Articles on Food & Nutrition

Vitamin Overdose

Vitamin Overdose More is not necessarily better when it comes to vitamins, especially fat-soluble vitamins. The American Academy of Family Physicians lists the following vitamin overdose side effects sometimes associated with taking too much of a particular vitamin. Fat-soluble Vitamins  Vitamin A – Nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, clumsiness, birth defects, liver problems, and… Read more

Chicken vs Beef: Which Is Healthier?

Chicken vs Beef: Which is Healthier? With all things being equal, skinless white meat chicken is normally considerably lower in calories, cholesterol, and saturated fat than most cuts of beef. On the other hand, beef normally contains more potassium, zinc, and choline than chicken. The American Heart Association recommends eating more chicken than meat based… Read more

Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol Consumption: Best in Moderation Alcohol consumption is frequently a part of socialization worldwide, whether it’s a few beers on the golf course, a bottle of wine on a special occasion, or a liquor drink after a hard day of work. The Good News: Drinking alcohol in moderation can be part of a healthy diet… Read more

Sugar vs Fat: Which Is Worse?

Sugar vs Fat: Which is Worse? In trying to manage weight, which is better to cut out, sugar or fat? As our society has become “fat phobic” in recent decades, the food market has become littered with low-fat and fat-free alternatives. However, in trying to manage weight and assuming calorie content is the same, it… Read more

Soy: Is Soy Bad For Men?

Soy: Is Soy Bad For Men? Soy is a complete protein that has been shown to decrease the risk of prostate cancer in men. However, soy contains phytoestrogens, naturally occurring estrogenic substances that show weak estrogenic activity. Because of the phytoestrogen content, many men are concerned about the relationship between soy consumption and sperm count…. Read more

Vitamins Introduction

Vitamins: Introduction The human body needs a multitude of vitamins for a variety of essential biological processes, including but not limited to growth, digestion, hormone function, and nerve function. Most vitamins cannot be made by the body and must be consumed either as part of a balanced diet or as part of a dietary supplement…. Read more