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Kids, Supps Are Off.
Care's Kitchen Part 2
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Care's Kitchen: Quick, Balanced Meal Prep Part 1 
3 Grilling Commandments
Food Intolerance: the Silent Assassin
Food Intolerance: 
the Silent Assassin
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July 16, 2012
Dear Valued Subscriber,

Claiming to be an important part of the fight against diabesity (metabolic syndrome), one would assume there would be a bevvy of research on nonnutritive sweeteners, legitimizing its prominent place on our daily menus. This is not the case.


The following is a direct quote from the conclusion of a scientific statement from the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association in the July 9 issue of Diabetes Care:


"At this time, there are insufficient data to determine conclusively whether the use of NNS to displace caloric sweeteners in beverages and foods reduces added sugars or carbohydrate intakes, or benefits appetite, energy balance, body weight, or cardiometabolic risk factors."


Not exactly a ringing endorsement.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky

Kids and Supplement Intake Is Disproportionate.
Getting Enough of Some Nutrients, Not Enough of Others. 

Dietary supplements help American children reach the adequate levels of magnesium, phosphorous, and vitamins A, C and E, according to a recent journal Pediatrics study. Still, the survey found calcium and vitamin D intakes are below recommendations. Even with the use of supplements, more than a one-third of children failed to meet calcium and vitamin D recommendations, according to the survey. 


For the study, data were analyzed from 7,250 children aged 2 to 18 years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2006. Almost one-fourth of children younger than 2 years and almost half of children aged 2 to 8 years used supplements. Supplement users had higher micronutrient intakes than nonusers. Calcium and vitamin D intakes were low for all children. Among 9 to 18 year olds, a higher prevalence of inadequate intakes of magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamins A, C and E were observed. 


Another recent survey in British Journal of Nutrition reported three-quarters of the population in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States do not meet the dietary intake recommendations of the respective countries for a number of essential micronutrients.


Bonnie and Steve: Folks, these surveys were based on dietary intake requirements, which are woefully low nutrient baselines to begin with. The moral of the story is that supplements for children is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Most children, especially those who follow the Standard American Diet or are on special diets that exclude certain foods, cannot get away with a few gummy vitamins. The needs are greater, especially for minerals, which are often too big to fit into a few small gummies.


Care's Kitchen Part 2: Dinner and Drinks


Quick and Balanced Meal Prep Part 2 with Carolyn Martinelli
Quick and Balanced Meal Prep with Carolyn Martinelli
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  • Fruit and Veggie Shreds
  • Granulated Honey Packets
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  • Treating Acne Scars.
  • Inspecting Your Skin.
  • FDA Bans This Food Chemical.
  • Top Stroke Risk for Normal Weight Adults.
  • Flavonoids and Risk of Colon Cancer.
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