Category: Health Connections

Category: Health Connections

Childhood Obesity – Diet Additions Instead of Diet Deletions

Do you know a child that is carrying some extra weight? If so, dieting for kids can be tricky, sometimes leading to family disagreements over what the child should and shouldn’t eat. So, rather than trying to cut out parts of your child’s diet from the start, let’s simply focus on ADDING something to it first.

She’s eating for two; you’re eating for forty trillion!

An expectant mom takes her diet seriously.  She isn’t just eating for herself—she’s also eating for her baby.  Her nutritional choices are important for her and the baby.

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Glycemic Index (GI) and Glycemic Response

Not all calories are equal—foods like white bread and white potatoes affect you very differently from foods like nuts, beans, or brown rice, even when the calories are roughly the same. A big difference is how our blood sugar rises and falls after eating the food.

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Power over hunger

While some factors involved in your health are things you cannot change, science is increasingly uncovering actions we can take to make our lives better. One of the areas we are finding we have more control over than previously thought is hunger.

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