Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Nutrition Imperative

Teaching good nutrition in schools will be beneficial to the students and their progeny. (Photos.com)

Teaching good nutrition in schools will be beneficial to the students and their progeny. (Photos.com)

Foodfacts.com observes that, when you are ready to take control of your health, it is time to learn about nutrition. What is nutrition? It is the nutrient value or content of your diet. Good nutrition prevents disease—bad nutrition causes disease.

The science of nutrition was founded in the beginning of the 20th century when Casimir Funk, a Polish chemist, coined the term “vitamine.” It was later shortened to vitamin. His concept was that disease was caused by a deficiency of a specific vitamin. Vitamin B1 prevented beriberi. Continue reading

Nutrition For Student Exams

Nutrition For Student Exams | Foodfacts.com

Nutrition For Student Exams | Foodfacts.com

Foodfacts.com wants to share information about ome important nutrients to the brain for students facing exams:

Protein

Eggs, nuts, seeds and nuts are the foods rich in protein that the body uses to produce amino acids. Amino acids are precursors (the originator of the formation of a compound) to the neurotransmitter which is a certain brain cells, which help maintain mental acuity and motivation. Continue reading

Splenda In Your Drinking Water?

Splenda In Your Drinking Water | Foodfacts.com

Splenda In Your Drinking Water | Foodfacts.com

Editor’s Note: Foodfacts.com Blog readers have expressed strong opinions, both pro and con, about artificial sweeteners. Now, more information is emerging about Sucralose. Also, if you want to learn more about the hidden ingredients within the foods you eat, it’s essential to join Foodfacts.com today. Membership is FREE and be sure to use the amazing Food Facts Health Score.

The human body can’t break it down, or use it in any way. And as it turns out, modern wastewater treatment methods don’t break down Splenda either.

Foodfacts.com has learned from Dr. Joseph Mercola’s newsletter that Smitha Ramakrishna, a finalist in the 2009 Intel Science Talent Search, found that the sweetener can accumulate in the water supply after people excrete it. This could potentially cause harm to fish and other living creatures. Continue reading

Surprising Thanksgiving Day Food Facts

Cranberries | Foodfacts.com

Cranberries | Foodfacts.com

Foodfacts.com members know that Thanksgiving is about bringing together friends and family, and taking a day to really be thankful for all the good things in our lives.

It’s also about the food, though. Huge, massive, enormous quantities of delicious, yummy, once-a-year food. Food that makes it challenging for even the most disciplined dieter to stick to her delicately sized portions. There’s just something about pumpkin pie that makes many of us want to throw moderation out the window and dig into a slice the size of our heads. Continue reading

Helpful Methods To Help You Lose Those Extra 10 Pounds

Lose Those Extra 10 Pounds | Foodfacts.com

Lose Those Extra 10 Pounds | Foodfacts.com

Foodfacts.com observes that a dieter should grab hold of any helpful advice he or she can gain access to. Although most of the tips on dieting is a dime a dozen, there are a chosen few that can really provide significant results. As a person on a weight loss mission, you should consider applying any methods to help you lose those extra 10 pounds easily on your daily diet routine. Continue reading

Nutrition Secrets Never Before Revealed

Nutrition Secrets | Foodfacts.com

Nutrition Secrets | Foodfacts.com

Foodfacts.com Blog readers and Foodfacts.com members know that the topic of nutrition is one that is always present in our lives no matter where we turn. It’s on the news, magazine articles, at school, at your doctor’s office, and even is a major topic for many books.

Over the years, there have been many ideas presented about how to structure your diet so you ensure a good state of health. The RDA established by the government recommends certain percentages of nutrients that are claimed to be a healthy standard for all people in this country. Continue reading

Make Nutrition your Tradition with Wholesome Holiday Recipes

Gingerbread Granola | Foodfacts.com

Gingerbread Granola | Foodfacts.com

Most Foodfacts.com members and blog readers know that a healthy diet is an important weapon in the fight against disease. Often, the holidays are a time of overindulgences, stressors, and hurried schedules that can challenge healthy eating. Committed to encouraging healthful dietary choices, Texas Oncology adds another good-for-you holiday recipe to its easy-to-make, nutritious holiday collection – Gingerbread Granola. Low in sodium and high in fiber, Gingerbread Granola is packed with healthy ingredients like flax seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, golden raisins, and dried apricots, making it a delicious and nutritious way to celebrate the season. Continue reading

Do You Have Healthy Snack Habits?

Are your meals healthy? Maybe you already focus on making sure you have lean protein, whole grains, and lots of vegetables. Hopefully, you’re also careful about how you prepare your foods. Using herbs and spices instead of salt? Good idea. Maybe you steam your veggies instead of frying them in oil.

Foodfacts.com observes that, unfortunately, meals aren’t the problem. Continue reading

How To Better Understand Food Allergies

Food allergies are a common issue among many individuals. Many medical professionals state that if a person lives a full life, they are likely to experience at least one reaction to a certain food and/or ingredient used in a food or beverage. Food allergies are really simple to understand. Basically, when a certain item is consumed, the body views that item as an invader or a danger. The body misinterprets the food, and believes that it is out to harm the body. In return, the body goes into a defensive mode. It puts up all the defenses that it has, and starts to fight back. This is when the allergic reaction kicks in. Here, you will learn some vital information regarding food allergies. Continue reading

The Best Foods For Women

Foodfacts.com observes that each and every woman should bear in mind that what you eat would clearly show up in your physical appearance. Not only are you accountable for what you eat, but you are as well accountable for the things you do. You should avoid alcoholic drinks, smoking cigarettes, and other vices that would do harm to your health. Staying positive and getting a good night’s rest does wonders for you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Continue reading