Vitamins and Supplements

Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements: Do You Need to Take Them?

While there may be a need to supplement our diet at certain times in our lives, the safety of taking a supplement also needs to be considered.

Eating a wide variety of nutrient-rich foods is the best way for most people to obtain the nutrients they need to be healthy and reduce their risk of chronic disease. However, there are some people who may need supplements to help meet their nutrition needs.

Healthy Nutrition for Healthy Teeth

Daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing are essential to a healthy smile, but did you know nutrition has an effect on your dental health, too?

By choosing nutrient-rich foods, you can build a path toward health and wellness.

What Is Potassium?

Potassium is a mineral that, among other things, helps your muscles contract, helps regulate fluids and mineral balance in and out of body cells and helps maintain normal blood pressure by blunting the effect of sodium.

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    Healthy Nutrition for Healthy Teeth

    Wendy Marcason, RDN

    Daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing are essential to a healthy smile, but did you know nutrition has an effect on your dental health, too? Read More

  • Types of Vitamins and Nutrients

    Give Your Teen's Iron a Boost

    Adolescent girls are commonly considered at risk for iron deficiency — and girls from food-insecure households are at greatest risk. Find out how to get more iron in your teen's diet. Read More

  • Types of Vitamins and Nutrients

    Vitamin C - Supporting a Healthy Immune System

    Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD

    Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water soluble vitamin well known for its role in supporting a healthy immune system. Because your body cannot make vitamin C, it must come from the foods you eat every day. Read More

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