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Iron

Why We Need It Iron is a mineral that is found in every cell in the body. It is an essential part of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to all the cells. Our cells use oxygen to make energy from...

Quail Eggs

Quail eggs are tasty little treats that can be a novel addition to meals and appetizers. They may have a reputation for being uppity, but you can prepare them in lots of different ways. Some ideas...

Can Cinnamon Cure Diabetes?

There are many uses for cinnamon. Cinnamon can help to add a sweet flavor to foods without adding sugar, but is cinnamon one of the next “superfoods” that could cure diabetes? Before you rush out to...

Vitamin D

Why We Need It Vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin, is needed for normal absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It also helps put these minerals into bones and teeth, making them stronger. Recommended...

Zinc

Why We Need It Zinc, a mineral found in almost every cell in our bodies, is needed for hundreds of chemical reactions. It keeps our immune system healthy and helps with the normal use of vitamin A...

Vitamin C

Why We Need It Vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin, also is known as ascorbic acid. It has a wide variety of uses in the body, including helping to slow down or prevent cell damage. It also is needed...

Caffeine

What is Caffeine? Caffeine is found naturally in the leaves, seeds, and fruits of more than 60 plant species worldwide. It is added to some beverages and foods for flavor. People have enjoyed...

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The United States is facing an epidemic of obesity. An estimated 74% of all US adults, are considered overweight or obese. More than half get too little physical activity and 76.5% fail to meet the...

Vitamin K

Why We Need It Vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin, helps the body make proteins, especially those needed for normal clotting of blood when you bleed. It is needed for making important proteins for...

Vitamin B12

Why We Need It Vitamin B12 works with folate, another B vitamin, to make DNA, which is the body’s genetic material. Vitamin B12, a water-soluble vitamin, also protects nerve cells from damage...

Food Insecurity and Food Deserts

Food Insecurity and Food Deserts are terms used in the news to describe society’s status with food. With the Covid-19 pandemic, issues with food insecurity have greatly increased. What is Food...

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