Tag: nutrient

Vitamin D – Another Friend to Your Gut Bacteria

Sure, we hear all the time about the benefits of vitamin C, vitamin A, and of course all those good-for-you B vitamins, but chances are you’ve been hearing lately about another vitamin too—one that’s also important for your body and your health: vitamin D. Research shows that vitamin D helps with a wide range of health conditions, but unfortunately most…

NASA Studies Bone-building Properties of Omega-3s

Omega-3s in space?? How cool! As if the health benefits of Omega-3 essential fatty acids weren’t impressive enough, now scientists are looking into the possible bone-building properties of Omega-3s for astronauts. Because of the weightlessness astronauts endure, bone loss occurs when they spend long periods of time in space. But, researchers found that astronauts who ate the most fish suffered…

More than 30% of Americans Are Obese

  Dieting, weight loss… they’re words nobody likes hearing, but in a country where 34% of our adults are obese, we really need to think about what we’re putting on our plates, don’t you think? Studies show that the obesity rate has been climbing for years, and we’re not just talking about being a few pounds overweight. ‘Obese’ means that…