WHAT are they? Mushrooms are the spore-bearing fruits of a fungus. They are not categorized as a plant because they do not undergo photosynthesis, yet they still boast nutritional benefits of their own. They can be found in virtually any habitat, especially where it is warm and wet. Benefits Mushrooms pack the nutritional punch of … Read more More Potassium Than a Banana…
Think of vitamins and nutrients as an army that will fight off age-related ailments. And the best way to build this army is by eating a healthy, well-rounded diet, says Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, manager of wellness nutrition programs at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. While it’s always important to eat well, it becomes especially … Read more Vitamins You Need After Age 40
A muscle cramp is an involuntary contraction of any muscle. You feel pain and lump at the site where the muscle has contracted. And most of the time it hits your hamstring and calves, especially after a workout session or at night. Although leg cramps are common, it can happen to any of your muscles … Read more 5 Tips to Get Rid of Leg Cramps
You don’t hear much about potassium—but you should. It’s important for muscle strength, nerve functioning, and a healthy cardiovascular system, says Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., a Philadelphia-based nutritionist. The nutrient’s in lots of delicious foods (think: melon, avocados, bananas, and white beans). But even if you get the recommended 4,700 mg per day, you still … Read more Decrease cramps, eliminate cellulite and reduce your risk of stroke with this one nutrient!
Eating a balanced whole-food diet, such as described in my nutrition plan, is a foundational requirement for optimal nutrition. It can be quite difficult to get sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals from your diet if you do not eat real food. Unfortunately, even if you do eat well, how and where your food was … Read more The 6 Most Common Vitamin Deficiencies And How To Tell If You Have One
If you’ve ever experienced stomach bloating, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Maybe it feels like there’s a balloon about to burst in your belly, or you get painful gas. Your stomach may even bulge out so much that you need to unbutton your pants just to breathe. Bloating can be caused by a … Read more How to Beat Stomach Bloating Naturally