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What this series is about As we age, keeping physically active is essential. It not only improves the appearance of the body, it also prevents the occurrence of health complications in the future. Join the discussion in this series as we research the various programs that can help maintain a healthy body.
Part 3: Staying Young - Nutrition (e)
Test your nutrition intuition
Many people eat a healthy diet. They know the nutritional value of foods, they read food labels carefully and they follow all the dietary recommendations. Others are clueless. Which one are you? Test your nutrition knowledge by taking this short healthy cooking quiz.
What is the best way to substitute ingredients to make a recipe healthier? How can herbs, rather than fat or salt, liven up your meals? How much added alcohol remains after cooking?
The Mayo Clinic approach to weight loss is more than just a diet. It is a lifestyle that can help maintain a healthy weight for a lifetime.
If you are overweight, you have likely tried many diet and weight-loss plans, from the low-carbohydrate diet to the low-fat approach. You might also have tried other weight-loss recipes. But whatever the method, you may not have had much success and are still trying to lose weight. That is not surprising. Most people who diet find weight loss a never-ending roller coaster ride.
Now, revise your food intake. Use the Mayo Calorie Tool Calculator to estimate the number of daily calories your body needs to maintain your current weight.
Used with permission of Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All Rights Reserved. https://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-diet/HQ00599
Project Manager and Editor, Quality4life
11 August 2006