Vitamin… K?

Not exactly a well known vitamin, Vitamin K is important for a healthy body. It helps prevent blood clotting and contirbutes to bone health. Although Vitamin K deficiency is rare, as most get enough in their daily diet, people with a deficiency can experieince bruising, bleeding problems and brittle bones. There are some people who…

Milk Doesn’t Do Everybody Good

The benefits of calcium are strong teeth and bones, a healthy nervous system (signaling), proper muscle contraction, and the proper secretion of certain hormones and enzymes. While a deficiency can lead to numbness in extremities, muscle cramps, convulsions, lethargy, appetite loss and abnormal heart rhythms. For kids it is very important to get the right…

Vitamin E…You Definitely Need It

An antioxidant, Vitamin E protects fats from becoming rancid, and thus, protects vitamins like A and C, as well as, other fats called unsaturated fats. Studies have not only linked vitamin E to heart health, they have linked it to oxygen intake. Scientists have discovered that those with a diet poor in vitamin E need…

The Dirty Secrets of ‘Clean’ Labels

Ingredient lists are being made as short, easy to pronounce, and understand as possible. In the food industry, this is called “clean labeling.” And big companies are racing to do it. WebMD has the details. Source: The Dirty Secrets of ‘Clean’ Labels

Vitamin C, The Wonder Vitamin

While everyone knows that citrus fruit is rich in Vitamin C, there are other foods that contain a substantial amount of this vitamin. Vitamin C used to be necessary for preventing scurvy, but no longer. Now, Vitamin C is used to decrease the common cold, but it can be used to help with other problems,…

Say Good-bye to Trans Fat

For some time, partially hydrogenated oils have been known to directly affect heart health. The FDA’s recent decision to remove artificial trans fat in processed foods is a step in the right direction to reduce coronary heart disease, as diet and nutrition play a key role in preventing cardiovascular disease. The CDC estimates 610,000 people die…

Let’s Stop Summer Hunger

Summer Meal Deal for Kids The USDA is partnering with schools, local governments and community organizations to help provide free meals for children during the summer. More than 21 million children rely on free and reduced meals during the school year, but during the summer only 3.8 million participate in the summer meals program.  Any…

Biotin, It Does a Body Good

Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is an important vitamin for the circulatory system. Its involvement in the bio-synthesis of many substances is essential for a healthy skin, digestive tract, and your cells. Fortunately, we have bacteria in our intestine that produces this vitamin, making deficiencies rare, as long as you eat a healthy diet. You can…