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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…
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Anemia: is it Iron, Folate or Vitamin B-12? Part 1

The world of nutrition seems like it should be so simple, just eat a good diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, and you should be fine, right? I wish it were that simple, but people are not simple creations and human individuality comes through…
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The chives have arrived! Easy Parmesan Red Potatoes

Spring is officially here and chives have arrived!  Chives are a native herb resembling hollow blades of grass and are the smallest member of the onion family. Like their relatives the onions and garlic, they contain the same volatile, sulfur-containing…

Celebrate the United Tastes of America! 4th of July BBQ Ideas

The Fourth of July is a great occasion to honor traditional foods grown in the USA. Perhaps your 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 – that…

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:…

An Egg-straordinary Healthy Snack -but eat the yolk too!

Some food misconceptions just seem to hang on forever. I still hear people say they can’t have eggs because their doctor said they have high cholesterol, but not only do eggs have less cholesterol than once thought, it’s been known for almost…

Eat Right: 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…

Eat Right: The Eating O’ the Green!

This St. Patrick’s Day, get your green on with some of the best plants for the table! You might not find a four-leaf-clover, but you’re still in luck – these greens have nutrition worthy of a pot of gold!Leafy greens top the charts…

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: Riboflavin for healthy skin and eyes

Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps cells use oxygen and helps release energy from the foods you eat. Riboflavin is important for healthy eyes and vision, and it  helps keep the skin around your mouth and nose healthy.…
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The ABC’s of Vitamins: Thiamin for nerves and digestion

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

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Vitamin A and Beta Carotene for healthy eyes and skin

Vitamin A is important for good eyesight, healthy skin and and a strong immune system. Vitamin A also plays a role in growth and healthy reproduction. Because vitamin A comes in two forms, the term is sometimes used interchangeably with beta…