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Superfoods provide a host of benefits to help us live longer, healthier lives. They are high in phytonutrients, chemicals that occur naturally in food. They protect against cancer, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension and may also boost your immune function and perhaps lower your risk for infection. Here are 10 superfoods that offer a good start to a balanced diet for men. (PDF Format Only)
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News Release Distributed 10/06/11 When asked what Halloween means, kids usually put candy at the top of their list. But research shows that given a choice between treats and toys, kids will often prefer the toys, according to Beth Reames, LSU AgCenter nutritionist. She encourages people to choose miniature toys, stickers and nonfood favors as their treats to dispense to the costumed beggars who come to their doors on Halloween. “Temporary tattoos, bracelets and rings, whistles, pencils, coupons to food establishments or pennies and nickels are also welcome gifts,” Reames said. Nonsweet food suggestions include peanut butter and cracker packages, sugar-free gum, cereal bars, individually wrapped sticks of beef jerky, juice box packages, small packages of dried fruit and packets of instant cocoa mix. “Some foods such as nuts and seeds and round or hard candy are not appropriate for small children because they may cause choking,” she said. You can still have fun with Halloween treats without contributing to dental decay or obesity: – Make sure children eat before going out. Cut bread in pumpkin shapes, add lean meat, chicken or turkey and serve with a glass of low-fat milk and sliced fresh fruit. – Walk with children while trick-or-treating instead of driving in the car. – After trick-or-treating, share your child’s excitement by letting him or her show you the bag of treats. Inspect all treats to make sure none have been opened or tampered with. – Encourage children to separate goodies into groups that are similar in ingredients or color of wrapper. Make a game of eating just one from each type of goodie, rather than the whole bag. – Halloween treat bags usually provide enough goodies for two to three weeks. Divide the treats into one-week portions, place in bags and store for your child to enjoy one or two pieces for snacks or with meals for the next weeks. – Help your child remember to brush his/her teeth or at least rinse his/her mouth thoroughly with water after eating sweets, especially sticky sweets, to help prevent tooth decay. Ideas to help adults cope with Halloween candy include: – Buy candy at the last minute to avoid tempting yourself and other family members. – Buy less candy than you think you need and don't buy your favorite kind. – Take leftover candy to work to share with co-workers. – Work off the extra calories from holiday candy by taking a long walk around your neighborhood and enjoying the decorations and the children’s costumes. Here are some recipes for Halloween treats that keep yummy and healthy in balance: Halloween Party Popcorn Combine popcorn with your choice of the following ingredients: Raisins and other dried fruitCandy cornNutsGummy wormsOrange/black candies such as jelly beans By mixing Halloween candy with popcorn, you cut back on the total amount of candy offered. Serve with a scoop from a large bowl. Or fill a self-closing sandwich bag with popcorn mixture for each child. Popcorn is a good choice for healthy eating. A cup of popcorn (popped) contains only 31 calories when popped without added fat. Popcorn provides fiber, or roughage, that the body needs in the daily diet. Halloween Cereal Balls 1/4 cup margarine or butter1 package (10 oz.) marshmallows2 tablespoons orange-flavored gelatin6 cups crisp rice cereal1/2 cup candy corn Combine margarine and marshmallows in 2-quart glass bowl. Microwave (high), uncovered, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed. Add orange gelatin; mix until combined. Stir in cereal until well coated. Mix in candy corn. Cool enough to handle. With buttered hands, form mixture into 24 balls. Place on waxed paper until cool. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap for storage. Mixture can be pressed into greased 13x9-inch baking pan and cut into squares for serving.
Sugar, or sucrose, is one of the most widely used ingredients in the foods we buy. All other sweeteners, basically, are compared to how they stack up against sugar. Learn the difference between nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners and the upside and downside of using them. (PDF Format Only)
During the holidays we often indulge in rich foods we might not normally eat at other times of the year. LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy says there are ways to enjoy these bountiful foods during this season and still maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The holidays mark the season of shopping and eating. Busy shoppers may eat many meals at the mall. LSU AgCenter nutritionist, Dr. Beth Reames says to be sure and put something in your stomach before hitting the shops.
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For most people, fasting is an occasional choice, but for many people hunger is a year-round reality, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Annrose Guarino. She offers ways to help alleviate hunger.
Federal nutrition programs – food stamps, WIC and child nutrition programs like school lunch and breakfast – historically have protected the nation’s most vulnerable people from severe hunger and malnutrition. "Today, federal nutrition programs continue to be critical," says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Annrose Guarino.