Micronutrients - Eat the Rainbow: In order for our bodies to function properly, we require certain vitamins and minerals known as micronutrients. The most popular micronutrients you may recognize are Vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, potassium, zinc, and magnesium. While only needed in minor amounts, micronutrients play crucial roles in optimizing our physical and mental performance. Lacking them can lead to inhibited growth and higher risk for diseases. To ensure your body has enough micronutrients, the easiest way is to consume healthy and diversified foods, or “eating the rainbow.” This essentially means that by consuming a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, meeting daily micro nutritional needs is no hassle!
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To some people, summer is the most wonderful time of the year! Summer means more sunshine, more barbecues, and more fun with friends. Summertime is a great time to come together outdoors with friends and family and enjoy a nice cookout. Often times we are having so much fun, we forget about the little things that could actually lead too much bigger problems. We brush off the small stuff such as forgetting to wash our fruits before eating! Cardiologist Mark Freed, M.D. joined the KSFO Morning show recently to break the truth about some myths you may hear when it comes to summertime cookouts and sunshine.
Read through these useful tips to see your New Year's resolutions through and make a real improvement in 2016. Plot your path to avoid the pitfalls that can cause you to go off track.
We all want to eat well, but what happens when healthy eating is taken too far?
As more and more information comes out about our food and how it is produced many are trying their hardest to focus on ‘clean’ eating, eliminating processed foods and trying to eat foods that are more natural. This movement of a more natural diet is of course is not unhealthy at all, it is when these eating habits become obsessive that orthorexia emerges.
Do you need some quick and effective ways to calm down? Do you sometimes feel that you add items to your to-do list faster than you tick them off? Do you spend most of your day worrying about your lack of time?
As the number of affordable restaurants in the United States continues to grow dining out has become an easily accessible option for meals. These dining establishments can be ticking time bombs when it comes to nutritional health. Government surveys find that the food you typically eat when you’re not home is nutritionally worse in every way than the food you eat at home.
The importance of a healthy morning routine can lay the groundwork for the day ahead. By starting your day by doing something positive, you will increase your likelihood of being more productive during the day.
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the food industry three years to eliminate artificial trans fats from the food supply, a step that is expected to save thousands of lives a year.