The USDA recently published their dietary guidelines for Americans and the recommendation leave a bit to be desired. As Americans our health continues to slip. We have the largest and most expensive insurance and health care system in the world. The following recommendation made by the USDA is just recommendations. As we all know advice is only as good as who receives it. Our children seem to be the ones with the most to lose but the USDA has little to say regarding their eating habits. This report highlights the following recommendations for children.Infants should not eat or drink raw milk or any products made from unpasteurized milk, raw or partially cooked eggs or foods containing raw eggs, raw or undercooked meat and poultry, raw or undercooked fish or shellfish, unpasteurized juices and raw sprouts.Young children should keep total fat intake between 30 to 35 percent of calories for children 2 to 3 years of age, with most fats coming from sources of polyunsaturated and … [Read more...] about Nutrition Guidelines are just a Guide
Let's face it. If you are overweight, or politicaly incorrct FAT, then you should lose some weight. Dancers are constantly working out, taking class, performing somewhere, so naturally they are thinner than most people. But not the very young students who are in the age group between 7-14. Yes, there are many in that group who are chubby, overweight and just plain FAT.There are about 3500 calories in one pound of body fat. So, if you create a 3500-calorie deficit through diet, exercise or a combination of both, you will lose one pound of body weight. In order to lose 2 pounds of weight, create a calorie-deficit of 7000 calories, and so on.....Easier said than done. Good eating habits help lose weight. It helps the dancer achieve the energy needed to dance. So what is the magic formula you ask? There isn't one! YOU as a dancer, have to find the one-and-only-one-way to stay fit. If you are 7 or 8 or 13 years old you may not know how to do this, but your PARENTS can help you providing … [Read more...] about Ballet Dancers and Nutrition Information
Hypertension has been called "the silent killer" because blood pressure can creep up quietly over time before striking suddenly via a heart attack or stroke. Often, people in their 40's and 50's will find out during their annual physical examination that their pressure is climbing, and they may need to go on medication to control it. But before it reaches the point of requiring medical intervention, you can implement some lifestyle changes that may lower your blood pressure before prescription meds are needed. You may want to check with your doctor first, but healthy adjustments like those described below can sometimes make a difference.1. Get more calcium. Research shows that calcium products can play a role in reducing blood pressure. Look for low-fat varieties of certain dairy products, and experiment to find the foods or beverages you most enjoy. Try to get three servings of calcium-based foods each day. This could take the form of eight-ounce glasses of milk, a combination of … [Read more...] about Lower Your Blood Pressure the Nutritional Way
The best place to start with the best nutritional products for health is with the 90 essential nutrients. Undoubtedly this will bring about the best health results in the least possible time.What are the 90 essential nutrients - 60 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 amino acids, and 2 omega 3 essential fatty acids. They are classed as essential because we must consume them (the body cannot make them) and without them we may suffer one or many nutritional deficiency diseases.Ideally we should be able to get our nutritional products for health from food and not from a capsule - however plants and other food sources no longer contain the minerals we need to prevent disease and this is because our food is grown in mineral-deficient soil. If the minerals aren't in the soil, then they're not in the food and that means that we don't get them either.If you're wondering whether or not this is true just ask any farmer about the (lack of) minerals in the soil and you will get your answer. In fact any … [Read more...] about What are the Best Nutritional Products for Health?
I'm going to give you 5 practical tips to turn your body into a fat-burning machine - information that you can take with you and implement on a daily basis, both in and out of the gym or workout environment. Rather than quantify specific amounts, I'll be giving you some simple ideas. Let's get right to it:Eat FiberA high-fiber diet decreases fat and cholesterol absorption in your intestine (preventing fat storage), slows glucose absorption in the bloodstream (meaning more sugar gets burnt as energy, less gets stored as fat), stabilizes insulin levels and delays stomach emptying (both of which decrease your appetite), and makes you full faster (so you eat less). Research has shown that a low-fat, high-fiber diet results in nearly three times more weight loss than a low-fat, low-fiber diet. So how do you get your fiber? Here's how I get mine: 1 fully loaded salad, 1 bowl of oatmeal, and 2-3 raw fruits every day (fruit bonus: vitamin C in citrus fruit can also help burn fat).Eat … [Read more...] about 5 Nutritional Tips to Burn Fat