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Why Eat Carbohydrates

Many years ago, in my far distant youth, when I was shaped like an apple wearing a Michelin Man suit, weight loss and healthy eating meant little or no carbohydrates. Cut out the bread, cereal, rice, pasta and potatoes and you will be slim and healthy. Imagine my delight to …

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An Overview of Vitamin d

Vitamin D is the only vitamin that cannot be from foods that we consume. Instead, the D vitamin is actually obtained by sunlight through the skin. The media can’t stop talking about the dangers of too much sunlight, an the dangerous UV rays, but it is important to know that …

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Evaluating Transfats

Have you ever wondered “What’s up with trans-fats”? Do you know the word but have a hard time identifying what exactly is a trans-fat? Do you wonder what constitutes a saturated fat? Have you heard about healthy fat but aren’t really clear about it? It’s all very confusing until you …

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Health benefits of peanut butter

Thinking of peanut butter having health benefits just doesn’t seem to ring true. Prepare to be surprised, if used correctly in the diet this paste made from dry ground roast peanuts does indeed have many health benefits. Most people know of the high calorie value due to the amount of …

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Low Calorie Meals

There are many ideas for low calorie week day meals. It is always best to plan your meals for the week ahead, otherwise it is just too easy to reach for the junk food, which are calorie-laden. A healthy option for a low calorie, healthy breakfast, especially in the winter, …

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Health Benefit of Garlic

Garlic is a species of the onion family. The relatives of garlic are onions, shallots, leeks, and chives. Garlic has a very long history of culinary and medicinal purposes. Garlic has a pungent and spicy flavor. When used in cooking it tends to mellow and sweeten the food. Garlic is …

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Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies in Kids

For a growing child, nutrition would play a major part in his or her development and it will be a mistake to not know what manifestations would occur due to a nutrient deficiency. In broad terms, nutritional deficiency could be classified into protein energy malnutrition (PEM) and micronutrient deficiency such …

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