Healthy Food & Drink

Food & Beverage Information for Healthy Lifestyles is the website of New Hope Natural Media, a leading media resource for the natural, organic and healthy-lifestyle products industry. The website is billed as the premiere digital marketplace that connects the healthy lifestyle industry from supply to shelf. For the healthy lifestyle consumer, the site seeks to provide information for healthy living, from recipes to supplements to sustainability. Of greatest interest will be the Food & Beverage sections, which is stock full of articles, news, commentary and recipes.

Top Heart-Healthy Foods
With cardiovascular disease being reported at an increasing rate, it's important to eat healthy. This article explains the foods that are best for anyone who wants to stay healthy. This article says that a heart-healthy plan is consuming a variety of nutritious foods each day so you get the nutrients needed for a good strong heart. It recommends a diet high in fruits and vegetables, plant-based foods, whole grains, low fat dairy and meat, low in fast food meals and low in trans fats, sugar and sodium. If you're in the Aspen area and seek healthy cooking by a professional chef in the privacy of your home, see Aspen private chef Sarah of Flourish.

Sports Drinks go Way Beyond Gatorade
As many people are getting more active and healthier, they also see the need to hydrate themselves. This article discusses bad drinks that can dehydrate you, such as those with caffeine. It delves into sports drinks, too, saying that today's sports drinks are still the classic Gatorade -- packed with the electrolytes potassium, magnesium, calcium, and sodium to provide energy during intense workouts -- as well as competitors such as Cytomax, Allsport, and Accelerade. The author also discusses sports drinks marketed to have extra health benefits. Read on to learn more about sports drinks and how they can be useful for better health.

Noni Juice Benefits: Used for Thousands of Years
Tahitian noni fruit juice is thought to be a cure for migraines, headaches and other ailments. This article explores if the juice is too good to be true. It explains that Tahitian noni juice drinks are derived from the Morinda Citrifolia fruit, which is found in the South Pacific region. It's said that natives used the juice as a healer for thousands of years. Advocates say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture recognize it as a safe product. Noni juice benefits are many, as it is said to help with increasing energy, improving asthma, losing weight, improving diabetes and arthritis. It's widely debated if noni juices are recognized by the FDA as safe, but the noni juice ingredients continue to wow many consumers, who believe that the benefits of Tahitian noni juice are many.

Soy Formula for Your Baby?
Wondering if you should give your baby soy formula? Many parents choose soy formula when their baby is sensitive or allergic (or potentially so) to cows' milk protein, or when a baby is having trouble digesting lactose or milk sugar. Babies can be chronically sensitive to cows' milk protein and may have to avoid it for the first several months of life. If your baby cries or is irritable during feedings or immediately afterward, or if he or she has diarrhea, he or she could be allergic to his formula. Check with your baby's doctor if you think he's having problems digesting the milk; the doctor may recommend switching to soy milk. This article explains how to use soy formula and if your baby shout drink it.

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