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Micronutrients: Their Importance and The Best Sources

If you’re concerned about eating the right foods for optimal health, you’ll need to do more than count calories. In our previous article, we touched on the topic of macronutrients and the ways you could maximize your meals to take advantage of them. Here, we will talk about micronutrients; nutritional compounds that are equally important […]

The Science of Orange-Colored Fruits and Vegetables

When fall rolls around, the color orange suddenly seems to be dominating our spaces. From the parks with orange and yellow-colored trees to our porches and homes decorated with orange pumpkins and fall decor to even our refrigerators, orange-colored produce is a favorite for fall recipes. 

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5 Steps to Determine if You Need a Holistic Nutrition Certification

If you’re already practicing clean eating, or following a Paleo, vegetarian, or whole foods diet, you already know your food choices have a big impact on your health. But not everybody does. About 76 percent of adults don’t eat enough fruit, and about 87 percent don’t get the recommended amount of vegetables, according to the […]

4 Hormones that Contribute to Osteoporosis in Women

Osteoporosis literally means boneporous, from osteo (bone) and porosis (porous). Healthy bones look like honeycombs under a microscope. They have small holes and pockets of space throughout them, which make them both strong and lighter in weight. Osteoporotic bones look more like cobwebs, with much larger holes throughout them. 

Improve Your Lifestyle with a Healthy Meal Plan

At AFPA we are always striving towards one common goal: to be the best we can be. In order to achieve this, we work towards improving our body and mind with an active lifestyle and a balanced diet. We are always looking for new ways to inspire our readers with fun and stimulating ways to incorporate […]

Part 1: The Holistic Nutrition Guide to Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition in which the body fails to respond to insulin properly. Insulin is the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels are high, the pancreas will make more insulin and release it so that cells are able to receive blood sugar.  This is why insulin is often called the […]