Food and Health, Prevention

For the most part, the foods you eat to help your heart also nourish your noggin. People with heart disease are more likely to have cognitive impairments and dementia. That’s not surprising since both the heart and the brain require healthy blood vessels free of atherosclerosis...
 
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Minerals are micronutrients, and we need them for good health. There are 15 different minerals that can be divided into two primary groups: macrominerals and trace minerals.
 
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According to information from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, people who routinely eat dried fruit have a higher intake of several vitamins and minerals (1). Dried fruit is a good source of fiber, potassium, and iron, and though some antioxidants (such as vitamin C) are lost...
 
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We don?t eat rocks or dirt, but did you know that they are actually an important part of the food chain? Minerals in the earth are absorbed by water and plants, and then we absorb those same minerals when we eat plants or drink water. We also get minerals...
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 

These fun and educational incentives make the perfect prizes, rewards, awards, and gifts for health and wellness promotion. Set them up at your next wellness fair, nutrition class, or company raffle.
 
Food and Health, Prevention

No single food can supply all the nutrients you need. For example, milk has calcium and vitamin B12 but it doesn't have any vitamin C. Oranges contain vitamin C, but they're B12 bereft! That's why you need to eat a wide variety of foods. It's also a good idea to make sure that the foods you eat are nutrient-dense. Some foods are more nutrient-dense than others, so choose wisely. In honor of Blueberry Month, we thought we'd feature these tasty, nutrient-rich berries...