Let us Learn about Health and Healthcare

Posts Tagged ‘Drink’

Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths: Day 13

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on July 29, 2012 at 8:00 am

 

Myth: Dairy products are fattening and unhealthy.
Fact: Low-fat and fat-free milk, yogurt, and cheese are just as nutritious as whole-milk dairy products, but they are lower in fat and calories. Dairy products have many nutrients your body needs. They offer protein to build muscles and help organs work properly, and calcium to strengthen bones. Most milk and some yogurt are fortified with vitamin D to help your body use calcium.

Tip: The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 recommends consuming 3 cups per day of fat-free/low-fat milk or equivalent milk products. For more information on these guidelines, visit http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines.
If you cannot digest lactose (the sugar found in dairy products), choose low-lactose or lactose-free dairy products, or other foods and beverages that offer calcium and vitamin D (listed below).
Calcium: soy-based beverage or tofu made with calcium sulfate; canned salmon; dark leafy greens like collards or kale
Vitamin D: soy-based beverage or cereal (getting some sunlight on your skin also gives you a small amount of vitamin D)

 

Advertisements

Being healthy is a BIG Deal!

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on July 15, 2012 at 8:00 am

Being healthy is a big deal. Eating healthy foods and being active are good for you and your family.

Here are a few tips.

1. Eat breakfast every day! Breakfast gives you energy. It can help you at school and at play.

2.  Eat healthy foods. Try fresh fruits like apples and oranges. Eat vegetables like broccoli and carrots.

3.  Try not to eat too much fast food, like pizza and french fries.

4. Drink healthy drinks like water or milk. Try milk that is low in fat or fat-free. Try not to drink sugary drinks like soda.

5. Help your family shop for food. Ask if you can help fix a meal! Remind your family that it is important for everyone to eat healthy foods.

6.  Get active! Turn off your TV. Take a break from video games.

7. Play outside with your family, friends, or your pet. Kick a soccer ball around or jump rope. Just get moving!

8. Talk to your family about being healthy and having fun.

The 8 Habits For Healthy Living

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 16, 2012 at 8:00 am

1.Eat smaller meals every 3 hours, for a total of five to eight small meals per day, every day.
2. Eat a lean protein source with every meal (meat, chicken, fish, eggs).
3. Eat fruits, vegetables or both with every meal.
4. Make sure that almost all carbohydrate intake comes from fruits and vegetables.
5. Make sure that at least 25 percent of your calories come from fat sources, including animal fats and oils (flax, fish, coconut, and olive).
6. Drink 8 glasses of 8oz water  daily. Drink only beverages that have zero calories. Stick to just water and green tea if possible.
7. Eat only whole foods (as opposed to liquid nutrition).

8.Exercise for 30 to 60 minutes most days of the week

%d bloggers like this: