Archives for Nutrition

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.

Drink Milk – Prevent Osteoporosis

by MPK April 5th, 2008 | Aging, Nutrition, Women's Health

When most women think of milk, they think of those small cartons served with school lunches or the milk they may pour over their morning cereal. Too often considered a beverage for children, milk can be vital for women’s health and the prevention of osteoporosis, the most common metabolic bone disease in the United States. What osteoporosis means is that with age, bones can become more fragile and easier to break. Twenty-eight million adults have osteoporosis in the US today, and women are four times more likely to suffer

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Eat Your Sprouts

by Melissa April 1st, 2008 | Children's Health, Nutrition, Vitamins

If you would you like to eat some of the healthiest, most nutritiously complete foods available, try sprouts! I know what you’re saying, “I’m not eating those-- they look like little weeds!” (Okay, maybe you won’t say it, but my kids sure did!) Don’t be afraid to try them—not only are they healthy, they taste great, too.

Try a variety until you find some that you like. Try sprinkling a green salad with alfalfa and radish sprouts.

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The “Miracle” that is Flax Seed

by Editorial Team March 10th, 2008 | Nutrition
Have you had your flax seed today? The blue flowering plant, which grows on the western Canadian prairies, is catching the attention of a new generation of healthy eaters, and they are focusing on the wonderful benefits of flax seed, among other essential fatty acids, which contribute to our well-being. The reason has to do with the high concentrations of alpha linolenic acid—a type of plant-derived omega 3 fatty acid, found in salmon, and lignin, a type of phytoestrogen, (antioxidant) which also provides fiber. In combination, these properties help in healing many ailments, including high cholesterol and heart disease. Flax
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Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

by Bea February 29th, 2008 | Nutrition
Well, maybe not, but apples certainly do have health and nutritional benefits attached to them that you don't want to miss!

The big question is, where do I begin?

First of all, a medium sized apples is about 5 ounces and has about 81 calories. A medium apples contains 3.7 grams of a soluble fiber from pectin (which encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract), 159mg of potassium, 3.9 mg of folic acid, 7.9mg of vitamin C, 9.6 mg of calcium, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Apples are easy to digest, and they contain malic and tartaric acids
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