Tag: bone health

Constipation Remedies Needed? Try Magnesium

Constipation Remedies Needed? Try Magnesium

Although constipation is a symptom of an underlying problem that should be addressed, sometimes urgent action is required to move things along. This simple, safe mineral is one of the best constipation remedies.

Omega-6 vs. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: What You Should Know

Omega-6 vs. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: What You Should Know

Not all fats are created equal: Saturated vs unsaturated. Essential vs unessential. Healthy vs unhealthy. The hard part is knowing which fats are good for you and which you should avoid. Along those lines, let’s compare omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids, with an eye toward balance.

Both omega-6 and

Potassium Benefits Your Heart, Bones, and More

Potassium Benefits Your Heart, Bones, and More

Unless your doctor has informed you that you’re deficient in potassium, the most you’ve probably heard about this mineral is that it’s good for you and is found abundantly in bananas. Perhaps it’s time to take closer look at how potassium benefits some of the most important functions of your

Protein Powder Do’s and Don’ts

Protein Powder Do’s and Don’ts

Protein powder is most popular with (and typically marketed to) athletes and bodybuilders. But it also has caught on with a broader range of consumers—people of various ages and activity levels—who are looking to improve their daily diet habits. But what can protein powder actually do for you? And how

The Benefits of Cruciferous Vegetables

Ask a child to draw a vegetable and odds are you’ll get a picture of broccoli. That’s a nutritious choice; it provides fiber, vitamins A, C, E, and K, folate, potassium, and even some calcium and protein, and is low in calories. Broccoli also is a good source of phytochemicals

Kale Benefits: 7 Reasons to Eat This Superfood

Kale Benefits: 7 Reasons to Eat This Superfood

No wonder it’s been dubbed by health and nutrition experts as a “superfood” over the last few years:  Kale benefits your entire body, from your bones to your heart to your digestive system. Kale is also versatile, easy to prepare, and delicious, so if it hasn’t found a permanent place

Cheese Gets a Green Light, But Eat It in Moderation

Nutritional evaluations have traditionally focused on individual food properties, such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and mineral components. But a new systematic review of dozens of studies involving thousands of participants undertaken by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the University of Reading, UK, raises many questions about traditional

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