Food and Health, Prevention

Zinc is an essential mineral for a healthy immune system. You might have heard about using zinc lozenges to help decrease the duration of a cold. Zinc, one of the essential minerals that we must get from food or supplements, plays several important roles in health. It's involved in......
Food and Health, Prevention

Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food. Red meat and poultry provide the majority of zinc in the American diet. Other good food sources of zinc include legumes (dried beans and peas), nuts, some types of seafood, whole grains, fortified breakfast cereals, and dairy products. Here...

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.

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Food and Health, Prevention

The RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) is the average daily amount that is sufficient to meet the requirements of nearly all healthy people. Check out the list below to find how much zinc you need each day... Age 7 months to 3 years: 3mg for males and females Age 4-8 years: 5mg for males and females ... How Much Zinc Do I Need?
Food and Health

Our immune system relies on a wide network of actions to protect our body from disease and help promote healing. Several nutrients play important roles in immune function, and one of these essential players is Vitamin A. What is Vitamin A? Vitamin A is most widely known as promoting healthy vision, yet it also is ... What is Vitamin A and What Does It Do?

When I was a kid, our church youth group had a fund raising project… making apple cider. As a group, we to an orchard to get the apples. I remember picking some off the tree, but I also remember picking them off the ground. Some of us even used...