If you think you’ll be missing out on a host of nutrients if you eat vegetarian or vegan, think again: Vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful and nutritionally adequate if they are appropriately planned, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Studies show that vegetarians and vegans tend to
The top vitamin B12 foods all come from animals, but are there any reliable plant sources of B12? And, what does the latest research say about vegetarian/vegan sources of vitamin B12? Is it possible for vegetarians and vegans to meet their daily vitamin B12 requirements?
You may have heard about a protein diet, but what is it, why are nutritionists not always on the same page?
Health experts do, in fact, have varying opinions on how much protein needs to be consumed for optimum health. However, one thing they all agree on is that eating protein
If you’re in relatively good health but you’ve been told to eat better for an improved cardiovascular system, you may wonder just what a good cardiac diet entails. Fortunately, an eating plan that promotes good heart health can be simple and include plenty of foods you enjoy. The key is
The best omega-3 supplement must be one that can optimize your body’s levels of EPA and DHA. Can a vegetarian omega-3 do this? Let’s clear the confusion by looking at plant-based omega-3 oils compared to fish oil.
As women age, bone loss and fracture risk accelerate, and we need to take a proactive role in protecting ourselves. One of the best ways to build and maintain bone mass is to consume adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D in our daily meals.
Aim for 1,200 milligrams (mg) of
One in three women over age 50 suffers a fracture due to osteoporosis, a condition that causes fragile bones, according to a report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation in October 2013. Although osteoporosis itself causes no symptoms, it raises the risk of a bone fracture, which can be painful
You know that calcium is important for bone health, but you may not be aware that certain medications and medical conditions can affect calcium absorption. So, while getting calcium from dietary sources is optimum, taking calcium supplements may be crucial for women with a calcium deficiency.
Corticosteroids, heartburn medications, and certain