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Vitamins That Give You Energy

Vitamins That Give You Energy

You’re looking for a boost, and you’re wondering if vitamin supplements are all you need to lift that sagging energy level. Perhaps you’ve taken vitamins sporadically over the years and are thinking about taking them on a daily basis.

First, realize that extreme fatigue may be a symptom of a medical

Folic Acid and Your Health

Folic Acid and Your Health

You may be familiar with folic acid as a supplement that women are advised to take during pregnancy. But it’s important for all of us to get enough folic acid: It’s an essential nutrient for the formation of red blood cells and the healthy growth and function of cells.

Folic

Brain Food: What to Eat to Protect Your Memory

Brain Food: What to Eat to Protect Your Memory

When it comes to memory power and concentration, selecting the right brain food is essential, Certain foods have been shown to do a good job of protecting memory and cognition, while it’s equally as important to avoid others.

Although diet isn’t the only factor that affects your brain’s prowess, it’s

Anti-Inflammatory Foods: Do They Work?

Anti-Inflammatory Foods: Do They Work?

Inflammation is a hot topic these days. With so many people suffering from chronic diseases, we are all looking for ways to reduce our risk. It turns out that diet is a major risk factor for inflammation and chronic disease. This fact has many people asking, “What anti-inflammatory foods should

Is Milk Healthy?

Is Milk Healthy?

Is milk healthy? It sounds like a simple question, but the answer is anything but simple. Milk is actually a controversial topic due to opinions that run the gamut from “milk is the best thing you can drink” to “milk is one of the worst drinks on the planet.”

First, let’s

Finding the Healthiest Whole-Grain Products

Whole grains are rich in nutrients, including all of the B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and selenium, as well as dietary fiber. Folate (vitamin B9), in particular, helps the body form new cells.
From breads, crackers, and wraps to rice, popcorn, and oatmeal, there are many options for working whole grains into

Newsbriefs: Alcohol Consumption; Cruciferous Vegetables; Colon Cancer

Alcohol Consumption Guidelines Revisited.
It’s possible that current U.S. guidelines on recommended upper limits of alcohol consumption may not be low enough, according to a recent study published in the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine. Current U.S. guidelines recommend upper limits of 196 grams per week for men

Taking Aim at Treatment Resistant Depression

As many as half of individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have treatment resistant depression (TRD). TRD is characterized by a failure to achieve complete remission of depressive symptoms following at least six to eight weeks of treatment with at least one course of antidepressant medications. The plight of these

Which Foods Contain the Most Phytonutrients?

Which Foods Contain the Most Phytonutrients?

Also known as phytochemicals, phytonutrients are chemicals produced by plants. There are more than 25,000 phytonutrients found in plant foods! Some common phytonutrients are carotenoids like lutein, flavonoids, coumarins, indoles, isoflavones, lignans, organosulfates and plant sterols. Carotenoids are found in the cells of a many red, orange and yellow plants

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