Category: Food Nutrients

Food Nutrition Label

Reading food labels to determine the % of calories coming from each macro-nutrient can be confusing and has been designed that way by the food industry.   Understanding Food Labels % Fat by Weight = 3.5/15 x 100 = 23% % Fat by Calories = 30/70 x 100 = 42.85% Advertisers will always represent the …

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Natural Health Products

What are natural health products? What are organic products? How do they differ? Well the answer to that depends on who your talking to and exactly what your talking about. In the food industry there is a distinction between natural and organic as discussed in the video featured above. The term organic is regulated on …

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My Plate Food Guide

The Key Message from the USDA is Eat More Fruits & Vegetables The new USDA government guidelines for healthy eating stress the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables. Your plate should be half filled with fruits and veggies. Dry beans and peas can be grouped with either protein or vegetables depending on which food …

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Honey & Cinnamon Cures

The Ayuivedic and Yunani people have used honey as medicine for centuries. The benefits of combining honey and cinnamon are truly amazing. The list of diseases helped range from arthritis, infertility, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Cinnamon is a spice found in most of our spice ranks and honey is produced all over the world. …

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My Plate Our Planet

This is the 2011 way to change both how we eat and how we treat our planet and help to build a more ecologically minded food system. The Concept is simple: sign up with a local farm in the spring. These organic farms don’t use chemical fertilizer or pesticides on their fruits and vegetable crops. …

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