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Archives for Nutrition

Supplements for Brain Health

by Kimberly Hays April 3rd, 2015 | Nutrition
As we age, we need to do everything we can to maintain brain health. Researchers are working diligently to find more ways to keep our aging brains healthy, but in the meantime, we can use nutrition to keep our brain function at optimum levels, as this has been shown to be our number one action to take for a healthy brain. Using the following supplements to be sure we have adequate amounts that keep our brains functioning properly is very important.

The first important supplement that we should be taking are B vitamins. The brain has to have glucose to
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Healthy Snacks at School

by R. Carnavale September 5th, 2013 | Nutrition
Snack time is often a favorite part of your child's school day. A nutritious snack will help your child stave off hunger pangs, remain alert for the rest of the day, and help him or her to refuel and refresh. You can prepare wholesome, delicious, and inexpensive snacks that your child will love by using a little creativity and fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, eggs, dry cereal and granola. If you're more adventuresome, you can even make homemade applesauce and veggie wraps. You can learn more about making nutritious, delicious school time snacks for your child by reading
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Good Food Choices for Diabetics

by Kimberly Hays July 3rd, 2013 | Health Observance, Nutrition
Foods that are beneficial to diabetics are actually good for everyone, so it will make it easier to incorporate them into meals for the whole family. These foods are high in fiber, vitamins, and nutrients. They are also very flavorful. These foods are also beneficial in keeping blood glucose levels in check. When glucose levels are high, damage can be severe to the body; in particular, the eyes, kidneys, and the nervous system are at high risk of damage. Incorporating the following foods into your diet will help to keep your blood sugar levels controlled and protect your body
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Diabetes and Vitamins

by Kimberly Hays November 20th, 2012 | Nutrition, Vitamins
Diabetics often find it difficult to acquire the necessary vitamins to maintain optimum health. Your doctor can inform you of the vitamins you will need in your particular situation, along with the prescribed medications. Studies have shown that people who are lacking in vitamins B, C, and D are linked to insulin issues, causing them to be insulin resistant or have inadequate insulin production. Taking a closer look at the vitamins that should be discussed with your doctor, and knowing why they are important, will ensure that you maintain good health.  (Vitamin intake is crucial for many illness, so
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Protein Sources for Good Nutrition

by Kimberly Hays August 28th, 2012 | Nutrition, Vitamins
We’ve all heard that proteins are essential for muscle growth, but they are also present in our organs and cells, and they are constantly breaking down. This is why it is important to have proteins in your diet on a daily basis to remain healthy. There are many sources, some surprising, which will assure that you are getting enough in your diet.

Eggs to Start the Day – Eggs are one of the most inexpensive options for protein. Although some people have heard that eggs are not good for you due to bad cholesterol, they are a protein rich source
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.