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Why Vitamins and Minerals Are Important and How to Get Them

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Most people know vitamins and minerals are important to their health, but that may be the extent of their knowledge about the nutrients bodies need to stay healthy and fit. Vitamins and minerals come from what you put in your body, and the body needs those nutrients to function the way it should. Here’s an overview of why vitamins and …

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Five Nutrients Men Aren’t Getting Enough Of—And How to Fix That

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Are you focused on trying to be at the top of your game when it comes to fitness and health? If so, you are definitely not alone. In all candor, I wake up every day striving to be at the top of my game, and then family, work, and a whole lot of other things get in the way and …

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Lactose Intolerant—Here are Five Ways to Get the Calcium You Need

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Dairy tends to be the go-to source of calcium for many people, but if you’re lactose intolerant, you’ve got a whole different challenge. The good news is that dairy is far from the only way to get calcium in your diet. In fact, there are plenty of lactose-free, calcium-rich foods available for the lactose intolerant. Here are just a few …

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Calcium-Rich Foods to Feed Your Picky Eaters

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Calcium is one of those nutrients we all know is important for strong bones and teeth. It’s especially important for growing children, who need over 1,000 mg per day once they hit age 4. But when your child’s a picky eater, it can be hard to ensure he or she gets enough calcium-rich foods every day. Luckily, there are some …

5 Superfoods You’ve Been Neglecting

Danielle Omar, MS, RD Nutrition Leave a Comment

Superfood ingredients like kale, acai, maca, and spirulina are pretty standard vocabulary now, but they haven’t always been at the forefront of every health-conscious cook’s cabinet. There are plenty of less-than-trendy foods that still deserve a spot on your plate. These foods pack a nutritional punch, and often cost less than the “it” superfood of the moment. Here are 5 …

Halloween Candy Dilemma – Is it worth it?

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Yes, Halloween candy is delicious and absolutely worth eating, BUT in moderation of course. If you’re an adult who regularly exercises and eats right– treat yo self! But if you’re a parent, worried about your child’s nutrition and their candy consumption, you’re right to be concerned.  Children need proper nutrients such as protein, calcium and vitamin D, before filling up on candy.