Imagine a perfect world where everyone meets their nutritional requirements through the food they eat. Unfortunately, the reality is that poor soil quality affects the very foods we rely on for optimal health. In fact, the USDA suggests that to meet federal dietary guidelines, men between the ages of 31 to 50 need to consume […]
Your “healthy” diet may not be so virtuous if you’re consuming these vitamin & mineral sapping foods. Let\’s get real: While you try your best to eat as much fresh, whole foods as possible, time, stress, money―life!―make it hard to not eat more-processed foods at least once in a while. No harm, right? Maybe not.
Minerals are specific kinds of nutrients that your body needs in order to function properly. A mineral deficiency occurs when your body doesn’t obtain or absorb the required amount of a mineral. The human body requires different amounts of each mineral to stay healthy. Specific needs are outlined in recommended daily allowances (RDA). The RDA