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6 In-Season Fruits and Veggies to Try this Spring

Spring comes like a breath of fresh air after a long winter, bringing with it growth, renewal, and new life. The birds return, the grass gets greener, and flowers start blooming. It’s also the time when the first fruits and veggies of the season are ready to be picked and harvested on farms and in gardens.

Eating in-season produce helps you get more variety in your diet.  This is great news for your body as well as your daily menu.  Try adding some of these healthy, nutrient-rich, in-season fruits and vegetables to your plate this springtime.

7 Nutrients to Support Your Bone Mineral Density

Low bone mineral density (BMD) affects millions of aging Americans today. The scary part? It’s often unrealized until a bone is broken or other health issues present themselves. In fact, researchers expect related fractures to double within the next 50 years.

What’s the best way to avoid the risks of low bone mineral density? Prevention. Preserving and maximizing bone mass is essential, as well as ensuring your body is getting the nutrients it needs to support optimal bone health.

7 Simple Sources for More Vitamin D

Vitamin D has many benefits, but one its primary functions is to support bone health. It’s what allows the body to absorb calcium so that bones grow strong.

Without it, people can experience soft or brittle bone tissue that puts them at risk for injury and/or disease.

It’s safe to say vitamin D is something you want in your life–it’s not hard to get, either. Despite that fact, though, many people don’t get the recommended amount of this vitamin.

5 Bone-Fortifying Vitamins You Might Be Skimping On

Poor bone health is considered to be one of the biggest “silent” epidemics to the American population and across the globe. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, it is estimated that low bone mass (a.k.a. bone mineral density) is a threat to almost 44 million people in the U.S. who are over the age of 50.

While most people know that minerals like calcium and magnesium play a huge role in bone health, vitamins are key players, too.  Our bodies’ bone-building and regenerating processes include a cascade of steps in which vitamins play a part in; if you’re missing a vitamin at a certain step, the process may not reach it’s full potential!

Ensuring your body is receiving (or making) adequate levels of various vitamins is vital for long-term health.  Take a look at the five vitamins below to further fortify your bones. 

7 In-Season Fruits & Veggies to Add to Your Plate this Winter

Are you constantly finding yourself reaching for your favorite comfort foods this winter? You’re not alone. 

When the days are short and the temperature chilly, it’s easy to indulge in familiar favorites that aren’t necessarily so good for you. If you’re not eating as many fruits and veggies as you usually do, it can contribute to that season sluggishness.

While there aren’t as many in-season fruits and vegetables during the winter months, there still are some great produce options to choose from. Here’s a look at some of the vitamin-packed fruits and veggies you can easily add to your meals this winter.

The Omega Ratio: Omega-3’s vs Omega-6’s

 

Omega-3 fatty acids are popular nutrients these days.  Sometimes, you might see omega-6 fatty acids thrown into the mix…but how are they different?  And is one better than the other?  Should I be consuming the same amount of each?

Let’s dig in and answer those questions…

Collagen Supplementation: Hype or Healthy?

Take a look at any health food or supplement store, and you will find a multitude of collagen-based products. People look for collagen for all kinds of reasons, whether it is to help to maintain healthy skin and look younger or to support healthy joints.

Knowing what a nutrient or supplement does and seeing if there’s evidence that backs up its claims can be really helpful pieces of information when deciding on whether or not to add a popular supplement to your regimen.

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