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SUBJ: Advice from students of my fall 2012 nutrition class for their parents from Roc Nutrition Investigator

Dear readers: Here's advice culled from their lists of the 5 top suggestionsfrom students of my fall 2012 nutrition class for their parents:

Sing and dance every day. When you dance and sing your mood and health starts to improve.Singing and dancing is the best thing for your health--especially when you do it with friends! Laugh. Avoid stress. Be happy. Life is a gift, appreciate where you are and live to your full ability. Stress is horrible for your health.
Eat a more plant based diet rather than an animal based on diet. Reduce your intake of protein from animal products. Avoid eating "4-legged" meats and move towards a more plant based diet.
Coke is the drink of the death squad; stop drinking soda pop! 
Take antioxidants such as Vitamin C, melatonin and Vitamin E. Vitamin C reduces the amount of free radicals in your body, vastly decreasing risk of cancer and other serious illnesses. Take 500 mg of Vitamin C per day (twice per day). Take 1000 mg of Vitamin C per day if you are sick (twice per day). 
A diet rich in Omega-3 (Good sources include tuna and deep sea fish) can help extend longevity of your mind and fight Alzheimer's.
Saturated fatty acids from olive oil are better for the body than unsaturated fats like butter.
Whole grain foods provide nutrients and macronutrients which are not present in simple refined grains. These foods provide a more rounded source of energy, and do not spike insulin levels as much.
Exercise 30 minutes per day to stay healthy and 60 minutes to maintain your same weight and 90 minutes if you want to lose weight.

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Researchers had one group meditate, one exercise, and one as a control.  Those who meditated missed 76% fewer days of work, those who exercised missed 48% fewer. -Sci Am. Mind Nov/Dec '12


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