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The benefits and uses of chia seed, which has recently become a popular super food
Recipe Calzones, homemade bread with a wonderful pizza or spinach-ricotta filling.
A discussion of good fat and how you can improve your health by including healthy fat in your diet.
In spite of a bad reputation, there are healthy carbohydrates that you can include in your diet.
This page gives you some healthy eating diet advice that will help you lose weight without risking your good health.
Discussion of iron sources and functions, and how you can make sure you get enough of this important mineral.
Discussion of fructose and what may be a key to childhood obesity, to help you raise healthier kids
Vitamin E nutrition tells you everything you need to understand about this important vitamin.
This page provides a list of diabetes facts to help you understand this debilitating disease.
A discussion of phytochemicals and how you can include these protective plant nutrients in your healthy diet.
Vitamin C sources and functions discussed, along with the importance of getting enough of this important vitamin.
Carol's question... I cannot have either dairy or seafood because of severe food allergies. Therefore, from what other sources can I obtain iodine?
Eating Healthy Plan is the basis for a healthy diet with practical steps you can take in your plan to eat healthy.
Your daily protein requirement can be calculated with a mathematical equation or by using portion size.
A discussion of vitamin B12 foods and functions, including why it is of particular importance to the elderly.
Tips on Eating Healthy - Suggestions for buying, preparing and eating to make it easier for you to be healthy.
A new category of foods called Super foods is discussed , including definition, types and examples.
An answer to the question, what do vegetarians eat, including different types of vegetarianism and recipe ideas.
A list of foods for preventing osteoporosis that you may wish to include in your healthy eating plan.
Incomplete protein is discussed with emphasis on sources and a list of proteins that complement each other.
Marilyn's Question... I recently discovered I am gluten intolerant. Pre-mixed seasonings (i.e. chili mix, taco mix, meatloaf mix) and condiments are a
A carbohydrate definition, including the type and function of this important nutrient in a healthy diet.
A discussion of food additives including a printable list arranged by category to help you know what you are eating.
You need to know how to measure flour correctly in order to have your recipes turn out the best baked products.
Healthy Eating Water - Why water is such an important nutrient and one we often forget when planning a healthy diet.
Recipe Nut Loaf for a nice meatless addition to your menu planning and a chance to try something different.
Foods with MSG in its various forms, including other names for monosodium glutamate that appear on food labels.
Turmeric spice is that bright yellow seasoning that gives mustard its yellow color and is used in Indian curries.
Ten tips for your healthy eating diet, including buying and preparing healthy food.
List of strategies for healthy eating for seniors, including eating and lifestyle tips in a printable list.
Recipe Refries for anyone interested in making their own Mexican cuisine at home.
Irresponsible journalism regarding organic foods
A discussion of how the liver functions and what you can do to support and maintain a healthy liver.
Discussion of zinc sources and functions, and the important role this mineral has to play in your good health.
Flaxseed is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to be beneficial in lowering cholesterol.
Marilyn's question... I am allergic to fish. How can I get enough Omega 3 as needed for good heart health? Is there another way to take it in a capsule
Discussion of Vitamin B12 sources and functions to help you succeed with a healthy eating lifestyle.
Nutritional foods - what generally makes a food nutritious as well as specific foods that are part of a healthy diet.
Licorice for digestion, including a form called DGL which provides the benefit without the possible side effects.
Vitamin D Sources and Functions tells you everything you need to understand about this important vitamin.
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
Carb sources and functions described in detail, including types of carbohydrates, portion size and daily requirements.
A discussion of high fructose corn syrup and how it may affect your healthy eating choices.
Making soup: including recipes and tips to help you warm up your autumn and winter menus.
Egg Day and how eggs can be part of a healthy eating lifestyle.
Risk factors for osteoporosis, both the ones you can control and the ones you cannot when it comes to bone health.
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 cancer prevention through healthy eating choices.
The most commonly known phytonutrients with food sources and beneficial effects including helping you prevent disease..