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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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A Dietitian’s Take: Why You Might Want to Start Taking These Nutritional Supplements

  Guest post by Sarah Remmer, RD We all know how important good nutrition is for our short-term—but more importantly long term—health, right? The nutrients we consume through food help our bodies and brains to function properly, help to repair our bodily tissues, and contribute to our overall longevity and health. Eating a balanced diet complete with lots of vegetables, fruits, protein-rich foods, and whole grains helps us to attain most of the nutrients that we need for proper health. And as a registered dietitian, this is what I guide my clients and readers towards—a nutrient-rich, balanced eating plan most of the time! But, then there’s real life. Even as a dietitian, I know that eating nutritious foods at every...

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Food for Thought

A balanced diet does more than improve the numbers on the scale. Eating well and getting plenty of exercise may help you beat the odds when fighting drug addiction, disease, or depression. Read on for ways your body uses what you eat for your best interests. Cope with addiction Addictive behaviors may be best battled with food on the front lines of recovery. Addiction is a mental health issue and if your brain isn’t receiving enough nutrition, it can latch onto behaviors such as drug use, alcohol consumption, compulsive gambling, or overeating. Many addicts unconsciously learn to depend on their chosen vice because of the way it makes them feel without realizing they may be able to get the same...

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