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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Reducing Fatigue: Do the winter months leave you feeling more tired than usual? Do you wake up feeling groggy and hesitant to start your day? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is brought on by the short, cold months of fall and winter, can cause fatigue.
Cancer Prevention- Cancer is a group of diseases that causes abnormal cell growth, which attacks various parts of the body. There are more than 100 types of cancer, however the more common types include breast, lung, colon, skin and prostate.
National Nutrition Month is a campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to educate and bring focus to the importance of food choices and developing healthy eating habits. Did you know that the average amount of water you need per day is about 3 liters (13 cups) for men and 2.2 liters (9 cups) for women?
10 Tips for Healthy Eating
You only ever see perfect looking apples, pears, potatoes and other produce in your local grocer aisles. As a result, we’re ‘trained’ to seek out fresh produce that fits these aesthetic standards. Ugly fruit make up 26 percent of food waste that doesn't even make it to the grocery store. We seem to think, “If it looks good then it must taste good. For the unlucky fruits and veggies that don’t fit the bill, this means getting tossed into the garbage.
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.
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.
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.
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) launched a rather cheeky campaign to promote kidney health. It aims to motivate and educate people on the importance of getting their urine screened.
Going by research from NKF, Americans do not understand that healthy kidneys are "...responsible for creating urine" Kevin Longino, NKF interim CEO.
Use this infographic to decipher your pee color.
You can also find a link to helpful questions to ask your doctor at your next annual physical courtesy of the Kidney Foundation (PDF file).
For more information about the Kidney Foundation's campaign, email firstname.lastname@example.org
March is National Kidney Month and everyday 1 in 3 American adults are currently at risk for developing kidney disease. Your kidneys play a major role in your body by removing toxic substances and excess water from the bloodstream. The healtheo360 team has put together a few kidney health tips to help you on your journey to having healthy kidneys.
Kidney Health Tip #1: Drink Water
Drinking water is extremely important for your kidneys. To maintain a good health for your kidneys and body, it is suggested that you should consume a daily amount of 1.5 to 2 liters of water per day. Drinking the suggested amount of water will help to clear sodium, urea, and other toxins from your body.