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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Nutrigenomics: Find the Right Diet for You- It’s no mystery that diet plays an important role in a person’s overall health. Green foods packed with essential nutrients are obviously a healthier choice than the greasy, fried fare found at your local fast food joint.
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.
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.
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
The brain is arguably the most important organ of the body. The brain controls every aspect of the body, and its health is imperative to maintaining a healthy self. There are some brain foods that will help not only improve the brain long term, but help you become sharper at work or in everyday life. These brain foods make you more healthy in general—but will especially give your brain an awesome boost.
Superfood #1: Salmon
Salmon is a popular and tasty fish that has been found to be extremely healthy for your brain--an ideal brain food! Salmon has a large amount of omega-3 fatty acids which are essential to brain functioning. Salmon is thought to be useful in transmitting signals between cells, also improving function. Essential fatty acids found in salmon cannot be made by the body, and must be generated by your diet. Thus, salmon can give your body these needed fatty acids. Omega-3s also have anti-inflammatory substances that are overall good for the body. Nutritionists recommend that you should eat salmon two to three times per week.