Archives for Nutrition

Vitamin Focus: A

by Louise February 24th, 2010 | Diet, Nutrition, Vitamins
What do we need Vitamin A for?
You may have heard that eating carrots will improve your eyesight and have wondered have wondered if it was true (and if so, why?). Carrots contain Vitamin A, which is needed to form a light-absorbing molecule (retinal) in the retina of the eye. Eating carrots will not necessarily improve your eyesight, but because of the Vitamin A content will help you maintain healthy vision. In addition to being an essential vitamin for maintaining healthy vision, Vitamin A plays a role in gene transcription, immune function, bone metabolism, and skin health, among a few
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All about Kiwis

by Bea February 22nd, 2010 | Diet, Nutrition, Vitamins
You are about to learn more about the kiwifruit than you probably want to.

Kiwis are among the most nutritionally dense fruits in the world. They are packed with powerful antioxidants and are extremely rich in many vitamins, flavonoids and minerals. They have more Vitamin C than oranges do, as much potassium as bananas have, and a lot of beta-keratin as well.  Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that has been proven to protect our body from free radicals-- thereby improving one's chances of leading a healthier life without all sorts of diseases. Vitamin E is also in kiwis. This
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Muffins versus Donuts

by Bea February 8th, 2010 | Diet, Nutrition
The debate between whether or not bagels or donuts are the more "healthy" option already was discussed in a previous article, but what about those muffins? While it is true that muffins could earn you more nutrition points over donuts, they still are not the healthy option just because they are "bread."

So, we know, for example, that donuts vary in calorie count. For instance, while yeast donuts are usually anywhere from 170 to 270 calories each, the denser cake-like doughnuts can be from 290 to 360 calories, and the cream-filled types can run from 300 to 390 calories
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by Louise January 18th, 2010 | Men's Health, Nutrition, Vitamins, Women's Health
If you are having trouble getting all of the vitamins you need, you might consider taking daily vitamin supplements. Though there are a few studies against having people take multivitamins, in 2002, an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and written by members of the Harvard School of Medicine,  concludes that "it appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements." Daily supplements, however, are not a "one-size-fits-all" kind of solution. There are many different types of multi-vitamins available. They are tailored specifically towards a specific gender and age group. You will find them clearly marked so
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by Bea January 5th, 2010 | Diet, Nutrition, Vitamins
MonaVie is a juice that supports your body's antioxidant and nutritional needs. The secret behind the juice is the Brazilian açai berry—one of nature's top superfoods.

It is pretty expensive to drink this juice, but many people think that is completely worth it. For example, I know a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had the surgery but did not want to go through any of the chemotherapy processes. At first she was only taking Vitamin C injections, but she then heard about MonaVie and started to drink this juice. She is now cancer free, and she believes
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