Category Archives: Healthy Diet

Learn about Cholesterol, Saturated and Unsaturated Fats in our Foods.

Diets that are high in fat may lead to obesity, heart disease and certain types of cancer. Decreasing intake of dietary fat, especially saturated fat, can reduce the risk of developing these diseases. Some fat in the diet however, is … Continue reading

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All you need to know about Vitamins in Healthy Food

Vitamins are organic chemicals requires in trace quantities for good health, must obtain from the diet. Vitamins can be divided into 2 groups on the basis of solubility: Water soluble and Fat/Oil soluble. Water soluble vitamins are Vitamin B-Complex and … Continue reading

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Mineral Nutrition

Macro nutrients: The Nutrients needed in large quantities e.g. Calcium, Sodium and Chloride (Salt), Potassium, Phosphorous, Sulfur, etc. Micro nutrients (trace elements): Nutrients needed in small quantities (less than 100 micrograms/day), such as Iron, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, Molybdenum, Selenium, Iodine, … Continue reading

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Functional Foods – EFAs

Functional foods or Nutraceuticals are healthy food products supplemented with substances specifically designed for health benefits. e.g. Healthy food supplemented with essential fatty acids. Fatty acids are the building blocks of fat. Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), as the name implies, … Continue reading

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Healthy Food Preparation / Cooking Tips:

In the recipe of breads, muffins and other baked items try to limit the fat addition to 1-2 tablespoons per cup of flour, replace 1/3 to ½ cup of oil with applesauce, pureed fruits or vegetables. Saute or stir-fry in … Continue reading

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Improve your Diet – know GI & GL

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Healthy Food Nutrition and its Functions

Healthy Foods Contains Functions Cantaloupe, carrots, dried apricots, hard boiled eggs, sweet potatoes, vegetable soup, watermelon Vitamin A Necessary for healthy skin, good vision and bone growth. Bolsters the body’s natural immune system Baked beans, oatmeal, rice, rye bread, sunflower … Continue reading

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