Health News – Excess of Vitamin D can be Dangerous

Vitamin D can be helpful in many ways. Not only can it help prevent rickets, a crippling weakening of the bones, but it may also decrease falls and fractures, improve asthma and reduce the risk of upper respiratory infection. These are tremendous benefits for small amounts of a Vitamin D. Studies showed that older adults with adequate vitamin… Read More Health News – Excess of Vitamin D can be Dangerous

Vitamin K2 – Prevent Calcium Deposits in Arteries

Vitamin K2 helps to move calcium deposits from your arteries (where they can harm your body), to your bones (where your body can use them). Research suggests that vitamin K2 functions very different from vitamin K1, and that, while your body does produce its own vitamin K2, it doesn’t produce adequate amounts. Your body is able to absorb nearly all of the vitamin K2 you… Read More Vitamin K2 – Prevent Calcium Deposits in Arteries

Beta-Carotene – Protects body from Free Radicals.

Beta-Carotene Overview Beta-Carotene is an antioxidant that protects the body from damaging molecules called free radicals. Beta-Carotene is a member of the carotenoids, which are highly pigmented (red, orange, yellow), fat-soluble compounds naturally present in many fruits, grains, oils, and vegetables (green plants, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, spinach, apricots, and green peppers). The name beta-carotene… Read More Beta-Carotene – Protects body from Free Radicals.

Vitamin E – A Chain-Breaking Antioxidant

Vitamin E Overview Vitamin E refers to a group of eight fat-soluble compounds that include both tocopherols and tocotrienols of the many different forms of vitamin E.  Naturally occurring vitamin E exists in eight chemical forms (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol) that have varying levels of biological activity. Vitamin… Read More Vitamin E – A Chain-Breaking Antioxidant

Nutrition Value of Vegetables

Largely vegetables are alkaline foods and majority of everyday used vegetables are very low in calories, therefore, vegetables are very popular among health conscious people and slimming freaks. Vegetables provide carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals and photochemical like Flavonoids, Carotenoids, and Polyphenols. Tips for including vegetables in Diet Program  Use organic vegetables  Prefer dark green vegetables,… Read More Nutrition Value of Vegetables

Foods and Nutrients for Better Thyroid Function

Essential Nutrients and Foods for Thyroid Function Iodine Primary sources:           Secondary sources: Sea vegetables  like kelp, dulse, hijiki, nori, arame, wakame, kombu and seafood like clams, shrimp, haddock, oysters, salmon, sardines Iodized sea salt.   Eggs, asparagus, lima beans, mushrooms, spinach, sesame seeds, summer squash, Swiss chard, garlic Selenium Primary sources… Read More Foods and Nutrients for Better Thyroid Function