If a little is good, most Americans are accustomed to thinking, more must be better and a lot must be better still. When it comes to vitamins and minerals, however, it is possible to get too much of a good thing—especially if some of your nutrients are coming from pills
Tag: water soluble vitamins
Q. Is vitamin K lost when a food is cooked or frozen?
A. Sarah L. Booth, PhD, director of Tufts’ HNRCA Vitamin K Laboratory, replies: “Fat-soluble vitamin K content is not affected by cooking or freezing. Water-soluble vitamins are the ones more likely to be lost in most cooking methods.”
Q. When I microwave frozen vegetables, am I destroying any of the nutrients they contain?
A. Jeanne P. Goldberg, PhD, professor at the Friedman School and director of the Nutrition Communication Program, answers: “Heat, whether from a conventional source or a microwave oven, destroys some nutrients, but actually makes it easier
Color Your Plate
The quickest way to an appetizing, nutritious, and satisfying meal is including plenty of vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables (produce). Both the government’s MyPlate guide and Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults advise filling half of your plate with vegetables and fruits. These plant foods provide fiber and an
Should you choose instant, flavored oatmeal fortified with eight vitamins and minerals or traditional rolled oats? Canned pasta with added calcium or unfortified whole wheat spaghetti? At first glance, it may appear fortified foods offer more nu-trition for your dollar, but some experts warn that the added vitamins and minerals
Humans have been processing food since the dawn of time. From sun-drying, salting, and fermenting, to the invention of canning, pasteurizing, and freezing, processing helped alleviate food shortages, malnutrition, and the incidence of food-borne illnesses. Today, food processing allows us to have a consistent, convenient, safe, and tasty diet year-round,
Experts Discuss Unsuspected Causes of Depression, Mental Illness and Violent Behavior in America: News Bulletin for August 30, 2013
Today’s News Bulletin is definitely intriguing! Leading health experts discuss the causes of depression and mood problems, and what they divulge may surprise you!