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What Is a Carbohydrate?

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What Is a Carbohydrate?

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Legumes are vegetables in the bean and pea family that are rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. They supply iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and several B-vitamins, including folic acid. Because these provide both complex carbs and protein, they fit in the meat and beans group and the vegetable group.

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Carbohydrates: Fuel of Choice

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Carbohydrates: Fuel of Choice

Carbohydrate is the high-octane fuel for exercise and should provide at least 55 percent of an athlete's total daily calories. To get a bit more technical, you should consume approximately 3.0 to 4.5 grams of carbohydrate per pound of body weight. Where do you fit in? If your sport is pretty low-key—not a lot of nonstop running around—you should aim for 3.0 grams.

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Do Starchy Carbohydrates Make You Fat?

Do Starchy Carbohydrates Make You Fat?

In this era of trendy low-carb and no-carb diets, this may be the best thing you've heard in a while: carbohydrates will not make you fat! Consistently overeating calories will make you fat—and those calories may come from protein, fat, and/or carbohydrate.

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Nutritional Health for Women

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Nutritional Health for Women

Nutritional health provides a foundation for optimum fitness, performance, and overall health. Excellent nutrition results in more energy, better athletic performance, and less risk of illness. Poor nutrition can cause poor performance, low energy, mental and physical stress, and greater incidence of injuries. A balanced diet is achieved by eating healthy foods, plentiful nutrients, and adequate calories.
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Your Pregnancy Diet

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

What to eat during pregnancy

In recent years, much has been learned about what constitutes a healthy diet in pregnancy. In addition to the importance of nutrients such as folic acid, there is mounting evidence that a person's health may be influenced by the mother's diet in pregnancy, including whether particular nutrients were received at certain times.

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Eating Smart When You Have Diabetes

Eating Smart When You Have Diabetes

If you're diagnosed with diabetes, you should definitely seek the nutritional advice of a registered dietitian, preferably one who is certified as a diabetes educator (credentials will read R.D., C.D.E.). The goal of nutrition therapy is to restore and maintain blood glucose levels to as near normal as possible. This means balancing your food with insulin and activity levels.

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Updated: April 11, 2022

The Best Diet for Gestational Diabetes: What To Eat (And Avoid)

Gestational Diabetes

Getting a diagnosis of diabetes during pregnancy can be scary, but changing your diet will help you and your baby stay healthy. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) management may be challenging due to food cravings and aversions during pregnancy, but a registered dietitian or diabetes educator can help you come up with a meal plan you will enjoy that meets your nutritional needs to keep your blood sugar levels stable. A prenatal glucose test will determine whether or not you have gestational diabetes based on how high blood sugar levels are.

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Exploring the Food Groups

Grains and starches

Exploring the Food Groups

Besides the wonderful aromas, flavors, and textures that food has, each food group provides varying amounts of diverse nutrients. Each one of the five food groups supplies some, but not all, of the nutrients you need for good health. For this reason, it's key that you eat from each food group every day.

Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta Group

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Food Before, During, and After Exercise

Food Before, During, and After Exercise

This section investigates favorable food choices for your pre-event meal, plus the recovery foods to help your body bounce back after an intense workout. It also lays out the guidelines for fueling your system throughout prolonged periods of exercise.

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Updated: January 23, 2020

How Specific Diets Can Impact Kids With Autism

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Maintaining a healthy diet for children so they can properly grow and develop is generally high on the list of priorities for any parent. But not all foods influence— positively or negatively—individuals the same way. For parents of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), many have turned to special diets and styles of eating which have shown a reduction in certain autism symptoms.

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Super Foods for Kids (and Adults)

Sweet potatoes and broccoli

Super Foods for Kids (and Adults)

All foods may fit. But let's be frank. Some foods are better than others, especially for children.

When you are trying to feed a growing family on a tight budget and limited time, eating foods that offer the biggest bang for the buck takes precedence. That's why choosing the cheapest, easiest-to-prepare foods packed with the most nutrition is the way to go. To that end, I have put together my list of favorite, tasty super foods for children that won't break the bank.

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Calorie Guidelines for Women

Calorie Guidelines for Women

Calorie counting can be a source of frustration and focus for many girls and women. Although formulas have been standardized, calories might need to be adjusted for each individual based on genetics, amount of muscle or fat, and other activity in addition to athletic activities. The amount of calories required to maintain weight for one woman can be more or less than for another; and, just like sleep, training, and other aspects of life, the amounts can never be exact, as all bodies are different.

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Tween Nutritional Requirements

Tween Nutritional Requirements

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You cannot know how much your tween needs to eat on any given day because growth patterns differ tremendously from child to child and from one day to the next. While some tweens grow in a slow-but-steady fashion, others alternate between long lulls and dramatic spurts. If you think your child has grown overnight, you may be right. Tweens can stretch by as much as half an inch in twenty-four hours.

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Healthy Eating: Valuable Vitamins

What are they?

Healthy Eating: Valuable Vitamins

A healthy diet consists not only of optimal portions of macronutrients, but also recommended levels of essential micronutrients. Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals. It is important to recognize whether you are getting what your body needs, and to make necessary changes in your daily diet if you are not.

What Are Vitamins?

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Comprehending Food Labels

Learn how to read food labels

Comprehending Food Labels

Learning how to properly read food labels enables you to make smarter nutrition choices on the foods that you buy. The food label provides you with relevant information on essential nutrients and ingredients. It is well worth your time to learn how to interpret food labels and how to put them to work for you and your health!

What Is on the Food Label?

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Pregnancy Fitness

Exercise During Pregnancy

Staying active while pregnant

Pregnancy Fitness

Athletic activity is a regular part of many expectant mothers' lives. During pregnancy, physical fitness activities provided multiple benefits to body and mind: the enjoyment of the activity, better fitness and health, weight management, stress management, improved mood, and body benefits, including improved strength and decreased pain. Exercise can make labor easier, decrease back pain, and make child care less tiring.
Updated: February 12, 2020

Is the Keto Diet Safe For Kids?

little girl biting avocado as part of keto diet

Following a ketogenic (AKA keto) diet has become increasingly popular over the years. Following the low-carb, high-fat style of eating has proven to be beneficial with adults in quick weight loss results, and studies have shown it to be beneficial for a wide variety of health conditions. With these touted great results, many parents may want to consider their kids following suit. The question remains: is the keto diet safe for kids?

Combating 'Morning Sickness'

Morning Sickness Relief

Combating 'Morning Sickness'

Hey Mom!

Don't take any anti-nausea or motion sickness medications without talking to your doctor first. Also, let him know if you can't keep down your prenatal vitamins.

Daddy Alert!

Don't listen to people who tell you that your wife's morning sickness is all in her head. Certainly, stress can upset anyone's stomach, but the nausea that comes with pregnancy is a very real physical problem.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Third Grade Science and Health

Third Grade Science and Health

What your child should learn in Science

The natural world is the basis of most science study in the third grade, just as it was in the earlier years. The teacher's primary goal is to foster the children's sense of curiosity about the world and their skills of inquiry. Teachers will make frequent use of questions that stimulate the critical thinking of the children: Why is that? How does that happen? What if...?

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Counting Calories: How Many You Need in Your Diet

Counting Calories: How Many You Need in Your Diet

Nutri-Speak

A calorie is the amount of energy that food provides. The number of calories is determined by burning food in a device called a calorimeter and measuring the amount of heat produced. One calorie is equal to the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one liter of water one degree Celsius.

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