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Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle

Proper nutrition is an area of confusion for most people. With all of the conflicting information in the media and all of the fad diets out there, it is hard to know how to eat right. Eating right comes down to eating the proper balance of the three main compounds that make up our food: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Knowing the balance is the first step, knowing the right foods to eat within these groups is the next.

Thirty percent of your calorie intake should come from fats and less than 10% should come from saturated and trans fats (the bad and evil fats).

Carbohydrates: Fourty percent of your calorie intake should come from carbs. A good portion of the carbs you take in should be low glycemic and dietary fiber rich. Low glycemic carbs take longer to digest and fill you up quicker. Good sources of these types of carbs are fruits such as mangos, grapefruits and pears. Whole grains breads, rice and pasta, veggies and popcorn (without butter) are all excellent sources of dietary fiber as well. Eating carbs rich in dietary fiber help prevent many cancers, decrease cholesterol in the bloodstream and decrease the chance of diabetes, which is increasing within the population.

Protein: Thirty percent of your calorie intake should come from protein. You should take in no more than 2 grams per 2.2lbs of body weight to avoid kidney damage although this takes a long time to develop (15 years of high protein intake). Animal proteins are the most complete form of protein. Good animal sources are chicken, turkey and lean cuts of beef. Plant proteins are incomplete sources and a variety of them must be consumed to get a complete protein. Vegetarians run into this problem and depending on the type of vegetarian, a protein or amino acid supplement may be needed.

Fats: The rest should come from essential fats. I know, this sounds like a lot of fat in a diet but hear me out. The big thing is to decrease saturated and trans fats and eat the essential ones.

 

But what are sources of essential fats? Good sources are cold-water fish, peanuts, walnuts, avocados and sunflower seeds. Also, using olive or canola oils for cooking will increase essential fats in the diet. The most important thing to do is to stay away from foods cooked in shortening, processed foods, deep-fried foods and fatty cuts of meat.

Now the next question, how many calories should I eat a day to have a healthy lifestyle?

Well that depends, is your weight ideal right now? To maintain your current weight, there is a certain amount of calories you must take in. To figure out your maintenance level, multiply your weight in kg's (lbs/2.2) by 24 + 200 for males and 23 + 200 for females. Dieting is very simple. To lose weight, take in fewer calories. About 500 less than your maintenance level is a safe start. To gain weight, eat more than your maintenance level. It's as simple as that!

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Life Long Nutrition By Jon Dunkerley (slaboflab)
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This article discusses two foods in paticual. For the puppy stage, Eagle Pack Puppy food and for the adult stage, Royal CaninLabrador Retriever 30
Puppy Nutrition When deciding on the nutritional components that will determine the diet of my pups it is important to recognize and keep the following key factors at the forefront:

- The pups will mature quickly, meaning that they will need the best diet possible to allow them to safely grow with the aid of the necessary amounts of the 6 major nutrients present
- Starting at birth and lasting for the first 5-6 weeks of life, my pups will need a high quality Colostrum based formula due to them not being able to ween at birth. After researching various formulas, I have selected the following: Artho Formula
This is a blend of New Life Colostrum (vital for the pups when first born to stimulate body functions), glucosamine sulfate, MSM, acetyl myristoleate, lipase enzyme, coated with beta-lipid. Attributes

- Helps increase bioavailability and absorption of nutrients in the body and helps decrease the bioavailability of iron to pathogens * MSM, a natural form of sulfur helps in the prevention of free radical damage and helps support joint and cartilage function * Glucosamine sulfate contains sulfur, an element important to the biochemical synthesis of connective tissue * Cetyl myristoleate helps support joint and cartilage function. It is paired with a lipase enzyme in order to help increase its absorption and assimilation in the body Due to the importance of Colostrum, below you will find a detailed breakdown of the nutritional make up of this vital component to my pup's healthy first few weeks of life.

 

Pure Colostrum Guaranteed Analysis and Nutritional Breakdown Ingredient Amount Moisture 7% Ash 4.80% Protein 60% Calcium 0.26% Lactose Monohydrate 15% Phosphorus 0.24% Magnesium 0.4% Sodium 0.07% Potassium 0.14% Holine 0.12% Cobalt 0.06% Iron 0.06% Lysine 7.65% Methionine 1.88% Cistein Trace Arginine 4.82% Triptophan 1.66% Histidine 2.76% Isoleucine 8.57% Leucine 8.57% Phenylalanin 4.61% Threonine 7.45% Valine 8.17% Half life 16 hours

Feeding Directions
(1x480 mg tablet mixed with 3-5oz of warm water three times daily daily total = 1440mg) Feeding Chart Week Amount Daily Fed/Mg 1 3x480mg = 1440mg 2 3x480mg = 1440mg 3 3x480mg = 1440mg 4 3x480mg = 1440mg 5 3x480mg = 1440mg

Some believe that proper Colostrum supplementation should consist of more than what is stated above, however, this is just opinion, and there is no evidence that proves this theory.

- The Structural Growth period (0 to 18 months) is the most important stage of the development of my pups meaning that during this phase of their lives, it is crutial for them to consume high quality premium or home prepared food.

- Along with my formula, I will be eventually feeding my pups a premium puppy food up until they are 15 to 16 months of age, (Eagle Pack Large/Giant Formula) which upon my research, appeared to be the best suited to the needs of my Labrador pups. When considering a puppy food, one must take into account the quality of ingredients, and what these ingredients mean to the growth of my pups. For my pups to thrive, they need and will receive the best possible ingredients which when combined will produce an optimum food to enable them to grow safely, and consistently in regards to their breed specifications.

Eagle Pack Analysis
The Eagle Pack puppy food I chose has in my opinion the best combination of ingredients for consumption by my pups. Some of the key ingredients include:

- 7 skin and coat conditioners consisting of; chicken fat, flax seed, avocado oil, herring meal, lecithin, vitamin E, and biotin. This is a rare combination and is only found in top quality puppy formula. The main purpose of these conditioners is to allow for a nice shiny healthy coat with healthy skin underneath

- Premium chicken meal, rice, and herring meal provide great taste as well as extra protein and fat which allow for a great foundation for growth In order to show the extensive process of creating a high calorie-quality puppy food, below is the entire ingredient list with the above key ingredients included: Chicken meal, brown rice, ground rice, rice bran, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and ascorbic acid), flax seed, dehydrated alfalfa meal, avocado oil, herring meal, lecithin, brewers dried yeast, natural flavoring, monosodium phosphate, choline chloride, rosemary extract, sage extract, ferrous sulfate, dl-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), zinc oxide, sodium selenite, manganous oxide, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B complex), copper sulfate, zinc methionine, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, cobalt proteinate, niacin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin A supplement calcium pantothenate, d-biotin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), calcium iodate, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, bromelain, papain, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation product.

 

Advantages
- Like most specific puppy formulated food, Eagle Pack's Puppy Formula is designed for optimum growth. With high protein, nutrient and fat content, the building blocks for continued growth are present and I would expect my pups to do very well while consuming this product
- Low stool volume is a big advantage and is strictly due to the chicken meal and rice formula allowing for better digestibility, which in turn, allows for more nutrients and vitamins to be absorbed by the puppies
- Palatability is maintained by the presence of vitamin E and C, meaning that no preservatives are used
- Eagle Pack Puppy Formula is pressure cooked to ensure that the highest nutrient and vitamin level is present Guaranteed Analysis

Ingredient Percentage
Crude Protein 26% Crude Fat 16% Crude Fibre 4% Moisture 10% Phosphorus 1% Calcium 1.25%
At approximately 5 weeks of age, I will start reducing the "Artho" and introducing my puppies to the "Eagle Pack" kibble mushed in warm water. Feeding Chart Week/Month Daily Amount Daily Caloric Intake 5-6 wks of life 2x ¼ cup 188 7 wks of life 2x ½ cup 372 8 wks of life = 2 months 2x ¾ cup 564 10 wks of life 2x 1/1 cup 744 12 wks of life = 3 months 2x1 ¼ cup 838 16 wks of life = 4 months 2x1 ¼ cup 838 20 wks of life = 5 months 2x1 ½ 932 24 wks of age = 6 months 2x1 ¾ 1308 24 wks of life-36 wks of life= 9 months of life 2x2 cup 1488 36 wks of life-48 wks of life = 12 months 2x2 cup 1488 12 months of life-14 months of life 2x2 cup 1488 Weeks of Life Pup Food Ration, Adult Food Ration

Total Daily Ration 57 wks of life = 14 ¼ months 75%, 25% 100% 58 wks of life = 14 ½ months 50%, 50% 100% 59 wks of life = 14 ¾ months 25%, 75% 100% 60 wks of life = 15 months 0%, 100% 100%

Now that phase two of my nutrition plan is complete, I need to move to phase three, which is the adult phase of life. I have always been a believer in the commonly used phrase, "you are what you eat" and with this in mind, I have researched the wide selection of adult dog food found on today's' market and in doing so have come across a company that goes the extra mile in regards to their research, dedication, and determination to provide the best adult dog food on the market.

 

Royal Canin, a dog food manufacturer based in Europe, stands head and shoulders above all other food manufacturers based on their track record, attention to detail, testimonials, and their determination to provide the best diet possible for any given breed. Yes, this company has started to provide specific diets for specific breeds based on the differing needs that different breeds incur.

Knowing this fact, made it impossible for me not to choose this manufacturer to provide my Labrador with a life long healthy diet. Labrador Retriever 30™ Formula coupled with love an all the affection I can give, will provide my Labrador the optimum foundation for a long healthy mischievous life. (I can't wait!) Labrador Retriever 30™ Formula Unlike other similarly sized dogs, the Labrador tends to have less muscle mass, and an ability to gain weight just by looking at the food dish.

 

Ingredients List
Chicken meal, brown rice, corn gluten, oatmeal, barley, brewers rice, chicken fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural chicken flavor, beet pulp (sugar removed), cellulose, fish oil, zeolite, soya oil, potassium chloride, sodium tripolyphosphate, salt, choline chloride, chicory extract, borage oil, taurine, calcium carbonate, inositol, niacin supplement, vitamin E supplement, L-carnitine, glucosamine hydrochloride, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), chondroitin sulfate, calcium pantothenate, marigold extract, tyrosine, zinc oxide, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), rosemary extract, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), zinc proteinate, iron sulfate, manganous oxide, vitamin A supplement, manganese proteinate, folic acid, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, biotin, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, sodium selenite, vitamin B12 supplement.

Guaranteed Analysis, Feeding Method Ingredient Percentage Crude Protein 30% Crude Fat 13% Crude Fibre 5.7% Moisture 10% Vitamin E 600mg/kg Vitamin C 300mg/kg L-Carnitine 200mg/kg Lutein 5mg/kg Glucosamine 780mg/kg Chondroitin 220mg/kg Feeding Method Calories Per Cup Portion Controlled 293 Amount Fed Daily Calorie Intake 2x 3 cup 879x2 = 1758 Advantages

- Contains numerous skin and coat conditioners to help maintain a nice healthy shiny coat
- Contains antioxidants such as glucosamine and chondroitin to aid in joint maintenance
- Contains taurine which has been proven to aid in heart health
- A high protein level allows for muscle mass maintenance
- Specific components when combined together have been proven to slow down the aging process. Some of these include; vitamins C and E, taurine, zinc, selenium, chondroitin, and other antioxidents

- Meets all standards provided by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) The final stage of my nutrition plan is based on the nutritional requirements for my dog when he becomes a senior. (9-10 years of age) Although we do not like thinking of our dogs one day becoming seniors, getting old is one of life's few guarantees and it is because of this fact that we need to look out for the well being of our pets when they reach this point of their lives.

After researching the hundreds of possible senior based dog foods, I have decided to keep my Labrador on the Labrador Retriever 30™ Formula. I have decided this because this food has all the necessary components that senior dogs need and I feel that my Labrador will do very well on this food in his elder years. Also by not switching food, I avoid the potential of temporary setbacks during the transition from adult to senior foods. Advantages

- We all know that as dogs get older, they tend to spend more of their time sprawled on the couch: therefore, by feeding my couch potato Labrador Retriever 30™ Formula, his fat intake will remain low and his protein intake will remain high to help him retain his muscle mass

- Joint protection will be aided by the presence of glucosamine and chondroitin
- In order to aid the digestive tract chicory extract has been added to help regulate this vital body system. (fructo-oligosaccharides) Has your dog been a really good boy lately???

 

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Nut Nutrition Information For Fitness Energy.

 

As a young aspiring bodybuilder who was just starting out learning a lot of different methods of building muscle, I was taught "by experts" that fat in the diet was taboo. Any kind of fat. It didn't matter the source. It was just bad. They were wrong. If you still believe in this myth, I hope I can change your mind after reading this article.

 

When you combine the "labrador beg" which usually wins him something from the human supper table, with the lazy metabolism and chronic greed of the Labrador, you get the "porky Labrador." This obviously is bad news and can promote numerous disease factors such as bloat, obesity, poor joints, etc. Taking all these factors into account, Royal Canin set out to develop a specifically formulated food for the Labrador retriever. They determined that by Promoting high protein and low fat, the Labrador would receive the building blocks to a well balanced diet and would be most likely to hold a proper bodyweight in relation to their specific height and activity level.


The fats I am talking about are from nuts. Peanuts, walnuts, almonds and all other nuts. Being mainly composed of unsaturated fat provide an excellent source of energy. They are also rich in nutrients that are lacking from most people's diets. Nuts also have phytochemicals, which help prevent cancer, diabetes and hypertension. High in natural fiber. As a whole, nuts are a very healthy nutrition treat that tastes good.

As a bodybuilder that is trying to gain muscular weight, nuts can provide the extra calories that are needed. You can snack on them between meals. They are easy to take along with you anywhere. For the bodybuilder that is trying to lose fat, nuts fit into your low carbohydrate day. And you don't have to feel guilty eating them. The key is to replace carbohydrate calories with the calories you would be getting from the nuts.

Women and Nuts In a controlled study, postmenopausal women who ate a bag of low-salt soy nuts a day had a rather great reduction in blood pressure. Each bag had 25 grams of soy protein. You can find soy nuts at most grocery stores.

Nutrition Breakdown of a bag of almonds. ¼ cup
Calories 200, from fat 150 Total Fat 18g 2g saturated Carbohydrates 7g Protein 7g
The US Department of Agriculture did a study with nut eaters and non-nut eaters and found even though the nut eaters consumed more energy calories they actually had a lower BMI (body mass index) than the non-nut eaters.

In summary, the Almighty would have never created nuts if they didn't have a useful propose in life. When was the last time you seen a squirrel scampering across the ground and suddenly falling down and having a heart attack.

 

Kevin Doberstein is a Certified Fitness Trainer and has been a natural bodybuilder for the past 25 years. 15 years as a gym owner. For more articles about bodybuilding, bodyshaping and nutrition you can visit his site at www.nature-boy-bodybuilding.com. You can join the Nature Boy bodybuilding Newsletter for the latest information about bodybuilding fitness at this site. You can contact him at natureboy_bodybuilding@hotmail.com

 

Tips on Nutrition (Proper Nourishment for Your Body)

It is a must for all of us to be conscious of the proper nourishment that our body needs. While all of us are aware that it is important to have an intake of three complete meals per day, with at least snacks in between, many, though, are not very conscious of meeting the body's daily nutritional needs, while attending to their daily menu. Knowing the importance of balancing each meal according to the necessary nourishment needed by our body will help greatly in minimizing risks of disease, sickness or infections. It would also minimize even physical, mental and emotional stress.

Now that we realize that proper strategizing of our daily meals to meet up with the required nutritional needs of our bodies, let's begin going back to the lessons we have learned about the GO, GROW and GLOW FOODS way, way back in our childhood education.

To meet our body's daily energy needs, in order to minimize risks of chronic disease, adults should get 45% - 65% of their calories from carbohydrates, 20%-35% from fat, (the GO foods of our childhood studies), and 10% - 35% from protein. This is from the newest report on recommendations for healthy eating from the National Academies' Institute of Medicine.

We must also watch out for the size of our protein portion. Most women need a daily intake of only about 6 ounces (cooked) of meat, chicken, fish or a substitute like cheese or eggs. Each one should look out for their daily consumption of protein. Excess protein can mean extra fat, and high amounts of protein may increase calcium losses in the urine.

Raw food and fresh juices have remarkable cleansing and regenerating effect on the entire system, as they retain all their nutrients, which might get destroyed while processing and cooking. And of course, it is very important to keep track of our natural vitamin intake. Eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day, especially those high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, beta-carotene, and fiber. In general, a serving is 1 small piece of fruit, half a cup of cooked or canned fruits and vegetables, or 1 cup raw.

Minerals in our body should also be part of our menu for our well-balanced constitution. Aim to eat one of the rich sources of iron two to three times a week. Body absorbs only 20-40% of the iron available in meat sources, but only 5-20% of the iron from vegetable sources and egg. If you eat a mixed diet including fruits, vegetables, meat and fish your body will absorb 15-20% of iron in the food.

So now, we remember the GLOW foods our youth?
A little tip for women: If you're in your childbearing years, get at least 0.4 milligram (400 micrograms) of folic acid daily to reduce the risk of having a child with a neural tube defect. Excellent sources of this are spinach, broccoli, chickpeas, romaine lettuce, wheat germ, and fortified breakfast cereals (25 percent of the US RDA per ounce). If you're pregnant, take a folic acid supplement. Women can be helped by diet and lifestyle changes in managing PMS like eating less refined sugar, drinking less caffeine, avoiding nicotine, avoiding alcohol, avoiding salt.

If you follow a diet, which is heavy on dark colored vegetables, unprocessed whole grains and lean meats, you can't go wrong. Eat sufficient protein, lots of vegetables & fruits and minimal processed carbohydrates. There's absolutely no magic here, folks, just intelligent, planned & scheduled nutrient consumption.

 

Carla is a Communication Arts graduate, with a major in Journalism. Right after graduating,she worked as a clerk then became a Research, Publication and Documentation Program Director at a non-government organization, which focuses on the rights,and welfare of workers for four years.

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Cancer Diet: Feasting on the Four Food Groups - A Mesothelioma Patient's Guide to Nutrition

 

At some point during our childhood we have all been told to eat our vegetables. Forcing down tasteless green beans and brussels sprouts were supposed to make us taller and stronger. Well, so it is for mesothelioma patients. Diet is often an overlooked subject for cancer patients, but eating the right nutritional foods for strength and energy is just as important as taking the proper medication.

Mesothelioma patients undergoing treatment must follow a special cancer diet devised by their nutritionists. Cancer diets involve eating the correct amounts of protein and calories as well as drinking the right amount of water to keep the ailing body replenished and energized. The body needs plenty of nourishment when it is going through chemotherapy or even when the patient is taking certain medications.

Doctors and nutritionists may also recommend a special cancer diet because many mesothelioma patients tend to lose their appetites due to worry over their condition. Also, those who are undergoing treatment may choose not to eat because of the unpleasant side effects they may experience. Chemotherapy, for example, and even some particular medications may cause an imbalance of nutrients that must be corrected in order to keep the body as strong as possible and to keep the patient from losing an excessive amount of weight. Other side effects of mesothelioma treatment include nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, a change in the sense of smell or taste, and/or constipation.

 

However, this is where the similarities between the average 65-year-old and 25-year-old end because while the latter may be able to get away with experimenting, the former cannot. In other words, a 25-year-old consumer may add energy bars to their eating regimen and realize in a few months that they're really eating glorified, calorie-rich candy bars. A 65-year-old consumer does not have that same luxury to try, and possibly err, when it comes to making nutritional choices. His or her choices must be wise and relevant from the start, particularly since older people tend to suffer from diminished appetite, and often have poorer access to balanced nutrition than their younger counterparts.

Below are some of the important nutrients patients are encouraged to include in their mesothelioma diet:

• Protein is important for any cancer patient because it helps repair tissue damaged by surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation. Protein also helps maintain a strong and healthy immune system, lowering a mesothelioma patient's risk of infection after aggressive cancer treatments. The National Cancer Institute recommends increasing protein in a cancer diet with cheese, milk, ice cream, yoghurt, eggs, nuts, peanut butter, meats and fish.

• Fats are an essential part of the cancer diet because they supply the body with the necessary energy it needs while undergoing treatment. The amount of fats (meaning the number of calories) a cancer diet should consist of is dependent on a mesothelioma patient's age and body size. The National Cancer Institute recommends increasing caloric intake with such foods as butter, milk, cheese, honey, sugar, granola and dried fruits.

• Water is another essential element of the cancer diet. Without a substantial amount of water, the body will dehydrate. It is important that anyone undergoing cancer treatment receive enough water to keep their bodies hydrated and replenished.

The details of every patient's mesothelioma diet will vary. Some patients will need to incorporate more fat into their diets, while others may need more protein. It is important that patients devise a cancer diet under the guidance of their doctor and nutritionist to ensure that they receive the proper amount of nutrients to improve their quality of life.

 

Maggie Kay is a freelance writer from Montreal and is the head researcher and content manager of Mesothelioma Attorney Advice Center (www.maacenter.org).

Nutrition Supplements for Aging Americans

While America has given birth to the song "Young at Heart", and the phrase "you're as young as you feel!" can be heard from coast to coast by millions of people, demographic trend point firmly toward the other direction: aging. Currently, the 65+ population comprises slightly more than 12% (35 million) of the total US population. By 2030, this percentage is predicted to almost double to just below 20% (71 million)[i]. In other words, within a generation, an unprecedented demographic reality will exist in the US: 1 in 5 Americans will be older than 65.

This is indeed news worth celebrating, because it means that more Americans are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. Yet this trend also presents some very real health-related problems that American society must solve.

Various sectors are frenetically trying to position themselves to deal with this aging demographic inevitability. The dental care field is loudly lobbying to increase awareness and resource-support for age-related ailments such as defective denture and reduced saliva-flow conditions[ii]. At the same time, the allied health care field is similarly trying - and admittedly struggling -- to develop the immense resources, such as many more doctors and nurses, who will somehow absorb the imminent and overwhelming old age-related demand for surgical procedures and other health care commodities[iii].

Yet while the dental and health sectors strive to adjust to this demographic trend, the nutritional sector has not kept pace. A quick look at any health food store shelf will see energy bars and powders that are (according to their marketing images) suitable only for high-performance (e.g. young) consumers. Similarly, the nutrition sector has not done a good job at destroying the myth that macronutrients such as protein are essential parts of all healthy diets - regardless of age.

The nutrition sector's general neglect of the senior community is something that is just barely beginning to show as the population ages, and as the "baby boomer" generation of 76 million strong moves towards retirement[iv]. However, it is inevitable that this service gap will become larger as the future unfolds. Essentially, tens of millions of seniors are going to need to find new and innovative nutrition solutions possibly for the first time in their lives.

The prospects that face a 65-year-old searching for a nutrition solution are in some ways much the same as those facing a 25-year-old: there are an array of promised solutions on the market, including energy bars, drinks, and supplements.

This is a serious problem that the nutritional sector must accept and take ownership of. This means that more than simple awareness is needed actual tangible solutions are required. The basic fact is that senior citizens - like all other age groups - require balanced nutrition, and for many of them, the best and most convenient way to access it is through nutritional supplements.

This much-delayed awareness does seem, however, to be abating. There are currently innovative companies that are creating nutritional supplements suitable for all ages, regardless of physical activity. This suitability is the result of a carefully balanced protein blend that captures all essential amino acids. Since many seniors continue to lose nitrogen and thus protein as they age, it is incredibly important that seniors access ways to compensate for this gradual loss.

These low-calorie, carbohydrate-free, fat-free nutritional supplements also help seniors avoid adding unwanted body fat that would weaken muscle mass and destabilize body strength and energy levels. Furthermore, the ideal product would be available in liquid form, allowing seniors with dentures or other tooth concerns to easily ingest a serving without anxiety.

The fact that America's population is aging is just that: a fact. It is not an opinion, an educated guess, or a possible expectation. It will happen, and it is essential that America's seniors be provided with the solutions that they need in order to continue living full, happy lives. The dental and health care fields are already hard at work positioning themselves, as best that they can right now, to absorb this unprecedented demographic change. Thanks to a very small - but hopefully growing number - of senior-friendly supplements, there is finally a reason to add the nutrition field to this list as well.

About Protica
Founded in 2001, Protica, Inc. is a nutritional research firm with offices in Lafayette Hill and Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Protica manufactures capsulized foods, including Profect, a compact, hypoallergenic, ready-to-drink protein beverage containing zero carbohydrates and zero fat. Information on Protica is available at www.protica.com
You can also learn about Profect at www.profect.com

References

[i] Source: "Public Health an Aging: Trends in Aging - United States and Worldwide". Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5206a2.htm

[ii] Source: "Caring for America's Aging Smiles". Healthfinder. http://www.healthfinder.gov/news/newsstory.asp?docID=521247

[iii] Source: "Aging Population Creating Higher Demand for Surgery". ANNews. http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2003/08/25/prsc0825.htm

[iv] Source: "Baby Boomers Envision Their Retirement: an AARP Segmentation Analysis". AARP. http://research.aarp.org/econ/boomer_seg_prn.html

 

About Protica
Founded in 2001, Protica, Inc. is a nutritional research firm with offices in Lafayette Hill and Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Protica manufactures capsulized foods, including Profect, a compact, hypoallergenic, ready-to-drink protein beverage containing zero carbohydrates and zero fat. You can learn more about Protica at www.protica.com -- Information on Profect is available at www.profect.com

 

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Limit Junk Food - When you eat a 'nutritionally' and 'energetically' balanced diet your digestion works well, you breathe and sleep more deeply, rarely get sick, and most of the time enjoy the subtle feeling of ease that is health.

Certified Nutritional Therapist - As you learn more about nutrition you also learn the importance of elimination. What goes in, must come out. Your body is a well oiled machine that takes what it needs from what you feed and eliminates the rest through urine and the bowels.

Chinese Green Tea - Health, energy, and nutrition have become the primary focus in today's society. Everywhere you look there are ads for nutritious foods, energy drinks, buys for the health-conscious shopper. But unfortunately, today's fast paced world leaves very little time for you to devote to yourself, even enough time to exercise.

Chocolate Chip Cookies - Most soccer athletes do not have a clear guide of what to eat to prepare for a soccer match, what to eat after a soccer match and how to maintain a rich high carbohydrate diet. There are nutritional guides that soccer players of all level must and should follow in order to put themselves in a beneficial position before matches.

Liquid Nutritional Supplement - A busy lifestyle leaves little time for planning meals and cooking. It's far too easy to fill up the diet with empty calories in fast and convenience foods. Packaged and prepared mixes make life easy, but seldom provide all the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.

Digital Nutrition Scales - (NC)-Recent research has shown a benefit of certain nutrients in reducing the risk of degenerative diseases of the brain. Antioxidants, such as vitamins E, C, B12 and folic acid have been shown to play an important role in healthy brain functioning.

Essential Amino Acids - A man's health is a very important aspect of his life. To say that "health is wealth" is not only to utter an old, used up mantra, but to mean that for most human beings, staying fit and healthy is parallel to being wealthy, for a person's everyday life is influenced mainly by the state of his mind and body, especially by the presence and absence of certain diseases.

Healthy Nutrition Plans - Are you wondering about how to optimize your protein intake? There are many factors that come into play when choosing sources for protein. Certain proteins are not absorbed well by the body, while other types of protein bring a high fat content with them into the body.

Healthy Saturated Fats - If you went to AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings to get sober, you remember the overabundance of coffee and cookies available (not to mention smoke). At OA (Overeaters Anonymous) meetings you find a number of people who are coming from other 12-step meetings, people who originally treated their alcohol or drug addiction and now find that their eating has become compulsive.

Healthy Weight Pyramid - There are many nutrition supplements at your local health food store. So many to choose from so confusing which ones are the right ones. How many should you take? Here you will learn what you need to take for the best health benefits.

Anti Aging Treatments - Life, these days, is at such a fast pace, many people do not take the time to eat properly, thereby shortening their lives. When people do not eat right, their body cells cannot repair themselves. It is increasingly difficult to supply the family with the proper nutrition, because of the depletion of minerals and nutrients in farmland.

Herbal Diet Pill - Real stories are windows into the practical application of orthomolecular nutrition We live in an age where we are constantly being bombarded with conflicting information by people selling us products or services to earn a profit -most of which turn out to be of no value or benefit. In this case, however, you are being made aware of your body's most elemental requirements for health and healing.

Herbal Nutrition Supplement - A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that children who experience malnutrition exhibit strikingly increased behavioral disorders and aggressive behavior as they grow older. The study looked at children between the ages of eight and 17 years, and found some rather shocking statistics about their behaviors.

Herbal Nutrition Supplement - A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that children who experience malnutrition exhibit strikingly increased behavioral disorders and aggressive behavior as they grow older. The study looked at children between the ages of eight and 17 years, and found some rather shocking statistics about their behaviors.

Herbal Nutrition Supplements - We are born inherently with the best doctor in the world - our immune system. When the immune system is funtioning proberly, it should serve as a strong defense from most illness. Nutrition and proper care of the body can do wonders for the immune system. Regardless of the condition of our health, our bodies constantly require nutrition.

Nutrition Plan - A recent study found that over 80% of the public felt the need to improve their nutrition. This is not surprising considering the amount of news time devoted to the 'obesity crisis' and the concerns over spiraling health care costs arising out of chronic diseases such as diabetes.

High Glycemic Carbohydrates - Once a child reaches their toddler years, ages 1 to 3, feeding can become a challenge. Developmental changes are occurring at this age. Toddlers are trying to gain independence and control and meals are part of that pattern. Keep in mind that good sense as well as planning will make this transition a smooth one.

High Quality Vitamins - Hair loss is a genetic/hormonal process that can affect both men and women. Hormones that bind to hair follicles can cause an imbalance in the biological processes that cause hair growth. Eventually, excess hormonal action on the follicle causes hair to stop growing and the follicle dies.

Increased Nutrient Needs - Legendary bodybuilding trainer Vince, "The Iron Guru" Gironda was famous for saying, "Bodybuilding is 80% nutrition!" But is this really true or is it just another fitness and bodybuilding myth passed down like gospel without ever being questioned? Which is really more important, nutrition or training? This IS an interesting question and I believe there is a definite answer.

Nutrition Supplement Drink - A cataract is the clouding of the eye's lens and is one of the most commonly-performed procedures in the U.S. The federal government spends more than $3.4 billion annually treating cataracts through the Medicare program. However, it has been estimated that, if the progression of this eye disease could be slowed down by a decade or so, a 45% drop in annual cataract surgery would follow.

Anti Aging Treatments - Life, these days, is at such a fast pace, many people do not take the time to eat properly, thereby shortening their lives. When people do not eat right, their body cells cannot repair themselves. It is increasingly difficult to supply the family with the proper nutrition, because of the depletion of minerals and nutrients in farmland.

Cause Lung Cancer - It is one of the most deadly cancers known to man; the average life span of an afflicted person from the time of diagnosis until death is less than 24 months.

Cancer Treatment - It is ranked as the second cause of death in females suffering from cancer. There are several treatments available such as surgery; radiation therapy, and systemic therapy.

 

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