Fruits have been cultivated, preserved, and enjoyed year-round by people all over the world for centuries. While many common varieties of fruits may be familiar to you—Bosc pears, bing cherries, Red Delicious apples—there are thousands of varieties of fruits. Supermarkets are offering more varieties of produce every day, and community
Whole grains are a top source of complex, unrefined carbohydrates (carbs) that provide your body with a slowly released, steady supply of energy. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend getting at least half of your grain servings from whole grains, which is three daily servings of whole grains for the
Protein is an essential component of any healthy dietary pattern. Your body uses protein to build, maintain, and repair bones, muscles, and skin, and it’s a key ingredient in hemoglobin, a substance in blood that delivers oxygen throughout your body. Protein also provides the material to make enzymes, hormones, antibodies,
September is National Rice Month in the United States, a time to celebrate the harvest of one of our favorite grains. Rice is a grain commonly consumed all over the world. Nearly half of the world’s population consumes rice daily. There are more than 40,000 varieties of rice and it
Looking for worthy foods to give you the vitamin D your body needs? Consider these top sources, with a pair of recipes you’ll want to add to your menu.
Vitamin D in Fish
While few foods naturally contain vitamin D, fish is the major exception. The exact amount of vitamin D in
Many people trying to reduce triglyceride levels through diet have heard that they need to eat low-carb, which means greatly reducing or even eliminating grains altogether. But new research shows that an effective high triglyceride diet can include grains – if they are the right kind.
Niacinamide is usually recommended over niacin as a supplement to treat pellagra (vitamin B3 deficiency) because it avoids the common side effect of flushing associated with niacin. However, because B supplements can result in toxic levels, it’s wise to consult your doctor or a nutritionist before adding any type of
Many people think of B12 as the vitamin to take for low energy, but vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms go way beyond feeling tired.
When you shop for food, prepare a meal, or dine out, you’re probably thinking about nutrition, enjoyment, or both. You might also have concerns about what toxins and chemicals might be in your food. Here’s what you need to know, and how you can reduce your exposure.
What’s in Our Food?
If you’ve discovered that you have high triglycerides, it’s important to learn how to lower your levels. How to lower triglycerides? A number of ways are available, but you almost always should begin by using three of the most-researched natural therapies: omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and niacin, each of which