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
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
Energy. We want it, we need it, but we don’t always have it. When we’re energized, the impossible seems doable and your hectic life feels like smooth sailing. So what essential part of your diet helps increase your energy as its mai... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
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?
If you&rs... Read more
I'm a guy who has been on Spark since 2008. The message boards are a feature that I have used regularly for six years now. One thing that makes me a little bit uncomfortable sometimes is that there are not emoticons for males on some themes that are... Read more
I've been doing a lot of google searching and I can't seem to come to a consensus. Do you find a multivitamin helps you? Hinders you? Never taken them?
I ask because through tracking I've noticed a few of my nutrient levels are consistently low... Read more
A major medical medical journal has published an editorial to say stop the nonsense. Do you think people will listen?
The last paragraph especially is a kicker: "In conclusion, [beta]-carotene, vit... Read more
I have previously shared that calcium is an important nutrient you may be missing in your diet. The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines lists calcium as a nutrient of concern because intake by many Americans is lower than recommended. There are al... Read more
Do you pop a multivitamin every morning? It might not be as beneficial as you think. A recent, quite sizable study of more than 160,000 women found that a vitamin regimen doesn't lessen one's chances of developing cancer or heart disease. The finding... Read more
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