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Is TUMS a good source for calcium?

I am interested in information about calcium supplements. Is TUMS a good source?

By Patty Case | Featured Question

Should I be eating yams or sweet potatoes, which one is better for me?

I have been reading articles from several "reputable" sources about yams & sweet potatoes. The problem is they contradict each other as to how to tell them apart. Folk wisdom says orange flesh is yam, white or cream flesh is sweet potato. Can you please define what the actual tubers look like so I...

By Patty Case | Featured Question

Does freezing kill vitamin K?

When leafy green vegetables are frozen, do they lose their vitamin K? My husband tries to eat kale, etc., because he takes blood thinners and wants a good natural source of this vitamin. But he read somewhere that frozen greens lose vitamin k in the freezing process. Any truth to this?

By Anne Hoisington | Featured Question

Are all sugars equally evil?

I put sugar in my daily cups of coffee, probably consuming 4 teaspoons total. Am I deluding myself in believing that "pure cane", "raw" or "turbinado" sugars are better for me than white refined sugar?

By Patty Case | Featured Question

Are Twinkies Good for Me?

Are Twinkies good for me?

By Anne Hoisington | Featured Question