Riboflavin (also called vitamin B2) is essential for turning carbohydrates into energy and producing red blood cells. It also plays an important role in maintaining vision.
Folate (also known as vitamin B9, folic acid, or folacin) helps the body make red blood cells and is needed to make DNA.
Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium which is essential for building strong bones. Your body produces vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. You can also get it from egg yolks and fish oils.
Choose fresh fruit over processed/canned fruit. Fresh fruit is higher in fiber and processed fruits almost always are sweetened.
A regular can of pop contains an average of about 12 teaspoons of sugar!
People who focus on being healthy often have greater long term success with weight loss than those who focus on losing weight.
The essential mineral zinc is an important component of more than 300 enzymes in the body and is needed to help cells reproduce, repair wounds, boost immunity, preserve vision, maintain fertility in adults and growth in children, and protect against free radicals.
Vitamin B2, found in dairy products, egs, and meat, as well as in leafy green vegetables, and whole grains in smaller amounts, works with other B vitamins to help convert carbohydrates into the fuel the body runs on. A deficiency in Vitamin B2 can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome.
Consuming a large amount of salt can increase your blood pressure. To avoid this try cooking with other spices to add flavor to your food. This will reduce your craving for salt.
Have a sweet tooth, but trying to stick to that diet? Try freezing grapes; they taste even sweeter when frozen, and are a great, healthy snack.