SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins for Adults. Seriously?

SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins for Adults. Seriously?

First there came the gummy bear candy that kids loved so much. Then came the gummy bear multivitamin for kids. And now, a gummy multivitamin for adults. Because, you know, we don’t eat healthy enough. We’ve been approached several times … Continue reading

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To Supplement or Not to Supplement, The Billion Dollar Question

To Supplement or Not to Supplement, The Billion Dollar Question

Thanks everyone who participated in yesterday’s informal survey about supplementing. We got over 50 responses on the blog and our facebook page. It’s clear that many of you are supplementing, on top of trying to eat as best as you … Continue reading

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The Multivitamin BS is Exposed

The Multivitamin BS is Exposed

A new study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that multivitamins consumed by older women do not increase lifespan. In fact, some supplements were shown to slightly increase mortality. Close to 40,000 women were followed over the course … Continue reading

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Vitamins that Kill

Vitamins that Kill

A great article called The Vita Myth appeared earlier this week in online magazine Slate. Science writer Emily Anthes tears apart the $25B-a-year-and-growing supplement industry. Half of Americans pop a multivitamin or other supplement regularly. But substantial studies in the … Continue reading

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Dietitians Recommend – Get Vitamins from Food, Not Supplements

Dietitians Recommend – Get Vitamins from Food, Not Supplements

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) recommends we get the vitamins and minerals our bodies need directly from the source – food. This, in a position paper published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The … Continue reading

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Be a Man – Eat your Veggies [Better Sperm Count]

Be a Man – Eat your Veggies [Better Sperm Count]

A study conducted in Spain has found that men who regularly consume fruits and vegetables have improved semen quality: The study found that “men with good semen quality ate more vegetables and fruit (more vitamins, folic acid and fiber and … Continue reading

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Fresh, Frozen or Canned?

Fresh, Frozen or Canned?

A novel campaign across the pond in the UK is promoting frozen fruit and vegetables. The British Frozen Food Federation has put up a giant ice wall in London with frozen produce suspended midair (actually mid-ice). Get Fooducated Download APP … Continue reading

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Fortified and Enriched Foods – Better for You?

Fortified and Enriched Foods – Better for You?

Image via Wikipedia When grocery shopping, have you noticed some foods claiming to be fortified with vitamins and minerals, and others claiming to be enriched? Is there a difference between the two? Turns out, that while both mean nutrients have … Continue reading

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Head 2 Head: Fruit vs Vegetable

Head 2 Head: Fruit vs Vegetable

Small Bites blogger Andy Bellati responds to a claim that ounce for ounce veggies are more nutritious than fruit. Bottom Line: All fruits and vegetables (yes, that includes potatoes!) are healthy. Shunning particular ones under the guise of “more nutrition” … Continue reading

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