From liquids to powders and even patches, most of us will try just about anything to avoid choking down another tablet. But there's one form of multivitamin that caters to both our anti-pill preference and our inner-child: the gummmy. As the gumption for adult gummy vitamins grows, more questions arise as to whether or not these vitamins are as good for our health as they claim. Is there any real advantage for taking these vitamin treats?
If you are or you know someone who is pregnant, it is important for the baby’s health that mom is eating a proper and nutritious diet. Folate is one of the most important nutrients that mom will eat for her growing baby. Without this vitamin or without enough of it, the baby is at risk for serious neural tube defects that can even be life threatening. Read on to understand why folate is so important, where you can get it, and how much you should be receiving.
Life can be tough. Sometimes really tough. Between a sociocultural climate that's changing more rapidly than a teenager getting dressed for their first date, it’s no wonder that rates of depression and anxiety are on the rise. Find out how vitamin and mineral supplementation can play a pivotal role in managing your mood.
While it’s the sunflower’s big, bright yellow petals that make us smile, it's the plant's seeds at the center of the flower-head that are the sunflower's real story. Each of the oil-packed seeds is a treasure trove of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, all able to provide a variety of health benefits — everything from better cardio to boosted immunity. Read on and get the full sunflower oil story.
Everybody has been in a situation like this before: It’s the night before a big meeting or game and you want to do everything you can to prepare the right way. Maybe this involves a filling dinner and a relaxing night at home, but when you put your head to the pillow, you find that you can’t get a wink of sleep before your big day no matter how hard you try.
Is it nerves that keep you up, or is something else going on that won’t let you drift off to sleep? While you may focus on your nutritional needs in the morning, how you fuel your body in the evening is actually just as important if you want to establish a regular and satisfying sleep schedule.
With so many health food gurus spouting their opinions on TV, Twitter and everywhere else, it can be hard for the average person to know if what they’re hearing about nutrition is actually true. From fad diets to celebrity detox plans, there seems to be no shortage of companies with miracle “get-fit-fast” pills, and unfortunately, too many people think these work.
Proper human nutrition stems from providing your cells with the right phytonutrients they need to grow and thrive. Anything less is shortchanging yourself of your absolute physical and mental potential, but anything more is either a scam trying to get your money or a misconception popularized by nonexperts on the New Media pulpit. If you’re sick and tired of trying diet pill after diet pill or changing your exercise habits on the regular, you should check out these three nutrition myths so you never fall for them again.
Soda is one of the most popular treats around, but the amount of sugar in it should make people reconsider how much of it they drink. The excess sugar in soda has been tied to growing rates of obesity in the U.S. Now, new research from the University of California, San Francisco, suggests there is one more reason why you should refrain from regular consumption of soda...
Even if you’re someone who has no clue what to do when it comes to crafting a comprehensive and satisfying diet, there was always the comfort on falling back on the four main food groups. No matter what hapless cook or desperate shopper you might be, if you could only manage to include a protein, grain, vegetable and fruit in every meal, you thought you’d given your body the fuel it needs for the day.
However, even the foods you once thought were healthy might be hiding a nasty secret...
If you’ve ever seen a food pyramid or the more current breakdown of plates by food groups, you have the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to thank. Since 1985, the HHS has published updated dietary guidelines about once every five years based on changes to the average American’s diet. On the surface, these recommendations seem harmless enough, and the HHS has been gearing up to publish its latest 2015 edition of the guidelines later this year.
It’s easy to take advice on face value, but what if everything you’ve been told about nutrition and cell healthis wrong?