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What are Carbohydrates and how do they form part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
A list of good food sources of iron to help you be sure to get enough of this important mineral in your diet to keep you feeling well.
A comprehensive discussion of protein facts and functions, including sources, servings and suggestions for including protein in your diet.
A definition of blood lipid profile, including what it is and the desirable numbers for a healhy life.
What is healthy eating and how can you change your lifestyle for the better.
Food is Medicine - Discussion of Hippocrates' quote describing food as medicine and how the same wisdom applies today.
Spices and herbs are the substances that make our food taste good, but they also are a source of vital nutrients.
Dakota's Question: I am currently in year 12 and am writing an Issues Investigation Report for my Nutrition subject at school, I am investigating whether
A discussion of gluten free foods and how you can eat healthy while pursuing a gluten-free diet.
If you don't eat complete proteins you can still get all of the amino acids you need by eating complementary proteins.
Healthy Eating Carbohydrates is an introduction to one of the major components of food that you need to understand in order to learn how to eat a healthy diet.
Gout foods provides a list of good and bad foods for fighting this painful condition that causes swelling of joints.
A list of benefits of vegetarian diet, with a discussion of pros and cons of this lifestyle choice.
Healthy eating for kids provides a comprehensive look at nutrients, calories, food groups and symptoms of malnutrition that will help parents plan a healthy diet for their children.
Digestion tips provides some useful ideas to help you improve your digestion and treat indigestion,
A protein definition which includes what it is and how it functions to maintain good health,
Tips, techniques to help you limit junk food as a step toward a healthy eating lifestyle.
An overview of good carbs with a printable list of all the healthy carbohydrates that fit in this category.
If you have digestive discomfort, you need an answer to the question, What are FODMAPS, including food lists.
A list of names for sugar found on food labels, to help you spend your food dollars wisely.
A discussion of chloride sources and functions, and how this mineral plays a role in your health and wellness.
What are probiotics and how do they contribute to a healthy eating lifestyle.
Most people have heard of chia seeds, but not in the context of a super food. This page describes the benefits and uses of this newly popular food.
What to include on a healthy grocery list and why as well as what should not be on your list.
Healthy Eating Beans - In addition to being a significant source of valuable protein, fiber and other nutrients, beans are inexpensive and easy to store.
Vegetarian Stories - Sometimes it takes a sense of humor to be a vegetarian in a meat-eating society. Here are some true stories of what can happen.
If you follow the news, you have probably heard about the discovery of a so-called obesity gene, which directs the action of leptin, the hormone that affects appetite and how our bodies use energy.
What are triglycerides and what role do they play in healthy eating and wellness.
What is eating healthy is a question that many are asking. Even experts can't agree on a definitive answer, but here are some guidelines.
Healthy eating for diabetics involves educating yourself about foods, reading labels and planning.
Grocery shopping tips to help you bring home healthy foods for you and your family.
A comprehensive discussion of vegetarian nutrition concepts.
What is inulin and why is it so common in the food supply?
There is a lot of controversy about artificial sweeteners and their safety in the food supply.
A discussion of healthy eating foods to help you plan your diet for better health.
Grilling safety tips to make your outdoor cooking healthier for you and your family.
Discussion of the danger of raw eggs due to Salmonella, and tips to help you avoid this foodborne illness.
Here is a healthy peanut butter fudge recipe that is easy to make, tastes good and has complementary proteins.
Here is a healthy granola recipe that is easy to make and a great edition to your breakfast menu planning.
Healthy Eating Advice - Do you sometimes feel like a guinea pig for all of the food companies and healthy eating experts?
What happens if you consume a diet with not enough protein are discussed, with a list of protein functions and the most vulnerable groups among us.
A listing of food label terms and what they mean to the consumer.
Pregnancy and healthy eating go together as you nurture the new life and give it the very best chance for a healthy life.
A warm, satisfying navy bean soup recipe to add nutrition and good taste to your menu plans.
A timely discussion of minerals in food to help you plan a healthy diet.
Tips on the best way to go about eating healthy and losing weight.
How healthy nuts can form a part of your healthy eating lifestyle.
A recipe to make calzones that will please your family and friends
A delicious baklava recipe that is simple to follow and satisfying to serve.