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Is fruit juice healthy?

Fruit Juice Americans don't eat enough fruits. In a 2010 survey, an insanely high 80% of Americans did not meet fruit recommendations.  Fruit juice is marketed as a healthy alternative to other sweetened beverages and as a way to increase nutrient intake. There is a high degree of controversy on whether...

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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...

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Is it bad to eat the same thing every day?

There's a vast and almost endless supply of food available to us Westerners, both in terms of quantity and variety. With so much to choose from, why are many of us stuck eating the exact same thing every day? When describing a healthy diet, the term "balanced" is thrown...

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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 are...

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Functions of Vitamins & Minerals

Functions of Vitamins and Minerals Supplement Database - Vitamin and Minerals 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...

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