Healthy Option

With the promise of cold and flu season on the horizon, nutrition and healthful eating come to the forefront of wellness and warding off pesky illnesses. When it comes to a balanced diet, there are many key minerals to focus on to help the immune system perform optimally. One mineral commonly associated with wellness when […]

Nutrient Spotlight Series: Antioxidants

Antioxidants are known to be the dynamo defenders that help fight against chemicals called free radicals, found in our bodies. Free radicals contribute to the destruction of cells by stealing their electrons, thus altering our cells’ structure and function. Research attests to the role free radicals play in the onset of a host of chronic […]

Nutrient Spotlight Series : B Vitamins and Iron

Summer is in full swing and there is no better time to take advantage of eating fresh, colorful produce, loaded with energy releasing nutrients, to fuel your summer activities. Energy from the food we eat is harnessed during digestion. Although vitamins and minerals themselves do not contain energy, they support our normal bodily processes and […]

Vitamin D and Calcium

Bone health is not determined by how much milk you drink or how many supplements you take, but rather a combination of several different factors. Exercise, vitamin and mineral intake, gender and age all have an impact on bone strength and health. The two nutrients most important in promoting healthy, strong bones are vitamin D […]

Healthy Options

When it comes to health and nutrition, self-serve buffets and salad bars can be a dangerous place for ravenous diners with endless appetites. Although they offer wide selections and the flexibility to create custom menu options with ease, they can quickly ruin healthy options with just a few extra scoops.   From changing up dishes […]

Potassium

Want to hear a joke about potassium? K! I can feel the eye-rolling all the way from Colorado (for those of you without a chemistry background, the symbol for potassium on the Periodic Table of Elements is “K,” easily lending itself to corny jokes). Potassium is an element that serves several very important roles in […]

nutrition protein

From building Superman-worthy muscles to promoting rapid weight loss, protein has been cast as the superhero-nutrient in the world of health and fitness. Although there is value supporting these claims, protein is a nutrient that requires a deeper understanding to avoid the misleading statements bestowed upon it. Protein is a macronutrient and contributes an average […]

nutrition spotlight

Calories have always been a hot topic when talking about nutrition and health. Today, explore the good and bad of sodium in our nutrition spotlight.  Calories in versus calories out has long been regarded as the best method for sustainable weight control. However, over the past few years people have been looking past the caloric […]