Healthy Living Resources

After reading and listening a lot of programs for healthy living and healthy nutrition I have decided to do some research on my own. Here I am listing links to resources which make sense for me. I will appreciate any comment on these. Most of them come from Harvard Medical School Web Site!

  1. Healthy Eating Pyramid 

    the Healthy Eating Pyramid, built by the faculty in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.

    Read more about how to follow the Healthy Eating Pyramid.

    Based on the latest science, and unaffected by businesses and organizations with a stake in its messages, the Healthy Eating Pyramid is a simple, trustworthy guide to choosing a healthy diet. Its foundation is daily exercise and weight control, since these two related elements strongly influence your chances of staying healthy. The Healthy Eating Pyramid builds from there, showing that you should eat more foods from the bottom part of the pyramid (vegetables, whole grains) and less from the top (red meat, refined grains, sugary drinks).

  2. Food Pyramids: What Should You Really Eat?

  3. Calcium and Milk: What’s Best for Your Bones and Health?
    Most important thing here: Should You Get Calcium from Milk? – The answer is NO!!! Shocking, Ah?

    1. When most people in the United States think of calcium, they immediately think of milk. But should this be so? Milk is actually only one of many sources of calcium—dark leafy green vegetables and some types of legumes are among the other sources—and there are some important reasons why milk may not be the best source for everyone.

      These reasons include the following:
      Lactose Intolerance
      High Saturated Fat Content
      Possible Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

  4. Alcohol: Balancing Risks and Benefits

    The idea that moderate drinking protects against cardiovascular disease makes sense biologically and scientifically. But Does Alcohol Cause These Benefits? People who drink in moderation are different from non-drinkers or heavy drinkers in ways that could influence health and disease.
    ONE IMPORTANT THING (for me at least): If you don’t drink, there’s no need to start.

  5. Fats and Cholesterol: Out with the Bad, In with the Good
    The bottom line:

    Try to eliminate trans fats from partially hydrogenated oils. Check food labels for trans fats; avoid fried fast foods.

    Limit your intake of saturated fats by cutting back on red meat and full-fat dairy foods. Try replacing red meat with beans, nuts, poultry, and fish whenever possible, and switching from whole milk and other full-fat dairy foods to lower fat versions.

    In place of butter, use liquid vegetable oils rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in cooking and at the table.

    Eat one or more good sources of omega-3 fats every day—fish, walnuts, canola or soybean oil, ground flax seeds or flaxseed oil.

  6. Six Ideas for Low-Sugar Drinks

  7. Vitamins

    A daily multivitamin is a great nutrition insurance policy. Some extra vitamin D may add an extra health boost.

  8. Getting to Your Healthy Weight
    Essentials:
    Ban the strange diets. They may work in the short term, but almost any strange, extreme diet is doomed to fail.

    Be more active.Choose activities you enjoy and do them every day.

    Turn off the television. (I have not watched the news for 3 months now)

    Skip the sugary drinks. (I would add: Skip the sugar! I have not yet but I will)

    Think before you eat.

  9. How to Get to Your Healthy Weight

  10. Your Guide To Physical Activity and Your Heart

  11. Physical Activity Guidelines

  12. Sugary Drinks or Diet Drinks: What’s the Best Choice?
    The Bottom Line: Skip Sugary Drinks and Go Easy on Diet Drinks

  13. Time to Focus on Healthier Drinks
    This thing here is a huge marketing niche…

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One thought on “Healthy Living Resources”

  1. That was a perfect list you got in there. That vegetable in the photo looks familiar to me. Was it one of the ingredients of chopsuey? 🙂 Love that food so much especially the sauce is kinda sticky and tasty. Got nothing to say about it, it just taste so good.

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