Nutritional Secrets

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Guideline of nutrition

FDA guideline of nutrition is general for one type of person. But we are not one type but several types of people. We come from different backgrounds and different genealogical makeup. You might find what a good nutritional fit is for one individual may lack for another individual.

There is a set of guidelines that the government publishes for different vitamins and minerals. These are based on population studies and consider what people consume on a regular basis. Nutrition in food is based on these factors.

The latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index shows that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese in 2009. This is because of fast food, sitting in front of the TV while eating, and snacking on unhealthy snacks.

What else will make us fat is living with stress, battling emotions, and genetics. The first two we can control.

Secret in nutrition

The secret in nutrition is finding the perfect balance. What is the perfect balance of protein? What is the perfect balance of vitamins or minerals?

Instead of going to a fast food restaurant, stop at the grocery store. Keep in mind that the most nutritional food is located around the outer part of the store. Generally it starts out with the fruits and vegetables, then to the deli. Search the deli for sliced meat, fish and fresh fruit. Avoid the foods heavy in gravy and mayonnaise. Moving from there is the fresh meat products. Chicken and fish is the better choice over red meat. As we take our walk along the back of the store we come to eggs, milk, cheese and yogurt. If you have cholesterol problem, one large egg has about 213 mg of cholesterol, all of which is found in the yolk. Therefore, if you eat an egg on a given day, it's important to limit other sources of cholesterol for the rest of that day. Eggs are high in protein and nutrients. You can chose skim milk over whole milk, and buy low fat cheese and yogurt (if possible).

Nutritional tips

Don't shop while hungry. Your shopping cart will often fill up with wrong type of food.

Don’t eat more calories than you burn. If you have a sedentary life style, it is time to start exercising. Begin with something easy, like taking a couple 15 to 30 minute walks during the day. In becoming more fit, people start choosing nutritional foods over junk food.

Read up on what type of vitamins and minerals to take for your age group. As we age, our bodies' process nutrients less efficiently, resulting in the need for us to increase our nutrient intake. Vitamin D is a nutrient essential to the prevention of osteoporosis. The need for B vitamins increases with age as well.

With the exception of avocados, olives and coconuts, fresh fruits and vegetables have no fat, cholesterol or sodium. This is the best source of vitamins and fiber.

Get your fat from fish. This fat is called omega-3 fatty acids which lower heart-disease risk, stimulate the immune system and might even reduce the incidence of depression.

One of the best nutrition tips is to drink 8 glasses of water a day. It flushes the system of toxins and keeps us running properly.

Nutrition Secrets and Weight Loss Tips

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Reveal the answers

Tear down the curtain of mystery that surrounds fad diets. Insider Nutrition Secrets will de-mystify and reveal the answers you need before you start wondering where you are going to store all those special meals that cost an arm and a leg.

The Truth with Weight Loss

That's the truth! Long term product development AND advertising are already prepared and programmed to run months and years ahead of time. All of them bolstered by the fact that if you are already overweight, you'll be overweight in six months, a year or 10 years from now.

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Are you living up to your nutritional needs? 16 comments

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NoRR4Me 6 years ago

Good info Sandy. I have a tip you didn't mention in the trip to the grocery store.

They say never go to the grocery store when you're hungry. I always do and end up getting stuff I know I shouldn't. lol. I know better, but It seem like I always do it.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Great hub, and video, votes, you have everything, including heathy picture. Thumbs up Sandy,


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thank you Darlene and NoRR4Me. Nice tip. I have gone to the grocery store hungry too.


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anglnwu 6 years ago

Great tips and all your observations of what make obesity so rampant are so true. Thanks for the interesting read.


Rewards4life 6 years ago

Nice page =)


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wrenfrost56 6 years ago from U.K.

Great hub Sandy, once again well written and good advice.


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entertianmentplus 6 years ago from United States

Nice hub. Great info..


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mulberry1 6 years ago

I agree that nutrition needs can vary somewhat by person. Some people avoid salt because of high blood pressure, I don't have that to worry about. Some people can eat much more saturated fat even though they are sedentary while other people's bodies manufacturer too much of it on it's own and need to curb fat intake more severely. It's important to know your own health risks and family history.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Good advice! Most of us eat WAY too much junk!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Good advices Sandy, specially when you said about chicken and fish against red meat, Maita


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noorin 6 years ago from Canada

Informative hub, I agree with you , its all about finding the right balance.

rated it up and will be following you =)


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

I enjoyed reading this article. Good information !


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jptanabe 20 months ago from Red Hook, NY

Absolutely nutritional needs vary by person - and not just the number of calories! Some of my friends eat "healthy" food (healthy for them) that would surely make me sick if I ate only their food.


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Sandyspider 20 months ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

jptanabe I know what you mean. I could not eat some of the foods that other's eat.


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Thelma Alberts 20 months ago from Germany

Great information Sandy. Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter!


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Sandyspider 20 months ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thelma Alberts Happy Easter to you too.

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