As we age, our kidneys start to wear out, becoming less efficient at filtering out waste and extra fluid from our blood. The result of this is chronic kidney disease. The more advanced the disease, the more nutritional restrictions you will have, including for fluids. This guide will help you better understand your condition, learn how to stay within your recommended fluid intake, and manage side effects such as thirst and dry mouth.
Are you tired of the same old salt and pepper seasonings? Wondering how to add more flavor to your food while still limiting salt. Here are some fun ideas for adding a little zest to your meals!
There are two types of fiber we can get from food: soluble and insoluble fibers. Each type provides different benefits. This article will introduce the food source and benefits of them.
For people that are just starting out planning their meals and need a basic guide, the Portioned Plate is fast and easy to use. When eating away from home, it makes planning your meals easier and ensures you still get all the basic nutrients you need. You do not need to weigh foods or use measuring cups, but it still helps you keep the amount of food you eat at each meal controlled and consistent.
Nutrition labels can help you figure out food’s serving size, the total grams of carbohydrate per serving, calories per serving and other nutrition information. All those information assists you with carb counting and meal planning. Read this article to learn more!
When weight and health is a focus, it's hard to navigate the candy aisle. There are all kinds of sweets out there, even sugar substitutes for diabetics and people trying to lose weight. But there is so much controversy surrounding artificial sugars and sugar substitutes...
Increasing certain minerals in the diet can help with lowering your systolic blood pressure, typically within just a few days of eating them. The more of these minerals you have circulating in the digestive tract and bloodstream, the less sodium you'll typically retain from food. That means less bloating, lower blood pressure, and a more true weight!