During childhood, most children go through a stage in which they assert their independence through picky eating habits. While this stage may leave many parents worried that their child will not get the proper nutrition they need to stay healthy, it is important to remember that most children outgrow this stage with little to zero ill effects. To help put your mind at ease regarding your child’s daily nutrition, here are a few food strategies Read the rest of this entry »
Making healthy choices when dining out is simple if you know some key things to look for and some to avoid. When looking over a menu, pick dishes that provide you with a serving of protein, some vegetables, and a complex carbohydrate. This can be found in many forms on almost any menu. For example, you may see a steak with potatoes and some kind of vegetable. If you have a choice, opt for a baked potato and steamed vegetables. You will most likely receive a large portion of meat. In this case, ask for Read the rest of this entry »
It is estimated that nearly 40 percent of Americans take a multivitamin every day. Multivitamins have been recommended for several years, but there have been questions raised about whether or not they are really necessary. Ideally, if you eat a well-balanced diet that is rich in whole grains, vegetables and fruits, you will get all of the nutrients that you need. However, the typical American diet is usually lacking in one or more of the essential nutrients. That is why a multivitamin is necessary for many people.
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When shopping at the grocery store you sometimes get more than what you are looking for. Preservatives and chemicals, such as pesticides and herbicides, are part of the normal process of vegetables and fruits that are grown and sold to local grocery stores. Besides the known chemicals that encounter the produce, there is also the risk of contamination that can occur at the farm, at the manufacturing plant, or during the transportation from the plant to the grocery stores. Contamination from bacteria, such as E.coli, have resulted in illness and even death to those who have consumed the Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone knows diet is essential in maintaining one’s health, yet one third of our nation is overweight or obese. This is a serious issue and eating healthy foods should be begun early and maintained.
The first step is for families to educate themselves on nutrition and diet. If you cannot afford a consultation with a nutritionist, read magazines or online diet and health articles. Parents set examples for their children so it is up to them to eat right and show the children that is it fun Read the rest of this entry »
No one who lives in a functioning body can deny that there is relationship between the body and the mind they have to live with. When the body is in distress, the mind is also in distress, and both parts tell their person all about how they are feeling. The body sends its messages in the form of pain, and the mind sends its messages in the form of anxiety or paranoia. Both methods of communication are very effective in letting the person know something is wrong, but sometimes they are not so effective in saying what exactly the matter Read the rest of this entry »
If weight loss is your nutrition goal you can find a lot of inspiration on your very own tv! There are tons of shows on various Direct channels you can use for tips and tricks when it comes to healthy, fast weight loss and body acceptance. Here are a few of our favorites:
The Biggest Loser: There’s no more well-known weight loss show out there and with years of seasons under its belt Biggest Loser has lost its contestants thousands of pounds. If you Read the rest of this entry »
Do you want to have a healthier and smoother skin but you do not have the money to pay for a dermatologist or skin expert? Do you suffer from acne? The best way for you to achieve a clear and healthy complexion is by eating the right kind of foods and by having a balanced diet. If you love to eat greasy foods, you have to learn to stop eating that type of food because that will bring no good to Read the rest of this entry »
More and more people are switching to organic foods, but some are wondering is organic really better? The answer to that question is not so straightforward. Fruits and vegetables that are grown without synthetic fertilizers qualify as organic foods. Meat that comes from animals that have not been given hormones or antibiotics also qualify as organic food. Many health experts have raved for sometime about how organic foods are much better and safer for people. They say since Read the rest of this entry »
While growing up, I am sure that many of you have heard your parents telling you to eat your fruits and vegetables. However, do you realize the health benefits behind following that advice?
The food pyramid recommends that an individual consumes one to two cups of fruits daily based on his/her age group and sex. This is because of the many advantages of fruits in improving your health. For instance, reddish fruits such as apples, strawberries, cherries, pomegranate, and grapes are excellent in regulating Read the rest of this entry »