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Nutrition June 2012 Archive

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Vitamin D - Different Forms

Friday June 29, 2012
Your body makes vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight, so it's a major source. If you don't spend enough time in the sun (5 to 30 ... Read More

Soft Drinks

Monday June 25, 2012
I was just thinking about soft drinks today. I think we usually think of carbonated sodas, but soft drinks include other non-alcoholic beverages like lemonade, canned or bottled sweetened ice ... Read More

Super Seeds

Thursday June 21, 2012
Flax Seeds Flax seeds contain fiber, vitamins, minerals and healthy omega-3 fatty acids, called alpha linolenic acid (ALA). They also have lignans, which are phytochemicals that might help restore hormonal balance. ... Read More

Heat Wave - Drink Plenty of Water

Wednesday June 20, 2012
Your body needs fluids, especially when the weather is hot. Why? Because you sweat a lot when your body gets hot. Sweating is good because it helps keep your body ... Read More

Nutrition Information for Sweet Corn

Wednesday June 6, 2012
I'm seeing more and more fresh sweet corn in the grocery store. But I prefer to wait for fresh corn to be at the local farmers markets and the roadside ... Read More

Have You Changed Your Diet? What Motivated You?

Monday June 4, 2012
Obesity rates in the United States continue to climb. According to America's Health Rankings, in another ten years we'll be spending about $343 billion dollars on obesity and obesity-related ... Read More

Do You Read Food Labels?

Sunday June 3, 2012
How often do you look at food labels when you shop? There's a lot of good information there, although I have to admit some parts of the Nutrition Facts labels ... Read More

Energy Density

Saturday June 2, 2012
Foods that are energy dense have more calories per weight than foods that have a low energy density. Knowing how energy density works may help you manage your weight because ... Read More

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