Archives by Tag 'Nutrition'

New Nutrition Labels Make Added Sugar Easier to Find


By now, almost everyone knows that there's a whole lot of sugar in soda (not to mention those so-called "sports" and "energy" drinks). Sugar is also a major ingredient in many desserts, breakfast cereals, jellies and fruit preserves. But did you know that there's also an enormous amount of added more...

Preventing Tooth Decay: Is Your Diet Helping or Hurting Your Efforts?

Nutrition, tooth decay

The foundation for tooth decay prevention is daily brushing and flossing, along with professional cleanings and checkups as often as your dentist recommends. But what you eat is also important — your diet could be hurting your hygiene efforts. So, how do your favorite foods fare in the war against more...

Sodas Are ‘De-Listed’ on Kids’ Fast-Food Menus

Nutrition, Pediatric Dentistry

Want to order a kiddie meal from one of the popular fast-food restaurants? You’ll see several main-dish choices, like a hamburger, cheeseburger, or chicken nuggets, plus a side dish and beverage. But there’s one thing you won’t see listed on the menu any more: fountain drinks, like soda. Bowing to more...

Enjoying Better Nutrition in Gourmet Style


There's a common belief that a change to a more nutritious diet spells the end of one's love affair with food. In other words, if you want to eat in a more healthy way, you have to sacrifice taste. Annemarie Colbin's life mission is to dispel that belief, and to more...

The Importance of Nutrition in General and Oral Health

Nutrition, Oral Health

The U.S. Surgeon General has stated emphatically that, “you can't be healthy without oral health.” Given this scientifically backed opinion, life-long good health requires a solid understanding and application of the basics in nutrition, diet, and exercise. With approximately 127 million overweight adults in the U.S., 60 million obese, and more...

Guidelines Toward More Healthy Eating Habits


Jenny Mathau of the Natural Gourmet Institutes has seven dietary guidelines that can help you enjoy better health and nutrition: Eat an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits — an essential source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber Choose high quality organic protein — like beans, cold-water fish or free-range more...

Understanding the Importance of Nutrition When It Comes to Oral Health


No one can argue about the important role a well-balanced diet plays with regard to your general health. It is essential for growth as well as health maintenance and no less important are the effects of diet on oral health. Not only do nutritional requirements change through life affecting the more...