Only 2% of People Get Enough Potassium

Only 2% of People Get Enough Potassium

The body requires a lot of potassium in order to function optimally.  Specifically, the adequate intake is currently set at 4,700 mg. This is a lot for one single nutrient, which is why less than 2% of Americans aren’t hitting that number. It can be quite difficult for people to get enough potassium in their diet.  Persons with food sensitivities who cannot eat some of the higher potassium foods will definitely need to evaluate their current intake.

Understanding Dietary Cholesterol

Understanding Dietary Cholesterol

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the #1 killer in developed and developing countries. Early research suggested that dietary cholesterol raises total cholesterol, and higher levels of total cholesterol has a poor relationship with cardiovascular disease risk. This led to the recommendations to eat low amounts of cholesterol. More research has suggested otherwise, which is why the 2015 Dietary Guidelines of America committee stated that there is a lack of evidence suggesting the need to limit cholesterol intake.

Is Dairy Bad For You?

Is Dairy Bad For You?

Humans have been drinking other animal’s milk for roughly 12,000 years or so. Dairy is touted for its ability to build strong bones. Yet, dairy is becoming more and more scrutinized for being a food designed to feed baby cows, and not human beings. Regardless of whether you believe one should be drinking milk from the utters of another animal, you should determine if dairy foods are the right choice for your body.

Is Red Meat Bad For You?

Is Red Meat Bad For You?

Eating meat is not only a question of health, but also of ethical, emotional, and ecological concern. In this article, I’m going to focus solely on health. So while there are definitely some strong arguments outside the context of health, I’m taking a very unbiased, strict look at the association of unprocessed red meat and illness.