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Nutrition: It can save your life!

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Seafood or Seaweed?

For individuals who follow vegetarian or vegan diets, all is not lost — getting DHA is possible. Algae is a primary source of DHA, and is used to make vegetarian DHA supplements. Ground flaxRead more

Brains AND Brawn?

Add one more plus to the list of why fish is so good for you: lean protein. To make sure the body stays in top aerobic condition to power through exercise, the effect ofRead more

Brain Health and Fish

When is the last time you had fish for dinner? If you can’t remember, it may be more than the passage of time that’s to blame. Research suggests that improved memory is just oneRead more

Be Mindful of These Bad-for-Bone Actions

Just as important as what kids do to promote bone health is what they don’t do. Bone health can be compromised in these critical years by: • Smoking • Drinking alcohol • Dieting andRead more

What Builds Healthy Bones Besides Calcium, Vitamin D, Magnesium and Vitamin K? PHYSICAL ACTIVITY!

Regular weight-bearing exercise stimulates bones and makes them stronger. Try activities such as running, hiking, dancing, tennis, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, skateboarding, soccer and weight training to build bones. While swimming and bicycling are greatRead more

What Builds Healthy Bones besides Calcium and Vitamin D? MAGNESIUM and VITAMIN K!

Magnesium – Look for food sources of this mineral, such as almonds, spinach, black beans, edamame, peanut butter, avocado, whole-wheat bread and kidney beans. Vitamin K – The best ways to get this vitaminRead more

What Builds Healthy Bones besides Calcium? VITAMIN D!

Sun exposure triggers vitamin D production, but this can vary greatly with skin pigmentation, season and geography. If you live in the northern United States, there is a good chance you won’t get enoughRead more

What Builds Healthy Bones? CALCIUM

Many nutrients work in concert to provide the framework for healthy bones. Calcium lies at the forefront, but vitamin D, magnesium, vitamin K and regular exercise also are important. Aim for a good calciumRead more

Help Your Child Build Healthy Bones

Your child’s bone health might not be your first concern when you think of how optimal nutrition impacts your kids’ health. After all, osteoporosis largely affects older adults. But, with children building about 40Read more

Eating Right on Game Day

Eating right on game day is your athlete’s secret weapon for top-notch performance, whatever the sport. Here’s a sample game day nutrition plan: • Post-game family dinner. For a tasty and filling post-game familyRead more