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Why this “healthy” food might actually increase your diabetes risk

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As many of us know, your diet is the most important factor when losing – and gaining – weight. Although exercise can burn calories and keep you fit, if you’re looking how to lose weight on your stomach, it’s predominantly based on how well, or how badly, you eat. The wrong kinds of foods are heavy in calories and cholesterol, increasing your risk of weight gain and resulting health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease and type-2 diabetes. 



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Eggs are a surprising culprit. It’s well-known they contain a

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Can a Divided Nation Make Its Food System More Fair / Public News Service

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Sustainable agriculture advocate Navina Kahnna says holistic changes are needed to end inequalities in the nation’s food system. (HEAL Food Alliance)

January 22, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The nation is at a turning point with a new push for unity, and some groups say changing our food system is one crucial step in addressing the divide.

Executive Director of the HEAL Food Alliance, Navina Khanna, said the combination of COVID-19, the climate crisis and political unrest has illuminated the food system’s vulnerability in times of crisis. And she explained that disinvestment from majority-Black neighborhoods, lack of access to land

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Healthy food to lose belly fat from Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks Founder Shelly Herman

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CHICAGO (WLS) — The foods you eat affect the way your body feels.

Some foods can make you feel worse. Others can make you stronger and even boost your immune system.

ABC 7 Chicago spoke to Shelly Herman, co-founder of Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks, a grocery delivery service that works with Midwest farms. She shared what types of produce can naturally cleanse the body and are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

RELATED: Plant-based, organic food company launches meal plans

Here are some quick facts she shared:

  • Beets – dense with nutrients, including potassium, betaine, magnesium, folate, and Vitamin
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    The Best Foods to Eat during the COVID-19 Pandemic, According to a Gut-Health Doctor

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    Gut health is a hot topic. The trillions of bugs that live in our digestive tract impact our health in myriad ways. A healthy gut is linked to better moods and less stress, and can affect our weight, heart health and more (here are three surprising reasons your gut health matters). In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have been wondering if what we eat can help keep us healthy. There’s been research around vitamin D and COVID-19, what foods can help boost your immunity, and if gut health plays a role in

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    6 Most Surprising Healthy Brain Foods

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    Your diet and your brain

    What you eat every day does a lot more than just fuel your body, it plays an important part in your cognitive health.

    “There is a direct physical connection between the brain and your gut,” says Kien Vuu, MD, assistant professor of Health Sciences at UCLA and founder of VuuMD Performance and Longevity. “It’s called the vagus nerve and it links down from the brain to the gut and surrounding nervous system, sending messages back and forth between the two. When you

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    Top 5 Healthy Food and Lifestyle Trends for 2021

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    While I do have hope that 2021 will be a better year than 2020, I can’t help but look back on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in various ways. As a dietitian and fitness fanatic, I’ve seen firsthand the toll it’s taken on the eating (and drinking) habits of my friends and family.

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    While sales of self-rising yeast (hello, homemade bread), cookies and Campari soared, I’ve also noticed that several healthier trends emerged as well.

    If you’re looking to adopt healthy habits in the new year, consider adding these five wellness practices to your list

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    Chipotle Unveils Cauliflower Rice Amid Healthy-Food Demand

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    Chipotle Mexican Grill  (CMG) – Get Report on Monday unveiled a new offering, cilantro-lime cauliflower rice, seeking to take advantage of consumers’ enthusiasm for healthy food.

    The cauliflower rice is made with “freshly-grilled, riced cauliflower, finished with hand-chopped cilantro, lime, and salt, and prepared fresh in-restaurant every day,” the Newport Beach, Calif., company said

    The option costs an additional $2 for tacos, burritos or bowls. It’s available now at U.S. and Canadian restaurants for a limited time. 

    Cilantro-lime cauliflower rice has 4 grams of net carbohydrates per serving. Chipotle defines net carbs as total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber.

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    Consumers Energy, food banks and Grace Health partner to address food insecurity in Battle Creek

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    Having access to quality food is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but that’s a challenge for many people in Battle Creek. 

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    Northwell Direct, Whole Foods Market Offer a Holistic, Affordable Primary Care Network to Whole Foods Team Members

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    Northwell Direct – a Northwell Health company that offers a range of health and wellness solutions to employers in the tri-state area – is teaming with Whole Foods Market to provide local Team Members a customized primary care network that delivers holistic, lifestyle-based and affordable medical care.

    This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210111005727/en/

    Whole Foods employees and dependents can see Northwell providers at seven locations around metro New York. CREDIT: Northwell Health

    Seven Northwell Health locations – in Westchester, Manhattan, Queens and Long Island – will be easily accessible primary care destinations for eligible Whole

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    Whole Foods CEO thinks food can replace health care

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    An apple a day really does keep the doctor away, according to Whole Foods CEO John Mackey.

    He’s drawing criticism from the medical community and Twitter pundits alike after telling listeners of Freakonomics Radio that Americans just wouldn’t need comprehensive health care — if only they ate better.

    “I mean, honestly, we talk about health care. The best solution is not to need health care,” said Mackey, in the Nov. 4 interview with Freakonomics host Stephen Dubner that’s going viral Tuesday after being reported by CNBC.

    “The best solution is to change the way people eat, the way they live,

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