Health and Nutrition
There is controversy regarding soy protein for men. It seems soy protein contains compounds that are estrogen-like, and many men are reluctant to eat a lot of soy because of this. Resent research may put some of these fears to rest, so don’t rule out this great source of protein just yet. Read more
So, she’s having your baby. You look at that growing belly and you know that your child is in there…but sometimes it’s hard to wrap your head around that it’s real, and that there is anything you can do to influence that child while it’s still a “bun in the oven.” Surprisingly, there are several things you can do that will directly and indirectly influence your baby in utero. Read more
I love spicy food–I tell my wife I enjoy it when my food bites me back. She and the kids are not into painful eating, although the oldest boy is starting to experiment. But now I have a reason to start cooking more to my taste than theirs: hot peppers are healthy! Read more
A big part of being a dad is making sure your kids are healthy. Nutrition is important, and many kids today eat foods that are fast and simple, but are poor in vitamins. A growing child’s body needs vitamins to work properly, and for proper growth and development. There are two types of vitamins: fat-soluble, such as vitamins A, D, E and K, and water-soluble vitamins such as C and the B vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins can be stored in the body for long periods of time until needed, while excess water-soluble vitamins are passed out of the body, and need to be taken regularly. The best source for these vitamins is natural, whole foods, with vitamin supplements being a second best choice for your child’s nutrition. Read more
We all want to see our kids eating healthy foods. Processed foods just do not give the vitamins and nutrients developing bodies need to produce energy. A rapidly growing body often does better with numerous small meals throughout the day than three squares daily, so encouraging healthy snacking can benefit your shild’s growth and development.
Serve Organic Fruits and Vegetables
Avoid foods grown using chemical fertilizers or pesticides. A child’s developing body is at greater risk of the ill-effects of chemicals and unnatural ingredients.
The Less Processing the Better
The more processing a food product undergoes, the less vitamins and nutrients it offers. Try keeping an ongoing supply of fresh, unprocessed fruits and vegetables on hand to satisfy your kid’s snack cravings. Read more