Nutrition Notes: The price of junk food

A new report on our eating habits reveals that almost a quarter of the calories we consume comes from nutrient-poor selections — better known as “junk food.” According to survey responses, soft drinks are the number one source of calories. They accounted for 7.1% of the calories consumed in 1999–2000. Altogether, the categories of soft [...]

Nutrition Notes: The price of junk food 2019-01-09T14:48:14+00:00

Nutrient deficiencies worsen flu

While many people take daily vitamin C to help ward off winter colds and flu, recent research shows other nutrients are also critical to keeping healthy during flu season. The University of North Carolina released a startling report indicating that a selenium deficiency can make a flu much worse. They showed that in selenium-deficient mice, [...]

Nutrient deficiencies worsen flu 2015-09-09T13:52:21+00:00

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