Archives for Nutrition

Winter Warning

by Louise November 11th, 2008 | Illness, Nutrition, Sleep
It seems as if fall only just started, but most of the leaves already have fallen and winter is just around the corner. Temperatures will continue to drop, and most of us will be seeing more snowfall in the upcoming weeks. With the many tidings of winter come the proneness of ailments. As many of us know, the common cold is not directly caused by cold temperatures, rather the spread of the germs, yet the temperature is what really drives the quick spread of germs. Our immune systems become weaker in the cold, and as a result, we frequently stay indoors, meeting and
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Follow the Leader

by MPK November 6th, 2008 | Diet, Nutrition
Raising children is a lot like playing the game follow the leader.  Whether you, as the parent, realize it or not, your child mimics your actions.  So, if you use good manners, your child will learn to do the same.  Likewise, if you read (both for your own pleasure and to your child), your child will develop an appreciation for books and reading.

Recently, a study was completed to determine whether children follow in their parents' footsteps when making food choices.  As reported in the November 2008, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, children aged two to six chose
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Naan Bread

by Bea September 11th, 2008 | Nutrition
I work in a grocery store. When I was working, I always would walk by the pita bread section as I went to my lunch break. Displayed for $2.49, I frequently stopped to gaze at a different type of "pita bread" in the section. At the top of the label, it said "India." Taking a closer look, I saw that this wasn't pita bread, but an Indian bread called Naan.

I recognized it as the delicious bread that I ate at Indian restaurants. Flavorful, fluffy, and tasty, I could not believe that I could bring some home without going to a restaurant!

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Another Sugar Alternative

by Bea July 15th, 2008 | Diet, Nutrition
You have probably heard of some healthier sugar alternatives such as Sucanat, maple syrup/sugar, honey, Stevia, or Blackstrap molasses; if you haven't already, check out the article below by Melissa titled Sugar Alternatives. You've also probably heard of the artificial sweeteners that usually do more harm than they do good, such as Splenda or other sources of Aspartame. However, I have found a sweetener that I believe is even better than honey or molasses!

It's called agave syrup. It is a sweetener that is commercially produced in Mexico, and it comes from agave plants. It's sweeter than honey, but it
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Sugar Alternatives

by Melissa June 10th, 2008 | Diet, Nutrition

White table sugar (sucrose) can lead to obesity, diabetes and a host of other health problems. It’s found in a variety of foods, including some you might not suspect: canned foods, fast foods, and prepared foods. While table sugar can be bad for you, artificial sweeteners can be worse. Saccharine and Aspartame, which can be found in diet drinks and sugar free foods, have no health benefits, can cause diarrhea, and have been linked to cancer. Fortunately, there are healthy alternatives to white sugar and alternative sweeteners.

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