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Need more Iron? Check out this Iron Rich Foods List

Need more Iron? Check out this Iron Rich Foods List

Iron-deficiency anemia is a common dietary problem throughout the world. Many people don’t get enough iron for one reason or another. Whether you don’t eat the proper foods, have had surgery, have blood disorders or are a female who has heavy menstruation. This common form of anemia comes about because you don’t have enough iron [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Do you Know Good Sources of Vitamin D?

Do you Know Good Sources of Vitamin D?

Are you aware that some people don’t get enough vitamin D in their diets. In the early 1900s, there was a serious vitamin D deficiency. A vitamin D deficiency causes rickets which is known as a softening of the bones. Today, in the U.S. milk has been fortified with Vitamin D to prevent this from [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Calcium

Calcium

Calcium is an important component of bones and teeth. The calcium in bone is constantly removed and replaced, so getting enough calcium is important to maintain strong bones. Calcium is absorbed in the stomach and small bowel, but only about 25% of ingested calcium is absorbed. About half of all adults do not get the [...]

August 3, 2011 More