

Dr. Oz’s 99 Diet Foods Shopping List

Print this list from Dr. Oz and bring it to the grocery story to avoid your biggest diet-food mistakes.

Notes:

While the list includes specific brands, if you find a similar product with the same nutritional value, feel free to use it.

#38 should read "Nature's Path Flax Plus Flakes Cereal"

 

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Posted by cborgers on August 06, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Dr. Oz Recommendations

Nutrition Helps Give You A Fighting Chance Against Cancer

The following article was written by Jillian McKee, a friend of Supplement Spot. She is very passionate about fighting cancer and her full blog can be found here.

A cancer diagnosis is never something that you want to deal with. However, having cancer does not need to be a death sentence. Improvements in medicine combined with early diagnosis can significantly increase your odds of survival. Good nutrition is also something that can help improve the odds.

Cancer may decrease your appetite. You may not feel

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Posted by cborgers on August 01, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Health News

Raw Butter

Reblogged from Optimized Individuals

Raw butter is raw butter.

It is the “living” food that comes from cows before it is killed and pasteurized.  The vibrations are still there.  People have been using raw butter and cream for health and healing for thousands of years.  It combines very well with cooked vegetables.  What is this whole deal with the raw anyway?

If you want to think of it as a timeline: Thousands of years = people eating raw dairy

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Posted by cborgers on July 31, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Health News

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