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How can you analyze nutritional values in food recipes?

How can you analyze nutritional values in food recipes?

Recipe: There are several software programs and/or websites that can do the work of analysis for you. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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Is there one food that satisfies all nutritional requirements?

Is there one food that satisfies all nutritional requirements?

None: There is no one super food. For good health, please have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; restrict intake of saturated fats; no tobacco; no more than one drink of alcohol/day and exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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If you have a good nutritional diet does it make your skin look healthier and generally nicer, and what is a good balance of food types to eat?

If you have a good nutritional diet does it make your skin look healthier and generally nicer, and what is a good balance of food types to eat?

Good balance: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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Can the types of foods and nutritional ingredients influence the sex of the baby, if you're trying for a baby?

Can the types of foods and nutritional ingredients influence the sex of the baby, if you're trying for a baby?

No: There are a lot of old wives tales on influencing the sex, but no i don't think there is any scientific evidence that this makes any difference. ...Read more

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How can I find the nutritional value of most foods?

USDA: There are many resources but looking for the usda nutrient tables is a very broad base and those sites will be a start. There are other sites that maintain nutrient values for different foods. You will find some differences, depending on the source. ...Read more

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What are the best nutritional baby foods for my 1 year old baby?

What are the best nutritional baby foods for my 1 year old baby?

Healthy: At one year of age, your child should be eating veggies, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein - just like all of us. You must be careful that she isn't fed anything that could choke her. ...Read more

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How does cooking destroy or improve the nutritional value of food?

How does cooking destroy or improve the nutritional value of food?

Rarely improves!: You don't destroy mineral, but if you cook with water you will lose them. Feat (prolonged) will destroy some vitamin content, and you will also lose some in water. Best to steam o microwave foods. Grilling is fine to a point as is baking! ...Read more

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Do you find it easy or difficult to determine the nutritional value of food?

Do you find it easy or difficult to determine the nutritional value of food?

Do your research: There are many internet sites which show nutritional value of food. One example is http://www.Whfoods.Com/foodstoc.Php some fast food restaurants also list the values of their dishes online so you can see before you order. Center for science in the public interest http://www.Cspinet.Org/ is another resource -- informative newsletter ; web site. Read labels of boxed or processed foods! ...Read more

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How does healthy food compare to McDonalds in regards to nutritional content?

How does healthy food compare to McDonalds in regards to nutritional content?

In most cases: McDonald's food is inferior in quality in regards to micronutrient content just based on the some of the ingredients that are used that wouldn't be consider quite "healthy", like something as simple as their burger buns. Presently McDonald's doesn't offer any wholegrain options. An exact comparison is obviously difficult to make without having something specific to compare to. ...Read more