Good nutrition is important for everyone. Healthful diets enable people of all ages to work productively and feel their best. What people eat can also help reduce the risk for chronic diseases, such as heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke, and osteoporosis, which are leading causes of death and disability among Americans. Finally, eating right can reduce the risk of obesity, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol, which increase the risk of disease.
Ever wonder what exactly you're eating? Use this handy tool to gain a detailed analysis on virtually any of the foods you eat. Useful information like glycemic index, nutritional facts etc are available through this handy tool. Give it a try! Just type in what you just ate or are thinking of eating.
Tucson Area Farmers Market
Click HERE for a listing of local farmers markets.
Nutrition Rich Foods Coalition
The site offers fast and reliable information to help you eat the nutrient-rich way—that means getting the most vitamins, minerals and other nutrients—but not too many calories—from the foods you choose. The information here is based on nutrition guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) MyPyramid. This site gives you the tools, tips and tactics you need to adopt a healthier eating plan, without a lot of time, but with a lot of great taste. Gives great information on meals and recipes, as well as information on navigating the grocery store.
CIGNA: Nutritional Information
Your insurance provider CIGNA offers information on nutrition and diets. This web site answers many questions on eating healthy and what that entails.