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Discusses Folic Acid sources and functions, and the importance of getting enough of this vitamin, also called folate, in your diet.
What is gout and how can you change your diet to help treat this painful form of arthritis.
Everything you need to know about Vitamin E and its role in helping you to feel well and live long,
A list of good sources of protein, both animal protein and plant protein, along with daily protein requirements.
The glycemic index is the basis for determining low glycemic foods, which have been associated with a lower risk of disease and help with weight loss.
A healthy eating diet plan that will help design a healthy eating lifestyle that will lead to wellness.
Healthy Eating Minerals explains why calcium is critical in your diet, and includes a list of sources and functions of this important mineral.
A discussion of Egg Day and how eggs can be part of a healthy eating lifestyle, in spite or the bad press they have received over the years.
Discussion of Vitamin A sources and functions, and the importance of this fat-soluble vitamin in your good health.
Visitor's Question: What is the importance of complementary proteins? Suzy's Answer: This is a great question and especially important to those who
A list of symptoms of the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, along with with a discussion of protein deficiency.
Discussion of iron sources and functions, and how you can make sure you get enough of this important mineral.
This page explains the role that vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, plays in your health, including sources and functions of this important vitamin.
A list of healthy grains, with a description and recipe ideas to help you plan your healthy diet.
Recipe Peanut Butter Fudge for a healthier version of this popular sweet treat.
A comprehensive look at child nutrition, including help with calories, nutrients and symptoms of an undernourished child.
Joan's Question: Why did an opened bag of lentils crumble up? Suzy's Answer: Hi, Joan! Thank you for your question. Since you live in a dry climate
Tips on Eating Healthy - Suggestions for buying, preparing and eating to make it easier for you to be healthy.
A discussion of fat deficiency including why you need these important nutrients and the danger to your health of not enough.
Recipe Meatballs using walnuts as a base instead of meat, suitable for Lacto-ovo vegetarians.
Discussion of Vitamin B12 sources and functions to help you succeed with a healthy eating lifestyle.
Discussion of what are carbs and how they fit into a healthy eating lifestyle.
Recipe Borscht for Lacto-vegetarian, and Lacto-ovo vegetarian.
Recipe Minestrone - a hearty Italian soup with a rich, spicy broth ideal for Lacto-vegetarian, Lacto-ovo vegetarian, Vegan.
Recipe Chili - a delicious vegetarian chili that is chock full of nutritious ingredients and a mainstay of a healthy eating lifestyle.
Food guidelines for healthy eating including a printable list of things you can do improve your eating habits.
Incomplete protein is discussed with emphasis on sources and a list of proteins that complement each other.
How much do you know about fats? This Nutrition Quiz Fats page will help you find out what you know about this often-misunderstood nutrient.
Take this Fiber Quiz to see what you know about this important component of a healthy diet.
A vitamin quiz to help you find out what you know and what you don't know about vitamins.
A protein quiz to test your knowledge of this important nutrient and the role it plays in your good health.
Making soup: including recipes and tips to help you warm up your autumn and winter menus.
A list of the risk factors for osteoporosis, both the ones you can control and the ones you cannot when it comes to bone health.
Healthy Menu plan provides examples of healthy meals, including breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks, along with information about serving sizes for all food groups.
Healthy Eating Diabetes page provide comprehensive information about diabetes, including symptoms and treatment.
Printable list of grilling tips to make your outdoor cooking healthier for you and your family.
GMOs are genetically modified organisms and this page discusses foods that have been modified in this way and how you can avoid them.
An explanation of complex carbohydrates and how they fit into your healthy eating plan.
What is a Serving? Learning about serving sizes is a small step you can take towards a healthy eating lifestyle.
A list of complementary proteins that will help you to add complete proteins to your diet.
Discussion of foodborne illness with a list of ways to avoid getting sick from the foods you eat.
A quick list of Nutrition Facts to help you reach your goal of eating healthy.
A definition of omega-3 fats, including what they are, where they come from and their role in your healthy eating lifestyle.
If you think you might have gluten sensitivity, here are some things you can do and information you need to know.
Water Quiz - Test your knowledge of this nutrient that is vital to your healthy eating goals.
Just for fun, test your knowledge with this carbohydrates quiz designed to test what you know about the basics of this important nutrient category.
A discussion of breakfast personality types and why eating a healthy breakfast is important to your good health.
A list of potassium foods with that will help you plan a healthy eating lifestyle that includes all the important nutrients,
Superfoods is a relatively new and increasingly popular term being used in the healthy eating food vernacular.