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Functional Foods: Putting Foods to Work for You

When you have the basics of a healthy diet down, you can take food and your diet one step further. Functional foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and beverages are used for specific conditions or to enhance overall health and wellness. According to the Food Marketing Institute, 69 percent of Americans have already jumped […]

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Filling in the Gaps with Supplements

In a perfect world, you would get all the nutrients you need from your diet. But this isn’t the reality for most of us. When the job, the commute, and a busy schedule lead to processed foods, nutrient-poor foods, and the drive-through, we may constantly come up short. The result? We’re left with the nagging […]

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Healthy Aging : What if we never had to get old?

What if we never had to get old? It’s a tantalizing thought, and one that keeps plenty of researchers looking feverishly for ways to stop the march of time. One theory on why we age is oxidative damage to tissues in the body. Free radicals, those party poopers, can alter the membrane of a cell […]

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Vitamin A Overview

Vitamin A overview: A is an essential vitamin that is important in eye health and healthy immune function. Found in plants in the form of carotenoids, and in animals as retinols, vitamin A can assist with the absorption and regulation of other fatsoluble vitamins. There are definite limits to vitamin A intake, so dosage and form are […]

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Food Labels and Their Meanings

Grocery shopping, for many people, can be a daunting experience. Sifting through the isles, it can be difficult to know what foods are actually healthy, and which ones should be avoided. Unfortunately, simply shopping at a health-food store doesn’t solve the issue. Customers these days must be on high alert for suspicious and dangerous ingredients, […]

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The Dangers of Unsustainable Palm Oil

Palm oil is extracted from the fruit of oil palms, not the iconic coconut palm trees that we all envi­sion when think­ing of palm trees. Oil palms are found in trop­i­cal areas around the world and are cul­ti­vated for their fruit, which con­tains high lev­els of sat­u­rated fats. We iden­tify this fat as palm oil. […]

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Vitamin B12 Overview

Vitamin B12 Overview: B12 is an essential vitamin in human nutrition. Because our bodies don’t naturally produce it, we must acquire it from our diet or take a supplement. Commonly found in meat and dairy products, B12 is scarce in plants, which is why vegans and vegetarians often need to supplement with B12 to avoid […]

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Sleep: Getting Back on Track

Sleep is an important factor in maintaining good health. When the body is struggling to catch up on sleep, the immune system often suffers, leaving us vulnerable to sickness. Some studies have shown that, over a prolonged period of time, insufficient sleep can lead to poor health and reduced longevity. Restlessness, stress, and various other […]

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Healthy Eating Tips for You and Your Family

We all know that losing weight is quite challenging but it will become even more difficult if we don’t have a healthy diet. If your diet includes high calorie and fatten foods, it will be extremely difficult to achieve any success in weight loss. This is true especially when you are living with a family […]

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How a Healthy Eating Plan Can Improve Your Life

Great Tips For Nutrition and Health So many people have the goal to be healthy, and with that goal often is the desire to shed a few pounds. Many people out there want to have more energy and look and feel better in their skin. If this describes you then you are in the right […]