Recently published under Vitamins & Minerals

Are Vitamin Supplements Worth It?

Vitamins are essential organic molecules that your body needs in small quantities to develop and function properly. You get them mostly from the food you eat since your body is not capable of producing these micronutrients and other dietary minerals on its own. Insufficient amounts of vitamins and nutrients may…

Zinc and Its Importance in the Body

Zinc is a transition metal that is also an essential mineral for both humans, animals, and plants. Its importance to the human body is well documented. It aids the immune system, promotes cell growth and division, sleep, mood, skin and eye health, insulin regulation, and even male sexual function. Its…

Vitamin D Deficiency

After a recent doctors visit for some routine blood work, I discovered I have vitamin D deficiency. You may be thinking, how can a dietitian be deficient in any vitamin? Well, vitamin D is different from other vitamins because food is generally a poor source.  So, no matter how balanced my…

Dairy Free Sources of Calcium

Calcium is an abundant and vital mineral found in our bodies. The main function of calcium in our diets is to help maintain strong bones and teeth. Almost all the calcium in our bodies is stored in our bones, but our body will sometimes remove calcium as needed for other…