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Top Kids' Supplements for Back to School

Many of today's adolescents and teens fall short on important nutrients because of fast food availability, vending machine accessibility, low nutrient quality in soil, and more. Some call them the "overfed, undernourished generation." For children not getting the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals through diet alone, supplementation may be a great option for supporting bone, brain,…

​Easy Nutrient-Rich Items We Can Grow at Home

Did you ever wish you could grow your own food? Maybe you’ve tried and failed, or you just don’t have the space. I'm going to share some easy nutrient dense items that are easy to grow and require minimal space.Broccoli Sprouts have a slight radish flavor and look like alfalfa sprouts. One 3-ounce serving contains 60 percent of the daily requirement for vitamin C and 2 grams of protein with 4 gram…

Antioxidants That Help Boost Eye Health

We typically don’t think about our eye health until we begin having problems with it. What we should be doing is supporting our eyes along the way with the right nutrients they need to keep them working and focusing properly. Various nutrients such as: carotenoids (like lutein and zeaxanthin), beta carotene, vitamin C with citrus bioflavonoids, bilberry, NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), and minerals (like…

Healthy Nutrients for our Skin

Foods that are healthy for our skin include alkaline foods, like vegetables, fruits, olive oil, or herbal and green teas. We can also combat free radicals with powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, quercetin, beta-carotene, and selenium. Papaya, bell peppers, and broccoli are high in vitamin C. Foods high in vitamin E include sunflower seeds, olives, and almonds. Brightly colored swe…

​The Most Powerful Immune Boosting Nutrients

This is the time of year where our immune systems are more taxed than ever. This can be due to a variety of reasons which may include: colder weather and fluxing temps; food choices; and increased stress from all the holiday shopping, bills, entertaining, and travel. Not sleeping our regular hours due to all the above also adds stress to our body. Help keep your immune system in optimal shape with…