Men should consume about 34g of fiber daily; women about 28g. Unfortunately, Americans fall woefully short of requirements through our usual and customary unhealthy meal choices. Follow this link for a brief discussion on how to include more natural fiber in our nutrition plans.
Yet another extreme, gimmick diet is gaining traction: The Carnivore Diet. Despite a handful of success stories, this all-meat, zero-carb is essentially not scientifically sound. Explore the discussion at this link for details about this new fad.
Key to developing a healthy nutrition plan is mastering those Nutrition Facts labels on food and beverage products. Most important of all is paying attention to the Servings Per Container data. Because most product packages hold more than one serving. And the listed facts are only for one serving. Check out this link to learn how to read these labels.
Healthy meal planning does not have to be complicated. Just follow the principles and guidance (and a few recipe ideas) in this link to get you on your way to healthful living.
The true ketogenic diet is a medical treatment to be supervised by a doctor or licensed dietitian. For a short list of specific medical maladies. For a limited period of time. It is not designed to be used by just anyone and everyone as a daily diet. True, the human body can be “tricked” into a ketogenic state (switching from carbohydrates to fats for primary fuel source). But that adaptation is an emergency state, not a natural state. Much like the body adapting to infections by developing fevers. Check out this link for a brief discussion on the potential dangers of a keto lifestyle.
Food cravings are the bane of healthful eating plans. Once we learn to control our cravings—and make no mistake, we all have them—we are well on our way to a healthy lifestyle. Click this link for a few tips to get these urges under control.
Sodium (salt) is a deadly, addictive food additive. We should have no salt in our cupboards. Most foods already have enough sodium, without our shaking more salt on them. Read this linked article from Harvard University to learn a few ways to consume less salt.
Bad weather season is upon us. Here are a few valuable tips to prevent and evaluate refrigerated foods during power outages.
More recent research suggests that dairy products and red meat are not necessarily the evil dietary transgessors they have been perceived for decades. In the linked article, below, published last week, several recent research projects may now allow more unprocessed red meat and dairy to be added to our healthy nutrition plans. The key point: unprocessed products. Just like other unprocessed foods.