Nutrition

Healthy Diet for Kids = Higher IQ

According to new research from the University of Adelaide, children who are fed healthy diets in early age may have a slightly higher IQ, while those on heavier junk food diets may have a slightly reduced IQ.


The study - led by University of Adelaide, Public Health researcher Dr Lisa Smithers, looked at the link between the eating habits of children at 6 months, 15 months & 2 years, and their IQ at 8 years of age.

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Pregnant Women Need To Eat Fish.

In 2004 the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency recommended that pregnant women limit fish consumption to 12 ounces (roughly two average meals) per week, and that they eat varieties of fish and shellfish that are low in mercury. With that being said, in the last several years, pregnant women have been seriously limiting or avoiding fish in their diets.

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Are Your Children Running on Empty

Do you know a typical American only consumes 1-1/2 servings of vegetables and no fruit on an average day?
Are you surprised that America is the fattest nation on the planet?

Interesting Facts:

  • Americans spend 90% of their money on processed foods

  • The % of overweight children has more than doubled since 1980

  • The % of overweight adolescents has more than tripled since 1980

  • Overweight young people are more likely to become overweight or obese adults

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    Healthy Pregnancy nutrition requires Whole Foods

    Whole foods like avocados and cucumbers are healthy pregnancy nutrition
    Expectant mothers do a great service to their babies when they learn more about whole foods for healthy pregnancy nutrition. Whether expecting or not, the need for a balanced diet that includes vitamins and minerals from whole foods is a basic nutrition fact. This is even more significant when planning pregnancy nutrition. A healthy diet filled with whole foods is essential for helping the baby develop to its full potential.

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    Nutrition Considerations For Stressed Calves

    Jane Parish, MSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, highlights many of the recommendations the National Research Council reports for stressed calf nutritional programs.

    She explains that stress places demands on the bodies of calves that can result in performance losses. Common stresses on young cattle include weaning, cattle handling and hauling, feed and water deprivation during the marketing process, exposure to temperature or weather extremes, and processing practices such as dehorning, castration, and vaccination.

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    Adequate Nutrition is critical to the develop & maintain a healthy Skeleton

    In a recent scholarly review published in Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Iniversity of Michigan researchers concluded that adequate nutrition is essential for overall skeletal health of people of all ages and all activity levels.

    Dr. Ronald Zernicke, Director of the University of Michigan Bone & Joint Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation Center, and his colleagues synthesized research conducted in the last 50 years on the role of diet on skeletal tissue and overall bone health.

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