Did you know that the food you eat could be prematurely aging you? Science has made some amazing discoveries in the last decade in nutrition. We really should be taking note of what we put in our mouth because more than ever, we are what we eat. Do you know the impact of what you are eating? Probably not. It's time to find out because over-indulgence in certain types of food causes the body to age prematurely.
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For years, vitamins and other supplements were viewed as a "one size fits all." However, many recent studies have differentiated between men and women and have discovered supplements that are especially beneficial for women. Here are the top 10 nutrients for women:
Folic acid or folate
Folate, or synthetic folic acid, is a B vitamin that's especially important for women. Pregnant women whose diets do not include... Read More
There has been a blizzard of information about anti-inflammatory diets within the past several years, beginning with the anti-aging studies of Yale University professor Dr. Nicholas Perricone. He introduced the anti-inflammation concept into popular vocabulary in 2002 with his book, The Perricone Prescription , as baby boomers grew more concerned with the external signs of aging.
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by Gregg Hall
Vitamins (combination of two words: Vital Amines) are the complex organic substance essential in small quantities to the metabolism (nutrition) in most animals. These are found in minute quantities in food, in some cases are produced by the body, and are also produced synthetically. The human body needs... Read More
A lot of people actually pay a good deal of money just to make themselves look more attractive and feel better about themselves, but what they don't know is that they can actually achieve this easily by keeping fit and staying healthy. Having lustrous and shiny, full hair is not always due to extremely expensive salon treatments but of impeccable hygiene and a good diet.
Antioxidant vitamins play an important role in achieving... Read More
Good nutrition is important for children to develop healthy minds and bodies. Getting an early start on good nutrition is a key factor in helping children learn to enjoy the taste of foods that are good for them. However, it is never too late to start your children on a new path. Here are the 10 best foods for kids.
#1 Best Food for Kids - Oatmeal
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It's great to have access to all the nutrients you need in pill form. But when you eat healthfully and take a supplement, then you may be getting more than you need. Even if you're not the healthiest eater, experts say that our food is so fortified that there is concern about vitamin overload. Here are a few vitamins and nutrients to watch. Red, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables contain vitamin A, which promotes healthy teeth,... Read More
You may take supplements for vitamins A, C, and E, but what about folic acid? If you don't eat a lot of leafy greens, liver or brewer's yeast, then chances are, you're not getting enough of this important vitamin.
Folic acid, otherwise known as vitamin B9, is essential to cell production and plays a vital role in the development of the fetus. In fact, studies have shown that supplementing with folic acid can reduce birth defects by 72... Read More
Several years ago, it was all over the news. Free radicals were damaging -- we all had them, and antioxidants were the solution. But what role do free radicals play in damaging the body, and how are we supposed to get rid of them? How do antioxidants work and what is the best way of adding them to our diet?
Twenty-four hours a day, while the body is constantly working, cells are metabolizing and creating energy as they carry out their... Read More
Many parents think that because their children are picky eaters, they need to supply them with a multivitamin. The jury is still out on whether or not it is important to give children multivitamin supplements. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages and decide for yourself whether it is necessary in your child's diet.
A growing child needs a variety of nutrients and minerals so that their body can continue to... Read More