Top 5 Ways to Increase Nutrient Intake

Nutrients are substances the body uses to regulate life essential functions such as: hormone production, the immune system, vision and energy metabolism. Without adequate levels of essential nutrients, the cannot function optimally. Certain nutrients also lower disease risk and improve overall health. For example, fiber reduces cholesterol and cancer risk

How to Read a Nutrition Label

Properly reading a nutrition label is a basic skill that everyone who is interested in staying healthy needs to learn. Too often, food manufacturers market an item as healthy when in fact it’s no different than the average unhealthy product on the shelf. Don’t Be Fooled Most of the time,

Should I take a multivitamin?

With so many supplements on the market, it’s difficult to differentiate between products that can help you improve your overall health and those that are simply a waste of money or even worse, potentially harmful. A multivitamin can be helpful if used properly. The American Diet’s Need for Supplements. Micronutrients

Calories: The Good and Bad

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Making a commitment to have healthier eating habits is a tough one. Knowing how to implement that commitment may be even harder. Where do you start? What foods should you eat, and which ones should you stay away from? These are all questions you should answer before going out to

Functions of Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamins Vitamin A Functions: night vision, growth and repair of tissues, immune system functions Sources: eggs, dark green and yellow fruits and vegetables, dairy products, liver Vitamin C Functions: wound healing, collagen maintenance, infection resistance, essential for healthy gums and blood vessels Sources: citrus fruits, tomatoes, melons, berries, green and