Nutrition facts and nutritional information help promote proper eating and advice on healthy foods.
19 - Isoflavones are phytonutrients found in soy. They may help to reduce heart disease, osteoporosis and some types of cancer.
20 - Almonds are a great source for magnesium. Magnesium deficiencies may cause headaches and fatigue.
21 - Slow-cooking, roasting, and boiling are cooking methods which destroy nutrients.
22 - Washing your hands, keeping raw meats separate from other foods, storing leftovers in the refrigerator are important components of healthy cooking.
23 - Taking extremely large amounts of vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B6 in supplemental form may become toxic.
24 - Carbohydrates, proteins and fats are known as the energy nutrients because they supply energy for our bodies. They are also known as macro-nutrients.
25 - The five main food groups are:
. fruit and vegetables
. milk and dairy foods
. foods that are high in fat and sugar
A healthy diet consists of eating a variety of foods from all of the groups, in order to obtain all of the essential nutrients
26 - We have to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.
27 - We have to eat at least two portions of fish every week.
28 - Saccharin is an artificial sweetener used in place of sugar: it has no calories, does not increase blood sugar levels after consumption. It is not a natural sugar.
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