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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…

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: Pyridoxine for a Healthy Heart & Mouth

Pyridoxine, also known as vitamin B6, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps keep nerve tissue healthy and functioning well. It also plays a role in keeping skin and red blood cells healthy, and assists in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates…

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,…