8 August 2017 Supplement wisdom for older adultsA quick scan of the multiple vitamin supplement display turns up plenty of choices labeled "Silver" or "50+" or "Senior". Are they really that useful for older adults?
28 March 2017 Vitamin K UpdateWe all know vitamin K is involved with blood clotting, but did you know about the link to bone health? Or vascular disease?
16 September 2010 Avocado Nutrition
Avocado Nutrition Most of us think of avocado as a vegetable, but it is actually a fruit. However, unlike most fruits, avocado is very low in carbohydrates and very high in fat. The fat is responsible for the avocado's luscious texture. In addition, avocado fat is composed of mostly monounsaturated...
29 September 2015 Why Are My Vitamin & Mineral Totals So Low?
If you have noticed that certain vitamin and minerals totals are always low on your nutrition reports, it may or may not be because your intake is truly low. This post will describe ways to improve accuracy of your vitamin and mineral totals on reports.
18 February 2015 Vitamin C: Enough is Enough
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that the human body does not produce nor store, so we have to ingest Vitamin C regularly. Controversy exists about vitamin C’s role with the common cold and some researchers think that mild vitamin C deficiency may be more common than you think. As is the case with most nutrients, it is best to get enough vitamin C, but not in excessive amounts.
11 April 2012 Are You Getting Enough Iodine in Your Diet?
Are You Getting Enough Iodine in Your Diet? Public health messages about not using the salt shaker have worked. In the United States, the salt shaker no longer accounts for the majority of sodium added to foods at the table. Unfortunately, sodium from iodized table salt has been replaced with sodium...
Where There's a Pill There's a Plate: Finding Nutrition Naturally Certainly vitamin pills can be a convenient and quick way to ensure your body receives adequate doses of needed nutrients, but a cupboard full of vitamins should never be a substitute for a fridge drawer full of fresh vegetables.
Potassium - Yet Another Reason to Eat Your Fruits & Veggies! Potassium should get more press since it is a mineral that is indispensible to normal cell functioning. Potassium levels affect how our nerves transmit signals, how our muscles contract, and how well our blood vessels maintain tone.
12 April 2011 Asparagus Nutrition
Asparagus Nutrition It's spring and asparagus is everywhere! This vegetable is a great source of nutrients while being very low in calories. It is also very easy to cook - it can be grilled, roasted, sautéd, or steamed in minutes. If you think you don't like asparagus because you grew up eating bitter,...
26 October 2010 Vitamin B12 & Seafood
Vitamin B12 & Seafood Need another benefit from eating fish and seafood? It's vitamin B12. Most of us already know that fish/seafood (especially cold water marine fish) provide lots of heart-healthy omega-3 fats, and The American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fish per week...
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