Articles Tagged: vitamins and minerals

Fruit

You may have heard that eating fruits (and vegetables) is good for you, but why? Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with a decreased risk of … read more

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Zinc

What is zinc? Zinc is a mineral that is important for your immune system. Zinc is also needed for wound healing and normal growth and development. How much zinc do … read more

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dietary supplementsVitamin B12

Why is Vitamin B12 important? Vitamin B12 is needed to keep your blood cells healthy and is used by the body to make proteins like hormones and enzymes needed for … read more

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Vitamin D

What is vitamin D? Vitamin D helps your immune system function effectively, reduces inflammation, and helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is a mineral that gives strength to your bones … read more

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Nutrition Facts Label

The Nutrition Facts Label explains what nutrients (components of food your body needs to grow and stay healthy) and how much of those nutrients are found in one serving of … read more

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Dark Green Leafy Vegetables

Dark green leafy vegetables are good sources of many vitamins (such as vitamins A, C, and K and folate) and minerals (such as iron and calcium). They’re also great sources of fiber. Research … read more

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Iron

What is iron and why is it important? Iron is a mineral that helps build red blood cells. Most importantly, iron helps your blood cells carry the oxygen, which is … read more

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dietary supplementsFolic Acid

What is folic acid? Why do I need to get enough of it? Folic acid is one of the B vitamins that is important for metabolism and used to make … read more

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milk dairy calciumCalcium

Calcium is a mineral that helps build strong bones. Calcium is also necessary for many of your body’s functions, such as blood clotting and nerve and muscle function. During the … read more

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Begin with Breakfast

Even though it can be hard to make time for breakfast when you’re rushing to school in the morning, there are many benefits of eating a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast … read more

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