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Why You (And Your Whole Family!) Should Be Taking a Daily Vitamin D Supplement

by Sarah Remmer, RD Vitamin D is probably THE most important vitamin talked about in the nutrition world today. If you haven’t heard about the importance of vitamin D, I’m here to get you up-to-date. And if you’re not already supplementing with vitamin D, I’m here to tell you that you need to get on it. YES – everyone should be taking a supplement! Even me – the dietitian! First of all, what exactly is vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble essential nutrient that we require for health. Being “fat-soluble” means that fat is required for its absorption. That’s right! We need fat in our diets and this is one of the reasons why it’s necessary (and good)! Vitamin...

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6 Nutrients to Focus on For Immune Health

by Sarah Remmer It’s that time of the year again! Cold and flu season is upon us and unfortunately, catching a bug is almost inevitable, especially if you’ve got school-aged children like me. And seriously – who has time to sit home and nurse an achy body back to health? Not me! As a busy mom of three kids, I can’t afford to get sick (even though my kids are germ monsters). There are a few key strategies to help prevent illnesses like regular hand washing, getting enough sleep, and eating a balanced diet full of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, protein-rich foods and healthy fats. But let’s face it: nobody is perfect. It’s hard to stay on track – even...

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