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Dump it out!

June 29, 2012

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The typical American eats 27.6 times more soybean oil than olive oil, and much of that comes from the generic bottles labeled as “vegetable oil.” Ban this oil from your life- its the main reason why our omega-6 to omega-3 ratios are so out of whack- and replace it with canola oil, which has near perfect 2:1 ratio of the two omegas, as well as olive oil.

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Hidden sugar!

June 29, 2012

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Scanning a products ingredients list to see if it contains sugar is smart, but you may nerd to expand your vocabulary. Here are 20 aliases that the sweet stuff goes by- none of which include the word sugar.
(Barley malt, brown rice syrup, corn syrup, dextrose, evaporated cane juice invert syrup, fructose, fruit juice, galactose, glucose, granular fruit grape juice concentrate, high- fructose corn syrup, honey, lactose, maltodextrin, maple syrup, organic cane juice, sorghum, sucrose & turbinado)

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Post work-out food!

June 26, 2012

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In a test-tube study, researchers discovered that treating human muscle cells with a compound found in spinach increased protein synthesis by 20%. The compund allows muscle tissue to repair itself  faster.

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Big choice! Fries!

June 26, 2012

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If you choose to eat French fries, ask for steak fries or wedges whenever possible. Large-cut fries don’t absorb as much oil as shoestring or curly fries, which means they carry a lower fat content.

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Smart food (garlic)

June 26, 2012

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Researchers in Pakistan found that rats fed a puree of garlic and water performed better on a memory test than rats that weren’t’t fed the mixture. That’s because garlic increases the brain’s level of serotonin, which has been shown to enhance memory function.

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