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Clearing Up the Confusion about Clean Eating

Clean eating has been a bonafide trend for the past decade, but what does “clean eating” actually mean? While there’s no official definition for “clean” in the context of clean eating, it typically means food that’s whole or minimally processed, organic, natural, local and fresh. However, many clean-eating advocates aim

Some Processed Foods Are Healthier Than Others

Dietary advice often includes the recommendation to avoid packaged, processed foods—but what does the word “processed” actually mean? And, are there different degrees of processing that make a food more or less healthy?

“The term ‘processed’ refers to changes made to a food item to bring about a result. For example,

Shopping for the Healthiest Sandwich Breads

People sometimes think they have to eliminate bread from their diet to eat healthfully or to lose weight. Bread is actually a good source of protein, calcium, iron, B vitamins, and fiber. But it also can be a source of many unhealthy ingredients, such as sugar, sodium, and preservatives.

Here’s how

Say Goodbye to Unhealthy Cold Cuts

The link between processed meat—which includes cold cuts—and cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity is well known today. Researchers have been proving these connections for more than two decades. Much of the blame can be assigned to preservatives. Processed meats are altered to extend their shelf life by either salting,

What’s the Scoop on Sprouted Grain Bread?

What is a sprouted grain? A sprouted grain has been soaked until it reaches germination, a process which enriches the grain by increasing nutrient levels and may also aid in ease of digestion when it is eaten.

Nutrition Facts

One 34 g slice of Food for Life’s Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain bread

4. Treat Your Fatigue

By now you may realize—because all of the body’s systems are interconnected—that there is usually more than one cause con-tributing to your fatigue. When one of your body’s systems is out of balance (if, for example, your HPA axis is malfunctioning be-cause of chronic stress), then other systems (like your

Shopping for the Mediterranean Diet

Studies continue to pile on evidence for the benefits of following a Mediterranean diet. It’s been associated with reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers, with protecting your brain and eyes, and even with better weight management. New research reports that women who follow a Mediterranean diet are

Sweet Potatoes vs. Potatoes

Sweet potatoes have long been labeled as the “superheroes” of the tuber family while white potatoes are the “villains.” But…is this really the case? Let’s take a look at the benefits of sweet potatoes vs. potatoes as compiled by University Health News.
Origin and History
First, let’s look at the origins

Is Pizza Healthy?

Is Pizza Healthy?

The nutritional value of some of your favorite foods—like french fries, soda, and chips, for example—puts them into the category of junk foods to avoid. They’re filled with too much fat, salt, and/or sugar to be part of a healthy diet. Other foods, however, can straddle the line. If your

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