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Diet and nutrition

Diet and nutrition, or ‘what we eat’ is the science (and art!) of nurturing the human body to reach its full potential. As a field of study, diet and nutrition is garnering more attention these days even as scientists discover how much of our health really depends on watching what we’re eating.

Brainstorm for ideas on how to beat the challenges of living healthy, with professionals and lay people in our Diet and Nutrition Online Support Group.
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Diabetic Diet / Torture or Not

The perfect diabetes nutrition plan aims at providing a mixture of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins at each meal at an appropriate calorie level. But its noble twin objectives of providing essential nutrients as well as creating an even release of glucose into the blood from meal to meal and from day to day may not really satisfy the pleasures of a dining table.

Is the diabetes diet sheer torture? Do you have to sacrifice your taste buds at the altar of reclaiming health? Or can there be a via media for the millions afflicted with diabetes? Sign up at this support group and get your answers!

Diet and High Blood Pressure

Diet plays an important role in controlling high blood pressure. Avoiding alcohol, salts, and fat, and eating more vegetables and fruits can help reduce high blood pressure.

Join this online group on diet and high blood pressure to meet doctors and other professionals and patients who will share their experiences and help you find a solution just right for you.

Diet Pills

Diet pills, or anti-obesity medication, help people lose weight by altering certain body processes like metabolism or the absorption or calories. Diet pills have risky side effects, and doctors usually prescribe them only in extreme cases where the benefits outweigh the risks.

Join this online group on diet pills to meet others who want to lose weight and are using or want to use diet pills, and professionals who can help.

Diet, Lifestyle and Heart Disease

Heart disease is called a ‘lifestyle’ disease because most heart diseases are caused by factors in a person’s diet and lifestyle which are under his control. Exercise, a healthful diet, and even oral hygiene or the lack of these can affect a person’s risk of heart disease.

Join our online group on diet and lifestyle and heart disease. Ask your questions to experts and share your experiences.

Fish Health Benefits

Eating fish has health benefits that have been known a long time. Regular fish eaters suffer less from heart disease, depression, strokes, and the mental decline that happens with age. Fish have less fat and more protein, and a kind of fatty acid called omega-3 that are very good for health and mental development.

Join our online group on fish health benefits to talk with others who are interested in the subject.

Food Additives

Food additives are substances added to food to make it tastier, or better looking, or stay fresh longer. Additives are widely used in food make in factories or commercially. To protect and inform consumers, the additives are assigned numbers and supposed to be listed in the packaging of the food.

You have any question about food additives? Ask health professionals and exchange information with concerned people by joining our online group on food additives.


Grains make the foundation of good nutrition. The food guide pyramid shows that you need generous amounts of these foods each day to maintain health and prevent disease.

Reasons? Our support group will tell you why!

Ideal Body Weight - A Massive Issue

The ideal body weight, medically speaking, is a range. If you go above or below it, your health could suffer. But most people of the same sex, height, and age, who weigh within the range will have no weight-related health problems. A person with an ideal body weight will have a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9.

Join our online group on BMI and the ideal body weight to ask your questions to experts, share tips about maintaining a healthy weight, and learn more.

Low Calorie Diet

A low calorie diet is based on eating nutritious and high-fiber but low calorie foods. This kind of diet is easier to follow because the high fiber content helps you full and less hungry. The low caloric value of the diet helps you lose weight.

Join our online group on low calorie diets to get more information from professionals and people on a low calorie diet.

Low Carbohydrate Diet

Restriction of carbohydrates and inclusion of high protein and fat foods to whip up that healthy diet is the latest mantra. After all, almost all diet fads including the Atkins diet, South Beach diet, and the Zone diet work on this principle.

For more lowdown on right dieting techniques, connect and learn at this extensive support group.

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