Vikki Valencourt

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The ABCs of Nutrition

Have you ever thought about all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and super foods one must keep track of in order to maintain a healthy diet? It can be overwhelming, especially because most have little to no idea about what exactly is in their food.<p><i>Why are spinach and other leafy greens good for</i> …

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements May Not Prevent Cancer or Heart Disease

The Task Force examined data from a 2013 study published in the journal <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> that looked at multivitamins and their effect on chronic diseases. Based off of these findings, the Task Force—which was not involved with the study—released a statement saying that more research is …

What the First Lady Wants New Nutrition Labels to Look Like

The changes are in line with the FLOTUS' <i>Let's Move</i>! initiative, but they're also based around the latest scientific information about nutrition and its impact on conditions like obesity and heart disease. The recommendation to list added sugars, for example, comes as a result of the 2010 Dietary …

10 Things I Learned From Oprah and Madonna About Success

There are so many powerful people in the world who have all had such a profound influence on humanity. Two of them have a magnetic effect on my mind and spirit, and they are Oprah Winfrey and Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone.<p>For obvious reasons they are both extremely successful and admirable women, …

Cook With Citrus (and Stay Scurvy-Free) This Winter

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i></i><p>Sorry if I've been a little repetitive these past several weeks, …

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