Cooking With Leeks

A note on cooking with leeks, inspired by a NYT Well post with a list of related Recipes for Health: I use leeks all the time, as my neighbors are probably too aware. I use ...

A Nutritional Tidbit, on Quinoa

I first heard about quinoa a few years ago, when food-sellers started marketing the stuff as a cereal-like, cholesterol-lowering nutritious substance. It’s from the Andes, I knew, and comes in some varieties. If you purchase ...

A Vitamin Chart From the National Women’s Health Information Center

Lately I’ve been worrying about Kevin’s refusal to eat broccoli, and wondering what exactly is so good about those green bunches of roughage. In browsing the Web for more detailed information on the matter, I found a helpful vitamin chart.

This table comes from the HHS-sponsored National Women’s Health Information Center – a good spot to know of if you’re a woman looking on-line for reliable sources. It’s a bit simple for my taste. In the intro, we’re told there are 13 essential vitamins our bodies need. After some basics on Vitamin A – good for the eyes and skin, as you probably knew already – the chart picks up with a quick review of the essential B vitamins 1,2,3,5,6, 9 and 12 (my favorite), followed by a rundown on Vitamins C, D, E, H (that would be biotin) and K:

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