Nutrition info?

What is a good website to get the information on foods like produce, like how good a carrot or banana is for you? What foods to get iron or leutien from and so forth?

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer has calorie content of most foods, and some nutritive facts. Additionally, the ADA -- has excellent info on nutritional values. You can also ask a nutritionist or dietitian at the local hospital for more info. Hope this helps!

  • 1 decade ago

    Action Plan for Diabetes

    1. Nutrition is the key to getting rid of the cravings. Once you learn about nutrition (#6) and also cleansing out the toxins in the body by doing a colon, liver, and kidney cleanse. You'll be on your way to a healthy life.

    2. Keep in mind that the goal of diabetic treatment and self-care is to restore blood sugar levels close to normal and to correct related metabolic disorders. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by eating small, frequent meals throughout the day that emphasize fresh, organic foods that are low on the glycemic scale, such as raw and lightly steamed vegetables, low sugar whole fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes, yams, wild fish, poultry, lean cuts of beef, bison meal, lamb or veal.

    3. Minimize or eliminate your intake of simple carbohydrates and all sugars, as well as tobacco and processed "junk foods." In addition, reduce your intake of alcohol and caffeine. Both alcohol and caffeine could be enjoyed on special occasions, rather than daily or even weekly habits.

    4. Remain hydrated; drinking adequate quantities of pure water is essential for all aspects of your health. Must drink about a gallon of water a day to maintain health. Your body is craving this much more than caffeine and sugar.

    5. Engage in regular light exercise and stress reduction because they are KEY to maintaining lower levels of blood sugar.

    6. Consider supplementing with nutrients such as B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, CHROMIUM PICOLINATE, magnesium, potassium, essential fatty acids, CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, and vanadium.

    7. Herbs such as astragalus, CINNAMON, bitter melon, fenugreek, raw garlic (one of the best for blood pressure), ginseng, Gymnema sylvestre, and nopal cactus, can also provide significant benefits.

    8. If you have already developed Type I or Type II diabetes, combine the above self-care natural cures with professional care from a holistically oriented physician or other alternative health care practitioner. Particularly useful professional care therapies for treating and preventing diabetes include chelation therapy, food allergy testing, parasite testing and if necessary, cleansing, and oxygen therapy.

    9. Prevention, if you are pre-disposed and managing a diabetic condition, is a life-long commitment. By committing to the guidelines above, you can significantly improve your symptoms, and, if you suffer from Type II diabetes, quite possibly reverse them altogether. Implementing diet and lifestyle changes can help improve your energy levels, and your confidence in your ability to experience greater health.

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