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Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Are Becoming More Mainstream

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 B12 Foods for Every Diet

The Top B12 Foods for Every Diet

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?

What You Need to Know About Phytic Acid Foods

What You Need to Know About Phytic Acid Foods

When you eat foods that contain phytic acid, it can prevent you from absorbing vitamins and minerals properly during digestion. But there’s no need to avoid your favorite foods; learn the specific steps to make them safe and nutritious.

Cardiac Diet: The Road to Wellness Starts Here

Cardiac Diet: The Road to Wellness Starts Here

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

Editor’s Note: Dietary Do’s for Strong Bones

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

3 Plant-Based Diet Benefits

3 Plant-Based Diet Benefits

A new study shows that a plant-based diet benefits cholesterol levels, blood pressure readings, and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Following a vegan diet has a long list of health benefits for those who are dedicated enough to follow it.

Some Medications and Conditions May Inhibit Calcium Absorption

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

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