Keep Your Eyes Young While Aging Gracefully! @EyePromise_ZV #Ad

    Recently, an old high school friend of mine shared on social media that her vision is getting worse and that it is because she is getting older.  I think most of us are aware that aging can have adverse effects on our eyes but we don't really think about it much until it affects us directly.  What most people don't realize is that the foods that we eat in our daily diets have a direct impact on our eye health.     When I was a kid, my parents and grandparents would always tell me to eat my carrots because they were good for my eyesight.  While they were partly right about the benefits on the eyes of beta-carotene, which is contained in carrots, just eating this food was not going to be enough to protect my eyes.  The reality is that it's almost impossible to absorb all of the vitamins and nutrients that are required to protect vision from food alone.     So you're probably wondering how you can keep your eyes young and healthy while aging gracefully and looking, as well as … [Read more...]

Let’s Discuss Vitamins And Supplements #CRESupplements #Sponsored

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of Consumer Reports en Español and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.          Over the years, I have addressed the issue of taking possibly taking vitamins and supplements with our family doctor.  It is something that I am definitely concerned about because I often worry whether we are getting enough of our daily recommended allowances of the vitamins that we need.  This is especially true because we often eat out due to our hectic schedules and I am sure that our boys don't eat as many fruits and vegetables as they should.     In my case, my Oncologist advised me that it probably would not be a good idea for me to take vitamins and supplements due to the cancer medications that I take as a Survivor.  This was not the case during both of my pregnancies when I took prenatal vitamins religiously and was actually Anemic so I … [Read more...]

Give Your Kids Their Daily Vitamins And Minerals! @Vemma #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Vemma. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.       It's no secret that my boys hate to eat their vegetables.  Over the years, my husband and I have had to get really creative when it comes to making sure that they both get their daily recommended doses of vitamins and minerals. Many times, it has meant incorporating vegetables into smoothies and other dishes in order to "trick" them into eating them.     Along with making sure that we incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into their diet, we have also added children's vitamins into their daily routine.  This has all been in an attempt to ensure that they have a balanced diet and that they grow up to be healthy and strong.  As a result, we were eager to try Vemma Next since it contains antioxidants and nutrients that are essential to growing bodies. What is Vemma Next?     Vemma Next is a … [Read more...]

Understanding Multivitamin Usage In The Latino Community #LATISM #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of LATISM .  I was compensated to participate in a Latino research study around Latinos and multivitamin usage.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Taking vitamins and supplements has always been a part of my growing up in a Latino household.  As far back as I can remember, my grandparents and parents made us take vitamins on a daily basis and always emphasized their importance to our overall well-being.     A recent consumer survey conducted by Consumer Reports en Español and LATISM** investigating the use of vitamins and supplements among Latinos found that 66% take them at least once per week.  It was also found that 56% of Latinos do not discuss potential hazardous interactions that could occur from combining supplements with their prescription medications with their doctors.  Additionally, 56% of Latino parents give their children multivitamins at least once per week.     According to Dr Jose Luis Mosquera, Medical Advisor for … [Read more...]