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Dietary Supplement Tips for Older Adults

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Each year, we spend more than $1,000,000,000 on dietary supplements. Sometimes they help -- sometimes they don't, so here's what seniors need to know.

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Enriched and Fortified Foods -- What's the Difference?

Replacing lost nutrients is called enriching and adding nutrients that aren't naturally there is called fortification.

Potassium Requirements and Dietary Sources

Find out why the mineral potassium is so important for nervous system functionality and other bodily functions. In what foods can you find potassium?

Selenium Requirements and Dietary Sources

Selenium is an antioxidant your body requires every day. It's found in nuts, meats and whole grains.

Citric Acid Adds Flavor and Keeps Food Fresh

Citric acid is used as a preservative and a flavor enhancer. It's naturally found in citrus fruits and berries, and is safe for daily consumption.

Health Benefits of Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit (or Chinese goosberries) are low in calories and quite nutritious. Here are some quick ideas for serving kiwifruit.

Should I Eat Brown Rice Instead of White Rice?

Rice can be a part of many healthy diets, but a reader wants to know if it matters if you choose white rice or brown rice?

Pantothenic Acid Requirements and Dietary Sources

Pantothenic acid is required for good health and it's found in a variety of foods.

Is Fully Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil Better Than Partially Hydrogenated Oil?

Fully hydrogenated vegetable oil shortenings may be better for you than partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, but interesterified fats may not be better.

Vitamin E Requirements and Dietary Sources

Vitamin E is required for antioxidant activity in the body. It's found in nuts, vegetable oils, cereals and green leafy vegetables.

Vitamin B-6 Requirements and Dietary Sources

Vitamin B-6, one of the B-complex vitamins, in required for normal nervous system function. It's found in a variety of foods.

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