Chiropractic Care and Elders

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People’s health conditions deteriorate with age. That is why the health care needs of the elderly are greater relative to younger people. The degenerative process takes a toll on the bodies of older people. Their bones become weaker and more fragile as they become less dense. Their sensory perceptions weaken. All of their body systems, including the immune system, work less efficiently. As a result, they become more susceptible to diseases and dysfunctions, including pain and other discomfort. They often live a sedentary life as they are less able to be physically active. These are the special health challenges unique to the senior population.

Chiropractic Care for Elders

Chiropractic care becomes even more important for the elderly because of the significant changes that occur especially in the spine as they age. In aging people, the vertebrae, spinal joints, discs, muscles, ligaments and other tissues in the spine weaken, become more fibrous, less hydrated, and less capable to withstand strain. These developments result in more prominent back pain from the degeneration of the spine, more vulnerability to injury, and increase in soft tissues. Healing time for injury also increases with aging. Minimizing the risks and optimizing the general health and wellness of the elderly are a major concern.

The important considerations of chiropractic care for the elderly are the nature of their aging spine plus the many abnormalities present among them. Modern chiropractic procedures use gentle adjustment techniques that are safe, effective and non-invasive. They are usually complemented with physical therapies and incorporate exercise programs and stretching. The expected results are reduced spinal pain, decreased spinal stresses, improved mobility and flexibility and minimized degeneration.

Aside from routine maintenance chiropractic care older people go for, the most common conditions they bring to the chiropractors for treatment are problems of the back, shoulder, neck, hip, knee and joints, whether or not they are coming from injuries or associated with aging-related degenerative issues. They also come for the relief of headaches, migraines, sciatica, vertigo, dizziness and Meniere’s Disease.

 

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for the Elderly

Both routine chiropractic healthcare maintenance program and chiropractic adjustments to help in disease and injury treatment provide a number of benefits which are important for aging adults. They include:

  • Restored motion in the joints. Motion in the spinal joints and other joints is restored and optimized. This is important in bringing vital nutrients into these joints and flushing out toxic waste products, helping maintain healthy joints and minimize degenerative joint changes that lead to arthritis.
  • Decreased degeneration of the joints and tissues. A misaligned spine normally presents abnormal biomechanics. It wears out prematurely. Chiropractic alignments allow for maximum utilization of the spine by preventing its early wear out.
  • Restored postural alignment. In general, a posture that is rounded, distorted and compressed are seen in people, with aging. Bad posture can lead to aches and pains, increased disability, poor emotional state, health and wellbeing. Regular chiropractic care helps bring about good posture by reducing the underlying neurological and biomechanical causes of poor posture.
  • Balanced nervous system. As people get older, stress and strain accumulate in their bodies. Chiropractic adjustments can help in tuning up the whole body through analyzing and correcting the tension that has built up in the body.
  • Increased feeling of overall health and wellbeing. Although the elimination of pain and discomfort is among the primary benefits of chiropractic care, its more important goal is increasing the quality of life of the elderly. Being free from pain and stiff joints can let a person engage in the things he or she takes pleasure in, such as playing with the grandchildren, golf, gardening, and others, making life more enjoyable.

Staying healthy, feeling good and doing things that make them productive and happy are what senior people look forward to each day. The chiropractic profession, through providing the necessary chiropractic healthcare is one with our senior citizens in this meaningful objective.

 

 

On Chiropractic Care and a Healthy Pregnancy

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Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the sweetest surprises you will have in your life. A new life developing inside your tummy is such a wonderful blessing to you and your spouse, as well as your other children. It is, therefore, important that you everything in order to keep your body and your baby as healthy as possible until such time that you delivery your baby into this world.

Maintaining a healthy pregnancy, however, may not always be an easy task. For nine whole months, you will need to watch what you eat, sleep for at least 8 hours every night, avoid certain habits you have been used to doing, avoid stress or stay away from stressful situations, and establish new routines that you may not be doing before. If you want to have a quick and easy labor and give birth to a healthy, bouncing baby boy or girl, you have no other choice but to stay healthy as a pregnant woman.

The Role of Chiropractic Care on Your Pregnancy

Many women, especially expecting ones, become hesitant when they hear the concept of chiropractic care. Regarded as the weaker sex, women usually think that chiropractic adjustments are painful, unsafe, and something that their body could not endure. Additionally, many pregnant women believe that such practice may harm their baby and could lead to miscarriage.

Contrary to popular – but inaccurate – belief, chiropractic care is generally safe, even to women and expecting moms, because it is drug-free and non-invasive. Thus, it is regarded as safer than most traditional health procedures, treatments, and medications.

Chiropractic care aims to seek balance and provide optimal health and well-being to an individual engaging in it. By removing subluxations or damages of the nervous system, chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulations restore the function and mobility of nerves and muscles, eliminating any pain you feel on your back, neck, shoulders, head, and other parts of the body. When the nervous system is free from any pain, strain, or stress, your body and mind will return to its original healthy state.

During pregnancy, engaging in chiropractic care brings a lot of advantages. Combined with regular exercises approved by your Ob-gyne doctor and a well-balanced diet, chiropractic adjustments will help you maintain a healthy and worry-free pregnancy. It also helps reduce labor difficulty and shorten labor time. If you plan to have a normal delivery, rather than a C-section, you definitely have to engage in regular chiropractic adjustments as it helps avoid breech position of babies.

Other Ways to Maintain a Healthy Pregnancy

Of course, aside from engaging in chiropractic care, there are other ways to maintain a healthy body and mind while you are pregnant, Some of these include taking in your vitamins regularly, such as folic acid, calcium, vitamin B complex, and iron; getting complete rest and sleep every night, at least 8 hours; avoiding unhealthy habits, such as smoking, alcohol, and too much caffeine; avoiding too much sweets that will make your baby grow inside the tummy and make it difficult to deliver him or her; eating lots of fruits and vegetables; and reducing stress in your life among many others.

Pregnancy and giving birth are two amazing times of your life. Make sure that you take proper care of yourself in order to provide a good and healthy experience to your baby.

Chiropractic Care and Babies

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One of the aspects of chiropractic that cause raised eyebrows and elicits a lot of questions among many people is chiropractic care for infants. People ask why babies who are not supposed to have any musculoskeletal problems yet are taken to chiropractors for checkup and care. They also express concern that babies’ spines may not take the pressure from chiropractic adjustments. While these are legitimate question and concern, they indicate the lack of knowledge on chiropractic, particularly on the chiropractic treatment of babies, on the part of these concerned people.

Causes and Effects of Birth Trauma

The process of childbirth exerts a lot of forces and pressures onto the baby. A recent study showed that 90% of newborn babies suffered trauma from birth and strain through the baby’s neck and skull areas.

In this study, more than 1,500 babies were examined periodically over a period of eight years by an American Doctor of Osteopathy, Viola Frymann. All of these babies were checked within five days after birth. The results of the study were quite revealing:

  • 10% of the babies had severe head trauma, which are evident even to non-medical observers.
  • 10% of had perfect and freely mobile skulls and cranial mechanisms.
  • Some strain patterns were seen in the cranial mechanism of the remaining 80%.

Trauma such as those seen in this study should be corrected immediately or it will impact the growth and development of the babies’ spines and may reduce their nervous system’s healthy function. This may result in various health challenges that could have been easily prevented.

Where could birth trauma be coming from? Their causes include:

  • Very short labor
  • Extremely long labor
  • Twisting or puling on the baby’s head during delivery
  • Use of methods such as forceps and vacuum extractions
  • Cervix’s failure to dilate
  • Cord around the baby’s neck
  • Caesarian delivery because of lack of progress
  • Pitocin use to strengthen or induce uterine contractions

Birth trauma often leads to neurological dysfunctions. A study where over 1,000 infants were examined showed that about 80% had nerve dysfunction of some sort. This is an important information as 65% of babies’ neurological development happens in the child’s first year. It is a crucial time for the nerve to be healthy for the child to grow and develop to their optimum potential.

The nerve dysfunctions in babies can cause several problems including:

  • Irritability or colic
  • Problem with breathing
  • Nursing difficulties like impaired swallowing or sucking and head positioning
  • Frequent spitting up or reflux
  • Balance issues
  • Sleeping issues
  • Delayed development milestones

Chiropractic Care for Babies

Removing nerve dysfunction is the sole focus of chiropractic care in babies. Without nerve dysfunctions, the brain-body communication is improved and the new baby can get the highest potential for healthy growth and development. Since humans, including babies have the innate ability for healing, all the chiropractor does is facilitate that ability by minimizing the obstructions to it.

Two studies on chiropractic care and infantile colic showed that over two weeks period consisting of usually three visits, 94% of all babies showed successful results, with 25% of them presenting improvement upon the first adjustment.

Chiropractic has a significant effect on boosting immunity by maintaining a strong and healthy nervous system. The results of a pilot study that looked at chiropractic care level and childhood disease incidence relationship showed that children with more than seven visits to a chiropractor in a year had increased resistance or immunity to childhood diseases.

 

Chiropractic care is for everyone – babies, their mothers, children, adults and senior people. It is a gentle, safe and effective means to address dysfunctions of the nerve and promote overall health and wellness in infants. Having your newborn checked by a chiropractor is one of the best steps you can take to ensure that your baby’s health is off to a good start and the child can get ready for a life of wellness.

Understanding Vegetarian Diet

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A vegetarian is considered to be at lower risk for several diseases including many types of cancer and heart disease. One reason for this is that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and legumes tends to replace more fat foods in one’s diet. But, many vegetarians often do not eat enough of certain important nutritional components such as protein, which are found in meat, egg, and fish.

There are several types of vegetarian diets. Vegan is the most restrictive form and includes only foods of plant origin. Lactovegetarians eat fruits, vegetables, legumes, and milk products. These two types of vegetarian diets tend to offer the greatest risk of not getting enough supply of protein. Lacto-ovo vegetarians, on the contrary, include in their diets eggs, which are good sources of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.

The most accurate way to know how much protein a person needs is to consult a registered dietitian or nutritionist who can provide specific answers to questions about recommended daily allowances for all minerals, vitamins, etc. However, there are a few simple foods that will help insure that vegetarians eat sufficient protein.

One of the best sources of vegetarian protein is a soy protein isolate, which contains ninety percent of protein. This is a source of protein equal to that found in meats and certain dairy products. And, with the growing number of vegetarians, food manufacturers are now including soy protein isolates in regular foods such as pasta, breads, soups, and cereals.

Today, the regular supermarket offers a fairly varied selection of foods which contains sufficient amount of protein. Not only that, but also the taste and texture of many have improved dramatically. Some suggestions for including these foods into a diet are:

  1. Stir-fry cubes of tofu and diced vegetables in a teriyaki or ginger sauce and serve over with rice.
  2. Pour soymilk over cereal instead of regular milk.
  3. Substitute veggie ground “meat” in pasta and rice mixes calling for hamburger or turkey
  4. Visit a health food store or whole foods market to check out their selection of vegetarian entrees.

Protein can still be a part of a vegetarian diet through two to three servings daily of cooked dried peas and beans, nuts and seeds, or eggs if you don’t prepare tofu and other soy products. But take note, whole egg intake should be limited to two to four each week. Furthermore, many nutritionists now agree that eating complementary proteins such as rice or pasta isn’t necessary at each meal as long as vegetarians eat a variety of nutrient-packed foods daily.

Having a vegetarian diet doesn’t have to involve complicated recipes or other difficulties as long as an individual follows a few simple steps to eat adequate protein every day. In the long run, learning these steps will pave the way to greater health and less risk of contracting many diseases.

Understanding Vegetarian Diet

A vegetarian is considered to be at lower risk for several diseases including many types of cancer and heart disease. One reason for this is that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and legumes tends to replace more fat foods in one’s diet. But, many vegetarians often do not eat enough of certain important nutritional components such as protein, which are found in meat, egg, and fish.

There are several types of vegetarian diets. Vegan is the most restrictive form and includes only foods of plant origin. Lactovegetarians eat fruits, vegetables, legumes, and milk products. These two types of vegetarian diets tend to offer the greatest risk of not getting enough supply of protein. Lacto-ovo vegetarians, on the contrary, include in their diets eggs, which are good sources of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.

The most accurate way to know how much protein a person needs is to consult a registered dietitian or nutritionist who can provide specific answers to questions about recommended daily allowances for all minerals, vitamins, etc. However, there are a few simple foods that will help insure that vegetarians eat sufficient protein.

One of the best sources of vegetarian protein is a soy protein isolate, which contains ninety percent of protein. This is a source of protein equal to that found in meats and certain dairy products. And, with the growing number of vegetarians, food manufacturers are now including soy protein isolates in regular foods such as pasta, breads, soups, and cereals.

Today, the regular supermarket offers a fairly varied selection of foods which contains sufficient amount of protein. Not only that, but also the taste and texture of many have improved dramatically. Some suggestions for including these foods into a diet are:

  1. Stir-fry cubes of tofu and diced vegetables in a teriyaki or ginger sauce and serve over with rice.
  2. Pour soymilk over cereal instead of regular milk.
  3. Substitute veggie ground “meat” in pasta and rice mixes calling for hamburger or turkey
  4. Visit a health food store or whole foods market to check out their selection of vegetarian entrees.

Protein can still be a part of a vegetarian diet through two to three servings daily of cooked dried peas and beans, nuts and seeds, or eggs if you don’t prepare tofu and other soy products. But take note, whole egg intake should be limited to two to four each week. Furthermore, many nutritionists now agree that eating complementary proteins such as rice or pasta isn’t necessary at each meal as long as vegetarians eat a variety of nutrient-packed foods daily.

Having a vegetarian diet doesn’t have to involve complicated recipes or other difficulties as long as an individual follows a few simple steps to eat adequate protein every day. In the long run, learning these steps will pave the way to greater health and less risk of contracting many diseases.

What is Your Diet?

 

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Although diet is often associated with one’s weight, what it actually refers to is the kind of food that one ingests. So, what is your diet like? Which among the following groups do you belong?

The Carnivores

Carnivores are those whose diet consists of meat. In reality, people under this category are rare finds because vegetables, even in its smallest quantity, always figure in a person’s diet. Meats are high in protein, fat, some vitamins and almost no fiber to clean our color and other organs. This is the reason eating it in excess causes cancer.

The Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian

A lacto-ovo-vegetarian is a person who does not eat flesh, but takes dairy products such as egg (ovo) and milk (lacto) which are products of chickens and cows. Mainly, their diet consists of vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes and fruits. This type of diet prevents chronic diseases.

The fear of protein deficiency is answered by the theory that a combination of two protein vegetables is equivalent to the amount of protein derived from meat. The advantages of such eating habit include low blood pressure and cholesterol level, reduced risk of heart diseases, osteoporosis, obesity, and hypertension.

The Vegans

Vegans strictly stick to a vegetable and fruit diet. They do not eat milk and dairy products such as yogurt, ice cream, cheese and eggs. Thus, their protein hangs in a very precarious balance. Moreover, there is also a danger of other nutrient deficiencies such as iron, calcium, zinc, vitamin A, D and B12. Supplements should be taken. Children and women are advised to stay away from this type of diet.

The Macrobiotic Diet Eaters

A Macrobiotic diet revolves around the ideas that only cooked food should be eaten, dairy products, and egg are avoided, fruits are reduced to a minimum, flour and baked goodies are not to be touched, members of the nightshade family (sweet potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, spinach, avocados, peppers, potatoes) are not to be ingested, and the only animal to be eaten are fishes. They are also kept to less than 7 percent of the whole diet. Recommended foods are grains, vegetables, primary beans (lentils, garbanzos, azukis), soybean products, and pickled food.

The Raw Food Diet Eaters

A raw food diet, on the other hand, puts forth the theory that uncooked food has all its nutrients intact. People who submit to this philosophy eat fruits, nuts, vegetables, sun teas and fresh fruits. If you want to lose weight, this may the healthy way of going about it. However, intake of limited kinds of food will not benefit you in the long run because the balance among nutrients is lost.

The Fruitarian

A fruitarian, as the name suggest, is limited to eating fruits. This means foregoing of essential fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, iron, protein and other minerals

The Wonders of the Table Salt

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Have you ever wondered if salt has other purposes other than giving flavor to our dishes? Be amazed by the many uses and wonders that the table salt does. Here are just some of them:

  1. Salt is a natural repellant. It will make your termite and ant problem go away. If your garden is also infested with snails or slugs, pour salt on them to kill these pests. The weeds in your garden could also be killed by pouring salt solution.
  1. Stain naturally removes stains. For your teeth, simply rub them on your teeth just before brushing. Alternatively, add salt and baking soda to water to brush your teeth or freshen your breath.
  1. If your hands smell like onion after slicing, wash up with lemon juice with salt.
  1. You will see results in a week or two. You can also use salt to remove ink stains from carpets, mattresses and sofas. Take a fistful of salt and put it on top of the stain. Leave it for a night. Vacuum the carpet the next day. In addition, you can also remove those stubborn bathroom stains by combining salt with turpentine. You can also combine salt with lemon juice to remove mildew stains.
  1. If you have sore throat, a salt solution is also a simple but effective medication. You will need hot water and a teaspoon of salt. Gurgle like an ordinary mouthwash.
  1. Always test the freshness of your egg by doing this simple procedure. In a bowl of water, add a pinch or two of salt. Simply put in your eggs. Those which float are still fresh while those which go to the bottom of the bowl are already spoiled and should be thrown away.
  1. You can also make egg shelling a lot easier if you boil the eggs in water with a pinch of salt.
  1. Are you having problems with scaling the fish? Here is a tip. Soak it in water for 15-30 minutes before removal.
  1. When washing your clothes during winter, add salt to the water you will use for your last rinsing. This will ensure that your clothes will not freeze outside. As an additional precaution, also rub your clothesline with the same salt solution. You can also use the same solution to ensure that the colors of your clothes will remain as bright as ever.
  1. To eliminate the stinky smell of your sinks, pour salt solution on you sinks.
  1. If you are a coffee or tea drinker, enhance its flavor by adding a pinch of salt to your drink.
  1. Clean your silverware with salt solution to achieve that shine. You can also extinguish fire by pouring in salt.

You see, salt is more than just a spice. It is not only good for our taste bud, but for our body and home, too. So, make sure that you stock on salt at home!

Understanding Dehydration: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Dehydration is a condition where there is loss of significant amount of water in the body, as well as essential body salts where the blood, gastrointestinal tract, and kidneys are often involved. It is a common condition among children, athletes, employees, and anyone who are not fond of drinking water. Dehydration can affect both sexes, all ages, but is most dangerous in newborns and Infants.

Signs and Symptoms

You will know that your child or a loved one is suffering from dehydration if the following signs are noticeable:

  • Dry mouth
  • Sunken eyes
  • Decreased or absent urination
  • Wrinkled skin
  • Low blood pressure
  • Confusion and coma
  • Severely sunken fontanel (soft spot in scalp) In an infant

Causes and Rick Factors

Common causes of dehydration include constant vomiting or diarrhea resulting from any cause, heavy sweating, consumption of drugs that drain the body’s fluids and electrolytes, (i.e., diuretics, water pills, etc.) and overexposure to heat.

Dehydration is dangerous during infancy and when patient had or is having recent Illness involving high fever, diabetes mellitus, or chronic kidney disease.

Health Care and Treatment

When dealing with a child experiencing dehydration, appropriate health care includes:

  • Physician’s monitoring of general condition and medications
  • Self-care after diagnosis
  • If the condition is severe or prolonged, hospitalization is advised for Intravenous fluids
  • Medical tests may include medical history, physical exam, laboratory blood studies such as blood count and electrolyte count

As for treatment and prevention of future recurrence, the following should be observed:

  • Accurately weigh your child daily using a scale and take note of the weight so you will be informed of fluid loss. Report to your doctor a weight loss of more than 3 pounds in 1 day or 5 pounds in 1 week.
  • If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea, take note of the number of occurrence, so you will be able to estimate fluid loss. Additionally, give small amounts of liquid with non-prescription electrolyte supplements-or drinks such as Gatorade-every 30 to 60 minutes.
  • For less severe dehydration, let the child consume small amounts of fluids frequently. Large amounts can cause vomiting.
  • As for medication, the doctor may only prescribe intravenous fluids that will serve as replacement for lost water. Alternatively, make sure that your child gets to drink complete glasses of water every day.
  • Your child should observe bed rest until symptoms are relieved. Reading and watching TV are acceptable activities.
  • Consumption of salty foods is an excellent way to reduce the effect of dehydration, but make sure to give your child moderate amount only.
  • When appetite has returned and alertness, strength, and feeling of well-being have been restored, the child can go back to school.

How to Make Your Diet Work

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Creating an effective diet is easy. Following it religiously and making it work for you is another story – a more difficult story. Here are some ways on how you can make your diet work according to nutritionists and health professionals.

  1. Be prudent about portion size. Few people train themselves to distinguish between a three-ounce and a five ounce hamburger patty. Yet the larger one contains about 200 more calories. Just eating one large-size hamburger a day – but counting it as a small one — will make a difference of nearly two pounds of fat a month. A full eight-ounce glass of orange juice, instead of a small juice glass, changes the figure from 55 calories to 110. This hidden surtax on the larger portion can destroy a calorie budget as completely. as an obvious food splurge. So keep your eyes on portion size.
  1. Count every calorie. That means every calorie. Many people forget to take into account “small snacks,” especially if they are nibbled over a long period instead of gobbled down in one handful. A cupful of cashew nuts, unconsciously devoured while watching a football game, doesn’t seem worth thinking about. Yet it represents 785 calories! (Peanuts? 805 calories for a mere two fistfuls.)
  1. Cook lean. It’s surprising how much the fattening ability of food changes with different methods of preparing it. A potato contains only about 100 calories, baked or boiled. With salt and pepper, lemon juice or Worcestershire sauce, it still contains 100 calories. But add one tablespoon of butter or margarine and you’ll double the count. French-fry the potato or mash it with butter and cream and you’ve pushed the total to about 250. And with hash-brown potatoes, you’re absorbing 470 calories per cup.
  1. Stop leaning on protein. Millions of sensible people have been inadvertently misled into thinking that protein contains few calories, or that protein somehow “burns” fat. Actually, protein contains about 120 calories per ounce, the same as carbohydrates. Fats are more costly, about 270 calories an ounce.

The idea that protein burns fat started out as a misunderstanding of an old laboratory experiment; it showed that if a person ate only pure protein (egg white is the only thing that comes close to that), about 30 percent of the energy eaten would be dissipated as heat shortly after the meal. The problem is that if the meal contains any fat or carbohydrates – as all meals do – the “burning” effect is canceled.

  1. Cut down on sugar. Sugar contains four calories per gram, just like other carbohydrates. It is absorbed by the body fairly rapidly, but this makes no difference in its contribution to weight gain. The average American consumes 100 pounds of sugar per year, the equivalent of 174,600 calories, or 50 pounds of body fat, which has to be burned up somehow if it isn’t going to be accumulated as extra weight.

Finally, balance both sides of your calorie expense account. The final widespread fallacy that stands in the way of successful dieting is the belief that food intake alone determines how much you gain or lose. In fact, like your bank balance, your weight depends on how much you take out as well as how much you put in. It is far more difficult to reduce if the only muscles you ever move are the chewing muscles. It is considerably easier and far more healthful to lose weight by a combination of calorie reduction and exercise than it is by calorie cutting alone.

Tips on Planning a Healthier Diet

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Becoming and staying healthy require knowledge, discipline, and commitment, and they begin with proper nutrition. Eating the right kinds of food is normally easier said than done. Although we know what foods are good for us and what foods are unhealthy, it is still difficult to control what we eat.

Here are 5 smart tips on how you to plan healthier diet and actually stay on it without depriving yourself from our delicious cravings.

  1. While fat is what makes food tasty and delicious, the total amount of fat in your daily meals should be significantly reduced. This can be done by doing all or any of the following cooking tips:
    • choosing foods with no or less fats;
    • trimming off fat from chicken, beef, and pork before cooking;
    • by broiling or boiling foods, rather than frying them;
    • by not eating the fatty portions of food or cutting them off fat before serving; and
    • by using polyunsaturated fats –these are the soft and liquid-type fats often found in plants like peanut oil and corn oil)
  2. Use fatty, junk, and cholesterol-rich foods as much as possible. Chips, candies, shellfish, and egg yolks are examples of foods that are rich in fats and/or cholesterol, so make sure to minimize your intake of them.
  3. Reduce the amount of sugar in your foods and drinks, such as in coffee, soft drinks, cakes, breads, and more. When it comes to fruits, eat fresh ones instead those that come in syrup.
  4. Encourage children to eat fruits and vegetables at their young age. This way, when they grow up, they will not be choosy when it comes to food that they’ll eat. Also, avoid feeding them too much processed foods, such as hotdogs, luncheon meat, French fries, hamburgers, and the likes.
  5. As much as possible, avoid eating at fast food stores and restaurants. They normally use a lot of salt and additives to make their foods tasty and delicious. If you have the time and resources, just cook at home to ensure that the food your family will eat is safe, healthy, and do not use preservatives and additives.

Nutritionists and health professionals advise that you don’t need to starve yourselves or deprive yourselves from the foods and drinks that you want to consume. You just have to eat moderately. Remember, too much of anything is bad for the health.