Archive for February, 2013

Children Eating the Wrong Types of Fat: Omega 6

Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:02 PM

How to Balance Your Omega 6:3 Ratio

Primary sources of Omega-6 fatty acids that you would benefit from by reducing include:

Corn oil Canola oil Soy oil
Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats Margarine Shortening

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Children’s Daily Meal Pattern Guide

Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 03:02 PM

Food Group                            Daily Servings           Portion Size per Meal

 1-2 Years old–  This is the transition from liquid diets to the addition of complementary foods.

 Milk and Dairy (Whole Milk )   5                         ½ cup or 4 ounces

Meat/Beans                                         2                           1-3 Tbsp.

Vegetable                                               3                           2-3 Tbsp.

Fruit                                                         3                          2-4 Tbsp.

Bread/Pasta/Cereal                         4                          ¼ – ½cup, ½ slice

Fats/Oils                                                 3                           1 teaspoon

 

3-4 Years old– This is the transition from complementary foods to the addition of table foods. Read More

Differences between Probiotics and Prebiotics

Monday, February 4, 2013 @ 11:02 PM

Probiotic bacteria must be live and able to reproduce in order for it to be beneficial.

  • Beneficial bacteria have a lifelong, powerful effect on your gut’s immune system and your systemic immune system as well. The bacteria play a crucial role in the development and operation of the mucosal immune system in your digestive tract. They also aid in the production of antibodies to pathogens.
  • Friendly bacteria train your immune system to distinguish between pathogens and non-harmful antigens, and to respond appropriately. This important function prevents your immune system from overreacting to non-harmful antigens.
  • Probiotics can even help to normalize your weight. One study found that obese people were able to reduce their abdominal fat by nearly 5 percent, and their subcutaneous fat by over 3 percent, just be drinking a probiotic-rich fermented milk beverage for 12 weeks.

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