Making healthy choices about the foods that we eat each day is important for our physical and mental health.  Different bodily systems need varying amounts of vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients to function properly. Macronutrients (fats, carbohydrates, and proteins) are our source of calories, which provide us with the energy we need for any activity.  Not getting proper nutrition can leave us feeling weak and tired; it can even compromise our immune system.

At, we want to provide our readers with information about dietary options that is derived from scientific studies.  In doing so, we want to help our readers make informed choices and to understand not simply what they should be eating but also the benefits that they will derive from doing so.