Changing Your Cravings for “Bad” Foods 1

Changing Your Cravings for “Bad” Foods

We’ve all had a food craving at one time or another. A food craving is an extreme need for a certain food of type of food. The craving is so strong, it’s almost impossible to resist. Whether it’s a craving for salt or sugar, cravings are normal. It’s our body’s way of telling us what

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Caffeine and Kids 2

Caffeine and Kids

Many of the food and drink items that children and teens crave have caffeine in them. You can find caffeine in soda, energy drinks, and chocolate candy — even hot cocoa. If these are some of your child’s favorites, he or she could be consuming more caffeine than you think. About 73 percent of children

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Tips for Eating Healthy During the Holidays 4

Tips for Eating Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays are one of our favorite times to eat. Delicious food seems to surround us at every turn. It can be easy to overindulge in our favorite treats. But it is also possible to eat healthy during the holidays, too. Path to improved health Whether it’s sitting around the family dinner table or munching

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Superfoods 5


“Superfoods” are generally foods that have a lot of nutrients. These include large amounts of: vitamins minerals antioxidants fiber healthy fats phytonutrients. Superfoods are good for your health. They are usually “whole” or “real” foods. This means they are in their original form and are not processed. There isn’t a specific list of superfoods. There

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Nutrition: Keeping a Food Diary 6

Nutrition: Keeping a Food Diary

A food diary is a log of what you consume each day. It can help you make changes to your diet and lose weight. You can use it to improve your health by tracking what you eat and drink. The diary helps you and your doctor understand your eating habits. Follow the instructions below to

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Avoiding Food Hassles With Kids 7

Avoiding Food Hassles With Kids

We all know one—the picky eater. They eat the same, few foods day after day. They only like unhealthy choices, such as chips, sweets, and soda. They refuse to try anything new. It becomes a battle for parents at home and at school. Eventually, the battle wears you down. For a young child (preschool age),

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Balancing Your Food Plate

Historically, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided dietary guidance rooted in science. For many years, USDA displayed this information using a food pyramid. Starting in 2011, it switched to a new visual diagram of a plate filled with the proper amounts of foods. MyPlate serves as a personal guide and reminder of what

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Dietary Fats: What’s Good and What’s Bad 8

Dietary Fats: What’s Good and What’s Bad

Certain fats should be part of your diet. But you should make sure you’re eating good fats instead of bad fats. Your body uses fat for energy. It builds nerve tissue and hormones and controls inflammation. Good fats help your body absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K from the foods you eat. They provide

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Nutrition: Tips for Improving Your Health 9

Nutrition: Tips for Improving Your Health

Good nutrition is one of the keys to a healthy life. You can improve your health by keeping a balanced diet. You should eat foods that contain vitamins and minerals. This includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and a source of protein. Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer yes to any of them,

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