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Healthy Eating Tips by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF)
The benefits of being healthy is endless, and this includes being able to think more clearly, perform better in sports, as well as in academics. But because you should have healthy eating habits, here some tips by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). First, you need to eat regularly especially breakfast. Second, you should eat a wide variety of food including fruits and vegetables. Third, you should avoid too much fat and foods that are high in sugar. The PAMF also has some tips on how to read food labels so you will understand the nutritional value of your food.

Fast Food Nutrition
Want to find out what’s in your favorite fast foods from Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Subway, McDonalds, Burger King and other national chains? You can find out here and sort it all by total calories, fat calories, percentage of calories from fat, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, fiber and protein. A good source for point-and-click nutritional advice before you think about your next fast-food stop.

The Relationship between Nutrition and Kidney Stones
This site says that a recent study conducted Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that previous recommendations to limit dairy products in an effort to reduce the risk of kidney stones were not accurate. There were more than 90,000 women in the study, which showed "that women with the highest intake of dietary calcium had the lowest risk of kidney stones." Researchers say that calcium neutralizes the absorption of oxalate, a substance that is present in foods such as spinach and beets which has been linked to kidney stone formation. It includes a list of foods to avoid, which include peanut oil, soft drinks, tea, cocoa, green peppers, beans and beets.

Calcium: How the Mineral Function
Although calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, people do not get enough of this important mineral. This article explains two types of calcium, one being that which is tightly bound within the bone and the other is on the bone. The article says that the skeleton serves as a bank of minerals for the body. The rest of this article explains the role of calcium in the body and notes that there are some conditions that affect calcium absorption.

Vegetarian Nutrition for Healthy Families
A wide array of vegetarian nutritional information, to give consumers relevant information about vegan nutrition and general health. Site offers a section on nutritional fads, including raw foods and other hype. Sections include advantages of vegetarianism, food and nutrition guide, low cholesterol diets, vitamin B12 facts, chronic diseases, childhood obesity, blood sugar management, plant diets, cancer control, dairy tolerance, exercise, changing your cooking oil, prebiotics, weight loss, soy nutrition, nutritional supplements, and more.

Healthy Eating for Low-Income Families
No one should go hungry in America, which is why the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education. We help nearly one in five people. The site includes kids nutrition tips and other programs to help all children eat smart. Program information, including data and forms, are included. A must-see for anyone who needs nutritional assistance—children and low-income persons who can use the help.


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