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
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
Vitamin E works as an antioxidant, preventing a chemical reaction called oxidation, which can sometimes result in harmful effects on the body. Knowing that vitamin E is an important nutrient, many people take large, mega-doses of it because they beli... 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
Women of childbearing age (especially those who are pregnant or trying to conceive) are advised to eat 400 mg of folic acid (folate) daily to prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, from occurring in their babies. New research, reported in... Read more
get more skewed. And food companies often subtract the insoluble fiber so it skews the numbers even more.
- Errors from entries made by members could also be adding to the confusion. But we have no control of this. I did have a few questions abou... Read more
- For the calorie amount listed on the USDA food items it is absolutely accurate based on these burn tests.
- In your Nutrition Tracker it shows only whole numbers for the gram amount of carbs, protein, fat---but it may be "secretly" adding up... Read more
Basically, in the USDA food database listing, the Atwater listings are used. Note: we do have some items in our database that come from the USDA database. Years ago they did all these "burning tests" on foods to determine the energy contained within... Read more
During a study in Japan, researchers concluded athat a high consumption of dietary vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 were associated with reduced risk of death from stroke, coronary heart disease, and heart failure. Excellent sources of vitamin B6 include b... Read more
Drink coffee which improves mood, increase your vitamin B complex and B12, eat high protein foods which have amino acids in them that tell the brain to feel good. Foods high in fiber such as beans, oats, brown rice, apples, fruits & vegetables will a... 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
Vitamins and supplements are big business about a $20 billion business to be more exact. Many medical providers agree that taking a multivitamin can be beneficial but for many people that eat a well balanced diet, it isn't typically necessary.
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