8 Nutrition Myths You Think Are Fact

You make decisions about what to put into your body all the time. Whether it’s what to have for lunch or which drink is going to best quench your thirst, you probably weigh several different factors before coming to a decision. But are you picking your food based on the right information? Find out which myths might be fooling you into passing up healthier options.

Dairy Is the Only Source of Calcium

Over the years you’ve probably been told over and over again that dairy is the best thing for your bones. But that idea ignores the many other sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin D that you can buy at the store. Dark leafy greens such as kale or collard greens are a great source of a variety of vitamins and minerals including calcium. Many beans, including soy beans and soy milks, also contain calcium and many other nutrients needed for healthy bones.

Here's What to Say (& What Not to Say) If You See Signs of Dementia in a Loved One

Talking to them about it may be uncomfortable, but it's important not to put it off.

Tackling the issue of dementia when it affects someone near and dear is very difficult, and it is hard to know how to discuss the subject with your affected loved one. However, it is important not to put it off. Just try to make sure it is a gentle encounter — for both of you.

Here are the experts' recommendations on having the first talk.

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