You don't need a sophisticated survey to establish that most Americans are overfed - a casual look around will suffice. What may not meet the eye is that while most of us are getting more than we need in terms of calories, refined carbohydrates, saturated fat and sodium, we're significantly malnourished when it comes to key nutrients. The five most glaring deficiencies are:* potassium;* vitamin E;* magnesium;* vitamin A;* fiber. For example, 99 percent of women and 90 percent of men fail to get adequate potassium, a shortfall that may contribute to alarming rates of high blood pressure. Half of Americans fall short on fiber - a key macronutrient that helps control cholesterol. The accompanying chart shows where we fall short, why we need these nutrients and where to get them. Other neglected nutrients include: * Vitamin C: 40 percent of men and 38 percent of women 19 or older don't get enough. The good news is that it's easy to increase your intake with top sources like red/yellow bell peppers, kiwi, oranges and broccoli. * Calcium: Half of women and 40 percent of men are deficient. Top plant sources of calcium include soybeans, kale and arugula. * Zinc: One-third of people over 70 years old do not get enough zinc. Sources include oysters, beans, oats and green peas. * Vitamin B-6: Almost one-third of adult women do not get enough. Good sources include potatoes, bananas, red bell peppers and broccoli. * Phosphorus: Forty percent of young women (ages 9 to 18) do not get adequate phosphorus. Top sources include lentils, sardines, salmon and portobello mushrooms. Jennifer Grossman is the director of the Dole Nutrition Institute. - NU
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Bottled water is advertised heavily and is often seen in the tote bags of famous celebrities and athletes. As mainstream culture becomes increasingly health conscious, people continually turn to bottled water as convenient and stylish way to stay hydrated while exercising. However, at a dollar or more per gallon, the price of "bottled water" can really add up over time especially if you are drinking it on a regular basis. Bottled water costs roughly five hundred times per gallon the amount that tap water does, which raises the question: is bottled water really worth the price?The answer, unfortunately, is less clear cut than the question. Bottled water is vital in some situations, such as when you are hiking in the wilderness or are traveling to an area where the ground water is not safe for consumption. In these kinds of scenarios, bottled water is literally priceless. Likewise, bottled water is an important part of an emergency preparedness kit, and experts across many fields agree that it is a good idea to keep at least a few gallons of bottled water in your home and workplace for safety purposes.However, the vast majority of bottled water purchased and consumed is for use outside of these situations. Many people choose bottled water for health reasons, believing that it is free from bacteria and other germs that linger in tap water, or that bottled water is processed in such a way that potentially dangerous chemicals cant leak into the supply. However, scientific studies suggest that most water filter is roughly equivalent to tap water in terms of germs and chemical makeup.The major health benefit of "water filter" is probably not due to the characteristics of the water itself, but simply due to the fact that having access to portable, refreshing water filter encourages people to hydrate themselves. Few Americans make time to down the recommended eight glasses of water per day, but with the rise of water filter more people are drinking more water more often, which spells good news for everybody. If water filter helps you to make hydrating a regular part of your day, the benefits may very well outweigh the financial costs. Staying hydrated is good for your health because it allows your body to easily flush away toxins, and it is good for your appearance. Drinking water helps you build vibrant skin cells; grow stronger, firmer hair; and replenish your muscles; leading to greater overall health. And if water filter makes hydration an easier part of your lifestyle, then water filter is worth its weight in gold.
Rushing to EatPeoples lives have become so busy and rushing around, that we no longer eat the way we should. In some places, there is a McDonalds on every major corner, if not some other fast food restaurant. Watching TV, you see a commercial for some kind of food place almost every time commercials are on, urging you to eat there because its good and you can get it fast and cheap. With so many distractions and obligations, families have these days, how do you eat healthy in a fast food world? Its not an easy thing to do but is possible with planning and knowing what to look for. This isnt to say fast food cant be consumed occasionally, but it should be less often than people are doing it now. Not to mention that our food is so processed that it takes five minutes to cook and has high carbohydrates among other things that are not digested quickly. This is leading to obesity in the population.The Truth About Whole GrainBecause food is so processed these days to make it faster to cook, as well as more convenient for the way our lives have become, it is actually not as good for you as it once was. Recently the food administration even changed the food pyramid to coincide with how we eat these days and food is made. They are suggesting more whole grains than ever before, as well as vegetables. This may sound like what has been told to children for years, but even whole grains are deceiving on packaging these days. With all the new diets out there for low carb, no carb, low fat, no fat, etc., foods are coming out that say whole grain but are just as processed as its white counterpart. They are made with enriched wheat. This process takes out all the nutrients and other things that take time to digest for a healthy life. Reading the ingredient is a good way to find the real whole grain product. They are now more expensive than the over processed product because manufacturers could make the enriched version cheaper and faster. To eat healthy you have to read the labels of everything you consume.Healthy Choices at Fast Food EateriesThe truth is that you really cant eat healthy at any fast food restaurant. They arent designed for those trying or needing to watch what they put in their mouth. But you can make better decisions. Dont eat the bread if you can stand not too. Its along the lines of the South Beach Diet but thats where lots of your weight gaining properties are. Dont get anything fried, this includes French fries, onion rings, or even fried chicken. Get a diet pop, tea, or water. Avoid the desert and the salad, both have sugar in them and I dont just mean in the toppings. Watch Super Size Me for a real eye opener. The show is on McDonalds but you can bet that all fast food restaurants are basically the same. Limit how often you eat fast food to once per week, if that fast. Get a wrap at Subway instead of a toasted sub. Less bread and just as filling with all the fixings you want. When you get pizza, get vegetables on it so you arent just eating bread, sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Remember just how bad fast food is for you, your waistline, and your cholesterol. Even if you are fifteen, you should be thinking about how it will affect you later in life. Starting early will make it easier on your body as you age.Eating at HomeThe best thing to do is find a way to cook meals most nights of the week. This can take planning and team work. Have at least one non-meat dish every week. It doesnt have to be fish or seafood either. Dont use fast cooking rich to go with your meals. Those are again loaded with carbohydrates, which take your body longer to break down and will make you hungry sooner than you should be. Plan weekly meals so that you can cook casseroles and other easy to reheat dishes early in the week for days you will not have time to cook. Utilize your crock-pot and get a recipe book for it. You can make just about anything in a crock pot these days and have a good meal when you get home. Have salad a few times a week with dinner, but watch how much dressing you put on it. Have desert, but make it Jell-O. Indulge once in a while to though and it wont feel like you are depriving yourself of anything.
Fish oil versus Flaxseed oilWhat is the opinion on fish oil supplements, and why not just take flaxseed oil since it has omega 3s? How much is needed to take daily?The answer is really very simple. There are several Omega 3 fatty acids. They are named ALA (alpha linolenic acid ), EPA (eicosapentanoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid). ALA is found in flaxseed oil whereas EPA and DHA are found in fish oils. ALA is able to convert into EPA and then into DHA, but this takes several enzymatic steps in the body, and not everyone efficiently converts ALA into EPA and DHA, particularly with aging.Lignans are a type of fiber, and at the same time a type of phytoestrogena chemical similar to the human hormone estrogen. Flaxseeds are the richest source of lignans. When you eat lignans, bacteria in the digestive tract convert them into estrogen-like substances called enterodiol and enterolactone, which are thought to have anti-tumor effects. Lignans and other flaxseed components may also have antioxidant properties, that is, they may reduce the activity of cell-damaging free radicals.Flaxseeds have a pleasant, nutty flavor and taste good sprinkled on salads, cooked vegetables, or cereals. The oil is quite tasty, too, though expensive.In addition to the omega-3s, the remaining two components of flaxseed, which are lignans and fiber are being studied for their health benefits as well, says Diane Morris, PhD, RD, spokesperson for the Flax Council of Canada. Lignans, for example, act as both phytoestrogens and antioxidants, while the fiber contained in the flaxseed is of both the soluble and insoluble type. Flax is an interesting mixture of nutrients and other components.So what are you waiting for? You have the chance to improve your health state today! We urge you to gather more information on the benefits of Flaxseed and Flaxseed oil today! Live a healthy life!