Supplements

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 …

June 12, 20210 comments
Slimming

Which diet is best for long-term weight loss?

Before choosing a weight loss approach, it’s important to do some self-evaluation by asking yourself some questions. What Can You Live With in the Long Term? There are many diet plans on the market today that help you lose weight. The key is finding one that doesn’t cause you stress or agony. Ask yourself questions such as: Would the diet guidelines …

April 22, 20210 comments
Digestive Health

Nutrition Tips for Relieving Constipation

It is often said that the prevalence of constipation has increased due to modern food processing methods, resulting in a diet low in non-starch polysaccharides (NSP). However, a low NSP diet should not be assumed to be the cause of constipation, but possibly a contributory factor. Although evidence is controversial, intake of NSP, mostly insoluble f …

April 15, 20210 comments
Healthy food

Advice On Fish Consumption

The Dietary Guidelines and the American Heart Association’s Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations encourage Americans to eat 2 or more servings of fatty fish each week. Fish is not only a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids but also a valuable source of protein and trace elements that may provide protective effects for the cardiovascular system. Broile …

March 12, 20210 comments
Healthy food

Turmeric, The Golden Spice

Turmeric is a spice that has received much interest from both the medical/scientific worlds as well as from the culinary world. Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant (Curcuma longa) of the ginger family. The medicinal properties of turmeric, the source of curcumin, have been known for thousands of years. Curcuma longa has been tradit …

March 5, 20210 comments
Healthy lifestyle

Nutrition for oral and dental health

Diet and nutrition play key roles in tooth development, the integrity of the gingiva (gums) and mucosa, bone strength, and the prevention and management of diseases of the oral cavity. Diet has a local effect on tooth integrity; the type, form, and frequency of foods and beverages consumed have a direct effect on the oral pH and microbial activity, …

February 8, 20210 comments
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