Posts in the ‘Nutrients – Choosing the Right Sources’ Category

Food Sources of Iron

August 19th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

What Foods Provide Iron?   There are two forms of dietary iron: heme and nonheme. Heme iron is derived from hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells. Heme iron is found in animal foods that originally contained hemoglobin, such as red meats, fish, and poultry. Iron in plant foods suchRead the rest of this entry…

Sunlight is D-liscious!

July 20th, 2008 by Angela, Nutritionist

The warning that should appear on sunscreen containers is, "Warning — you’re not getting enough sun." Sunlight is just like a food nutrient that your body needs in order to function in a healthful way. Exposure to sunlight, for example, creates Vitamin D in your body. Vitamin D, as recent studies have shown, is preventativeRead the rest of this entry…