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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....

Importance of Greens For Your Kids

Importance of Greens For Your Kids The cartoon character "Popeye" would swallow a whole tin of spinach and watch his biceps grow tenfold in size to the absolute delight of his nutritionally correct belle, "Olive Oil". The beneficial effects of Fruit and Vegetables, of which there are many, are not quite as dramatic as Popeye would suggest. They are, however, quite real and tangible. Lets begin with...

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...

Get Up and Go - Exercise Tips For Adults & Children

Get Up and Go - Exercise Tips For Adults & Children The Department of Health Promotion at University College of Galway, offers some exercise tips which will help to keep you and your family fit and healthy. Just think about it, your body is made to move and be active. Every part of your body will work better and last longer if you build regular physical activity into your lifestyle. Get into the habit of regular...

Food Labelling

A typical supermarket offers about 20,000 different food items. Food labels can help you choose from among the options available. Knowing how to read food labels can help you get the best value for your money. While it is best to choose fresh foods as far as possible when shopping, nowadays processed foods are afso a regular item on the weekly shopping list. They can...

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...

Food Pyramid balances foods

Food Pyramid balances foods The Food Pyramid balances foods in the amounts needed to make sure that you get all of the energy and vitality you need. You can see at a glance that most of your food should come from the bread, cereals and potato shelf and from the Fruit and Vegetables shelf with a smaller, but important contribution from milk, cheese and yogurt and from meat, fish and alternatives...

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....

Bowed Legs And Blount's Disease

GENERAL INFORMATION DESCRIPTION A child has bowed legs when the ankles touch and the knees do not touch. Bowed legs are part of a baby's normal growth and development and become easily observable at about age 2-1/2 months. The legs may remain normally bowed in appearance for several years. If a child remains bowlegged there may be an underlying disorder of bone...

Boils(Furuncles)

GENERAL INFORMATION DESCRIPTION Boils are painful, deep, bacterial infections of hair follicles. Boils are common and contagious. The skin and hair follicles are involved. Appropriate health care includes: Self-care after diagnosis. Physician's monitoring of general condition and medications, which may also include incision and drainage of the boil. SIGNS &...

Aspirin

BRAND & GENERIC NAMES 4-Way Cold Tablets Emagrin 8-Hour Bayer Timed Release Empirin Acetophen Empirin Compound Acetylsalicylic Acid Empirin Compound w/Codeine Alka Seltzer Emprazil Alka-Seltzer Effervescent Entrophen Pain Reliever & Antacid Equagesic Aluminum ASA Excedrin Amytal and Aspirin Fiorinal Anacin Fiorinal w/Codeine Anaphen Hiprin Ancasal Histadyl...

Appetite uppressants

BRAND & GENERIC NAMES Adipex-D Obezine Adipex-P Oby-Trim Adipost Parmine Anorex Phenazine-35aps Bacarate Phendiet BENZPHETAMINE PHENDIMETRAZINE B.O.F. PHENMETRAZINE Bontril PDM Phentamine Bontril Slow Release PHENTERMINE Chlor-Tripolon Phentrol Chlorophen Phenzine CHLORPHENTERMINE Plegine CLORTERMINE Ponderal Dapex Ponderal Pacaps Dapex-37.5 Pondimin Delcozine...

Suggestions To Help Your Child Live Longer

The following list represents the conclusions of a group of researchers headed by Drs. Belloc and Breslow of the University of California at Los Angeles. They studied the physical health status and health practices of thousands of people. The conclusions scientifically validate what we have known all along. Simple as they seem, they require accepting and reviewing...