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Niacin: Sources, Forms, Benefits, Dosage & Deficiency Symptoms

Niacin: Sources, Forms, Benefits, Dosage & Deficiency Symptoms

When was the last time you went for a physical? Did your cholesterol results come back within the normal range? If your “bad” cholesterol tested high, it might be helpful to introduce some more niacin into your diet. Read more below to understand the benefits of niacin.

Signs of Food Allergies vs. Food Sensitivity Symptoms

Signs of Food Allergies vs. Food Sensitivity Symptoms

According to the Food Allergy Research & Education group FARE, an estimated 32 million people in the U.S. have food allergies, including 1 in 13 children. Because allergic reactions to foods can be life-altering and potentially life-threatening, it’s crucial that the many signs of food allergies be known and their underlying causes well-understood. It’s also important that signs of food allergies not be confused with food sensitivity symptoms — the unpleasant physical reactions triggered by the digestive system’s inability to fully break down and absorb certain foods or their components.

Why Micronutrients Are Needed for Your Health and How to Get Them (Even if Fruits and Vegetables Have Become Less Nutritious)

Why Micronutrients Are Needed for Your Health and How to Get Them (Even if Fruits and Vegetables Have Become Less Nutritious)

Have fruits and vegetables become less nutritious? In other words, can you get the micronutrients you need to stay healthy from food alone? Micronutrients are needed for many important functions in your body. But it’s becoming harder to get them from food alone. Due to modern agricultural and shipping practices, nutrient deficiency in plants is becoming more commonleading to more individuals who have a nutrient deficiency. This is true even among those who are very health conscious and eat what should be a highly nutritious diet.

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