Nutrition | Health Eagle - Part 4

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Healthy Foods on a Skinny Budget

by Mackenzie M. October 27th, 2011 | Nutrition
It is a fact of life in urban America that to shop at health food stores, such as Whole Foods, or to attempt to eat only fresh foods, will be expensive. This affects people on lower incomes, the elderly on social security, and college students. I am a good example of the college student who attempts to buy weekly groceries at the local Whole Foods, but who simply cannot sustain it financially. Yes, the in-store coupons offered by these stores are great, but it is still out of reach.

So how do you eat healthy, get your vitamins and minerals,
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Five of the Healthiest Foods

by Mackenzie M. September 29th, 2011 | Nutrition
Rather than, or in addition to, taking a daily vitamin supplement, there are many foods from around the world that will provide the same health benefits, combined with great taste. With all of the scientific research going on about which foods are the best for us, certain “super foods” have been highlighted.

Speaking on behalf of my own experience, incorporating these food products into your daily diet will not only make you feel more energetic, but they will provide you with all of your daily vitamins and minerals, and more. Here is a list of five of these “super foods.”
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The Milk Debate

by Louise July 4th, 2011 | Health Research, Nutrition
The fact that milk is a great source of calcium isn't exactly breaking news. Through advertisements, milk and calcium have become somewhat synonymous in America. For example, a previously-posted article on Health Eagle, Drink Milk - Prevent Osteoporosis, triggered the following commentary:

"Adults should NOT be drinking milk ..."

This statement elicited a direct response from another reader, "Adult[s] do need calcium. Haven’t you read the article how important milk is?"

This is an alarming reply, as it implies that recommending less consumption of milk is the same as recommending a decreased intake of calcium. Calcium is necessary for many functions in our
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Buyer Beware

by Louise June 7th, 2011 | Nutrition, Vitamins
5 Things You Should Know Before Buying Supplements

Buying dietary supplements has become increasingly popular over the last few years. People are looking to self-medicate with alternatives to prescription medications, trying to avoid a trip to the doctor by tackling symptoms with dietary supplements. There are hundreds of different types of supplements available at your local pharmacy. Many of them make claims about leading to fantastic improvements in your health. Are these labels telling the truth?

Here are a few words of caution for consumers:

  1. "Federal law does not require dietary supplements to be proven
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Hiding Vegetables

by Louise May 10th, 2011 | Children's Health, Diet, Nutrition, Vitamins
I love vegetables. Of course, I know that's not the case for everyone. For some reason, there are people who grow up hating vegetables. Personally, I think there was a rotten vegetable they had as a child that made them think all vegetables were bad. How can you not like carrots or bell peppers? Okay, I know that sounds crazy to some people. The reality is that most people would choose a slice of bread or a piece of fruit over a stalk of broccoli or head of cabbage. Yet, vegetables are an
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