You feel a bad cold coming on. Should you spring for an over-the-counter product that boosts your vitamin C or zinc levels? Get The Short Answer from a family medicine physician.
The old saying, “An apple a day can keep the doctor away,” may have truth behind it after all. Eating nourishing foods rich in certain vitamins can help your immune system fight off illness.
Even the smallest changes in your routine can have a big impact on your health. Take starting your day with lemon water, for instance. Discover seven reasons why you should consider adopting this super simple habit.
Walking through the produce section in the grocery store can be daunting. The number and variety of fresh vegetables you can choose is overwhelming enough, but trying to decide between whole foods and pre-cut or bagged options can make it even more confusing. The good news is that pre-cut, packaged vegetables are just as healthy … Read More
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We are used to seeing slices of lemon in the glasses of water that are served in restaurants. But have you ever thought of adding cucumber slices to your H2O? Cucumbers add a fresh, light flavor to chilled water. The vegetable also is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Wash the … Read More
Whether you’re going by plane, train or automobile, you’re looking forward to vacation. The last thing you want to do is get sick. Roxanne Sukol, MD, a preventive medicine specialist in Cleveland Clinic’s Executive Health Program, says it’s easy to get sick when you travel but has four tips for staying healthy on the road: 1. Prepare, … Read More
If you exercise regularly, make sure you’re getting enough beta carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E in your diet. Research shows that these antioxidants help to prevent injury to skeletal muscles and decrease fatigue during endurance events. Can vitamin E prevent cancer? How antioxidants work Antioxidants are found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other … Read More
A lot of great things come in pill form — life-saving therapies for deadly diseases, symptom-easing remedies for the cold and flu, and, yes, vitamins and supplements. But when it comes to the essential nutrients our bodies need to thrive, it’s hard to beat what nature provides. With that in mind, here’s the next in … Read More