Organic Food Helps You Sleep Better, Study Finds

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Regular Health Watch readers know we’re big fans of eating organic. We’ve told you about research showing that chemical-free food is more nutritious, fights cancer, lowers the risk of Parkinson’s and autism, and even helps protect you from drug-resistant superbug infections.

Now, a recent study finds another reason to go organic…

Insecticides on conventionally raised fruits and vegetables can keep you awake at night.

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5 Food Cravings That Can Signal a Nutrient Deficiency

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Have you started craving chocolate so much that you dream of visiting the Hershey factory?

Do you consider salt one of the major food groups?

Or maybe you’ve eaten steak for the last three nights.

It might not be your willpower that is collapsing. Food cravings can be triggered by nutrient deficiencies.

Research by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has found that the urge to eat certain foods may be a symptom of a specific vitamin or mineral shortage.

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Allergic to Nuts? Here’s Why You’re Probably Not

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More than 3 million Americans have been told by their doctors that they have a nut allergy.

Typically, they are diagnosed after eating something containing nuts and having a reaction. When they go to their doctor, they are given a skin prick or blood test to confirm their sensitivity.

If the test is positive, their doctor tells them to stay away from all nuts.

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The ‘Secret Sauce’ That Helps You Lose Weight

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We’ve been recommending a high-protein, low-carb diet for years to help you lose weight while maintaining muscle. Now a study has discovered the “secret sauce” in protein that keeps you at a healthy body weight.

An amino-acid component of protein, phenylalanine, cuts appetite, according to researchers in the UK.

Scientists at Imperial College London examined the effect of phenylalanine on food intake and brain activity in mice.

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Don’t Be Fooled by These Food Label Weasel Words

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In our quest for healthy food, most of us have become careful label readers. We want to know exactly what’s in the food products we buy.

Knowing this, marketers have become experts at creating misleading food labels. They take advantage of loopholes in labeling laws to use weasel words that sound healthy, but actually have little correlation to what’s inside the package.

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