Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating


Healthy Eating During Adolescence

Encourage your teen to eat three balanced meals a day, with fruits or vegetables as snacks.

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Metabolic Syndrome and Soft Drink Consumption

Regular soft drinks contain sugar—empty calories in your diet. Sugary drinks also raise insulin levels, which causes you to put on more deep fat.

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Lifestyle Changes Can Help Kids Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

Parents can do a lot to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in their kids—even if the parents already have it.

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Weight Management and Adolescents

For overweight children 7 and older, the initial goal is to keep them from gaining more weight. Changes in eating habits and exercise are gradually introduced to trim pounds.

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Determining Body Mass Index for Teens

Although it is not a perfect measure, BMI gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your teen's body is composed of fat.

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Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides in Children and Adolescents

The cholesterol in blood comes from two sources: the foods your teen eats and his or her liver. The liver, however, makes all of the cholesterol your teen's body needs.

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