• Advice About Diet & Fat

    Advice About Diet & Fat Choose a Diet Low in Fat, Saturated fat, & Cholesterol Some dietary fat is needed for good health. Fats supply energy and essential fatty acids and promote absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Most people are aware that high levels of saturated fat and cholesterol in

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  • Celebrity Diets & Weight Loss

    Warning Over Celebrity Diets Health Risks of Celebrity & Fad Diets Doctors are to be told this week they may face legal action unless they warn patients about celebrity diets which are putting the health of a weight-obsessed public increasingly at risk. High protein and other fad diets now being sold through books, videos and

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  • Causes of Over Eating

    Causes of Over Eating – Emotional reasons Food is the body’s fuel – but it’s also much more than that. Most people learn early in life that food serves other purposes besides nutrition. Your mother may have given you ice cream, along with hugs, when you hurt yourself as a child. You may have been

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  • Diet: Fresh Foods vs Canned Foods

    Fresh Foods vs Canned Foods Are there nutritional differences between fresh foods and canned foods? The heating process during canning destroys from one-third to one-half of vitamins A and C, riboflavin, and thiamin. For every year the food is stored, canned food loses an additional 5 to 20% of these vitamins. However, the amounts of

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  • Benefits of Caloric Restriction

    Benefits of Caloric Restriction Oxidation – the buildup of too many free radicals in cells – may explain the benefits of caloric restriction. Experts believe that mitochondria are the major source of free radicals. Mitochondria are tiny “factories” inside cells that make adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a chemical that powers a wide range of cellular activities.

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  • Calcium Intake

    Calcium Intake Even people who easily digest dairy products probably aren’t getting the calcium they need. On average, American adults get about 600 milligrams of calcium a day from their diets. That’s not nearly enough. Doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas say teens need about 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day. Young men

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