Eat Right: Food should make you feel good

Food is a big part of our lives. We celebrate with special meals, we connect with friends over lunch, we plan a week’s worth of dinners for our families. But at it’s root, food is fuel to help our bodies work. We need the energy, nutrients and vitamins food provides. “The foods we eat should…

Brain-Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish

What are you thankful for? Last year, a poll conducted by Harris Interactive reported five in six Americans say they are thankful for the health of their families. This Thanksgiving, we challenge you to feed your family a healthful side dish your loved ones will enjoy. Not only is this recipe just 140 calories per…

Vegetarian Awareness Month

October celebrated Vegetarian Awareness Month. This celebration has become quite large, as the number of individuals who live vegetarian lifestyles has increased in recent years. According to The Vegetarian Times, 7.3 million Americans are vegetarian and 22.8 million follow a vegetarian-inclined diet. As the number of vegetarians has increased, research has found that vegetarians need…

100 Years of Vitamins

As part of our commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins, we are providing several tips on proper vitamin intake. Did you know age matters when it comes to vitamins? All vitamins are essential – meaning our bodies can’t make them, so they must be obtained from the diet. Throughout life, we…

100 Years of Vitamins

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins. Over the past century, we have seen remarkable advancements in our understanding of vitamins and their vital role in health and wellness. Three things to know about vitamins: Vitamins are essential for good health in every stage of the human lifecycle: from pregnancy through…

Omega-3s vs. omega-6s

Good fats, or, essential fatty acids, cannot be produced by the human body, but the body needs them to help support heart health, lower triglycerides, and support brain health. There are two kinds of essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6, and it’s important to understand the difference and incorporate them into your diet. Omega-6s These…

Ways to dress up your family meals

DHA is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid found throughout the body. It is a major structural fat in the brain accounting for up to 97% of the omega-3 fats in the brain. Numerous studies confirm that everyone, from infants to adults, benefit from an adequate supply of DHA. For adults, DHA supports brain health. For…

Are you getting enough DHA into your diet?

DHA omega-3 is to our brains as calcium is to our bones. It accounts for 97% of the omega-3 fats in the brain. Yet, most Americans don’t get enough of this nutrient. Cold-water, fatty fish, like salmon, are good dietary sources of DHA. However, if you do not like fish or live a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle,…

Fall recipe: Fettuccine a la Tomato and Basil

Hearty, healthy meals are important to keep the family fueled and energized in the fall.  Try the wholesome recipe below, created by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. and author of “Eat Your Way to Happiness.” It’s easy to prepare, and it includes DHA omega-3 in every serving. Fettuccine à la Tomato and Basil  Makes 4 servings…

Make Every Bite Count: Foods to Help Support Brain Health

We know that food fuels our body, but it may also fuel our minds. There are many foods and beverages available that are fortified with DHA that can help to support cognitive function, and the best way to make sure you’re getting sufficient amounts of DHA is to try incorporating it into your diet with…