Food News.org also has a great guide on what produce to buy organic and a list of produce with lowest pesticide residues. Check out the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen foods that you need to include in your diet.
Supplementation: If using a supplement find those with evidence of safety and efficacy. Always work with a health care provider when deciding what supplement work with your current condition.
Creating Connections: I always look forward to preparing my specialty dishes. Not because I am an excellent cook, but because of the love I put into it. Cooking reminds me of the people I love and the great times I’ve had with them. It promotes conversation with my family. It makes me connect.
Make sure you include VARIETY: I have not found any research on it, but after conducting ‘informal research’ among my acquaintances and friends I came to the conclusion and am convinced that the reason why many disregard healthy eating is because of boredom. Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory food pyramid gives us an overview of the foods we can incorporate to our diet as well as the benefits of the ingredients we use in preparing our meals.
How fast do you eat? How do you feel when eating your meal? Do you eat alone? Do you enjoy the table conversation with your family? Research shows that eating a meal slowly increases the body’s capacity to absorb the nutrients you are consuming. In addition, conversing with friends and family at the dinner table not only strengthens our relationships, but has shown to decrease stress.
About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.
The organization does so by funding scholarships to scientists researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, researchers, and authors to convey the timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health. of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that will create women’s health awareness and advocacy in the community.
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