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Vitamins and Nutrients

What is Vitamin C?
By David Pickthorn Videos

What is Vitamin C?

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Essential Nutrients for Overall Health
Medically Reviewed by Julie Ching, MS, RDN, CDE Diet and Nutrition News & Advice

Essential Nutrients for Overall Health

These nutrients are considered “essential” not only because the body needs them to perform its day-to-day functions, but also because it can’t produce them its own. They must be obtained through food sources or supplements. We look at 13 essential nutrients and why the body needs them.

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15 Signs of B12 Deficiency in Women (Plus Causes, Treatment & More)
By Emily Lockhart Women

15 Signs of B12 Deficiency in Women (Plus Causes, Treatment & More)

Combine age with certain prescription medications (i.e., for heartburn) and a lack of meat in your diet (i.e., especially for vegetarians or vegans) and you could find yourself sorely lacking vitamin B12. Thankfully, there are a number of steps that you can take to deal with a diagnosed vitamin B12 deficiency.

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Negative Health Effects of Eating Too Much Protein
Medically Reviewed by Julie Ching, MS, RDN, CDE Diet and Nutrition News & Advice

Negative Health Effects of Eating Too Much Protein

Although protein-rich diets are essential for satisfying our appetites, for building muscles, and for maintaining a healthy metabolism, eating too much (for example, if you opt for a super high, protein-focused diet that excludes other food groups) you could develop these negative health issues.

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Chew on These 7 Food Cravings that May Indicate Health Problems
By Jeff Hayward Diet and Nutrition News & Advice

Chew on These 7 Food Cravings that May Indicate Health Problems

Do you crave certain foods at sometimes strange times, and you’re not sure why? You’re fairly certain you’re not pregnant, so what’s the deal? Well, it turns out certain hankerings can indicate a health problem, so pay closer attention to them. A desire for sweet or salty foods often can indicate a deficiency or even […]

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Spirulina: 8 Ways It Can Affect Your Health
By Catherine Roberts Diet and Nutrition News & Advice

Spirulina: 8 Ways It Can Affect Your Health

Amongst all the other vitamins and supplements out there, you may have seen a curious green powder popping up in your local supermarkets or health foods stores lately. If so, that vibrant powder is likely something called spirulina. You may have heard the name before, as it has become a pretty popular nutritional supplement lately, […]

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