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Hopfully this study will encourage more schools to increase the availability of nutritious food and drink options and eliminate unhealthy snacks.
This important yet often overlooked nutrient is essential for balanced nutrition and good health. Always read the Nutrition Facts label to find out the amount of, and the type of, fiber contained in any particular food.
It is important that your child gets his or her nutrition early on, preferably form Grade 1. This is the most important time for brain development, as they start to learn new things and create new ideas all the time. Brain development revolves around getting the right amount of:
Once you have made good nutritional habits a practice you are nutritionally stronger and wiser than you think. If you eat the right type and amount of nutritious foods as consistently as possible, your body will not hoard fat.
Researchers have demonstrated what happens inside a cell when it is deprived of the essential nutrient iron. Iron is found abundantly in red meats, shellfish dried fruits, whole grains, spinach, seeds and other foods.
Spend a lot of time in the produce section: Load up on vegetables and fruit, fresh or packaged. They offer lots of fibre and nutrients.
A recent U.S. study suggests that our vegetables just aren't as nutritious. When comparing today's crops with those harvested in 1950, the nutrient content had declined significantly in six out of 13 nutrients: protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin C.
What research says about the nutritional benefits of organically grown produce. Until recently, there had been little evidence that organically grown produce was higher in nutrients. It's long been held that healthier soils would produce a product higher in nutritional quality.
Iron deficiency is the most prevalent and severe nutritional disorder world wide, affecting more than 2 billion people. Iron is found abundantly in red meats, shellfish dried fruits, whole grains, spinach, seeds and other foods.