Smarter Nutrition (01)

Everything Organic
More and more people are eating organic. This site provides reviews on organic foods, basic information about organic foods, organic gardening and organic living. The health section features useful information, such as topics like relieving an earache, dealing with sore throats, ancient healing treatments, antioxidants and organic foods, organic teas and more. If you want to live the organic lifestyle, this site has plenty of information to help you do so.

How Calcium Lowers Polyp Risk, Colon Cancer
Colon polyps are growths that form inside the colon, and many of these have the potential to become cancerous. With colon cancer as the second most common cancer in Western societies, it makes sense to try to decrease the risk of colon cancer in yourself and those you love. A number of dietary factors might contribute to colon cancer risk. A diet that is rich in vegetables appears to be the most protective. In contrast, eating fried or darkly browned meat frequently more than doubles the risk of colon cancer, apparently because cancer-causing chemicals form during high-temperature cooking of meat, the article says. Read on to learn more about how you can prevent colon cancer.

SuperTracker: Interactive Food and Exercise Tracking Tools
Publisher by the United States Department of Agriculture, SuperTracker on ChooseMyPlate.gov provides interative tools to help you get your personalized nutrition and physical activity plan, to track and foods and physical activities and see how they stack up, and to get tips and support so that you make healier choices as you plan head. Food-A-Pedia is a tool to look up nutrition info for 8,000 foods and make side-by-side comparisons. Food Tracker lets you track the food you eat and compare them to your nutritional targets. And My Weight Manager lets you enter your weight and track your progress over time. There are other tools as well, such as a physical activity tracker and and tool to use reports to track your goals and trends over time.

Healthy Eating for Low-Income Families
No one should go hungry in America, which is why the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education. We help nearly one in five people. The site includes kids nutrition tips and other programs to help all children eat smart. Program information, including data and forms, are included. A must-see for anyone who needs nutritional assistance—children and low-income persons who can use the help.

 

 
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