Food and Health, Prevention

Vitamin D is often known as the sunshine vitamin because ultraviolet rays from the sun cause our skin to produce it. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays many important roles in our body, including in our immune system. Vitamin D and the Immune System Before effective antibiotics...
 
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Who doesn’t want a strong, robust immune system to help our body fight off infection and illness? Our food choices are one of the most important factors in developing a strong immune system. Food contains a variety of essential nutrients that our body uses in a multitude of ways,...
 

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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While supplement companies may be trying to sell you a bill of goods to keep your immune system humming while COVID-19 spreads, your best defense is likely in your pantry. Rather than popping zinc and vitamin C, let’s take a look at how you can keep your immune system strong through addition and subtraction of ... COVID-19 Nutrition 101: Staying Healthy in the Coronavirus Era
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Any time we switch from pale "greens" like iceberg lettuce to darker-colored leafy greens like kale, spinach and Romaine, we gain important phytochemicals and antioxidants that are present in larger quantities in darker-colored vegetables...
Food and Health, Prevention

There is a difference between natural and refined sugar. Reducing your consumption of added sugar can be done by making small changes; choosing unsweetened beverages like water and teas in place of sweetened beverages, and reading food labels in order to determine the amount of added sugars in your...