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A definition of chlorophyll and how it is connected to green plants and a healthy eating lifestyle.
A carbohydrate definition, including the type and function of this important nutrient in a healhty diet.
A discussion of vitamin B12 foods and functions, including why it is of particular importance to the elderly.
A discussion of flax seed including how to use it and benefits of making it part of your healthy diet.
A brief discussion of niacin and a list of niacin foods that are an important part of your diet.
A brief description of types of fats with a list of the best sources of monounsaturated fats.
What is the Glycemic Index - A comprehensive definition of the glycemic index and how knowing how to use it can help you with your healthy eating lifestyle.
A list of iron foods that you can include in your daily menu plans to get enough iron in your diet
A definition of anemia including a discussion of iron deficiency, causes, symptoms and how it may affect your good health.
You need to know what a serving of protein looks like in order to plan your meals to include enough but not too much of this important nutrient.
Healthy Eating Vitamins is a description of all of the major vitamins and a discussion of their importance to your health.
A healthy eating glossary to help you become educated about terms used in health discussions.
A discussion of high fructose corn syrup and how it may affect your healthy eating choices.
Russell's Question... My wife and I are planning to have our first baby next year. Are there any foods she should be eating now to help make sure the
A concise list of healthy eating facts to help you eat healthy and feel well.
A list of trans fat foods to help you to avoid these unhealthy fats as you plan your healthy eating lifestyle.
Discussion of fructose and what may be a key to childhood obesity, to help you raise healthier kids
A discussion of potassium sources and functions, and its importance in your healthy eating lifestyle.
A discussion of phytonutrients, including a list of the most commonly known phytochemicals with food sources and beneficial effects including helping you prevent cancer.
Potato salad is a generic term for any number of combinations of potatoes and other ingredients; you can make a healthier version of this summer classic.
A list of healthy weight loss tips to help you reach your goal of maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.
One way to lose or maintain weight and be healthy is to practice conscious eating using these tips as a guide.
The importance of children eating healthy is discussed along with tips to help you achieve this goal for your family.
In spite of what you may think, you need to know how to measure flour correctly in order to have your recipes turn out the best baked products.
A list of healthy beans, including description and recipes to help you include these nutritious foods in your diet.
Carol's question... I cannot have either dairy or seafood because of severe food allergies. Therefore, from what other sources can I obtain iodine?
Trans fats - You may be old enough to remember when we thought margarine and other hydrogenated fat was considered healthy, but times have changed.
Shari's question... My husband and I are having a disagreement, and I am hoping you can settle it. He says that eating white bread is the same as eating
A discussion of carbohydrate foods and how they can fit into a healthy eating lifestyle.
A list of caffeine facts to help you decide if this widely used substance can be part of your healthy eating lifestyle.
Montana's question... I just finished making cream of chicken soup with veggies and after all the hard work, (and just like the last time, twice out
A discussion of fasting to lose weight in all its various forms.
A list of magnesium foods that will help you ensure that you have enough of this important mineral in your diet.
Healthy Eating Fiber gives you a list of fiber in food and those foods with 3 grams of fiber per serving to help you get the dietary fiber you need each day.
Why Vegetarianism - Recently, there has been a lot of interest in the subject of a vegetarian diet--in all its variations.
A discussion of the glycemic index diet, including a definition of glycemic index and glycemic load.
A discussion of how protein functions in your body and the importance of protein in your healthy eating lifestyle.
A list of tips for healthy eating and how each tip can help you feel better and be well.
A list of cholesterol lowering foods to incorporate into your healthy eating plan.
A BMI calculator will help you determine whether or not you are at a healthy body weight and may be used to judge weight loss progress.
A helpful discussion of vegetarian cooking, including foods, recipes and tips for vegetarians.
Your daily protein requirement can be calculated with a mathematical equation or by using portion size.
Weight Loss and Diet Tips to help you in your efforts to maintain a healthy weight.
Food Supply Tips include help when grocery shopping, determining egg quality, HFCS in processed foods and fiber in breads.
Ice cream as food - Tips for buying and consuming ice cream that can make it part of a healthy eating lifestyle.
A potato salad recipe that provides a healthier twist on this summer classic, including tips for preparation and storage.
What exactly is vegetarian food and what are the various types of vegetarians and how they fit in a meat-eating world.
A list of empty calories that can sabotage your desire to pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Recipe Lentil Soup - a hearty soup made with complementary proteins and savory vegetables