Fast Facts About Food
Much of what American farmers grow is very good for you! Discover the nutritional benefits of many ag products we serve our families.
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You hear a lot about foods and antioxidants these days, but you may be wondering what’s the fuss? Here’s a little lesson in food chemistry.
It’s a stressful world these days. There’s no magic food pill to beat stress but there a number of powerhouse foods that provide ammunition in the battle.
Whether you’re harvesting vegetables from a garden, opening a can, or taking food from the freezer you may be wondering how each measures up when it comes to nutrition. some of the answers may surprise you.
Is there enough fiber in your diet? Fiber’s not one of those things you talk about around the water cooler. But, it’s good for you in more ways than one.
Green Leafy Vegetables
If you’re not eating your greens you’re not accessing some powerful produce.
Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA)
MUFA stands for Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids – a class of healthy fats found in nuts and seeds, avocados, olives, and certain vegetable oils.
Sources of Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps your body maintain healthy tissues and a strong immune system.
If you’re not adding whole grains to your meals, you’re missing out on some powerful insurance for healthy living.
Fiber in Your Diet
Any discussion of nutrition has to include fiber, but you may be surprised to discover that not all fiber is created equal.
Calcium is a crucial element in a healthy diet and in the development of strong bones and teeth in children. Did you know, however, that milk and dairy foods are not your only source to this important mineral? Foods such as spinach, collard greens, and broccoli can serve as a substitute source for your calcium needs.
Nutrition for Kids
As we all know, eating right is critical to the development of children. So how do you get youngsters to eat their fruits and veggies? Here are some tips on how to get your child to eat healthy.
Food and Stress
We’ve all heard of stress eating, but did you know that depending on what you eat, it could actually help reduce your stress levels? Try some of these healthy suggestions that will help ease those day to day stresses.
Mono Unsaturated Fats
Akiba Howard gives us the straight facts about adding certain types of fats to our diets. Believe it or not, but there are certain fats that are good for you, and should be included in your diet for healthy eating.
If you’re feeling a lack of energy, try adding some carbohydrates to your diet. Carbs can be found in a variety of foods, and Akiba Howard shows us which ones are the right ones for you.
Folate in Your Food
You may never think about them, but the folate in the food you eat plays an important role in your overall health. Folate and folic acid are also very important to distinct groups of people, including children and pregnant women. The good news is that the B vitamins which comprise the folic acid family are easy to acquire from our daily diet.
If you’ve ever thought about going on a diet, you’ve probably run across lots of information on the importance of protein for insuring good health and losing weight. But are all proteins the same? Akiba Howard takes a look at protein, how it works, and just how much you need to stay healthy.
Nuts are a great way to get “good fats” and fiber into your diet. Many nuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, rich in vitamin E, and can help prevent plaque in your arteries. Want some good nuts to choose from? Try almonds, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts and pecans. One word of advice, however: nuts covered with chocolate, sugar or salt can end up cancelling those heart-healthy benefits.