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The Truth About Detoxing

Doesn't it seem that you usually hear about someone going on a detox cleanse after a holiday or getting back from vacation or something along those lines? What ever happened to just trying to cut out processed foods -- not all of them are bad (like canned vegetables or canned beans), but most found on the shelf at your local grocery store aren't the best for our health. But, don't we already know this? They are just convenient foods to have around, but for many, they have replaced the 'good foods' to have more of like fruits and vegetables, healthy grains, lean meats and fish. 
In getting back to detoxing though, perhaps people are believing that they'll slim down (yes, that usually happens), but are you really "cleaning" or detoxifying the body? The human body is pretty amazing and on it's own, it does a really good job of doing just that -- detoxifying and eliminating what we don't need!
As Brigitte Zeitlin, M.P.H., R.D.,C.D.N., states:  &q…

Why do some people who eat fast food not gain weight?

This question has perplexed me and I do think about it from time to time. Why is it that some people you may know (or you yourself) can eat this stuff and still remain -- well, thin? While we are in quite a dilemma with the foods we eat in this country (the SAD diet or Standard American Diet), many may think it is completely unfair to see "skinny" people get away with the foods we should be avoiding. The things to focus on though is not so much the foods that they are eating, but what is that food substance ultimately doing to their bodies? Sooner or later the truth will reveal itself.

It has been shown to us from numerous reliable sources that fast foods are full of sugars, artificial chemicals which also makes them completely devoid of any nutritional value. In fact, most of what is sold in say a Burger King or McDonald's doesn't even constitute as real food. Thus begs the question -- what is natural? The natural ingredients that are in our foods are but the least …

The 7 Healthiest Foods on the Planet

Yes, we may know what some of the healthiest foods on the planet are, but do we eat them regularly? The following are 7 of the Healthiest Foods we can all be sure to eat.

1) Green Apples (with the skin on)
The benefits one can get from one of these apples is well...fruitful. These contain healthy fiber and polyphenols. Polyphenols are micronutrients that can be found in our diet and assist with the prevention of degenerative diseases -- like cancer and heart disease.

2) Lentils
Lentils are legumes that are quick and easy to prepare with the added benefit of plenty of long-lasting fiber that keep us feeling full. Lentils also help with disease prevention and minimize inflammation. Great recipe for lentils? How about some easy lentil soup?

3) Walnuts
Walnuts are known for their anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids which prove to be great for the heart! In fact, with just a few walnuts as a daily snack, blood-flow to the heart is greatly improved, which in turn works toward the preventi…