Vegetarian

Get the Facts about Vegetarian Diets

A well-planned vegetarian diet can meet nutritional needs and can be a healthy way to meet dietary guidelines. Vegetarian diets are chosen for nutritional, religious, ecological, or personal reasons. It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) that “appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate …

February 13, 20210 comments
Nutritionist

The vitamin D miracle: Is it for real?

Vitamin D isn’t exactly a vitamin. Instead, it is a hormone made by a rather unusual gland: your skin. Sunlight striking the skin turns a cousin of cholesterol into pre-vitamin D. This is first processed by the liver and then activated by the kidneys or by cells in the heart, immune system, breast, or prostate. Although calcium usually gets all the …

December 12, 20180 comments
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