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Best Foods To Feed Your Kids

Posted by healtheo360 on Oct 3, 2014 11:09:59 AM

As a parent, you most likely know what are the best foods to feed your children. Eggs, milk, fruits and vegetables are at the top of that list. Here are some foods you may not have considered that have great benefits for children.

Flaxseed - Flaxseed is full of Omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are needed for brain development. Flaxseed can be purchased in whole and ground seeds but research shows that ground is absorbed into the body better. Add flaxseed to your children's diet by sprinkling it into some of their favorite foods like cereal and pancakes.

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Four Ways to Get Your Vitamin D from Food and Sun

Posted by healtheo360 on Apr 12, 2014 12:09:55 PM

loongar/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Spring is here, and there’s no better time to work vitamin D into your daily routine.

The so-called sunshine nutrient is crucial for healthy bones and it might even stave off the country’s top killers: cancer and heart disease.

Sure, you could pop a supplement. But why not get your vitamin D the old-fashioned way: from good food and a bit of sun? Your body and wallet will thank you.Here's how:

Get a Boost at Breakfast for Vitamin D

Breakfast is a great time to get your vitamin D fix. Morning favorites like eggs, cereal, milk, yogurt and orange juice are packed with the nutrient. In fact, a bowl of cereal with milk and a cup of fortified OJ can deliver up to 75 percent of your recommended daily intake, according to the National Institutes of Health. Better yet: Make it brunch and take it outside. The late morning sun will up your dose of vitamin D.

Soak Up Some Sun for Vitamin D -- But Not Too Much

It’s true: sunlight converts chemicals in your skin into vitamin D. But don’t overdo it, because the same UV rays that work vitamin magic also raise the risk of skin cancer. Fifteen minutes of direct sunlight to the face, arms, back or legs three times a week is enough, according to the NIH. So cover up, find shade or slather on some sunscreen beyond that.

Feast on Fish for Vitamin D

Breakfast foods are good but nothing beats fish for vitamin D. Just three ounces of salmon packs a whopping 112 percent of your recommended daily intake, according to the NIH. Throw it on the barbecue outside for an added boost of vitamin D. Too busy to cook up salmon? Canned cooked tuna is an easy alternative with almost 40 percent of your recommended daily intake.

Stir Up a Smoothie for Vitamin D

Why not drink your vitamin D? Most milk is fortified with vitamin D, delivering nearly a third of your recommended daily intake. And yogurt packs a cool 20 percent. Toss in some fruit and voila: a delicious, nutritious treat.

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10 Everyday Superfoods For Better Health [Infographic]

Posted by healtheo360 on Jul 11, 2013 9:51:47 AM

Eating well is important for both your health and your waistline, but it can often be difficult to make the time to prepare healthy meals – or to even know exactly what to eat!  To help with this, we’ve come up with a list of the top 10 everyday superfoods that will help nourish your whole body.  Simply eating the foods from this list help with creating a happier and healthier you!

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