Monthly Archives: January 2013

Nutrient Balance of Vegetables

You can see Swiss Chard, Green Beans, Corn, potatoes, lentils, split peas in Overview of the Nutrient Balance Indicator at NutritionData Leafy and Salad vegetables                90 Brussels sprouts raw 1 cup 88 g … Continue reading

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Why you can’t survive on only swiss chard

Part 1: How to interpret the Nutrient Balance Indicator Very few foods contain all the essential nutrients; and the ones that come close don’t provide enough calories — that’s why you need to eat a variety of food. These visual … Continue reading

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Leading causes of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY)

In North America, these are the leading causes of DALY (defined in Diet and having a long and disability-free life): Leading causes of disability-adjusted life years (DALY)  2010 North America Global Heart disease (ischaemic) 1 1 COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary … Continue reading

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American risks factors of premature death and disability (DALY)

The table below is derived from the World Health Organization’s “Global Burden of Disease 2010”. Diet and having a long and disability-free life explains what a DALY is at greater length. Disability-adjusted life years (DALY) Risk Factors.  DALY = years of … Continue reading

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Diet and having a long and disability-free life

I’d never even heard that nuts and seeds were so essential to a long and disability free life.  To prevent heart disease, it outranked being a couch potato, and eating enough fruit, vegetables, and whole grains!  And it was 8th … Continue reading

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Whole Grain Classes: Chips, crackers, and really quick quick breads

Below is what a typical four-hour class includes.  I provide the baking equipment and supplies to make two quick breads and 2 to 4 kinds of chips and crackers (this depends on oven space).  We can make it a potluck … Continue reading

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Eating enough nuts & seeds is very important for good health

13 Dec 2012. Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The Lancet. According to the 2010 “Global Burden of Disease”, the 12th highest risk factor, globally, for the greatest “loss of health” is low nut and seed consumption (8th in North … Continue reading

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