Tag: trace element

Feeding Your Bones Means More Than Calcium

When you think about bone nutrition, you probably think of calcium first. And rightly so: A solid body of research suggests that you should meet your daily calcium needs (1,000-1,200 milligrams) for optimal bone health. With 54 million Americans suffering from osteoporosis, it’s important to do all you can to

For Strong Bones, Supplements Are Sometimes Needed

If your doctor advises you to take calcium and vitamin D supplements, you may feel over-whelmed when you walk into the store and see the array of products available: The many brands, bottles, and price points present you with a challenging decision, but you needn’t worry. “A generic drugstore supplement

The Right Foods Can Improve Your Mood

Food choices not only affect your weight and physical health—they can also affect your mental well-being. Recent studies link dietary deficiencies to mood disturbances, depression, and anxiety. Eating certain foods helps maintain brain health, regulate mood, and produce chemicals called neurotransmitters. Serotonin, dopamine, GABA, and norepinephrine are examples of neurotransmitters

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