Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
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Thou shalt not force, bribe or coerce thy child to eat.
Thou shalt set a good example by eating at least five fruits and vegetables, three whole grain products, and three dairy servings per day thyself.
Thou shalt make mealti... Read more
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
When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
I seem to be low on number of nutrients, and I was thinking of taking a multivitamin to supplement. Is this recommended? Is there a way to track this so it is included in my nutrition status? I would love some advice... Read more
I just started seeing a bariatric doctor this week and they said I need to start "a multivitamin with minerals. Please make sure to include: magnesium, chromium, selenium, iodine, copper, and zinc".. after a search on Amazon and google, I couldn't f... Read more
Any advice on accurately measuring the amount of vitamins and minerals in my diet? I'm 5' tall, my calorie range for weight loss is the lowest one available on this site (I generally stay on around 1200, otherwise I'm in a maintenance plan instead of... Read more
Tracking my food isn't that hard but figuring out portion sizes, the calorie content, and not to mention the vitamins and minerals in foods in a country which doesn't food label like the USA is difficult! I struggle to figure out the true calorie cou... Read more
It’s as simple as counting to 10! Thou shalt not force, bribe or coerce thy child to eat. Thou shalt set a good example by eating at least five fruits and vegetables, three whole grain products, and three dairy servings per day thys... Read more
Eating a balanced diet every day is the best way to make sure you are getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs. A multivitamin can be helpful in providing some "insurance" for those days when your food choices aren't the best. Water regulat... Read more
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