Iron Supplements and Senior Citizens

Although iron is an essential element for the human body, requirements for iron change with age. Learn more about iron supplements and senior citizens…

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Vitamin Quiz

The body needs vitamins and minerals to grow, develop, and stay healthy. What can vitamin supplements do for you? Take our vitamin quiz to find out…

The Nuts and Bolts of Dietary Iron

Although it’s in the headlines less often than protein, trans fat, or calcium, iron is more than just the metal in a golf club…

The Benefits of Mindful Eating

Mindful eating can help you gain control over what, how much, and even why you eat, and it can be practiced anywhere and at any time…

What Really Determines What We Eat

Most of us believe that how much we eat is mainly determined by how hungry we are. But that’s where we’re wrong…

Fear of Fat: A Fresh Look At an Old Enemy

New research is challenging our old ideas about fat and, believe it or not, it’s beginning to look like “fat and happy” is the healthy way to go…

Probiotics and Prebiotics

This article describes what probiotics and prebiotics are, how they can help you, and how they might in some cases be harmful — so that you can have a better idea whether adding them to your diet is right for you…

Functional Foods

Chances are that you’ve heard the phrase “functional foods,” but maybe you aren’t sure just what it refers to. Rest assured that most functional foods are not foods created in a laboratory somewhere, but instead are many of the foods you probably eat every day…