Hay is almost the perfect food for horses—most varieties offer the right balance of protein, fiber, nutrients and energy to keep the average horse healthy. The key word there is “almost.” One nutrient that hay may not provide in sufficient quantity is vitamin E. This essential nutrient is present in […]

There are two types of fiber Ekaterina Markelova/ShutterstockAccording to U.S. dietary guidelines, adults should consume anywhere between 25 and 30 grams of dietary fiber from food (not supplements) daily, but most are only getting about 15 grams, about half the recommended amount. (Here are 30 ways to get more fiber.) […]

It was 4 p.m., and Labonita “Love” Monk had yet to eat that day, despite being surrounded by food. “What time is it?” she asked, looking around the Jonathan Edwards College dining hall, where she works. She had only taken sips of water. Monk wasn’t worried, though. Since her 2003 […]