Eating and Nutrition - Vitamins & Supplements

The Lowdown on Fish Oil Supplements: 5 Questions and Answers

Should you be taking this popular supplement?

Are Vegetables Enough?

Are the greens on your plate providing you with the nutrients your body needs? Something may be missing.

Eat More Avocados

The healthy fats in an avocado make this fruit a skincare superstar. But that's not all it has to offer. Here are some other great benefits.

The Skinny on Green Coffee Bean Extract

An eye-opening study reveals the possible weight-loss benefits of this supplement created from green unroasted coffee beans.

Beyond Protein: 4 Foods That Feed Muscles

Protein plays a crucial role in building muscle, but it's not the only player. Here's what else your body craves.

Nutrition Bars: Healthy or Hype?

They're marketed as nutritious alternatives to poor-quality fast food. But what's really beneath the wrapper?

Could Your Child Be Nutritionally Deficient?

In a country where obesity is a growing problem, so is the issue of poor nutrition. What are some of the most common nutritonal deficiencies, and how can you ensure your child's getting enough of what she needs?

What Can Iron Supplements Do for Men?

Learn how this multi-functional mineral can help support men's health.

Will Gymnema Sylvestre "Fix" Your Sugar Cravings?

Pop this pill and you're promised pain-free sugar pang prevention. Quite a perk, but pause, there are possibly potential problems to ponder.

13 Best Vitamins for Skin, Hair, and Nails

Find out if you're giving your body the nutrition it needs to look its best.

Which Supplement Could Ignite Your Allergies?

If you're allergic to seafood, you'll want to double-check before popping this popular pill.

Does This Spice Promote Heart Health?

Spice up your life. This brightly-colored ingredient could offer real cardiovascular benefits.

Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

Long associated with heart health, magnesium may offer other surprising benefits.

"Brain-Boosting" Supplements: Truth or Trend?

Could a combination of nutrients in one little pill really help improve your brainpower?

Will Bovine Colostrum Improve Your Exercise Efforts?

One of the newest players in the fitness world is one of the oldest nutritional substances on earth. Bovine colostrum (also known as early cow’s milk) is making a name as a powerful way to increase athletic performance and speed recovery time after extreme workouts.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Is It a Super Tonic?

Do you suffer from sinus troubles? Dandruff? Sore throat? Diarrhea? Apple cider vinegar could alleviate all of these conditions.

10 Healthy, Kid-Friendly Kitchen Must-Haves

Almond butter. Sweet potatoes. Avocados. Jicama. Keeping foods like these on hand will help your child look at healthy eating as less of a chore and more of a choice.

Your Heart's Favorite Mineral?

This mineral helps your heart maintain a steady rhythm and promotes normal blood pressure. It's being studied for its role in preventing and managing such heart ailments as hypertension (high blood pressure) and cardiovascular disease.

5 Key Nutrients for Bone Health

The best way to boost your bones, besides weight-bearing exercise, is to take in enough of the substances that strengthen and build your skeleton. Here's a rundown of the top nutrients you need for a fit frame.

Anemia: The Most Common Nutritional Deficiency

Too little iron in the body can affect many body functions, but most physical signs and symptoms don't show up until iron deficiency anemia occurs.

Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9: The Basics

Omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids confer a variety of health benefits when consumed on a regular basis and in the right amounts.

Should You Take Safflower Oil for a Healthier Heart?

There's good news for people looking to lower their risk for heart disease.

Belly Fat: Could Plant Oil Help?

New research suggests that a particular plant oil might be a powerful weapon in the fight against obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Are Dietary Supplements Good for Your Heart?

The American Heart Association has some specific recommendations when it comes to getting heart healthy nutrients.

Which Vitamins Are Really Essential?

Nearly every "health-conscious" food product or dietary supplement comes with the same catchphrase: "Packed with essential vitamins and minerals." But with a vitamin existing for almost every letter of the alphabet, which ones are really essential for you?

Protein Powder: Help or Hype?

In spite of the marketing claims, are protein powders really necessary for the typical weekend warrior or average guy who can't get to the gym more than a few times a week?

Taking Antioxidants May Boost Male Fertility

Researchers have a hunch that antioxidants—long touted to decrease the risk of cancer and heart disease—may also help fertility-challenged couples to conceive.

Should You Take Fiber Supplements?

Fiber supplements have become all the rage, helping weight-conscious people to feel fuller so they eat less. And fiber is also an efficient stool softener and eases irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)and constipation. But keep in mind: It’s possible to misuse fiber supplements.

The Vitamin Quandary for Diabetics

Do diabetics need more vitamins than non-diabetics?

Vitamin E Supplements Linked to Stroke

Before you take another capsule, here's what you need to know about how Vitamin E supplements are tied to risk of stroke.
 
 

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