Simple Tips For Lowering Cholesterol

Simple Tips For Lowering Cholesterol

Having high cholesterol levels may be risky for people with a history of heart disease. In the same way, people should also know that there are two kinds of cholesterol- the good, or HDL cholesterol and the bad, or LDL cholesterol. And since your body needs a certain amount of cholesterol to function properly, you […]

Healthy Fatty Acids In Milk Make Kids Smarter

Healthy Fatty Acids In Milk Make Kids Smarter

Two new studies seem to indicate that babies nourished with healthy fatty acids, whether coming from breast milk or the bottle, turn out smarter. The said studies, which were conducted in the United Kingdom and Spain found that higher levels of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids such as EPA, DHA, and ALA, are linked to greater […]

Study Finds Kids Not Too Keen On Eating High Sugar Breakfast

Study Finds Kids Not Too Keen On Eating High Sugar Breakfast

If you think that kids only will eat breakfast if it caters to their sweet tooth, think again. A study shows that kids may also happily eat a low-sugar breakfast more easily than previously thought. Kids seem to happily eat low-sugar cereals for breakfast if they are given a selection of foods to eat for […]

Consumption of Junk Food On The Rise Among US Kids

Consumption of Junk Food On The Rise Among US Kids

According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, kids in the US are increasingly snacking on junk foods more than ever. The increase amounted to up to 27 percent of caloric intake connected to junk food consumption. It is in line with a rising occurrence of childhood obesity in the country, which puts the kids at more risk of developing hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.The researchers looked into nationally representative surveys of food…

Is Dieting for Kids?

Is Dieting for Kids?

First things first. The word “diet” actually refers to the food we eat. Over the years though, this word has come to mean ‘trying to lose weight’ either by actually eating less food or narrowing your food choices to foods that are low in calories. Calories are a kind of unit of measurement for energy. Some grownups and kids worry about their weight. Grownups go on a diet like this to try to lose weight. But how about kids? Should they go on such a diet? Usually, kids do not need to go on a diet …

Debunking The 5 Second Rule

Debunking The 5 Second Rule

Everybody knows about this rule. It is widely practiced. Even parents do it. You’ve probably done it before. There’s an unwritten rule that says: if you drop your food, it’s still okay to eat it, as long as you pick it up in 5 seconds or less. The question is, is it true?Unfortunately, no. Scientists have already tested the 5-second rule and discovered that bacteria can stick to your food even if your pick it up within 5 seconds. Which leads us to this question: can your food get enough bacteria…

Safe Diet for Kids

Safe Diet for Kids

Diets are known to help people get over their weight issues and problems. But when ti comes to kids, it might not be always applicable. Children going through their development and growth years may be affected with certain diets, especially those that aim for people to lose weight. Generally, kids do not have to go on diets to lose weight because they are still developing and growing. An exception to this would be for children who might be considered obese. And for such diets, a doctor’s help mi…

Feingold Diet

Feingold Diet

Many people have a misconception that diets only aim to lose weight.  In reality, there are several diets that are “prescriptive” in nature, meaning that an eating plan is customized for people with a particular disease.  This is why there are such diets as “Glycemic Index Diet” for people with diabetes or the “Lactose Intolerant Diet” for those who cannot properly digest certain milk sugars.  Another such eating program is the Feingold Diet, aimed for children afflicted with ADHD.The gistMore a…

Trim Kids Diet

Trim Kids Diet

Dieting is not typically recommended for kids, but parents need to do something when their kids’ eating patterns become unhealthy. Your kids’ health is in jeopardy if they begin to put on too much weight. You have two choices: either you ignore the fact that abnormal eating pattern or sedentary lifestyle can have negative impact on your kids’ health in the long term or do something to prevent them from becoming overweight or obese.There are many diet programs for kids that promote healthy living…

Offering Alternative Treats for Halloween

Offering Alternative Treats for Halloween

For kids, Halloween means one thing-candy. Aside from the joy kids may get from these sugary treats, cavities will always be there for them as well. It may be best that kids get a treat of brush and floss in the loot they will be getting this Halloween. So if you think your child is getting too much sweets, try to ration it out for them. Give them two pieces in their lunches or a few pieces of them after they get home from school. You can even have half of their candies donated to a home shelter…