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"Picky eater" teen loses vision and hearing due to junk food diet

"Picky eater" teen loses vision and hearing due to junk food diet

40% of a typical 2 to 18-year old’s diet consists of “empty calories” (commonly known as “junk food”), and even in the remaining 60 percent of their diet, there are often roadblocks to gaining essential nutrients. Elimination and fad diets often prevent children from meeting daily requirements. Dietary sources of energy, solid fats, and added sugars among children and adolescents in the United States. Reedy and Krebs-Smith (2010) Essential nutrients are those nutrients our bodies require daily but can’t produce, so they need to be consumed. Deficiency of essential nutrients can cause numerous health issues, and as shocking as it...

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Junk Food Cravings Are Triggered By Just Thinking About Being Low Class -So Think Classy

Junk Food Cravings Are Triggered By Just Thinking About Being Low Class -So Think Classy

A new study found that your junk food cravings are triggered by just thinking about being low class showing that a link between socioeconomic and poor nutrition may partly be in the mind.

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Study finds plant compounds found to boost cognition

Study finds plant compounds found to boost cognition

In this study, people with lower levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin had to use more brain power and relied more heavily on different parts of the brain in order to remember the word pairings they were taught. People with higher levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin found naturally through the foods in IQed , on the other hand, were able to minimize the amount of brain activity necessary to complete the task. In other words, they were more "neurally efficient."

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Historically Speaking Sugar Is Primed For A Comeback

Historically Speaking Sugar Is Primed For A Comeback

"Instead of emphasizing one nutrient, we need to move to food-based recommendations. What we eat should be whole, minimally processed, nutritious food—food that is in many cases as close to its natural form as possible." ~Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University and adjunct associate professor of epidemiology

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