Have you noticed that every magazine you pick up lately has advertisements for the many ways we can look younger than our chronological years? There are ads for injections and creams to remove our wrinkles, surgery to zap away our fat, and hair... 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
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
Just got back from lunch, went to my spark nutrition tracker and all the entries are now in red...whats up with that? I just would like some idea of what the heck is going to change (i.e. fitness tracker) before it's a done deal. Thanks!... Read more
I'm on STAY-cation and we're down to our last $50 before payday a week from today. We have 6 chicken legs, 4 chicken breasts, 2 pork chops and NO VEGETABLES OR FRUIT until next Friday. All that is left are convenience foods, which tend to be bad... Read more
Today starts the Memorial Day Weekend for me. This means getting together with friends and family. It also is the beginning of graduation parties that have plenty of food and libations. I will need will power to watch my food intake and make sure I... Read more
39 I purchased One-a-Day Teenage Vitamins for Her and One-A-Day Teenage Vitamins for Him for my two teenagers. I can't testify to whether these vitamins have an adequate balance of nutrients, but I will say that I will NOT purchase these again beca... Read more
Vitamin D plays a crucial role in diabetes. Start your day right and eat ½ small whole-grain bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmonScrambled eggs with sauteed mushrooms and vitamin D fortified orange juiceVitamin D fortified whole-grain cerea... Read more
Vitamin D is a hot topic in nutrition, and one that's become a focus in menopausal bone health. There are two forms of the vitamin, D2 and D3 (cholecalciferol), with D3 the form best metabolized by the body. Vitamin D is found in foods such... 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
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