Tag Archives: infant nutrition

Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August marks the end of summer. Kids are going back to school, and many last minute summer vacations are underway. But August also means Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Breastmilk, the supreme source of nutrition for infants for the first 6 months of life, provides infants immunity to disease, reduces risk of allergy, decreases tendency toward childhood […]

All Dried Up

One of many excuses people use for their lack of fruit consumption is the short shelf-life. To gain the optimal nutrient content, it is important to consume fruit while it is fresh. Thus, to manage the rapid spoilage time, one needs to consume fruit quickly after bringing it home from the store or farmer’s market. […]

Prebiotics? Are those good bugs too?

PREBIOTICS, different from PROBIOTICS, are found in certain foods and provide nourishment to probiotic bacteria. In other words, prebiotics are food for the beneficial bacteria living in your gut. In addition to stimulating growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria, prebiotics have many health benefits for the host (YOU!). The most well-known prebiotic is fiber, which […]

Probiotics? Does my child need them?

The term probiotics literally means “for life”, and is used to describe beneficial bacteria that colonize in the gut. Probiotics have been shown to provide health benefits such as enhancing immune function, assisting with lactose intolerance, and reducing the risk of certain diarrheal illnesses. Some studies also report that certain probiotics can play a role […]