Saturday, November 19, 2011

November 20-26, 2011

You could be exposed to an offending food when dining out. Take your medication wth you just in case. It pays to be prepared.

You will need to eat more iron-rich foods to boost your hemoglobin levels. Make sure you are consuming foods that are high in vitamin C at the same time. This will help you to absorb more iron.

You might not have much of an appetite today, but do your best to eat as much as you could. Add a few extra calories to your diet by having a milkshake or smoothie between meals.

Eating too little could be just as dangerous as eating too much. So pay close attention to portion sizes. This is especially important when it comes to carbohydrates.

Heart Disease 
You will need to cut back on red meat and other foods that are high in cholesterol, trans fat and saturated fat in order to keep your cholesterol down. Read food labels.

High Blood Pressure/Hypertension 
You may be able to control your blood pressure by following the DASH (Dietary Action to Stop Hypertension). This diet can also help you to lose weight if you are overweight.

Gastrointestinal distress could make it difficult for you to get the nutrients you need. As a result, your doctor might prescribe a dietary supplement. Take it as prescribed.

Infants and Children 
You can help to ensure that your child learns to eat and enjoy a variety of vegetables by making them a regular part of family meals. Set a good example by eating more vegetables yourself.

Follow your doctor's orders with regards to fluid intake. This will ensure that you are not consuming more than your kidneys can handle. At the same time, you will need to drink enough to prevent dehydration.

You will need to eat smaller portions in order to reduce your calorie intake. But be selective. Cut back on high-fat foods and sugary snacks and fill up on nutrient-rich vegetables.

Make sure you are getting an adequate amount of protein in your diet. If not, ask your doctor about a nutritional supplement. Talk to a registered dietitian about other ways to improve your diet for you and your baby.

You're likely to be constipated if you are not getting enough fiber in your diet. Adding an extra serving of vegetables to meals can help to bolster your fiber intake and improve the health of your digestive tract.

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The information provided on this blog is intended for education and information only. It is not intended as a substitute for personal medical attention. If you have a problem requiring medical attention, see your personal healthcare provided. For questions about diet and nutrition, consult with a registered dietitian or public health nutritionist.
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