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2010-07-16 13:11:58

Vitamin D expert Anthony Norman recommends a daily intake of 2000 international units for most adults Vitamin D surfaces as a news topic every few months. How much daily vitamin D should a person get? Is it possible to have too much of it? Is exposure to the sun, which is the body's natural way of producing vitamin D, the best option? Or do supplements suffice? In the July 2010 issue of Endocrine Today, a monthly newspaper published by SLACK, Inc., to disseminate information about diabetes...

2010-06-18 15:07:56

Your skin tone and the amount of sunshine you receive--in addition to what foods you eat--all can influence the amount of vitamin D that your body has on hand for optimum health. In a preliminary and apparently first-of-its-kind study, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) research physiologist Charles B. Stephensen and colleagues have developed a preliminary model that predicts an individual's vitamin D requirements. Stephensen is based at the ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center at the...

2010-06-17 06:45:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In his new and helpful guidebook for healthy living and eating titled "Nutrition Optimization for Health and Longevity" (published by iUniverse), emerging author and nutritional expert Dr. Herbert Zeng finally reveals the essentials of a balanced diet and fitness plan so that readers can live longer with optimum health, achieve longevity through nutrition optimization and enhance the quality of their lives well into the future. In "Nutrition...

2010-06-09 11:08:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of new research studies underscores the important role of dairy foods in the diets of Americans, particularly children. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends three daily servings of nutrient-rich, low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese or yogurt for adults and children 9 years of age or older, and 2 daily servings for children ages 2-8.(i) A recent abstract shows that milk is the leading food source of calcium, phosphorous, vitamin D and...

2010-05-26 08:00:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans get older, they still feel younger, according to a new survey by HealthSpan Solutions, makers of fruit-based BeneVia® nutritional beverage. Six in 10 baby boomers - ages 45 to 65 - feel five years younger than their chronological age. Nearly all (90 percent) respondents 65 and older said they felt 10 years younger. The perceived youth and sense of vitality may be surprising to some, given that nearly 60 percent of...

2010-01-25 07:45:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Three is the magic number when it comes to offering yogurt fans a trio of better-for-you benefits in every flavorful, creamy cup of reformulated Yoplait® YoPlus(TM). Now, with 20 percent of the Daily Value of antioxidant vitamins A and E, a blend of special probiotic cultures and fiber for digestive health, as well as calcium and vitamin D for bone health, YoPlus delivers a trifecta of important "plusses." "Newly reformulated YoPlus...

2010-01-20 08:15:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best nutrition. Just got better.(TM) Eggland's Best, Inc. (EB), America's No. 1 branded egg, announced additional improvements to its already nutritionally superior egg. All EB egg varieties - large, extra large, jumbo, cage-free and organic - now contain four times more Vitamin D and over three times more Omega-3 compared to ordinary eggs. EB eggs also contain high levels of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin E, and are a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin...

2009-12-28 11:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- For the majority of Americans who are unhappy with their weight at any given moment, the New Year brings mixed emotions: the renewed resolution to shed pounds and the challenge of learning how to eat right to reach those goals. Helping to bridge the gap between resolutions and reality, nutrition expert Keri Glassman, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., identifies foods that pack an unexpected nutritious punch. Mushrooms are one such example - a best-kept secret...

2009-10-08 16:34:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The next time you run nutritionals using the government's database, you might be pleasantly surprised that some of your favorite foods seem to have received a nutrient boost, virtually overnight. The addition of vitamin D values to nearly half of all food entries - including mushrooms, the only fruit or vegetable with natural vitamin D - topped the list of important updates made to the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) release 22...

2009-08-12 05:00:00

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Calcium is essential to keeping your families' bodies healthy and strong, but getting enough from our diets is often difficult. Now, two of Wonder(R)'s most popular breads are helping families get the recommended daily allowance of calcium and vitamin D. Wonder Classic and Wonder Classic Sandwich breads now provide the same amount of calcium as eight ounces of milk in two slices and are good sources of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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