Follow the proper nutrition for health in your
diet by eating nutritional foods. Nutrition in your family starts with your planning
healthy nutrients. Healthy nutrition starts with balanced nutrition: this includes
all the nutrients you need in a day or two--not necessarily every meal. To increase
nutritional health for your children, nutritious foods are served every day. Good
nutritive knowledge and proper nutrition is basic to good health. Nutrition is part of
every family's health responsibility.
About Nutrition and Health
Proper nutrition for children and adults is part of every parent's health responsibility. Nutrition knowledge and good nutritional habits are "health in the bank" for you and your family. Health starts with nutrients! Remember water, the most important nutrient of all!
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What About Vegetables Why Americans don't eat their fruits and veggies. Medical professionals, the American Medical Association, and even the media tell us to eat our veggies. Why don't we heed this advice?
Converting Children to Healthy and/or Vegetarian Diets If your family decides to eat vegetarian or merely decides to go more healthy with food, you will certainly appreciate these tips for persuading your children to join you!
Lifestyles vs. Diseases. Western cultures have sky high rates of heart disease, cancer, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc. while cultures which have different diet and exercise lifestyles have much lower incidences of these diseases. Our lifestyle includes a diet that emphasizes eating flesh, eggs, and dairy while lounging around in recliners and clicking the remote. Ironically, when other cultures adopt the Western lifestyle, their rates of our "Western diseases" climb. Technical writer Patricia York points out the differences in cultures so you can draw your own conclusions, just as she has drawn hers.
Johnny, Eat Your Veggies Want your children to eat their veggies? Make it a family affair. This is a "miracle" that works for kids and husbands!
Nutrition for Children This excellent nutrition primer from the medical staff at Yale is a must for the libraries of all parents. It is the first book you should buy and probably the only nutrition book you will need for years to come. Remember: the diet and nutrition habits your child forms as a child determines his/her health for life.
Debunking the Calcium Crisis: Researcher and author Erik Marcus asks the National Dairy Council to answer questions regarding the so-called and self-proclaimed calcium crisis. These thought-provoking questions will make you think, particularly if they are never answered by the National Dairy Council or a dairy industry spokesman.
Fatty Diets Equal Rotund, Unhealthy You! Lower the fat in your diet by converting fat grams to fat percentages, then reading labels and following our simple steps to lower dietary fat. Change your nutrition and eating habits to less fatty foods. The pay off for this step to good nutrition is increased health for your family and a possible weight loss.
Pill-Popping Nutrition. We look for miracle pills for nutrition, dieting, and energy. Vitamins supplements and other pills are not the answer. Because there is much about nutrition we can't incorporate into a pill and because there is much about nutrition that we are still learning, we must eat proper nutrients for health. Since pills can't do it all, a healthy, varied diet is still necessary for the continued good health of your family.
The Right Fats vs. The Wrong Fats. For the good health and nutrition of our family, we must eat less of the wrong fats: the saturated fats and trans fatty acids, while eating more of the Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats: the fats that are essential fats for life. We do not need fats that convert to trans fatty acids. These chemically altered trans fatty acids are listed on labels as hydrogenated oil and are particularly dangerous to family health.
Whats the Skinny on Fats? Fats: to eat or not eat; which fats to eat; which fats to curtail; which fats make you fat; which fats raise your cholesterol. A directory of "fat" articles in this web.
Do We Need Cow's Milk? The recommendation that all individuals over two years of age consume cows' milk products daily began with the 1916 food guide and has remained essentially unchanged despite later research, people with lactose intolerance, and other good sources of calcium.
Balanced Diet: What is it? For most of us, the more we read and study, the more confused it becomes. This series is simple to follow and clears up most confusion.
What About That Vitamin Stronghold:Vitamin C How about Vitamin C? In megadoses it guards against colds. We all know that. We need those antioxidant supplements, don't we? We also know that it is not dangerous. We do? Where did you get your information?
Eating Healthy: Why Not? Why Not Eat Healthy? Time is the big culprit. How to accomplish nutritional miracles for your family.
Milk--Calcium: Do they protect us from osteoporosis? A growing number of researchers are doubting the recommendation that Americans should drink the quart of milk a day, or its equivalent, endorsed by public health officials. One researcher, Mark Hegsted, retired Harvard professor of nutrition, sums it up,"It will be embarrassing enough if the current calcium hype is simply useless; it will be immeasurably worse if the recommendations are actually detrimental to health."
Plant-Based Food Pyramid: The traditional ovo-lacto vegetarian diet (this diet allows eggs and dairy) has in several areas of the world and in various times in history produced the highest adult life expectancy and the lowest rates of chronic diseases of history. Maybe you should check this out for your family.
Cooking Healthy for One or Two or Three or More: You can cook healthy for one, two, three or more. RB shows you how to spend a minimum time shopping and chopping for a healthy eating style.
Chart for Vegans or Vegetarians: Very few nutritionists will dispute the value of a vegetarian diet for your health, if you eat a planned, balanced diet. There are six things to watch in your diet. This chart makes a planned diet easy to understand. The chart can also help vegans and vegetarians make certain these problem nutrients are included.
Hydrogenated Fat: The Trojan Horse of the Food Industry, is solid or semi-solid at room temperatures. The best example of this is margarine. Hydrogenated fats are created when an oil that is largely unsaturated, such as corn oil, has hydrogen added to it. Hydrogenated fats are found in almost every processed food in the supermarket. They are now fats with trans fatty acids that have the same capacity to do harm as saturated fats. Research has shown trans fatty acids increase the LDL cholesterol, decrease the HDL cholesterol and thus, increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
Hydrogenated Fat: a more technical explanation. If you prefer a more technical explanation, Spectrum Naturals, a food manufacturer, gives it to you here.
Vital Beta-Carotene How come I can't just take some pills? Life is never that simple. Studies so far suggest that taking these compounds in vitamin pills doesn't do the same thing, and can actually have negative effects. You're going to have to eat your vegetables.
Letters from Readers: Our readers pose questions, answer questions from others, and send email feedback. A good place to go.
Canola Oil CyberParent recently got an email that read I have heard that canola oil is not good for you - that it is really an industrial oil and is not fit for human consumption. Canola's real name is apparently "LEAR" oil. (low erucic acid rape) - a semi-drying oil that is used industrially as a penetrating oil.
AHA Herb Mixture Fat-free, sodium-free, heart-healthy seasoning mixture you make for your family in minutes.
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|The Right Fats vs. The Wrong Fats.||Pill-Popping Nutrition.|
|Balanced Diet: What Is It?||Osteoporosis: A series|
|AHA Herb-Seasoning Mixture||Debunking the Calcium Crisis|
|Fatty Diets Equal Rotund, Unhealthy You.||Cool, Clear Water.|
|About Nutrition Directory.||Letters from Readers|
|Hydrogenated Fats: Technical||Hydrogenated Fats|
|Fat is More Fattening||RDA for Fats|
|The Bad-Guy Fats||The Really Bad-Guy Fats|
|The Good-Guy Fats||The Really Good-Guy Fats|
|The Skinny on Fats||More Skinny on Fats|
|Truth in Labels on Fats?||What about Vitamin C?|
|Beta-Carotene: You Need to Eat Your Veggies||Book Reviews|
|Doubtful Nutrients for Vegans and Vegetarians||Genetically Engineered Foods|
|Lactose Intolerence||Do We Need Cow's Milk?|
|How to eat healthy for one, two, three or more.||Lifestyles vs. Diseases|
|Hidden Animals in Foods||Recommended Food Groups/Servings|
|Busy Cook: Cook healthy in two hours per week.|
|Weekly Tips for Living||Lunchbox Notes||Dating/Meeting for Singles|
|Beauty||Happy||Love||Math/Science Fun for Kids||Stay in Touch with Kids/Grandkids|
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