Corn dogs, canned fruit and a bag of chips…that was a typical hot lunch offering at the posh private school my daughter attended in Marin County, California six years ago. It took me, and five other Marin moms, more than a year to initiate organic lunch programs in our local private schools. We had to work hard to convince parents and administrators that it was worth an extra $1 a day to serve organic food to our kids. There are still many schools in my county where kids are given unhealthy (highly processed, microwaved and packaged) foods and drinks (soda and high fructose corn syrup sweetened juices) on campuses and in cafeterias. Instead of real and nutritious food, they are eating food that doesn’t help their brains or bodies develop optimally.
The brain is a very hungry organ. It is the first of the body’s organs to absorb nutrients from the food we eat. Give the body junk food and the brain suffers. Certain brain foods actually help boost a child’s brain growth and improves brain function, memory, and concentration. That’s a very important piece of information for all parents to ensure that they are giving their kids the “superfoods” they need to get the most of their school day. Here are a few foods to consider:
I love and loathe the pearl of wisdom “you are what you eat.” We parents have got a lot to answer for what our kids are eating. I am beginning to look at what my children are eating and analyze their relationship with food.
Eating too much cholesterol can bring serious health consequences to women and men alike, according to MayoClinic.com. However, not all foods contain cholesterol and some, including "no trans fats" foods, actually don't consist of dangerous amounts of this nutrient. Understanding just how the body absorbs cholesterol and what foods are potentially dangerous for the circulatory system is just one key toward enjoying lifelong health.
Everyone, young and old, can benefit from snacking between meals. This is truer with teens who are in the active stages of their lives. Make sure your teen gets all the proper nutrition by providing something for her to grab to snack on when hunger pangs kick in. Healthy snack foods ensure good health for your teenager.
If your partner has problems with erectile dysfunction, it can wreak havoc on your relationship. Fortunately, eating healthier can help resolve the problem. You can encourage your partner to eat healthy foods by purchasing and preparing them. The whole family can enjoy the health benefits of eating these types of foods.
Therapeutic colon cleanses help rid your lower intestine of waste, also called fecal matter. Many methods for this procedure exist, including colonic irrigations and laxative supplements. Columbia University warns that some of these procedures may wipe out healthy bacteria in your colon and cause health concerns, such as infection and electrolyte deficiencies. Mild colon cleansings involve replacing unhealthy foods in your diet with foods and drinks that encourage the movement and removal of waste matter in your bowel.
Even if the man in your life doesn't need to lose weight, if he has diabetes he must follow specific diet guidelines to protect his health, according to both the American Diabetes Association and the Mayo Clinic. Controlling his intake of sweeteners and carbohydrates is especially important no matter what type of diabetes he has. You can enhance both of your diets and help foster good eating habits in him by following some basic guidelines.
"Listen up!" exclaims an animated bottle of Ensure Nutrition Shake in a 2010 television ad. "I'm here to get the lady of the house back on her feet." The Nutrition In Charge ad campaign suggests that Ensure nutrition drinks can help put you on the path to healthier eating and better nutrition, but it may leave you wondering about the ingredients in Ensure drinks and how they can fit into a healthy, nutritious diet.
An ulcer is a small sore that forms in the stomach lining, the small intestine or the esophagus. Without treatment, it turns into a bleeding ulcer, where the blood gets into the digestive system. One way to treat bleeding ulcers is through following an appropriate diet. Since the sores are in the stomach, the food choices you make can affect the ulcer.