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Category Archives: Vitamins and Minerals

Categories Health, Vitamins and Minerals

Lean Mass, Health and Quality of Life

Weight loss and improving body composition is a primary goal for many, but what is far less appreciated and addressed is the correlation between optimal body composition and overall health.   Lean mass plays an important role in preventing obesity and illness and can provide optimal health and overall improved quality of life.

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Categories Health, Vitamins and Minerals

12 Health Tips for the 12+ Days of Holidays!

The 12 days of Christmas are realistically more like 60+ days of diet sabotage. Sure, the traditional holiday season starts at Thanksgiving and culminates at New Years, however unhealthy holiday foods are really introduced as early as mid October with fall festivals and Halloween candy.  Add in office parties, cookie swaps and social engagements and a healthy diet is derailed.

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Categories Guest Posts, Vitamins and Minerals, Weekly Nutrition Posts

Vitamin B12 and Infographic!

Vitamin B12 is the big brother of the B Vitamins; often overlooked, impossible to live without and all important to human functioning. One of eight crucial B vitamins, B12 is the vitamin that ensures proper functioning of the nervous system, assists in the formation of red blood cells, and this is a big one, aids in metabolism by turning those fatty acids into pure usable energy.

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Categories Recipes, Vitamins and Minerals

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I love soups and fall flavors as they often bring squash and pumpkin to the table.

The base of this soup is butternut squash which is rich in beta carotene (vitamin A), folate, potassium, and vitamin C, as well as numerous antioxidants that are known for their anti-inflammatory benefits.   It is easy to make, delicious, and nutritious!

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Categories Guest Posts, Health, Recipes, Vitamins and Minerals

Hail to Kale!

Hail to the almighty vegetable, kale!   Loaded with antioxidants and rich in vitamins A, C, K and minerals calcium and iron, kale is credited with anti inflammatory abilities, cardiovascular benefits and the ability to detoxify.   With all these nutrients and health benefits it is no surprise that kale is labeled as a superfood.   Kale is highly versatile and can be used raw in salads, blended into shakes and smoothies, juiced, cooked in soups, sautéed with other veggies or even baked as chips!

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