Archive for the ‘Diet’ Category

The Gylcemic Index, Part 2

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Complex carbohydrates are absorbed and digested more slowly, rating a low glycemic index. There is a more even insulin release; so more glycogen reaches storage sites in the liver and muscles. Athletes need complex carbohydrates to replace muscle glycogen stores following exercise and be ready for the next time. (more…)

The Gylcemic Index, Part 1

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Increasing numbers of people have to learn more than they ever wanted to know on the subject because of diabetes (hyper-glycemia) or hypo-glycemia. (Hyper means high and hypo means low.) Diabetes is commonly identified with high blood sugar although a diabetic may go into a coma because of low blood sugar. (more…)

Salsa

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Try this fat-free dip with low-fat tortilla chips for a healthy snack that’s high in vitamin C and carotene.

5 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/3 cup onions, chopped
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Yield — 3 cups (serving size 1/4 cup). Diets — Appropriate for the following diets: healthy family, vegetarian, healthy heart, diabetes, lactose intolerant, allergy (egg free), allergy (wheat free) Calories: 11 Protein: 0 g
Fat: 0 g
Carbohydrate: 2 g
Sodium: 4 mg

Ask The Nutrition Experts

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

How much should I weigh?

You should weigh what is considered “healthy” for your size and shape, and that may not be what you weighed in high school. If you have gained less than 10 pounds since becoming an adult and are considered “healthy” by your physician, you may be at your “healthy weight.” (more…)

Vegans May Need to Bone Up on Calcium

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

A properly planned vegetarian diet can meet all your nutritional requirements. Research indicates it may also reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, obesity and other chronic diseases. However, embarking on a vegetarian lifestyle without adequate preparation may create nutritional problems. (more…)

How Do You Know When Your Baby Is Ready for Solids? Part 2

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Do not give your baby honey or anything with honey in it. A baby can catch botulism from honey.

Give your baby vegetables before fruit. When I began my studies to be a dietitian, we were told to tell mothers to go to fruit after cereal. We now know that this is wrong. Once a baby has the sweet taste of fruit, she doesn’t like to go to vegetables. (more…)

How Do You Know When Your Baby Is Ready for Solids? Part 1

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Other people (like myself) dread the time for solids. It means their child is growing up too fast. There are certain things to remember about the timing of feeding your son or daughter for the first time.
Each child is his/her own person. Everything suggests that you need to wait until 4-6 months before you begin feeding your baby. (more…)