Food makes up the largest portion of solid waste found in US landfills. In a recent study researches focused on the nutritional value of food we routinely throw away. Americans are not getting enough fiber, calcium, potassium and vitamins A, C, D, and E while at the same time throwing away tons of good food … Read More

The answer is kiwis, just one provides 100% of your daily need for vitamin C and you can eat the fiber-rich skin. This New Zealand specialty is available year-round because the growing season in California is opposite so the two major producers complement each other. Grown commercially in the US since the 1960s, kiwis were … Read More

Surprised? We usually associate calcium and other minerals with healthy bones but in order for these minerals to be effectively used to make bone in the body the minerals need to be available to the cells. Vitamin D helps the body maintain the correct level of calcium in the blood allowing bone cells to absorb … Read More

Adequate levels of vitamin D have been linked with many positive health outcomes – reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and bone fractures. Now a study shows that surgical patients with higher vitamin D levels have lower rates of death and complications after surgery. An opinion paper written by two physicians is urging doctors to check … Read More

Vitamin D is rarely listed on food labels. Most of us remember it as the sunshine vitamin we learned about long ago in high school biology class. And, few of us think about this vitamin daily. Maybe we should. Vitamin D may be more important to your health than you realize.  Vitamin D protects your … Read More

Each time you open and close a vitamin bottle in the bathroom you add at bit of humidity and moisture. Right after a shower, the humidity in the room could be close to 100%. This high moisture content degrades the effectiveness of vitamin supplements. You can lose almost all the vitamin C in a week. … Read More

C for yourself – vitamin C slows wrinkles. In women aged 40 to 74, lower vitamin C intakes were associated with a greater risk for wrinkles and skin dryness. An orange a day could keep the wrinkles at bay. … Read More

How do you eat more nutritiously and add flavor, too? Add a little butter or olive oil to cooked veggies. Adding a little fat helps the vitamins in veggies to be absorbed more efficiently. … Read More

Americans spend more than 21 billion dollars a year on dietary supplements, according to the Nutrition Business Journal. Does the research evidence show that our dollars are well spent? Let’s look at some of the studies investigating supplements and see what the results mean to you. Folic Acid and Hip Fracture: After suffering a stroke … Read More

Pepper power – one green pepper gives you double your vitamin C for the day. Red or yellow peppers offer three to four times your daily vitamin C plus twice your daily requirement for vitamin A. … Read More