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You are what you eat. Check out these resources and get your meal planning in order - so you can love every meal and know that you're taking great care of yourself.
American Dietetic Association
The ADA, the leading organization of food and nutrition professionals, promotes "optimal nutrition, health and well-being" by "translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living."
Want the skinny on fats, sugars, kids' food needs? Check out the ADA's Nutrition Fact Sheets. Pyramids aren't just in Egypt anymore—the Food Guide Pyramid shows you how to put together the building blocks of a healthy diet.
The American Heart Association offers a searchable, heart-healthy cookbook, plus a shopping guide and tips on dining out.
FitDay offers a host of tools to help Babes achieve their nutrition, weight loss, diet and fitness goals.
Babes looking to burn off some indulgences during regular activities instead of going to the gym should check out How Many Calories. Their diet and fitness journal is FitDay's core offering, allowing you to keep track of what you eat and what you work off.
FitFare: Healthy Living for the Masses
FitFare is the place to hunt for information on how to make "healthy, wholesome, delicious food part of a well-balanced lifestyle." Yum!
Check out product reviews, cooking tips, personal stories about food experiences and weight maintenance, and more. Or browse one of the other 14 other sites in the Well Fed Network, including Sugar Savvy and Get Your Grill On.
Friends With Herb
Simply browse by first letter of the item you're interested in.
Nubella "provides health-interested consumers with a variety of information and tools that promote a healthier lifestyle."
Tons of recipes, health tips, surveys and links for Babes looking to get healthy, stay healthy or just learn about healthy living in general. Plan a meal—from low-fat to low-sodium—with Nubella's recipes. You can even clip coupons to shave your grocery tab.
Organic Consumers Association
The Organic Consumers Association "deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability" and related issues.
Aiming both to educate and advocate, the OCA touches on just about all things organic. Organically-minded Babes can get up to speed on the field with the Organic Resource Center. And get ready to fill your shopping cart with the Breaking the Chains Buying Guide.
Slow Food aims "to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world."
Babes who want to eat in a more traditional way and help make the world a better place can check out Slow Food events, locally or across the globe. If there's nothing going on in your area, think about starting a Convivium, where "members come together to share the everyday joys food has to offer."
Tea for Two (or More)
Put on a pot, would you dearie? Various studies report benefits of green tea ranging from decreasing cavities to lessening chances for skin cancer.
Learn more about the various blends of tea, how to prepare them, and their associations with alleviating illness at TChing.com. Babes who already enjoy tea and those who think they might can start by learning the How-To's of tea. Or if you think you may like to devote your life to tea, check out the calendar of tea-related events.
The World's Healthiest Foods
127 powerhouse foods, from almonds to yams, along with recipes and nutrition info.
If you're the wheatgrass-averse type, rest assured that most of the oh-so-nutrient-dense entries on the list of The World's Healthiest Foods are very common (unless green tea weirds you out). Take the quick Food Advisor quiz for personalized recommendations.