Healthy, whole foods are the best way to get nutrients, but despite the availability of healthier fare, many people continue to take nutritional supplements. Is this a good idea? Here are some reasons why supplements aren’t a substitute for whole foods.
A growing number of people supplement with fish oil to get more omega-3s. However, krill oil is also growing in popularity. How is it different and is one better than the other?
We think of antioxidants as being protective against disease and against aging – but can you get too much of a good thing? This article looks at the role antioxidants play in health and why antioxidant supplements may actually be harmful.
You need calcium and vitamin D in your diet for bone health. Some people take calcium and vitamin D supplements to make sure they’re getting enough – but is this a good idea? A new study calls this into question, especially in older women. Find out why dietary calcium sources are best and why it’s […]
Iron is a critical part of the hemoglobin molecule that carries oxygen to tissues during exercise. A group of researchers recently looked at the role iron plays in exercise performance in women. Can supplementing with iron help women athletes perform better? Find out what research shows.
If you’re concerned about getting enough amino acids in your diet, you really only need to make sure you’re taking in an adequate amount of protein every day. If you regularly eat meat, fish, poultry and eggs, or if you drink milk or eat cottage cheese, you likely don’t need to supplement with amino acids […]
Most of the supplements you see advertised for weight loss have no benefits, and at worse, they may be dangerous. On the other hand, certain dietary components do seem to have an impact on fat loss. An example? Vitamin D and calcium. Find out what recent research shows about how they influence fat loss.