There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a... Read more
The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... Read more
A couple decades ago, juicing was something that only overzealously health-conscious people did. You just knew someone was into healthy living if he or she owned a juicer or drank fresh juice regularly. Today, it's much more popular. People... Read more
Looking for a good one a day type vitamin. Pop in the morning with my morning routine kind of thing. I would like to have something made from as much natural product (real food) as possible. Anyone have any good suggestions?... Read more
Hi I just got blood work back that says my cholesterol is high and I have set up a profile to monitor all that plus I need to loose weight in the process. Can anyone help me with some low fat snacks and lunches that are simple? 189... Read more
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I'm not totally new but I'm newly committed. I'm going to have knee surgery in December and I'd like to lose at least 15lbs by then, the rest of my goal by March. Over 16 years ago I lost 60 lbs and have kept it off, but hav... Read more
Does anyone have problems with very low blood sugars after an intense exercise workout (Insanity from beachbody.com) ? How did you prepare for these workouts: carbs eaten, when and if you detached you pump, reduced basal rates, and did you not bolus... Read more
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True or False: Men need more vitamin K each day than women do.
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Sea vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Its nutrients clear the plaque in your arteries. Seaweed has all 56 minerals and vitamins you need to survive with lots of B vitamins to help your mood. Got my seaweed at Trader Joes bec... Read more
Eggplant is packed with anti~inflammatory properties and is filled with potassium which helps in regulating the blood pressure of the body. Eggplant vegetable contains low levels of carbohydrates and high fiber levels. Great for diabetics to reduce... Read more
To help increase your immunity this cold and flu season, give yourself an extra boost of vitamin C (no supplements required!). This antioxidant is found in a wide range of foods from potatoes to bell peppers. Check out these 5 delicious, vitamin-C ri... Read more
A certain amount of cholesterol is necessary by the body for proper physiological and structural function. Too much of it can have negative health consequences. Since cholesterol levels are influenced by your genetic makeup, your diet and certain lif... Read more
Selected food sources of vitamin D
The following lists suggests dietary sources of vitamin D. Fortified foods are a major source of vitamin D. Breakfast cereals, pastries, breads, crackers, cereal grain bars and other foods may be fortified with 10... Read more
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