Peach Melba Parfaits

1 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) raspberries
1 cup fresh or canned (unsweetened) peaches
1/2 cup peach or apricot nectar
1 envelope unflavored gelatin (more…)

Mental and Social Effects

Anorexia and food avoidance lead to social isolation when people cannot be with others during meal times. Many mental and social factors can affect a person’s desire and willingness to eat. (more…)

Got Calcium 10 Easy Ways to Include Calcium in Your Child’s Diet

Some kids say they don’t like the taste of milk and prefer soda or juice at meals. Many kids like yogurt, but it’s not likely that they will be able to eat four or five servings every day. Here are some easy ways to increase the amount of calcium that kids get.
Include cereal, served with milk, in every breakfast.

Enroll your child in the lunch milk program at your school.Let kids drink chocolate or strawberry milk. Serve hot chocolate made with milk on cold afternoons. Make blender shakes with milk, ice cream or frozen yogurt, and vanilla, banana, chocolate or other flavors.

Make pudding mixes with milk.Enrich foods such as casseroles and meatloaf with nonfat dry milk.Offer cheese and yogurt as snacks. Buy orange juice and other foods that are fortified with calcium.

Serve lots of green vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and collards. And most importantly, let your kids know how important you think it is that they eat dairy products. Pour 8 to 12 ounces of milk for them at each meal, and pour a glass for the adults, too — skim milk for the adults and teens, 2 percent for the school-age kids, and whole milk for the toddlers, unless your child’s doctor recommends otherwise.

Bread Part 2

Data from the Nurses Health Study found that women who ate the highest amount of whole grains were 30% less likely to develop coronary heart disease than women who ate the lowest amount of whole grains. (more…)

Bread Part 1

You can beg for your bread, know which side your bread is buttered and sing for your bread. Some gadgets are “the best thing since sliced bread,” and some jobs are “one’s bread and butter.” And, of course, you can break bread. (more…)

Transitioning to a Raw Foods Diet

So, you’ve decided to improve your health. One way of course, is to enhance your food program. The best way I’ve found is by adding more living/raw foods. Here’s how to make the transition.

Now, why would you do that, you ask? Simple! Living and raw foods both contain enzymes. Enzymes not only assist the body in its digestive processes, but are also components in every function the body does. (more…)