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Health Benefits of Almonds

Almonds are a popular variety among edible nuts and are recommended by nutrition experts for a number of reasons. The almonds you can find in the grocery store are the kernels of the small almond fruit, which grows on trees that can reach up to 30 feet in height. They are heart healthy and can be used in a variety of dishes.

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It’s Not Always the Food that Makes Us Eat

What is more likely to cause overeating – a quick bite on the run or a sit-down meal in a relaxed atmosphere? Surprisingly, it’s the rushed eating event that most often seduces us to overindulge. Why? For a number of reasons, most of which we are completely unaware of, according to scientists who study our eating behavior.

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Bottling Up Negative Emotions Can Be Just as Harmful as Acting on Them

Health risks increase when people have no way of expressing or acting on their feelings, researchers say. We know that stress can build up and become chronic when our “natural” fight-or-flight responses meant to help us survive in conflictous situations are frustrated. Similarly detrimental effects may occur when negative emotions remain unexpressed.

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Top Produce Picks to “Spring Clean” Your Diet

I am a big proponent of buying in-season produce. So if you’re wondering what’s in season right now, I have put together a guide to the best nature has to offer this spring. Need some extra inspiration to make a trip to your local farmer’s market? Here are some tips to help you pick the freshest produce and a few of my top springtime recipes.

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Are You Falling Short of Iodine?

In 1924 iodized salt was made available in America per request by the government. Thyroid-related health issues resulting from iodine deficiency seemed to become a thing of the past. But, more recently iodine concerns have cropped up again. A report, using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and the National Children’s Study, found that urinary concentrations of iodine in 2009 to 2010 were significantly lower than in 2007 to 2008.

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Community Supported Fisheries, a Growing Movement

The phrase “Farm to Fork” has become a familiar concept among the dietetic community. It mainly refers to information about the origins of our food supply and its travel routes to our tables. Its growing popularity helps local farmers, sustains small communities, and improves the health of patrons by reducing dependency on mass-manufactured foods. As seafood gains in notoriety for its nutritional benefits, could a new phrase, “Boat to Fork,” be the next craze?

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Is the Public Not Confused Enough Yet?

It was the kind of report news outlets pounce on because it apparently offers one of those ‘gotcha’ moments their audience seems to crave so much. So you’ve probably already heard about the latest study on dietary fats and their limited impact on heart health. An international team of scientists concluded that cutting back on saturated fat (mostly meat products), or adding polyunsaturated fatty acids (mostly plant foods), as recommended by many health experts, was not as beneficial as widely believed.

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