Healthy Food and Drink Resources

Nutrition Reports at the Click of Your Mouse
This web site features nutrition reports about many minerals and even health conditions. To learn more about how much protein you need, hypoglycemia, Omega-3 acids, trans fats, whole grains, picking a good break, diet gimmicks, healthy eating for children and more, you should click over and get all the nutritional information that you need. Do you live in Aspen and want a professional chef to cook nutritious, even vegan meals in your home? Then check out personal/ private chef Flourish, and enjoy great meals in privacy.

Hot Firepot: a No-Fuss Meal for Everyday or Special Occasions
A Hot Firepot is a quick and easy meal that can be served to guests or your own family. Check out the recipe and detailed cooking instructions posted on this site to find out how to prepare it. The ingredient list includes white fish, shrimp, beef, spinach and Chinese cabbage, so you are in for a tasty treat.

Health Facts about Calcium
Calcium is a healthy essential, and this web site offers a fact sheet that talks about how to get food sources of calcium. It says a good food source of calcium contains a substantial amount of calcium in relation to its calorie content and contributes at least 10 percent of the U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance (U.S. RDA) for calcium in a selected serving size. The U.S. RDA for calcium is 1,000 milligrams per day. The U.S. RDA given is for adults (except pregnant or lactating women) and children over four years old. Also covered is where to get calcium, from which foods, and why the body needs calcium for optimal health.

Soy Milk for Better Health
You've heard all about soy and its many products. Soybeans and their products, such as tofu (soybean curd) and soy milk, enjoy a reputation as very healthy foods, and they have risen in popularity. Certain soy foods have earned the right to be labeled "heart-healthy." Soybeans contain a mix of phytochemicals, including isoflavones. Some of these isoflavones can act as estrogens or as anti-estrogens (the latter may block the effects of estrogens in the human body). But they can also work like antioxidants and have other beneficial effects on blood vessels and the heart. This article explains how soy is being used and accepted as a healthy food and drink.

Eating For Energy: Which Foods are Best?
Do we really need a Powerbar as opposed to a Snickers bar to have more energy? Athletes, according to this article, need to consume carbs as well as energy bars and energy drinks. But for the rest of us, energy drinks and foods are just as convenient. The danger is getting too many calories. This articles argues that energy density is the key to healthy, high-volume eating, and that by choosing foods low in energy density, we can eat more food and feel fuller, yet take in fewer calories.


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