Samples Resources on Nutrition for Health (01)

NutritionFacts.org
NutritionFacts.org is the brainchild of Dr. Michael Greger, MD, a licensed general practitioner with a clinical nutrition specialty. He is also a recognized authority on nutrition and food safety, as well as public health concerns. The website provides up-to-date research information on nutrition through easy to understand articles, videos, and podcasts. These updates include more than 2000 topics on health and nutrition, the most popular of which include conditions such as inflammation, alcohol, arthritis, Alzheimerís disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and depression. Topics also include menís health, womenís health, Paleolithic and plant-based diets, antioxidants, organic foods, and GMOs.

Calcium Pills May Stave Off Colon Cancer
This article in WebMD discusses an Israeli study that show that calcium supplements may elp reduce the spread of rectal adenomas, more commonly known as polyps, that could turn into colorectal cancer in those at risk for developing the disease. Adenomas are small benign tumors that are outgrowths of the tissue lining the walls of the lower bowel. Most colon cancers generate from these nonmalignant growths. The study found that among patients who took calcium, the size and growth of benign tumors was reduced by 58 percent; in contrast, only a 26 percent reduction was found in patients who didn't take calcium. The study also found, however, that calcium supplements seem to work best as part of a healthy diet. While 73 percent of patients on a low-fat diet has noticeable reductions in adenomas, there were no differences among high-fat eaters in calcium and no-calcium groups.

WHFoods.com
WHFoods.com is the official website of George Mateljan Foundation for the World's Healthiest Foods, a non-profit foundation that aims to provide scientifically proven information about proper food preparation, as well as healthy eating. Here, you can find more than 100 easy and quick healthy recipes, a comprehensive guide on organic foods, healthy cooking tips from experts, and everything you should know about digestion. You will also have a better idea about food sensitivities and how to deal with it. But more importantly, you can browse their huge list of the healthiest foods in the world according to category. As a bonus, you can watch the YouTube video of George Mateljan on why he never cooks with extra virgin olive oil.

Nutritional Information for Kids and Adults
The World Health Organization put out this collection of links on topics related to human health. Discussed are child growth and development, micronutrients, infant feeding, feto-maternal nutrition and low birth weight, dietary recommendations and nutritional requirements, malnutrition, obesity, senior citizen healthy eating and more. A section on HIV/AIDS is also included, as is one about household food security.

The Nitty Gitty on Fiber
This page talks about fiber and says that it's not as simple as the food and bowel supplement manufacturers make it out to be. There are a great many types of fiber, each with different effects in the body. For example, no plant fiber is digested by the small bowel, but reaches the colon unchanged. Keeping it as simple as possible, there are two broad catgories of fiber: soluble and insoluble. All plants have both kinds, but the percentage of each varies. Insoluable fiber does not dissolve in water is is not acted on by colon bacteria, i.e., it is noty metabolized. Wheat and corn are about 90 percent insoluble fiber; oats about 50 percent. Ingesting these fibers are beneficial for bowel regularity and reducing the risk of colon polyps. Soluble fiber does dissolve in water and is often used as a food source by colon bacterial. Two categories of soluble fiber are psyllium and prebiotics. Psyllium contains mucilage, which increases stool bulk and reduces cholesterol. Prebiotics are used as a food source by certain beneficial colon bacterials, which create many health benefits.

 

 

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