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Some Essential Nutrients in Brief

Water Water is a major component of the body's composition, making up 50-70% of our body weight. We do not store water well, therefore we need to consume it daily. Water plays many roles in the body-it helps maintain body temperature, helps with removal of body wastes, serves as a lubricant, and it is a great medium for chemical reactions to take place....

How To Get The Best From Your Fruit & Veg. Storing

HOW TO GET THE BEST FROM YOUR FRUIT & VEG. STORING Buy vegetables as you need them and try to use them as soon as possible. Use tender vegetables like broccoli, lettuce and mushrooms early in the week and root vegetables nearer to the end. Most fruit is best stores in a bowl where air can circulate but store berries in the fridge. Take all Fruit and Vegetables out of plastic bags as soon as you get home, this way...

Food Pyramid Power

How to use the Food Pyramid Each represents one serving. The number of servings needed each day for adults and children is indicated on the Food Pyramid. Servings in each group or shelf are interchangeable. For example, to get at least 4 servings from the Fruit and Vegetable shelf you could have: Food item Serving Half glass fruit juice 1 1 portion vegetables...

Healthy Eating Guidelines when shopping

Healthy Eating Guidelines when shopping TRY TO Eat a variety of different foods using the Food Pyramid as a guide. Eat the right amount of food to be a healthy weight and exercise regularly. Eat four or more portions of Fruit and Vegetables every day. Eat more foods rich in starch - bread, cereals, potatoes, pasta and rice. Eat more foods rich in fibre - bread and cereals (especially wholegrain), potatoes...

Ten Ways To Enjoy More Fruit and Vegetables

Make sure Fruit and Vegetables are always at the top of your shopping list and choose lots of different kinds. For a good start to the day have a half glass of fruit juice every morning. Choose orange juice often. Add chopped fruit to your breakfast cereal-try banana, apple or dried fruit. A real munch and crunch feast! Add mashed banana to bread, toast or scones as...

Four or more a day good news for Fruit & Vegitables

A recent survey carried out by the Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health found that Irish people are eating more Fruit and Vegetables than they did five years ago. However, our intake of these healthy foods is still below the recommended Four or More portions a day. The survey found that on average three portions of Fruit and Vegetables are eaten daily....

Glossary of vitamins, minerals, and herbs

Abortifacient -- Induces abortions (miscarriages). Absorption -- Process by which nutrients are absorbed through the lining of the intestinal tract into capillaries and into the bloodstream. Nutrients must be absorbed to affect the body. Acids -- Compounds often found in plant tissues, especially fruits, that shrink tissues and prevent secretion of fluids. They...

Apples: Take a bite of this

by joan salge blake, M.S., R.D. WHEN IT'S APPLE-PICKING TIME, HEAD TO THE KITCHEN. For a tasty, satisfying, and low-calorie treat, look no further than the crunchy offerings in your produce aisle or farmer's market. Whether you like your apples tart or juicy, they're a versatile addition to any meal. What's more, at about 80 calories for a medium-size fruit, one bite...

The Calcium Myth and Chronic Illness

"Some day sciences of vitamin therapy and endocrinology will be established as secondary to the study of the biochemical reactions of the alkali metal salt, with calcium as the major factor. The problems of old age itself are matters of calcium metabolism, in all probability, and most of the symptoms of senility are due to direct changes in calcium metabolism because...

High fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants content of breakfast cereals are heart healthy

Any breakfast is better than no breakfast, but try not to have doughnuts or pastries all the time. They're high in calories, sugar, and fat. They also don't contain the nutrients a kid really needs. And if you have a doughnut for breakfast, you won't feel full for long.Foods made from grains are an important part of a healthy diet.From breads to cereals and from rice...

Get vitamin D during pregnancy from sunlight; even benefit for your future child

Balanced energy/protein supplementation improves foetal growth and may reduce the risk of foetal and neonatal death in nutritionally vulnerable women or those at risk for low birth weight children. High-protein supplementation alone is not beneficial and it is associated with an increased risk of small for gestational age (SGA). Energy/protein restriction for...

Why would you take vitamin C during pregnancy!!!!!

Both mom and fetus need vitamin C daily — it acts as a cementing agent that holds new cells together. It helps in the growing up of the fetus and builds strong bones and teeth. And it helps the iron absorption of the mom. Try to include a vitamin C-rich food with every meal to get the most iron out of the other foods you eat. From the huge function of Vitamin C, some...

Feeling guilt for not achieving the recommended water intake

Water is the most abundant element of the body and comprises 50-70% of total body weight. This percentage decreases with age and also varies inversely with the percentage of body fat. Not only is water one of the most abundant nutrients available, but it's also the most important. Water helps regulate and maintain your body temperature, transports nutrients and...

Nutrition value of Green Coconut Water

The first major scientific studies of the water of the coconut were reported by Pradera and coworker in 1942. His determination of protein, amino acid and chemical constituents compared favorably with those of cow's milk. Previous studies had established a high nutritive value for the endosperm. Pradera identified 12 essential amino acids (including cystine,...

Eat fruits like an apple or orange everyday and keeps the doctor away

Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Since there are many foods and many ways to build a healthy diet and lifestyle, there is lots of room for choice. Healthy eating and regular physical activity enable people of all ages to work productively, enjoy life, and feel their best. They also help children grow, develop, and do well in school. Choose sensibly Choose...