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Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is something that most of us know is obtained from the sun, and it is an important part of our daily makeup and how our bodies function. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in regulating calcium and maintains phosphorus levels in the blood. We also need Vitamin D for the intestines to stimulate and absorb calcium. Additional benefits of Vitamin D are that it helps regulate insulin levels, support lung function and promote healthy bones and teeth.

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The Squeeze on Citrus

By Angela Bates A Recent ASU Nutrition Student 4 Ways One of Arizona’s Top Crops Benefits the Body In 1889, William J. Murphy planted an experimental citrus grove along the newly completed Arizona Canal. At this time in history, it … Continue reading

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Filling Your Plate with Garlic

By Sarah LeVesque, Recent ASU Nutrition Student Okay, maybe don’t fill your entire plate with it, but think about adding it to your diet. Garlic is a nutrient-packed, pungent, and beneficial addition to many dishes. The flavor and aroma of … Continue reading

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The Discovery of the Vitamin Folate

By Michael Russell, Arizona State University Nutrition Communication Student The vitamin folate or folic acid as it is also known was one of the most significant discoveries of the modern era.  Folate is one of the most basic building blocks … Continue reading

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Are You Getting Enough Ascorbic Acid in your Diet?

By Jacob Gerdes, Arizona State Nutrition Communications Student.   Ascorbic Acid may sound intimidating but you know exactly what it is and I would wager that you may even have an isolated supplement of it in your house right now. … Continue reading

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