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Benefits of Zinc

Zinc is the second-most common mineral in the human body (after iron) and is found in every one of our cells. It plays a vital role in many of the body’s functions, so ensuring that you get enough zinc in your diet is important. It is essential for helping the body to heal and for […]

How Much Screen Time Should Kids Get?

In life, it’s nearly always possible to have too much of a good thing, and moderation is usually the right common-sense prescription (no matter what the advertisers say). Screen time is no exception. But how much is too much? That’s the question many parents are asking… There’s no doubt that a little bit of time […]

What is REM Sleep and Why is it Important?

Our sleep cycle is separated into two main components: rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-REM sleep (NREM). We cycle between the two all night, with four stages of NREM sleep preceding one stage of REM sleep. NREM sleep is the stage at which our body repairs itself, energy is replenished and our immune system […]

White Meat Versus Red Meat: What Are the Nutritional Differences?

For years, health experts have advocated that we eat less red meat and substitute white meat whenever possible, since white meat is generally considered healthier. To a large extent, this is true. However, there are actually some significant nutritional differences between the two and some legitimate reasons to avoid cutting red meat out of your […]