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.
Check out this short (2½ minute) video for tips on including more whole grains and less refined grains in your family’s nutrition plan. These tips can save both time and money.
Portion sizes need not be a frustrating exercise in science and math. Just visually divide your dinner plate into approximate sizes. And fill in the squares. Bon appetite!
To grain, or not to grain. That is the question. The world’s “experts” seem to be split in half regarding the addition of grains in our daily nutrition. However, most peer reviewed research show that grains are essential for healthful living. But, not just any grain. Whole grains—especially whole multi-grains—are the preferred source.
Many health conditions can be mitigated with our nutrition choices. Most of us know to avoid sodium (salt) if our blood pressure is high. However, instead of repeating what we should avoid eating, here are several things to consider eating if we are hypertensive … with our doctor’s blessing, of course.
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“Heart-healthy eating involves consuming vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, lean meats, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, soy products, legumes, and vegetable oils (except coconut and palm oils). Also, it limits sodium, saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and alcohol.” Visit this link for more guidance.