22 May 2015 Functional Foods
The concept of functional foods has been around for centuries. More recently, we have had rapid advances in science and food technology, an aging population and increasing healthcare costs. This has resulted in increasing public interest in the relationship between diet and health. The world of functional foods has been taken to a whole new level.
18 November 2014 Think Brain Food
It is well established that nutrition impacts brain structure and function. Common themes are emerging in neuroscience to show healthy nutrition can play a critical role to enhance brain function, prevent dysfunction and ward off disease. So, whether you are a college student trying to ace the next exam, a pregnant woman wanting to grow a smart baby or a baby boomer wanting to hang on to every last brain cell, nutrition matters.
2 October 2014 Be Your Own Sous Chef, Increase Fruit and Veggie Intake
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if after a busy day at work or school, there would be healthy food in the refrigerator, freezer or pantry ready for you to eat? Become your own “sous chef” and make eating five fruits and vegetables each day easier!
Have you ever wondered how people in some European countries enjoy their cheese, bread, chocolate, wine and pasta and continue to have the best health statistics in the world in terms of longest life expectancies, lowest rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity?
5 June 2014 Gardening for Health, Happiness, and Long Life
Gardening does a whole lot of good for your health and happiness. Find out why.
8 October 2013 Healthy Eating on a Budget: Is It Possible?
Even though the students concluded that healthy eating on a budget is possible, a lifestyle change and planning are required. Enjoy these joint tips on how to plan and shop smart within each of the five food groups!
19 September 2013 Sneak in More Fruits and Vegetables
Get more fruits and vegetables on your plate with these tips and tricks from MyNetDiary.
28 March 2013 The Healthy Dollar Menu
There really is a healthy dollar menu out there. Check out our 10 suggestions for cheap, healthy foods!
29 November 2012 Gut bacteria – a new twist on weight lossGuest Post for MyNetDiary by Donna P Feldman MS RD Do you ever feel like you've been cutting calories and sticking faithfully to a diet, with little effect? Frustrating, right? Well, what if it's not just about calories. What if the type of bacteria in your gut affects how many calories you metabolize? Simply restricting calories might not be the answer, if you don't also change your gut bacteria.
16 August 2012 Getting Your Diet “Clean”
Getting Your Diet “Clean” You may have heard of “clean eating,” but what is it? It’s not something that requires scrub pads or spray bottles. Clean eating is about eating simple, wholesome foods and reflects more of a lifestyle and mindset than a strict diet to follow.
31 January 2012 Dietary Control of Blood Pressure – It's Not Just About Sodium
Dietary Control of Blood Pressure – It's Not Just About Sodium Controlling blood pressure can be accomplished by exercise, losing weight if overweight, diet, and/or medication. Although most messages we hear about dietary control of hypertension focus on salt or sodium reduction, it is only one of four...
3 November 2011 How to Love Your Food
How to Love Your Food Whether you eat to live or live to eat, food is an important part of our daily lives. We experience food three to six times a day (although we likely think about it 100 times a day!), so it would be fair to say that we have a relationship, if not friendship, with food.
10 March 2011 March is National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month Organized by the American Dietetic Association (ADA), March is officially National Nutrition Month , and the theme to this year's awareness month is Eat Right with Color! In line with the recently rereleased 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans , which suggests an...
3 March 2011 Eat More Food!
Eat More Food! If you track calories, then you know that to lose 1-2 lbs of weight per week, you need to create a calories deficit of 500 – 1000 calories per day. As the days pass into weeks, achieving this deficit starts to get hard. Over time, most of us get very hungry and our cravings get magnified...
1 February 2011 Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 For those of you looking for current, evidence-based nutrition guidance, be sure to take a look at the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 . These guidelines are for all Americans, aged 2 years or older, including those at increased risk for chronic diseases...
19 October 2010 Basics of Dietary Fiber
Basics of Dietary Fiber Dietary fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is not digested in the human gut. It can be found naturally in whole plant foods (intrinsic or intact), but it can also be isolated or synthesized and added to manufactured foods (functional fiber).
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