Month: May 2014

The Truth About White Vegetables

By Betty Murray When you think about eating foods of a rainbow of colors, there’s one important color (or non-color) you can’t forget — white. White vegetables aren’t lacking in nutrients simply because they aren’t as colorful as an array of peppers and other rich, colorful veggies. In fact, some white vegetables can help you get …

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Want to lose weight? Learn these 10 healthy eating habits

By Betty Murray Weight gain is often tied to the many small choices we make day in and day out, rather than any one main cause. Seemingly “harmless” habits you may not even recognize can throw your whole diet off course, leading to serious weight gain. If you want to lose weight, incorporate these healthy eating …

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The “F” Word: The Truth About Fat

By Betty Murray A focus on the word “fat” may actually lead to obesity, especially in young girls. In a long-term study, psychology researchers at UCLA found that young girls who were labeled as “fat” by 10 years of age were more likely to become obese as a teenager. The study, which was published in late …

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7 Signs of a Vitamin D Deficiency

By Betty Murray Soaking up the summertime sun is one of the best ways to get your daily dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the body absorb calcium and is primarily known for it’s role in promoting healthy, strong bones, but it is also good for your skin and mental …

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Symptoms and prevention of iron deficiency

By Betty Murray Iron is a mineral used by the body to perform numerous functions. As part of the protein hemoglobin, iron is responsible for carrying oxygen from the lungs throughout the body. The muscles also use iron to store oxygen. Additionally, iron is part of enzymes used in various cell functions throughout the body, such …

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