Can Supplements Substitute for Food?

(DGIwire) — Can supplements replace real whole food and are they necessary for good health? Anytime a whole food is associated with health benefits, there is a race to isolate the potential beneficial substances. The purpose is to create a new supplement or drug.  The driving factor behind this effort is money.  The marketing rationale […]

Tips to Quit Mindless Eating

(DGIwire)  Most health advocates advise eating only when you are actually hungry. The trick is to recognize real hunger from unnecessary cravings and make meal choices based around appropriate natural and nutrient dense foods. We need to reduce the triggers that lead to overeating and fat storage while training our body to burn our excess […]

Skip Water: Eat Fruit to Hydrate

(DGIwire) — Have you ever noticed feeling refreshed and more hydrated following times when you consumed fruits and vegetables or wonder why this might happen even when you were regularly drinking adequate quantities of pure water? For a very long period of time during our evolution almost everything we ate contained a very high percentage of […]

Are We Poisoning Our Children?

(DGIwire) — Today, nearly one in three children is overweight or obese.  Children are now developing obesity-related diseases, previously considered primarily adult conditions, at an alarming rate.  These lifestyle related diseases such as type-2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, poor glucose and insulin metabolism, asthma, allergies and the collection known as metabolic […]

Children’s Taste Preferences are Forged at Home, Researchers Say

NEW YORK — (DGIwire) — Researchers have determined that a child’s taste preferences are forged at home and most often involve salt, sugar and fat. Moreover, young kids learn quickly what brands deliver the goods. In the journal Appetite, T. Bettina Cornwell of the University of Oregon and Anna R. McAlister of the University of Wisconsin report on […]

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