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Acai Berry

  This berry has been a traditional food and medicine of Amazon basin tribes for centuries, only recently coming to be common on United States shelves. Acai (pronounced ah-sah-ee) berry is a small, round, dark purple fruit obtained from…
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Anemia: is it Iron, Folate or Vitamin B-12? Part 2

Part 2 – Anemia caused by Vitamin B-12 and/or Folate Deficiency. Even though iron deficiency anemia (part 1) is the number one nutrient deficiency in the U.S among children and women of childbearing age, there are other types of anemia…

Celebrate the United Tastes of America! Fourth of July BBQ Ideas

The Fourth of July is a great occasion to honor traditional foods grown in the USA. Perhaps you're looking for some 4th of July BBQ ideas or having a fourth of July party? Check out these foods – meat, veggies, fruit and even beverages –…

Mother’s Day Nutrition – For Moms at Every Stage!

The Hopeful Mom: Nutrition is very important for women who are trying to get pregnant. Check out this link for some great advice on how to make your body baby-ready (there’s some info for Dads, too!). Hopeful mom nutrition here. The Mom-to-Be:…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Niacin for Energy and a Healthy Tongue

Niacin, or vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps cells use oxygen and helps release energy from the food you eat, similar to the role of other B vitamins. Niacin helps maintain healthy skin and keeps your tongue healthy. It also…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Thiamin for Nerves and Digestion

Thiamin, or vitamin B1, is a water-soluble vitamin important for healthy nerves, appetite and proper digestion. Thiamin helps you utilize energy from the foods you eat. Thiamin is found in the bran and germ of whole grains. Polishing,…