Vitamin Deficiency & Functions Chart
Fat Soluble Vitamins can be stored in the body and need not be consumed daily. While it is difficult to "overdose" on them from ordinary sources, consuming mega doses of fat-soluble vitamins, especially A and D, can lead to a dangerous buildup in the ...
Cooking Measurement Conversion Chart
A few grains/pinch/dash, etc. (dry)
Less than 1/8 tsp
A dash (liquid)
A few drops
1 fluid ounce
8 tablespoons ...
Metric Conversion Chart
1 1/4 cups
1 1/2 cups
2 1/2 cups
New Food Pyramid Guide
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005, gives science-based advice on food and physical activity choices for health. To see the full 80-page Dietary Guidelines report, click here.
What is a "Healthy Diet"?
The Dietary Guidelines describe a healthy diet as one that
Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free ...
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What are Carbs?
Are carbohydrates the bodies preferred source of energy?
By the time you finish reading this article you will understand the bodies need, function and the roles carbohydrates play in our nutrition.
We start our discussion by comparing complex and simple carbohydrates.
Complex carbohydrates include bread, pasta and cereals.
They are ...
How to Read Nutrition Labels?
Click each item on the label below for additional nutritional information.
Serving Size 1/3 cup (29 g)
Servings Per Container About 3
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45
*% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 210mg ...
Minerals in Food Chart
Minerals in organic products essential for body functions.
CalciumMen: 800 - 1000 mgWomen: 700-800 mg
Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, Sardines, Broccoli, Turnip Greens.
Helps build strong bones and teeth. Promotes muscle and nerve function. Helps blood to clot. Helps activate enzymes needed to convert food to energy. ...
Types of Fat? The Good, The Bad and The Trans
What is saturated fat?What is trans fat?Unsaturated fat definition?What is monounsaturated fat?What is polyunsaturated fat?How many grams of fat per day?How much saturated fat per day ?
Restricting fat with low fat foods:
Food companies have launched marketing campaigns demonizing fats in our diet.
Stroll down an aisle at ...
What is Cholesterol?
Contrary to what you might think, having some cholesterol is good for our bodies.
It’s only when there is a higher level of “bad” cholesterol as opposed to the “good” that our bodies can become threatened by heart disease.
The “bad” cholesterol is called LDL, and the “good” is HDL. ...
What is Diabetes?
Known as the “pissing evil” in the 17th century, Diabetes has been around ever since causing untold grief for millions of people all over the world for the last 3,500 years.
In the US alone diabetes is said to affect 23.6 million adults and children, with many more unaware that ...