Articles Tagged: nutrition

fiberFiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and nuts. It helps move food through the digestive system, which prevents you from getting constipated. Certain types … read more

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PCOS iconsPCOS: Nutrition Basics

Diet and exercise are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). This is because young women with PCOS often have higher levels of insulin (a hormone) in their blood, … read more

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dietary ironIron

Iron is a mineral that helps build red blood cells. Most importantly, iron helps your blood cells carry the oxygen, which is needed for energy, throughout the body. Getting the … read more

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calciumCalcium

Calcium is a mineral that helps build strong bones. Calcium is also necessary for many of your body’s functions, such as blood clotting and nerve and muscle function. During the … read more

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vitaminFolic Acid

Folic acid is one of the B vitamins that is important for metabolism and used to make healthy new cells in the body. Getting enough folic acid is especially important … read more

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Vitamin D

What is vitamin D? Vitamin D helps your immune system function effectively, reduces inflammation, and helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is a mineral that gives strength to your bones … read more

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