Healthy Eating Blog

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Oct 21, 2017

Folic Acid Sources and Functions

Discusses Folic Acid sources and functions, and the importance of getting enough of this vitamin, also called folate, in your diet.

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Oct 20, 2017

What Is Gout? - More than a royal pain!

What is gout and how can you change your diet to help treat this painful form of arthritis.

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Oct 19, 2017

Vitamin E

Everything you need to know about Vitamin E and its role in helping you to feel well and live long,

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Oct 18, 2017

Good Sources of Protein

A list of good sources of protein, both animal protein and plant protein, along with daily protein requirements.

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Oct 17, 2017

Low Glycemic Foods

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.

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Oct 16, 2017

Healthy Eating Diet Plan

A healthy eating diet plan that will help design a healthy eating lifestyle that will lead to wellness.

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Oct 13, 2017

Healthy Eating Minerals - Calcium

Healthy Eating Minerals explains why calcium is critical in your diet, and includes a list of sources and functions of this important mineral.

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Oct 12, 2017

Egg Day - A Holiday for the Birds?

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.

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Oct 11, 2017

Vitamin A Sources and Functions

Discussion of Vitamin A sources and functions, and the importance of this fat-soluble vitamin in your good health.

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Oct 10, 2017

Importance of Complementary Proteins

Visitor's Question: What is the importance of complementary proteins? Suzy's Answer: This is a great question and especially important to those who

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Oct 09, 2017

Eating Disorder

A list of symptoms of the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, along with with a discussion of protein deficiency.

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Oct 06, 2017

Iron Sources and Functions

Discussion of iron sources and functions, and how you can make sure you get enough of this important mineral.

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Oct 05, 2017

Vitamin D

This page explains the role that vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, plays in your health, including sources and functions of this important vitamin.

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Oct 04, 2017

Healthy Grains

A list of healthy grains, with a description and recipe ideas to help you plan your healthy diet.

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Oct 03, 2017

Recipe Peanut Butter Fudge - A Healthier Version of this Popular Treat

Recipe Peanut Butter Fudge for a healthier version of this popular sweet treat.

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Oct 02, 2017

Child Nutrition

A comprehensive look at child nutrition, including help with calories, nutrients and symptoms of an undernourished child.

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Sep 28, 2017

LENTIL STORAGE

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

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Sep 28, 2017

Tips on Eating Healthy - Buying, Preparing and Eating Made Easier

Tips on Eating Healthy - Suggestions for buying, preparing and eating to make it easier for you to be healthy.

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Sep 27, 2017

Fat Deficiency - More Than Just Body Image

A discussion of fat deficiency including why you need these important nutrients and the danger to your health of not enough.

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Sep 26, 2017

Recipe Meatballs Made without Meat

Recipe Meatballs using walnuts as a base instead of meat, suitable for Lacto-ovo vegetarians.

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Sep 25, 2017

Vitamin B12 Sources and Functions

Discussion of Vitamin B12 sources and functions to help you succeed with a healthy eating lifestyle.

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Sep 22, 2017

What are Carbs?

Discussion of what are carbs and how they fit into a healthy eating lifestyle.

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Sep 20, 2017

Recipe Borscht - A Potato Version of This Popular Russian Soup.

Recipe Borscht for Lacto-vegetarian, and Lacto-ovo vegetarian.

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Sep 19, 2017

Recipe Minestrone - Hearty and Nutritious Soup

Recipe Minestrone - a hearty Italian soup with a rich, spicy broth ideal for Lacto-vegetarian, Lacto-ovo vegetarian, Vegan.

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Sep 18, 2017

Recipe Chili

Recipe Chili - a delicious vegetarian chili that is chock full of nutritious ingredients and a mainstay of a healthy eating lifestyle.

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Sep 15, 2017

Food Guidelines

Food guidelines for healthy eating including a printable list of things you can do improve your eating habits.

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Sep 14, 2017

Incomplete Protein - Otherwise known as plant-based protein

Incomplete protein is discussed with emphasis on sources and a list of proteins that complement each other.

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Sep 13, 2017

Nutrition Quiz Fats - What do you know about this much-maligned nutrient?

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.

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Sep 12, 2017

Fiber Quiz - What do you know about "roughage?"

Take this Fiber Quiz to see what you know about this important component of a healthy diet.

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Sep 11, 2017

Vitamin Quiz

A vitamin quiz to help you find out what you know and what you don't know about vitamins.

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Sep 08, 2017

Protein Quiz

A protein quiz to test your knowledge of this important nutrient and the role it plays in your good health.

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Sep 06, 2017

Making Soup - A Seasonal Labor of Love

Making soup: including recipes and tips to help you warm up your autumn and winter menus.

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Sep 05, 2017

Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

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.

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Sep 02, 2017

Healthy Menu Plan

Healthy Menu plan provides examples of healthy meals, including breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks, along with information about serving sizes for all food groups.

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Sep 01, 2017

Healthy Eating Diabetes

Healthy Eating Diabetes page provide comprehensive information about diabetes, including symptoms and treatment.

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Aug 31, 2017

Grilling Tips

Printable list of grilling tips to make your outdoor cooking healthier for you and your family.

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Aug 30, 2017

GMOs - Genetically Modified Foods

GMOs are genetically modified organisms and this page discusses foods that have been modified in this way and how you can avoid them.

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Aug 29, 2017

Complex Carbohydrates

An explanation of complex carbohydrates and how they fit into your healthy eating plan.

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Aug 28, 2017

What is a Serving?

What is a Serving? Learning about serving sizes is a small step you can take towards a healthy eating lifestyle.

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Aug 25, 2017

Complete Proteins

A list of complementary proteins that will help you to add complete proteins to your diet.

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Aug 24, 2017

Foodborne Illness

Discussion of foodborne illness with a list of ways to avoid getting sick from the foods you eat.

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Aug 23, 2017

Nutrition Facts to help you plan your healthy eating lifestyle.

A quick list of Nutrition Facts to help you reach your goal of eating healthy.

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Aug 22, 2017

Omega-3 Fats - What they are and where to get them

A definition of omega-3 fats, including what they are, where they come from and their role in your healthy eating lifestyle.

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Aug 21, 2017

Gluten Sensitivity

If you think you might have gluten sensitivity, here are some things you can do and information you need to know.

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Aug 18, 2017

Water Quiz - How much do you know about this nutrient?

Water Quiz - Test your knowledge of this nutrient that is vital to your healthy eating goals.

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Aug 17, 2017

Carbohydrates Quiz - Do You Know a Carb from a Carbuncle?

Just for fun, test your knowledge with this carbohydrates quiz designed to test what you know about the basics of this important nutrient category.

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Aug 16, 2017

A Healthy Breakfast is King

A discussion of breakfast personality types and why eating a healthy breakfast is important to your good health.

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Aug 15, 2017

Potassium Foods

A list of potassium foods with that will help you plan a healthy eating lifestyle that includes all the important nutrients,

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Aug 14, 2017

Superfoods

Superfoods is a relatively new and increasingly popular term being used in the healthy eating food vernacular.

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