Vitamin C – Does it really prevent colds??

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is one of the most well-known vitamins. It is a water-soluble vitamin, so our bodies can excrete excess as needed.  Because of this there is a lesser chance of consuming toxic levels. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can be regenerated by vitamin E (more to come in future... Continue Reading →

Vitamin A: Don’t forget to eat your carrots!

When most people think of vitamin A, they think of carrots and beta-carotene, but they are actually two different things (kind of). Let me explain. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. Fat soluble vitamins should not be consumed in excess since they can accumulate in your fat tissues. Because they can accumulate in tissues, there is... Continue Reading →

Micronutrient Kick-Off

Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals that make up the foods we eat every day. These nutrients are always in the news - "cut sodium to decrease your risk of high blood pressure," "vitamin E fights against disease," and "vitamin D can help prevent dementia." Newspaper editors know that you are likely not to read... Continue Reading →

New Obsession – Larabars

I am always taken aback by how time fies between posts. In the past month so much has happened! I have been studying like crazy for the MCAT, applying to medical schools, taking Spanish class, working, volunteering, and training for a marathon! In the midst of this I often think about what I should blog about next.... Continue Reading →

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