Although MyPlate may be new to many of us, the MyPlate diagram was introduced back in 2010 alongside the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans and fully adapted in 2011. The goal? To create a more accurate visual representation of portion sizes for different food groups and to offer guidelines that may be more applicable to the everyday American.
Iron deficiency may be an issue for as many as 1 in 3 adolescent girls and young women, and even more concerning, it’s largely underdiagnosed. A recent study in JAMA found that nearly 40% of women ages 12 to 21 are likely to have low iron levels.
If you are pumping your breast milk, it’s important to store your milk properly to maintain its nutritional value, says Kristin McCracken, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Nebraska Medicine lactation consultant. McCracken offers these tips for proper storage.
Current research shows that soy or soy-containing foods do not cause cancer to spread, come back or grow. Even more, research supports the opposite: Adding soy as part of a healthy, cancer-prevention diet has benefits to your health.
Even though you may be young and healthy, an annual physical is still important at this age because it keeps a pulse on your well-being. It gives you a chance to ask your doctor questions and get healthy lifestyle tips about your diet, exercise routine, drugs and tobacco use, drinking habits, safer sex and more.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, certifies foods as “USDA organic.” It provides strict standards for organic food production, including rules about pest and weed control and additives. However, organic doesn’t necessarily mean healthier.
Whether you’re looking to fix an undesirable skin issue brought on by pregnancy or you simply want to verify the safety of your current regimen, this article will help you find a balance between maintaining your glow and protecting your little one.