Diet Tips

Are Potatoes Healthy?

Are Potatoes Healthy?

The most common fallacies about potatoes are that they are full of starch only and that they are in themselves fattening. This is not so. Potatoes while predominantly carbohydrate, do contain a small proportion of protein. The reason why potatoes should not be neglected from the diet is that they are a rich source of potassium, and contain large quantities of vitamin C, an average amount of vitamin B, and small quantities of vitamin A. Only when potatoes are consumed in large proportions are they ever a problem for the conscious dieter. They are inclined to encourage weight increases when…
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Is it better to take vitamins or eat food?

Is it better to take vitamins or eat food?

It is often said that, because of our modern, complex lifestyle, that we skip meals and may run short of vitamins. This may occasionally be true, but the "cure" advocated by many self-styled "health experts", which consists of the indiscriminate consumption of vitamin tablets is not a logical solution to this problem. In the first place, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that, in our community, vitamin deficiency, even minor deficiency, exists to the extent that the sales of vitamin preparations would indicate. Secondly, it is obvious that swallowing vitamin pills is not a satisfactory alternative to eating a…
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How to Make Sweets and Candy

How to Make Sweets and Candy

They taste so good and they're good for you - delicious confections from healthy ingredients. 1. Honey Nut Toffee 125g (4oz) butter or substitute 1 cup honey 125g (4oz) hazelnuts 125g (4oz) unsalted peanuts 125g (4oz) almonds 125g (4oz) shredded coconut Chop hazelnuts roughly. Put almonds and hazelnuts onto a baking tray, place into a moderate oven for 3 minutes or until light golden brown; cool. Stir coconut in frying pan over low heat until golden brown, remove from pan immediately. Put butter and honey into a large pan, bring to boil, stirring until the butter has melted. Boil uncovered…
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How Can We Control Weight?

How Can We Control Weight?

One of the fundamental principles of weight control is that any increase in weight, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should be reversed immediately. Do diets work for weight loss? Unless a person truly wants to lose weight and is properly motivated to do so, failure is almost certain. Reducing diets need not be nutritionally imbalanced in any nutrient, except for a decrease in calories. Make whatever adjustments are required in food choices to assure that the basic diet is a good one. Now, adjust the amount of each food item without eliminating any one food from the diet.…
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What food is good for old age?

What food is good for old age?

Alarmingly, recent research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has found that many seniors are not meeting some of the recommended dietary intakes for nutrients essential to good health. Essential nutrients According to consultant nutritionist Sue Radd, the ABS research findings are of great concern as we know nutrition can be an influential factor in many age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and in the prevention of bone fractures. The ABS research has revealed that the average person in the over 65s age group is not meeting their recommended dietary intake for calcium. We often think of calcium as…
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What is The Fastest Way for an Obese Person to Lose Weight?

What is The Fastest Way for an Obese Person to Lose Weight?

The fundamental causes of obesity are complex and by no means fully understood, but they all result in the intake of energy-providing foods exceeding what is required for everyday living. Disease (such as a disorder of the appestat in the brain) is rarely to blame, though it is quite likely that disturbance of the body's hormone balance accounts for some cases. Heredity is usually quoted as contributing to the picture, but how far our genes are responsible is uncertain since family feeding habits can cancel out the inherited tendency. Obesity is more prevalent during pregnancy and at the menopause, and…
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What’s The Right Diet for You?

What’s The Right Diet for You?

With all the fad diets that appear on the internet nowadays, it can be very difficult to select one that really works and is safe for you at the same time. These guidelines will help take the mystery out of your diet dilemma. How to tell what diet is best for you There are hundreds of dieting schemes around which promise quick and easy results. Many are unsafe; many more are expensive, impractical, good for temporary weight loss but impossible to sustain in the long term, or just plain useless. Never have there been so many diets, and never has…
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