Childhood overweight and obesity: Help your child gain a healthy weight

Childhood overweight and obesity: Help your child gain a healthy weight

Children need a certain number of calories to grow and develop. But if the child consumes more calories than he uses, the body stores these extra calories as fat. In otherwise healthy children, weight gain occurs more often because the child consumes more calories than he uses. Why is it important for my child to…

Organic food: what you need to know

Organic food: what you need to know

Many consumers identify the word “organic” with foods that are “healthier”. However, there is currently no link between consuming organic food and better overall health. However, organic foods can reduce your exposure to synthetic pesticides. And they are grown by cleaner agricultural methods. The term “organic” is defined and controlled by the United States Department…

After 50: Nutritional needs

After 50: Nutritional needs

Aspects to be considered Follow your doctor’s advice. Not everyone has the same nutritional needs after the age of 50. A person with diabetes may need to control carbohydrates first and then calories. A person with high blood pressure may need to monitor their sodium levels more than other nutrients. In addition, not all nutrients…

How to change your diet: Choose foods rich in nutrients

How to change your diet: Choose foods rich in nutrients

You need to choose a diet consisting of nutrient-rich foods. Nutrient-rich (or nutrient-rich) foods are low in sugar, sodium, starch and low in fat. They contain a lot of vitamins and minerals and few calories. Your body needs vitamins and minerals, also known as micronutrients. They nourish your body and help you stay healthy. They…

Cholesterol and your child

Cholesterol and your child

High cholesterol can start in childhood. High cholesterol levels are likely to continue to rise as a child becomes a teenager and an adult. This increases your child’s risk of cholesterol-related health problems. What are the risks of high cholesterol? Your child’s body needs a little cholesterol to protect the nerves, create cellular tissue and…