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Finding the Right Exercise Workout and Diet for You

The HealthGal Health Guide July 10, 2008
  • Is to find what's fits your goals - your personality - your budget - your schedule.  So though I know if you are dealing with obesity it's going to take pounds lost to achieve better health and better quality of life - how you go about it becomes entirely personal.  Now there are certain "t...

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  • Anonymous
    therefore
    Jul. 30, 2008

    The food label IQ quiz states that 3 servings each of fruits and vegetables per day are inadequate to meet an adult's daily requirement, and that 9 servings of both combined are required. This is not true. 3 servings each would meet the 'requirement'; 9 is a good goal and can only do more good, but it is inaccurate to claim that 6 is incorrect and 9 correct....

    RHMLucky777

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    The food label IQ quiz states that 3 servings each of fruits and vegetables per day are inadequate to meet an adult's daily requirement, and that 9 servings of both combined are required. This is not true. 3 servings each would meet the 'requirement'; 9 is a good goal and can only do more good, but it is inaccurate to claim that 6 is incorrect and 9 correct. Please word your statements with more care, separating health research findings from recommendations.

    • The HealthGal
      Health Guide
      Jul. 30, 2008

      I must disagree since too many diets are counter -intuitive to healthy recommendations -so the current recommendations by experts, the Pyramid and a number of studies is to target 9 servings as I stated.  Even 2 or 3 servings is better than zero servings - but that would be a grammatical discussion - not a scientific one.  For kids - 3 and 3 would...

      RHMLucky777

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      I must disagree since too many diets are counter -intuitive to healthy recommendations -so the current recommendations by experts, the Pyramid and a number of studies is to target 9 servings as I stated.  Even 2 or 3 servings is better than zero servings - but that would be a grammatical discussion - not a scientific one.  For kids - 3 and 3 would be great - for adults I, as many other experts,  still stand by a target goal of 9 as stated, though any amount of servings from the fruit and vegetable groups begins to enhance health benefits and daily needs.

  • Anonymous
    therefore
    Jul. 30, 2008

    This is regarding your note on the food label IQ quiz. It claims that one serving of fat-free milk enables one to meet the daily requirement of calcium. This is not possible unless the serving is a 24-32 ounce one! It is unfortunate that the general complacency about calcium intake and the ignorance of the actual amounts of the foods required to meet one's...

    RHMLucky777

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    This is regarding your note on the food label IQ quiz. It claims that one serving of fat-free milk enables one to meet the daily requirement of calcium. This is not possible unless the serving is a 24-32 ounce one! It is unfortunate that the general complacency about calcium intake and the ignorance of the actual amounts of the foods required to meet one's needs should be reinforced by a health writer's output. Please correct this information.

    • The HealthGal
      Health Guide
      Jul. 30, 2008

      If you read the question carefully it says "to help meet" not "to take care of your entire".....a skim latte IS a great way to help meet your daily dose of calcium which based on age is 1000 - 1500 mgs of calcium daily.  So are other calcium rich foods or even Tums - but you have to track what you are getting in total daily amounts from foods and supplements....

      RHMLucky777

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      If you read the question carefully it says "to help meet" not "to take care of your entire".....a skim latte IS a great way to help meet your daily dose of calcium which based on age is 1000 - 1500 mgs of calcium daily.  So are other calcium rich foods or even Tums - but you have to track what you are getting in total daily amounts from foods and supplements.