Saturday, October 30, 2010
* We're becoming busier and our pace of life accelerates every year. As we are overwhelmed, we probably do not always eat as well as we should.
* The skipped meals, or taken at irregular hours, stress and lessen your resistance to colds and flu.
* Nationally, 18% of people do not eat anything the morning, or simply a cup of tea or coffee. The greatest number of people (23% to 27%) who go hungry in the morning are men and women aged 20 to 45 years.
* People do their shopping once a week and still prepare their meals according to the same 10 recipes. Men and women spend only 18 unmarried and 24 minutes each day preparing their meals.
* Over 65% of women serve the evening meal in less than 45 minutes during the week, 48% of them plan the meal that day, and 10% at the last minute.
Choose healthy foods ready to serve
The convenience foods enable people to hectic lifestyle of having a nutritious diet. To make fast food, but nutritious, try:
* Prepared salads,
* Canned beans,
* Spreads like a puree of chickpeas,
* Roast a chicken (do not eat the skin)
* Flavored tortillas for making wraps.
Fold up on healthier snacks
If you skip a meal, snacks then assume a greater importance. Among the good snacks, reign:
* Yogurt, fresh or dried fruit,
* Vegetarian pizza cold
* V-8 cold
* The same cereal box,
* Milk - even chocolate milk is acceptable,
* Crackers and peanut butter or cheese.
Friday, October 22, 2010
* Antioxidants: Foods and supplements containing antioxidants (eg. Phytochemicals, catechins) can improve brain health and longevity. Vegetables and fruits dark contain phytochemicals (blueberries in particular), green tea is packed with catechins.
* The Omega-3: omega-3, found in several types of fish and seafood, including salmon, halibut and scallops, reduce inflammation of the brain and allow greater regeneration of nerve cells.
* B vitamins: vitamin B is good for the brain, there's no doubt. The family of B vitamins is a rich source of food for the nervous system. The messages sent by the brain to the nerves and vice versa depend on B vitamins, particularly folic acid, vitamin B6 and choline. We are surrounded by foods containing vitamin B complex Folic acid is found in dark green vegetables including spinach, asparagus, romaine lettuce, and turnip greens and mustard. Many varieties of beans also contain folic acid. Try black beans, chickpeas or pinto beans to make a feast of folic acid. Crack an egg to absorb choline: You can find this B vitamin in abundance in egg yolk. Other sources include soybeans, peanut butter, potatoes or whole wheat bread.
* Iron: Iron helps the blood to supply oxygen to our body. Iron deficiency has been associated with attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, learning disabilities, and mental retardation. It goes without saying, therefore, that the iron-containing foods can intensify our capacity for reasoning. Iron is found in spinach, blackstrap molasses, lentils, tofu, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
* Vitamin E: Some people slow their mental decline by doing daily crossword puzzles or playing sudoku. Foods containing vitamin E will also help to keep the spirit alive! Vitamin E, especially when taken together with vitamin C would reduce cognitive decline associated with aging. The following foods: turnip greens and mustard, spinach and broccoli are rich in vitamin E, all you can feed the spirit. And if Green does not appeal to you, nibble sunflower seeds, almonds and olives to get a good dose of vitamin E.
Friday, October 15, 2010
A French epicurean said: "Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you who you are." But is it possible that certain foods make you smarter, happier, or allow you to react more positively with stress? Junk food could soon lead to bad behavior? We constantly draw links between our diet and our way of perceiving, thinking and acting.
For example, did you know that depression and aggression have been linked to diets high in harmful fats and low in beneficial fruits and vegetables? That fish and seafood can eliminate the risk of Alzheimer's disease or dementia? Or that tea may induce a peaceful state of mind without impairing alertness?
Memory, alertness and mood can be influenced by your food choices. Although intelligence and mental functions are complex and involve multiple systems and devices of the organization, some key nutrients can stimulate the brain force.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Do not be a tyrant in the kitchen. When you cook, there may well be that you did not want that small intruders come your way. Some children grow up learning that the kitchen is a forbidden zone, which is understandable, as this area of dangerous utensils and pots boiling, making it a place conducive to accidents. However, according to some studies, while children can participate in meal preparation, they feel more comfortable with foods whose texture and color are new to them and they are more willing to try. Would not you yourself more willing to eat a dish if you had played a role in its preparation?
Keep healthy snacks handy. Some parents worry that their children eat too many biscuits and chocolate bars if they do not impose limits on these treats. Parents become strict about less healthy snacks for health. But according to studies, children who are imposing dietary restrictions are more likely to binge when they have access to restricted products. So rather than trying to restrict consumption of foods that are not good for health, it is preferable not to bring them regularly at home. Fill your cupboards instead of cooking healthy snacks that you can freely give to your children.
Set an example. Children are imitators that are best: they absorb everything, how you touch an object, your jokes, your expressions of support and disapproval, and, of course, your eating habits. Studies suggest that if your child sees that you are hard on the food or you're dieting, it might follow your example.
Try to make mealtimes a family event. Instead of directing your attention to the feeding behavior of your difficult child and its repercussions on the people, notice the flavor of foods and try to taste new front of your children. And, if possible, go grocery shopping with your children and let them help you plan meals for the week. By planning your meals before you rush to grocery store, you will come easier to balance your family's diet and avoid nutritional deficiencies that could lead to the same menu from one week to another.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Nutritionists advise the simultaneous introduction of too many new foods. Try instead to present only one new food at a time and respect her decision not to eat it by not making a drama, and by offering the food again at another meal. Note that if your child accepts the food, he will probably see it several times. Make sure your child is always something to eat by placing at least one staple on the table he will accept to eat ( eg.Buttered bread ).
Always one step ahead. To stay calm, it will be useful to understand the characteristics of the changes and eating behaviors that occur at different stages of your growing child. Generally is when a child begins to walk or is about to enter school that is most difficult to eat.
For example, toddlers are more likely to be tired late in the day, especially when they have grown up a bit and they are less inclined to make their naps: it can make the dinner more difficult than other meals. Their behavior is more changing, they can refuse a food one day and ask again the next day. When you understand their behavior, you will manage to keep your cool and roll with the punches more easily.
When he reaches school age, your child will probably already adopted certain habits, he will prefer sweet foods and he will be involved in choosing their food. In Step preschool children's growth slows a bit and causes a decrease in appetite that they find the next growth spurt.
By becoming aware that your child's eating behavior is normal and consistent with the growth process, the less you feel "pushed" and you respond more patiently while keeping one step ahead.