The Nutrients You Need – article

The Nutrients You Need, Real Simple.

Real Simple came out with a list of the essential vitamins and minerals that you need to maintain good health.  Here are the basics, and read the article for more details:

  • Calcium
  • Fiber
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E

While taking vitamin supplements can help increase your daily intake of these essential vitamins, it is important to make sure that you try to get sufficient nutrition intake from real food.  Healthy living!

Ten Common Food Poisoning Risks – Article

Ten Common Food Poisoning Risks, New York Times, October 6, 2009.

  1. Leafy greens
  2. Eggs
  3. Tuna
  4. Oysters
  5. Potatoes
  6. Cheese
  7. Ice cream
  8. Tomatoes
  9. Sprouts
  10. Berries

I know that we all try to eat healthy, but it’s also important to think about what types of healthy foods we eat and where they come from.  Food for thought!

7 Habits of Highly Successful Snackers – Article

Here is a great article from Real Simple, one of my favorite magazines.  I really love their tips about health and fitness and organization!

7 Habits of Highly Successful Snackers, Real Simple.

  1. Fix your own food
  2. Eat a balanced snack
  3. Snack to maintain weight
  4. Keep stress in check
  5. One a month, allow yourself more
  6. Crave calcium and shun sodium
  7. Drink lots of water

This article gives some great hits on how to deal with those snacking urges, so if you are like me, and looooove to snack, hopefully this will provide some great insight!