Tag Archives for " vitamin C "

Apr 22

The History of Vitamins

History of Medicine , Nutrition

(and a short history of scurvy, beriberi, and pellagra) Our knowledge of the chemical composition of vitamins and their importance in nutrition is relatively young, whereas the history of vitamin deficiencies goes back centuries. Scurvy is probably the first illness to be recognized (though not right away, as you will see) as a nutritional deficiency […]

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Aug 13

The Best Exercise Advice You’ll Ever Hear


Never, ever exercise strenuously for a period longer than half an hour. If you are playing tennis, or doing something similar, you are not going full-out for any length of time and you are taking breaks. Thus, this is not strenuous exercise for a long period, though you still must hydrate, replenish your electrolytes, and […]

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Red Kabocha Squash
Oct 28

Winter Squash


In the past few weeks since developing new recipes using winter squash, I’ve heard tons of myths from a lot of people about this really healthy vegetable, but the saddest statement was, “I’ve never tried squash.” Few realize that each type of winter squash has its own particular taste, sweetness, and nutritional content. Few realize […]

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