Food and Health, Kids

February is American Heart Month, so what better time is there to help children understand the impact of their choices on their own hearts?
 
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  Here are 10 easy ways to lower calories, fat, saturated fat and sodium from baking recipes: Use applesauce in place of half or more of the fat in baked goods like muffins and quick breads. Use tub margarine in place of butter or stick margarine. Eliminate salt. Substitute 1/4 cup egg whites or nonfat ... Baking Fat and Calorie Saver Guide
 
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In the early 1970s, meals made up 82% of adult calorie intake and snacks contributed 18%. Fast-forward to today, and meals make up 77% of calories while snacks contribute 23%.
 


There is little doubt that what we eat (or don’t eat) and drink can play a significant role promoting or inhibiting gallstone formation. There are various types of gallstones, with some composed largely of the calcium salts of bile pigments and some triggered by parasitic infections. In the USA...
 

These fun and educational incentives make the perfect prizes, rewards, awards, and gifts for health and wellness promotion. Set them up at your next wellness fair, nutrition class, or company raffle.
 

With these incredible kits and resources, all you have to do is place your order, then sit back and wait for your materials to arrive.
 


If you need one more reason to eat less meat and more beans, look no further.  A recent study published in Clinical Nutrition looked at data from the PREDIMED study, research of over 3,000 subjects with elevated risk for heart disease, but without type 2 diabetes. The study found that after 4 years, participants with the highest intake of legumes had a 35% reduction in risk for diabetes.