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Dietary Fiber – Adding Years to Life

Dietary Fiber – Adding Years to Life

High fiber diet helps in lowering the risk of CVD, Diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and also some cancers. Now it has been found that it also helps in adding more years to a life of a person. 

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USDA's Revised Dietary Guidelines 2010 At A Glance - By Serving sizes

USDA's Revised Dietary Guidelines 2010 At A Glance - By Serving sizes

This chart pictorially depicts USDA's Revised Dietary Guidelines 2010 - (average daily intake at or adjusted to a 2,000 calorie level) 

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Protein Enriched Sports Drinks – Muscle Performance Enabler or Unwanted Caloric Booster?

Protein Enriched Sports Drinks – Muscle Performance Enabler or Unwanted Caloric Booster?

some sports enthusiasts ask - Since protein is what body muscles are essentially built with - wouldn’t it be more logical to include it in the sports drink and reap that extra benefit? The results vary with each aditional study that is conducted. 

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Essential Carbohydrates - Misused and Misunderstood
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Potatoes Are Good For Weight Loss!  Research suggests a partnership in moderation works!

Potatoes Are Good For Weight Loss! Research suggests a partnership in moderation works!

Potatoes have always been eliminated from weight loss diets. A recent study revealed that inclusion of five to seven servings of potatoes a week can still lead to weight loss. The key is not elimination of potatoes from ones diet, but keeping a control on total number of calories consumed. 

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What Does It Take To  Improve Your Bone Strength?

What Does It Take To Improve Your Bone Strength?

This article offers tips to prevent bone loss and maintain and improve bone strength. Some of the risk factors for the development of osteoporosis are lack of physical activity, imbalanced diet, smoking, alcohol consumption and hormonal imbalance. 

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Are Soy Benefits and Nutritional Claims Hype or Facts?

Are Soy Benefits and Nutritional Claims Hype or Facts?

Soy protein has been considered as an outstanding substitute to meat, poultry, and other animal based products by health enthusiasts and vegetarians. The use of soy has escalated thanks to people wanting to lead healthier lifestyles. Are the claims sound, or is the discussion and debate still on. 

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Is Soy a Good Alternative Protein For The Elderly?

Is Soy a Good Alternative Protein For The Elderly?

The aging body needs smarter not lesser nutrition. Due to physiological c hanges, the elderly may cut down on intake of protein rich foods. When kept within limits endorsed by the USDA, soy can easily be included as a safe protein source in the diet of the elderly. 

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Nutrition & Diet For The Elderly With Dental Problems

Nutrition & Diet For The Elderly With Dental Problems

NutritionVista offers dietary and nutrition tips for elderly individuals facing dental problems / dentures/ painful gums. Elders must still concentrate on consuming diet that is nutrient rich, yet easy to chew and digest. 

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Food Poisoning - Tips for prevention and treatment of Salmonella, E.coli and other bacteria.

Food Poisoning - Tips for prevention and treatment of Salmonella, E.coli and other bacteria.

Recently, 170.4 million eggs distributed to stores in 14 states in the US were recalled for salmonella poisoning. This time the recall was eggs, but in the past it’s been hamburgers, or chicken or spinach in Califormia, or prepared foods on cruise ships sailing the Bahamas, or at a large wedding banquet hall in Bangalore seating 1000 where it was found that food servers with contaminated hands were to blame for 30 deaths. Here is discussion on few common ones and how we can prevent infection. 

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Potassium – An Essential Electrolyte That Sustains Life & Health

Potassium – An Essential Electrolyte That Sustains Life & Health

Potassium plays a critical role in the body’s cell metabolism - it acts as an elctrolyte & is essential for normal heart rhythm, bodies acid/base balance, glucose metabolism and normal growth. Potassium normal electrical activity of the heart, NutritionVista.com 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Prevention, Diet, Eat Healthy, Food Fads, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight Loss, Potassium, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Vitamins & Supplements

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Weight Gain - An Easy Transition From FIT to FAT...

Weight Gain - An Easy Transition From FIT to FAT...

Even short phases of overeating and lack of adequate exercise in normal weight young adults can lead to long term weight gain and changes in body composition. 

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Are the Number of Cavities One Gets Proportionate to Sugar Consumed?

Are the Number of Cavities One Gets Proportionate to Sugar Consumed?

a recent reported explained that, it’s not how much sugar, but, the way that sugar is consumed which is responsible for development of oral cavities. Changes in eating and drinking pattern can help to reduce cavity formation. 

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Are Time Bound Weight loss Strategies Practiced By Dietitians Ethical?

Are Time Bound Weight loss Strategies Practiced By Dietitians Ethical?

Weight loss clinics have now become a result oriented industry. Time bound weight loss strategies are practiced to attain quick benefits. Are the strategies practical, scientific and ethical? 

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Organic Foods -  Are BENEFITS Hyped or Inadequate!

Organic Foods - Are BENEFITS Hyped or Inadequate!

Organic foods have become increasingly popular. But several facts about them as availability, cost, health benefits, labels and contribution to environment remain unanswered. The present article dwells on these issues. 

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7 Tips To A Guilt Free Picnic

7 Tips To A Guilt Free Picnic

Enjoy a guilt free picnic by planning healthy, simple and easy to prepare and store foods. 

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Protein Rich Foods - Building A Healthy Foundation – One Protein Brick At A Time

Protein Rich Foods - Building A Healthy Foundation – One Protein Brick At A Time

Childrens growth and development is dependent on a diet that meets daily recommended servings of protein 

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The Hazards and Precautions of Detox Diets

The Hazards and Precautions of Detox Diets

As a rule detox diets are very low in calories and very high on laxatives and diuretics. If not planned and implemented carefully, they can be rather hazardous. 

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Detox Diets - To Detox Or Not - That Is The Question!

Detox Diets - To Detox Or Not - That Is The Question!

Detox (de-addiction) is a treatment for alcohol or drug dependence, but generically it also refers to dietary plans to rid the toxins, accumulated in the body, which otherwise might exert a negative effect. This approach is propagated by the alternative medicine system to attain optimal health but lacks factual evidence. 

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Are We Colorblind To The Hazards of Food Colorings/ Additives

Are We Colorblind To The Hazards of Food Colorings/ Additives

Colorful food has universal appeal. It’s why Red Jell-o is the most popular flavor and why people never buy an over ripe, brown banana? It’s all to do with color and how our mind assigns value to a food based on its color. 

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