Diet | Health Eagle - Part 18

Archives for Diet

A Diet for A Sore Throat

by Louise March 11th, 2011 | Diet, Illness
Sore throats are, quite literally, a huge pain to deal with. It changes the way one's day works. A half-hour of exercise might be too painful to endure, and a simple sneeze might call for 5 or 10 seconds to recover from the ensuing pain. Here are a few temporary changes one can make to their diet in order ease the pain and be on the way to a healthy throat as soon as possible:

Drink plenty of fluids, mainly water. Your body is better at becoming healthy when it is properly hydrated. Even if you already follow the recommended
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Making Smoothies

by Louise February 7th, 2011 | Diet
Smoothies can be both absolutely nutritious and spectacularly delicious. Smoothies are tasty and can be jam-packed with vitamins. They are perfect for breakfast, as a snack, or even as a dessert. All you need is a blender, liquid (milk, yogurt, or juice), ice, and some of your favorite fruit or other food for flavoring.

There is no recipe for the perfect smoothie; it all depends on personal preference. I start with a 1:1 ratio of milk and ice (usually about half a cup). You can add anything else you want: fruit, vegetables, spices (cinnamon or nutmeg), or even supplemental protein
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by Louise January 17th, 2011 | Diet, Nutrition
Did you hear about the proposed salt ban in New York City? About a year ago, State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, a Brooklyn Democrat, introduced a bill that would ban the use of salt in NYC restaurants. Violaters would face up to a $1,000 fine! Naturally, all of the chefs in the city opposed this idea. Who would come to the restaurants if their recipes didn't include salt? Americans love salt; we're addicted. This bill never passed, but could we be seeing more proposals like this in the future?

The benefits of salt: When we talk about salt with regard to nutrition, we should technically
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by Louise January 14th, 2011 | Diet
This year, I attended a Thanksgiving dinner where both turkey and Tofurky (a vegetarian "turkey," constructed from tofu) were being served. A few of the meat-eaters unwittingly ended up with Tofurky instead of "the real deal." However, they had not noticed, until one girl pointed to her friend's plate and asked, "Are you vegetarian?" When it dawned on the Tofurky-eater that she had mistaken the Tofurky for the turkey, she seemed disgusted, though only seconds before that, she had been happily consuming the Tofurky. Why this reaction?

Tofu seems to be a very misunderstood food. Many people think that its
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Overweight Babies

by Bea January 3rd, 2011 | Children's Health, Diet, Health News, Health Research
Sure, babies often look a little chubby. That chubbiness is typically acceptable because it makes the baby cute and pudgy, but also because it usually evens out as the baby grows. However, now more than ever, studies have been finding that some babies are not just chubby, but overweight. In fact, in an article on livescience.com, it has been shown that almost one third of 9 month olds are obese or overweight. Though the study is not clear about which babies are included in this study, it states that the study looked a nationally representative sample of children born
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