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The Mid-afternoon Craving - A Dangerous Time For Dieters

The Mid-afternoon Craving - A Dangerous Time For Dieters

A study by Atkins Diet researchers revealed that unhealthy mid afternoon snacking is one of the primary reasons for a diet failing to produce desired results. 

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Understanding The Revised 2010 Dietary Guidelines

Understanding The Revised 2010 Dietary Guidelines

The 2010 revised dietary guidelines were drawn to reverse life style related chronic health problems, by specifiying the optimum diet in terms of types of foods and their amounts along with a specific type and duration of physical activity. 

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Regular work outs, support lowered fat and sturdier bones

Regular work outs, support lowered fat and sturdier bones

Being active or exercising multiple times a day builds stronger bone cells and less fat cells than just vigorously exercising once a day thus encouraging moderate activity throughout the day. 

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Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - the article elaborates the recommendations of the 14 member expert committee convened by the Institute of Medicine, at the request of the United States and Canadian governments which examined data of nearly 1,000 publications to determine how much vitamin D and calcium people were getting, and how much was really required for optimal health. A Dutch study revealed that a deficiency of Vitamin D can be responsible for development of metabolic syndrome in the elderly. 

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I Am Young & Healthy, Then Why Is My Total Cholesterol Above 200?

I Am Young & Healthy, Then Why Is My Total Cholesterol Above 200?

This article talks about - If you are young and healthy and your annual report shows your total cholesterol to be above 200 - what are the causes for high cholesterol. Is it dangerous for your heart health? What should you eat tolower it. 

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About Lactose Intolerance - Its Causes, Symptoms and Dietary Management

About Lactose Intolerance - Its Causes, Symptoms and Dietary Management

About Lactose Intolerance - Lactose, a milk sugar is not digested by certain people causing several health challenges that can be alleviated with planning a better nutrient rich diet with reduced consumption of milk and certain dairy products. Care must be taken to ensure Calcium and vitamin D levels are still maintained. 

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Potatoes Are Good For Weight Loss!  Research suggests a partnership in moderation works!

Potatoes Are Good For Weight Loss! Research suggests a partnership in moderation works!

Potatoes have always been eliminated from weight loss diets. A recent study revealed that inclusion of five to seven servings of potatoes a week can still lead to weight loss. The key is not elimination of potatoes from ones diet, but keeping a control on total number of calories consumed. 

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Potassium – An Essential Electrolyte That Sustains Life & Health

Potassium – An Essential Electrolyte That Sustains Life & Health

Potassium plays a critical role in the body’s cell metabolism - it acts as an elctrolyte & is essential for normal heart rhythm, bodies acid/base balance, glucose metabolism and normal growth. Potassium normal electrical activity of the heart, NutritionVista.com 

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Valuable Nutrition Education - Getting Tarnished?

Valuable Nutrition Education - Getting Tarnished?

Patient safety, quality of care and results driven care are being compromised and we are in need to address the growing chronic lifestyle diseases plaguing developing countries. These emerging countries must learn from the American dietetic providers the importance of having uniform mandated guidelines that must be adopted 

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Weight Gain - An Easy Transition From FIT to FAT...

Weight Gain - An Easy Transition From FIT to FAT...

Even short phases of overeating and lack of adequate exercise in normal weight young adults can lead to long term weight gain and changes in body composition. 

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Do We Need 'Global' Uniform Nutrition Guidelines To Specifically Combat Chronic Lifestyle Diseases?

Do We Need 'Global' Uniform Nutrition Guidelines To Specifically Combat Chronic Lifestyle Diseases?

Chronic lifestyle diseases are one of the leading causes of death globally. Though there are many organizations like the World Health Organization and Dietetic and Nutrition authorities from various developed countries, which have addressed the need of issuing nutrition guidelines, there is still a lack of co-ordination for the same. Are uniform nutrition guidelines the need of the hour to tackle this lifestyle epidemic? 

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Are Time Bound Weight loss Strategies Practiced By Dietitians Ethical?

Are Time Bound Weight loss Strategies Practiced By Dietitians Ethical?

Weight loss clinics have now become a result oriented industry. Time bound weight loss strategies are practiced to attain quick benefits. Are the strategies practical, scientific and ethical? 

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Types of Detox Diets, How They Work, NutritionVista's recommendations

Types of Detox Diets, How They Work, NutritionVista's recommendations

Many natural health proponents and alternative medicine experts believe that toxic build up in the body should be periodically flushed out to attain good health. 

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The Hazards and Precautions of Detox Diets

The Hazards and Precautions of Detox Diets

As a rule detox diets are very low in calories and very high on laxatives and diuretics. If not planned and implemented carefully, they can be rather hazardous. 

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Detox Diets - To Detox Or Not - That Is The Question!

Detox Diets - To Detox Or Not - That Is The Question!

Detox (de-addiction) is a treatment for alcohol or drug dependence, but generically it also refers to dietary plans to rid the toxins, accumulated in the body, which otherwise might exert a negative effect. This approach is propagated by the alternative medicine system to attain optimal health but lacks factual evidence. 

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Hereditary Obesity - A Result of Long Term Imbalance Between Omega 3’s & Omega 6’s

Hereditary Obesity - A Result of Long Term Imbalance Between Omega 3’s & Omega 6’s

Excess consumption of saturated fats rich in Omega 6 as against omega 3 not only causes obesity but also alters genetic make up to affect future generations 

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The Importance of Glycemic Index

The Importance of Glycemic Index

Glycemic Index has gained a lot of attention in the last few years. Though it is mostly used by the diabetic population, sometimes those who want to lose weight also use this tool. 

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Beetroot Juice Reduces Blood Pressure

Beetroot Juice Reduces Blood Pressure

Why is the incidence of hypertension increasing worldwide? Why should people with hypertension worry when effective drug therapy is easily available? Are drug therapy's sustainable and the best solution to better long-term health? 

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Increasing Consumption Of Soy Nut & Metabolic Syndrome

Increasing Consumption Of Soy Nut & Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a group of health problems related to abdominal obesity that can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. 

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Sodium An Essential Nutrient - Is A Low Salt / Sodium Diet Better For Health?

Sodium An Essential Nutrient - Is A Low Salt / Sodium Diet Better For Health?

The importance of sodium - learn more about recommended guidelines and the need for a low sodium diet. All foods contain sodium in varying degrees. It can be inherently present in trace amounts, or added in as a flavoring or a preservative. Let's look at where all this hidden salt /sodium in foods is coming from? 

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