Diet & Nutrition

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Palm Tocotrienols Strengthen Bones !

The Vitamin E family is large, consisting of at least 8 closely-similar structural forms ("isomers") which are grouped into two "clans"-the tocopherols and the tocotrienols. The tocopherols have a distinct advantage in terms of biological activity as measured by conventional means, but badly lose out to the tocotrienols in terms of antioxidant potency in biological systems. News is out that free...

Drinking Black Tea May Cut Risk of Stroke

Drinking Black Tea May Cut Risk of Stroke Researchers say substances containing flavonoids provide protection: Regular, long-term consumption of black tea, fruits and other substances containing flavonoids may protect against stroke, according to an article in the AMA's Archives of Internal Medicine. Sirving O. Keli, M.D., Ph.D., formerly of the National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection, Bilthoven, the Netherlands...

Special Diet for Fevers and Infection

Special Diet for Fevers and Infection In the early stages give fluids only, not more than 200 to 250 gms at a time, at approximately two-hourly intervals to give about 3 litres in twenty-four hours. Most of these fluids should have a high-protein and high-vitamin content. If the patient has a sore throat take care to see that the fluids are not too acid or highly seasoned. Salt is important as much is lost due to sweating. It can be...

GMO

One issue that has not yet been covered greatly with growers is GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Most of the world is already aware of GMOs and has shown concern over the lack of independent information and independent testing on how the environment and all species are affected by genetically modified plants. Many buyers are searching for supplies of non-GMO products. Therefore, certified...

Chai Spice

Chai Tea is becoming a popular drink world wide. In North America people love to add vanilla to this combination of spices. Blend your own spicy chai and have it on hand for guests or give it as a gift. The spice blend may be added to black tea and steeped as usual or added to flavour coffee or even hot milk. The spices can be added to the ground coffee in your filter. There are as many...

The Low-Salt Diet

('Low-Sodium' Or 'Salt-Free' Diet) Salt (sodium chloride) is a mineral consisting of two elements, sodium and chlorine. Salt contains approximately 2,300 mg. of sodium per flat teaspoon and as a low-salt diet may be designed to give only 500-1500mg. in the whole day it is obvious how important salt control is. A label on food saying 'No added salt' does not mean it is necessarily suitable for all...

Nutritional Needs for Colo-Rectal Diseases

Modification of the diet is a mainstay of treatment of colo-rectal diseases. Because individuals vary greatly in their response to foods, each person must develop an eating plan based on personal experience. For those of us, in the rural areas, it is important that health professionals offer correct advice regarding meal plans. Vitamins and mineral supplements are often needed to compensate for a...

Diets With Modified or Low Anitmal-Fat Content

How the Normal Diet is Modified The normal diet is modified by reducing the amount of fats such as meat fat, milk, cream and butter, margarine, cooking fat, cheese, and egg, and using some oils instead, the best being corn oil, safflower, sunflower seed oil, soya bean oil, and fish oils. The total amount of animal fat to use will be prescribed by the doctor. It is usual to restrict the amount of...

Easy Potato Fry

That anyone can cook and everyone loves to eat! 4 med potatoes 1 small onion, diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons herbed vinegar 1 teaspoon of sugar Precook potatoes in microwave for 6-7 minutes with skins pricked. While potatoes are cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillette pan taking care not to let the oil the smoke. If pan gets too hot reduce the heat. Slice partially...

The Sugar Season

The holiday season that is now upon us is a time for festivity, and usually of overeating. But the rampant consumption of sugar that marks this time of year is nothing to celebrate. In fact, this seasonal upsurge in sugar consumption is just part of a huge transition in world health that is now underway. Many countries, especially developing countries, are facing the consequences of huge changes...

Questions and Answers about Mycotoxins

Questions and Answers about Mycotoxins Q. What are mycotoxins? A. Mycotoxins are a category of naturally-occurring substances that may result from fungal growth on agricultural products either in the field or during harvest and storage. In some cases, the fungi produce mycotoxins as a defense mechanism. Alternatively, the chemicals may simply be a by-product of fungal metabolism. Examples of common mycotoxins are aflatoxin, fumonisin...

Eating Day-by-Day

Day Twenty twenty-Six : Breakfast : Grapefruit followed by a boiled or poached egg with whole-wheat toast Lunch: Cucumber and onion sandwich with whole-what bread. Fresh fruits. Evening Meal : Stir -fried shrimp and vegetables with noodles. Fresh fruits

Stay Fit : Some Must-Have Items on your Diet

Does your approach to nutrition focus on the negative: eat less fat, avoid salt, reduce calories, watch out for pesticides, lower cholesterol, and absolutely no dessert? Well, it may be time to make some adjustments to your depriving way of thought. Change that attitude; eating and health should take on a positive approach. Tea:In this category, we are referring specifically to non-herbal, green...

How Kilojoules and Fat Sneak UP

Your order your favourite meal at your local restaurant, but do you really know what you're eating? Diners dramatically underestimate kilo joules and fat in many popular dishes, say researchers at the University of Arkansas. But when given the nutritional statistics of menu items, most make healthier choices. If nutritional info isn't available, ask your server for lighter choices. "If consumers...

Tips to Avoid Condensation

Cover pans when cooking and don't leave kettles boiling unnecessarily. Avoid using paraffin or bottled gas heaters - they produce a litre of water for every litre of fuel used. Dry washing outside whenever possible - or hang it in the bathroom with the door closed and a window open or extractor fan on. Vent any tumble dryers outside unless it's a self-condensing type that doesn't need a venting...