Balance training—An Important Addition to Any Workout
Balance training is an important part of any workout routine, especially among older adults, who might be at a greater risk for falls.1 However, balance
Considerations on Becoming a Vegetarian or Vegan
Are Humans “Supposed” to be Herbivores, Carnivores, or Omnivores? Humans are considered omnivores, as evidenced by our physiological attributes.1 For example, whereas the teeth of
Red and Processed Meats—What’s the Latest Word?
Plant-based proteins and meat alternatives are becoming more mainstream.1–3 A 2021 survey showed that most Americans have consumed plant-based meat alternatives in the past year,
Sleep Paralysis: What it is and Why it Happens
Sleep paralysis (SP) affects millions of people each year.1,2 It is a type of parasomnia—an umbrella term for unusual or undesirable behaviors that occur during
Virabhadrasana Poses—Warrior I, II, and III
These poses open the hips, strengthen and stretch the legs, ankles, and core, and improve balance and posture. The Virabhadrasana poses, also known as the
Superfood Spotlight: Chickpeas
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a type of pulse, or edible seed, in the legume family.1,2 There are two main categories of chickpea:
Know Your Nutrient: Molybdenum
Molybdenum is an essential trace element required by the human body for daily function. Discovered in 1778 by Swedish chemist Karl Scheele in a mineral
One Pit Wonders—All About Stone Fruits
While the sun is beginning to set on summer, the sweetness of the season doesn’t have to. In fact, some of your favorite summer staples,
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Superfood Spotlight: Blueberries
Although the summer is coming to a close, there is plenty of time to learn more about Cyanococcus vaccinium, also known as the blueberry.1 These
Superfood Spotlight: Miso
What is Miso? Miso is a nutritional force with a lot of flavor and is the versatile foundation for most Japanese-style dishes. A paste created
Super Food Spotlight: Beets
Beets may seem like ho-hum vegetables, but these ruby-red roots are nutritional powerhouses Beetroots and their leafy tops are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber,
Super Food Spotlight: Red Cabbage (Brassica oleracea)
Amazing anthocyanins. Red cabbage, like other blue, red, and purple fruits and vegetables, are colored by pigments called anthocyanins. Not only are anthocyanins responsible for
Know Your Nutrient
Know Your Nutrient: Zinc
Zinc may only be a trace mineral (i.e., your body only needs a very small amount of it), but it is essential to your health.
Know Your Nutrient: Vitamin C
What comes to mind when you think of vitamin C? Oranges? The common cold? Scurvy? For one of the human body’s most vital nutrients, there
Know Your Nutrient: The B Vitamins
There are eight B vitamins that make up the vitamin B complex, which together play important roles in our health. These vitamins assist the body’s