Getting Used to Bitter Vegetables

If you are one of those people who don’t like bitter tasting vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, radishes, and arugula then you might be interested to know that new research published in Chemical Senses suggests you might get used to the bitter taste if you eat them more often. Evidently while we might think we don’t like the taste of a bitter vegetable our tongues might still be thinking about it. While the study wasn’t on humans it is interes...   read full post »

posted on 11/18/2019

   

Don't take a Vitamin D supplement if you don't need one

A 2019 Canadian study published in JAMA compared the effects of different doses of Vitamin D. The Vitamin D was given daily for 3 years to adults with osteoporosis. The study found that compared to a 400 IU daily dose, a 4000 IU daily dose and a 10,000 IU daily dose reduced bone mineral density in t...   read full post »

posted on 10/18/2019

   

The Story on Strontium and Osteoporosis

Strontium is a trace element readily found in nature (not the same as Strontium 90, a hazardous radioactive nuclear byproduct). Strontium is chemically similar to calcium. When dietary intake of strontium is increased, strontium starts to take calcium’s place in bone development. With low dose...   read full post »

posted on 9/18/2019

   

Boron is Essential for Healthy Bones

Boron is an important trace mineral that is essential to the maintenance and growth of bone. Boron supports magnesium and calcium utilization and bone deposition as well as increasing the bioavailability of vitamin D. Plant foods especially fruits, leafy vegetables, nuts and legumes are high in boro...   read full post »

posted on 8/18/2019

   

It's time to talk about Vitamin D again

Vitamin D just seems to get more complicated. The office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health along with other government agencies has engaged in recent discussions to address the need for better assessing and counseling patients regarding Vitamin D. It is more complicat...   read full post »

posted on 7/18/2019

   

Plant Based Milk Substitutes

I’m getting lots of questions about plant-based milks so I thought some guidance and clarification would be helpful. It seems more and more plant-based milk options are popping up. In addition to the more familiar almond, soy and coconut we now have rice, hemp, cashew, pea, oat, peanut, barley...   read full post »

posted on 6/18/2019

   

To get more vegetables into your diet try Vegetable Tacos

One great way to up your vegetable intake is with vegetable tacos. Roast some of your favorite vegetables (coat in olive oil and spices then roast at 425 degrees until tender), wrap in a warmed corn or whole grain tortilla, and add some hot sauce and/or a squeeze of lime juice. Some vegetable taco c...   read full post »

posted on 5/18/2019

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