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Vitamin B12 deficiency: Seven foods to eat to help keep symptoms atbay - Express Darrell Miller 4/11/19
Happy news: Curcumin outperforms prozac for reducing symptoms ofdepression Darrell Miller 1/25/19
Peppermint essential oil exhibits powerful antifungal activity Darrell Miller 1/10/19
What's The Difference Between Niacin And Niacinamide Darrell Miller 12/19/18
Barley being studied as a potential cure for diabetes Darrell Miller 12/6/18
One more reason to supplement: Probiotics reduce cadmium toxicity Darrell Miller 11/26/18
Here's Why Eating Oatmeal Every Morning Is Beneficial For YourHealth VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/26/18
Finger millet is a nutritional powerhouse: A review of the nutrients it offers Darrell Miller 6/29/18
Annatto: Is This Natural Food Dye Safe? Darrell Miller 10/6/17
9 Health Benefits of Switching to Brown Rice Darrell Miller 8/12/17
Mediterranean Diet found to slash risk of dementia by 35% Darrell Miller 7/22/17
Meals That Promote Weight Loss - Cereals Darrell Miller 7/20/17
8 of the best sources of fibre Darrell Miller 7/4/17
The 8 Healthiest Foods You Should Start Your Day With Darrell Miller 4/30/17
What Are the Best Snacks Before Bedtime? Darrell Miller 3/21/17
This Cancer-Causing Chemical May Be in Potatoes, Cereal and Your Morning Coffee, Too Darrell Miller 3/15/17
7 Essential Vitamins You Need After Age 40 Darrell Miller 3/9/17
7 Essential Vitamins You Need After Age 40 Darrell Miller 3/9/17
fat burning foods Darrell Miller 2/22/17
Fiber-rich diet could cut colorectal cancer risk, study finds Darrell Miller 2/2/17
10 foods that are healthy, except when they aren't Darrell Miller 1/17/17
9 Reasons Why You Should Eat Whole Grains Darrell Miller 1/16/17
Dr. Rao of Diet Doc Warns That Going Gluten-Free Can Inadvertently Result in a Lack of Proper ... Darrell Miller 12/11/16
Can Protein, Probiotics Help With Blood Sugar Control? Darrell Miller 12/4/16
Back To Seeds: Let's Start An Epidemic Of Good Health Darrell Miller 11/25/16
Matcha, kiwi will give your skin a glow Darrell Miller 11/24/16
Cholesterol levels and heart disease risk may be lowered by eating oats: Study Darrell Miller 11/22/16
The Health Benefits of Bilberry Extract Darrell Miller 9/6/16
A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age Darrell Miller 11/22/15
The Holiday Sugar Trap; All There is to Know Darrell Miller 10/4/15
What is the Krebs cycle and why is it important? Darrell Miller 8/16/15
Wheatgrass - A Superfood To Improve Your Energy Levels Darrell Miller 8/15/15
What are the Health Benefits of Beta-Glucans Darrell Miller 12/22/14
How Can I Tell If Im Lacking Silica In My Diet? Darrell Miller 6/16/14
Check Out The Wonder Grain: Amaranth Darrell Miller 2/2/14
What you may need to know about Vitamin B2 Darrell Miller 1/5/14
VITAMIN - D3:A reservoiur of benefits to sheenful life Darrell Miller 1/3/14
Sesame sticks - a choice full of health Darrell Miller 12/18/13
Keeping your body alkalized Darrell Miller 11/10/13
Do Solaray Products Contain Gluten Darrell Miller 1/9/13
Are There Herbs And Vitamins For Pain? Darrell Miller 12/29/12
What Are The Health Benefits Of Inositol Crystals? Darrell Miller 12/28/12
Diet To Lower Cholesterol Darrell Miller 12/26/12
What Is Vitamin B-2 Riboflavon Good For? Darrell Miller 11/17/12
Molybdenum Trace Mineral Darrell Miller 11/16/12
Biotin's Role in Nail and Hair Growth Darrell Miller 7/25/12
Fiber Cereals Help Prevent Colon cancer? Darrell Miller 12/15/11
Can Avena Sativa Be Used For Menstrual Problems? Darrell Miller 9/7/11
What Can Chromium Picolinate Do In The Body? Darrell Miller 7/23/11
Why Should I Be Taking A Vitamin B-Complex? Darrell Miller 2/3/11



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Vitamin B12 deficiency: Seven foods to eat to help keep symptoms atbay - Express
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Date: April 11, 2019 01:30 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin B12 deficiency: Seven foods to eat to help keep symptoms atbay - Express





A vitamin deficiency can truly make the difference between being healthy and feeling drained. In today’s article, the focus is centered on Vitamin B12. Bright pictures and videos fill the page alerting you to some of the signs and symptoms of being vitamin B12 deficient. This article also outlines seven healthy foods such as salmon, beef and eggs that can make the difference for your body’s overall levels. It also suggests possibly taking a supplement if you’re unable to eat the foods listed.

Key Takeaways:

  • A Vitamin B12 deificiency can cause symptoms ranging from headaches and poor appetite to serious fatigue.
  • Good dietary sources of B12 include salmon, liver, fortified cereals, eggs and beef.
  • Vegetarians and vegans sometimes have difficulty getting enough vitamin B12 because many of the best sources are animal products.

"VITAMIN B12 deficiency can develop if you’re not eating the right foods, and serious health problems can occur if the condition is left untreated."

Read more: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1087211/vitamin-b12-deficiency-diet-foods-milk-egg-beef-liver-salmon-yoghurt-fortified-cereal

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Happy news: Curcumin outperforms prozac for reducing symptoms ofdepression
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Date: January 25, 2019 10:22 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Happy news: Curcumin outperforms prozac for reducing symptoms ofdepression





Despite the prevalence of depression, drug companies have still failed to come up with a way to address without side effects. The compound curcumin found in the turmeric spice has already been proven popular for it’s health effects but also holds promise in fighting depression. Phytotherapy Research found that it compared well next to Prozac when reducing depression symptoms. Importantly, taking curcumin does not produce the side effects that Prozac creates. To get more of this into your diet, you can purchase organic turmeric root and add to your meals. It is common to add to meats, cereal, granola, eggs, even coffee and tea. With 12.7% of Americans taking antidepressants, using this natural remedy may be a great option.

Key Takeaways:

  • Curcumin is a natural compound found in turmeric spice and is known to be an antidepressant.
  • Curcumin is also known for fighting cancer, helping with memory loss, and even arthritis.
  • One can increase their turmeric intake by adding the ingredient to their meals.

"Lots of people think they either have to live with their negative feelings or accept the possibly deadly side effects that come with antidepressant use, but there are some natural remedies that can be surprisingly effective – and one of the best may prove to be curcumin."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-22-happy-news-curcumin-outperforms-prozac-reducing-symptoms-of-depression.html

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Peppermint essential oil exhibits powerful antifungal activity
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Date: January 10, 2019 08:47 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Peppermint essential oil exhibits powerful antifungal activity





Researchers in India had a problem: fungi in grains that are stored in bulk where making people sick. grains once coated with industrial chemicals to prevent this dangerous fungi from forming prevented the food borne illness, but posed a separate threat to human and animal health in their own right. They decided to try peppermint oil, which possesses anti microbial, anti fungus, and anti oxidative properties to coat the grains for storage as a natural and healthy alternative and have had stellar results in not only repelling the fungi, but vermin as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • The fungi, Fusarium Sporotrichoides, causes the blight that ravages important cereal crops in storage like barley, maize, oats, rice, and wheat.
  • When these blight attacks cereals, they cause the cereals to produce a metabolic product that is toxic to animals and humans.
  • Although synthetic chemicals are used to protect these cereals from contamination by the blight, it has been shown that these chemicals are just as toxic to humans.

"Indian researchers believe the essential oil of the plant can serve as a natural fungicide for Fusarium head blight."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-02-peppermint-essential-oil-powerful-antifungal.html

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What's The Difference Between Niacin And Niacinamide
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Date: December 19, 2018 08:31 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What's The Difference Between Niacin And Niacinamide

When it comes to Vitamin B3, not all forms of Niacin are created equally. Aside from the risk of allergens and impurities, there are also separate forms with critical distinctions. The pure form is made solely of nicotinic acid which causes the flushing effect when it is taken by humans. The flushing effect is a redness that starts in the face and expands outwards through the rest of the body. It can make the skin feel warm, dry, and itchy for half an hour. The flushing effect is associated with vascular dilation that helps open up the tiny capillaries and blood vessels to clean out all the toxic junk they may have accumulated.

Nicotinic Acid Lowers Cholesterol

Nicotinic acid is also associated with increasing HDL levels in the body to prevent heart disease and plaques from accumulating on the interior walls of arteries. Nicotinic acid is also known to lower the LDL and VLDL bad cholesterols that clog up arteries and lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Other Benefits of Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 plays a critical role in building enzymes that help us carry out over 200 physical functions in the body. It is not produced naturally but is absorbed from foods such as yeast, green vegetables, milk, eggs, legumes, and fish. Aside from cardiovascular health, it plays a critical role in nervous health and sex hormone production.

How Does Niacinamide Differ?

Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of Niacin that is used to treat deficiencies or for therapies when patients need to take higher doses regularly to treat pellegra and the deficiencies that lead to it. When an excess of Niacin is built up in the body, your body may store it in this form. The chief distinction between this water-soluable hybrid and nicotinic acid is the effect on cholesterol and vascular dilation. Although flushing can be reduced by taking nicotinic acid daily and building up a tolerance to the effects, it is harder on the liver and more burdensome on the body to metabolize it in the high doses used for therapy of many illnesses: ADHD, Schizophrenia, nervous problems, migraines, and arthritis, among others. It is the preferred choice for maintaining a consistent and steady level of Vitamin B3 in the body and loaded into many beauty and skin products for women.

What Other Forms Can I Take?

You can take any form of the vitamin on a daily basis or supplement it with nicotinic acid when you need some additional flushing effect. You will notice that Niacinamide causes some symptoms of drying and itching that are similar to flushing when you take it in high doses. The no-flush formulation is called inositol hexanicotinate and made up from Vitamins B3 and Inositol Vitamin B8. The inositol acts as an additional buffer that makes inositol hexanicotinate easy to digest and take 1600 mg without side-effects: nausea, itching, flushing, dizziness, gout, liver damage, diabetes. Although multi-vitamin formulas and even fortified foods like breakfast shakes and Cereals suggest that you are getting a full dose of B3 in each serving, this is very unlikely. The better choice is to take specifically formulated capsules rather than multivitamins if you are using it for therapeutic reasons.

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Barley being studied as a potential cure for diabetes
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Date: December 06, 2018 10:16 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Barley being studied as a potential cure for diabetes





Diabetic people really struggle to deal with the upkeep of their everyday lives. It is something that it common in the world today but for the individuals who have never had diabetes, they do not know how hard it is. Every single day requires hard work and upkeep and it is a process that can get a bit grueling. However, there is more hope coming out of medicinal circles as barley is being touted as a potential cure.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diabetes is very common in the world today but it is something that is really hard to manage.
  • The people who suffer from diabetes are ones that know how tedious it can be to maintain the level of commitment for the treatment.
  • Now, barley is getting some fan fare in the diabetic world as it may be a cure for it in the future.

"This is especially helpful since crops with antidiabetic potential can easily be incorporated into a person’s diet. Barley is a cereal grain that is widely consumed worldwide because of its high nutritional content and its many health benefits, which potentially includes antidiabetic activity."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-22-barley-being-studied-as-a-potential-cure-for-diabetes.html

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One more reason to supplement: Probiotics reduce cadmium toxicity
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Date: November 26, 2018 02:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: One more reason to supplement: Probiotics reduce cadmium toxicity





A new study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food claims that probiotic supplements can aid with the reduction of cadmium toxicity. Researchers found that probiotics actually help eradicate a body's cadmium by fastening to their bacterial cell wall and then remove them via feces. If a person is looking to lower their exposure to cadmium then they might want to stop smoking and if they don't smoke then also avoid inhaling another person's cigarette smoke as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Two sets of researchers in Serbia and Libya have found that taking probiotics will help eliminate cadmium that exist in the body so that they can be excreted.
  • The study that made this discovery about probiotics was done on mice which found that cadmium that has environmental toxicity effects on the body can be reduced.
  • When the study was conducted by feeding mice probiotics, many correlations were found in the excreta concerning cadmium that suggested probiotics eliminated cadmium and pass them through excreta.

"Lower cadmium levels can also be found in vegetables, cereals, and starchy roots. It has toxic effects on the kidneys, the skeletal system, and the respiratory system. It is also classified as a human carcinogen."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-22-one-more-reason-to-supplement-probiotics-reduce-cadmium-toxicity.html

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Here's Why Eating Oatmeal Every Morning Is Beneficial For YourHealth
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Date: August 26, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here's Why Eating Oatmeal Every Morning Is Beneficial For YourHealth





Here's Why Eating Oatmeal Every Morning Is Beneficial For Your Health

Oatmeal can be very beneficial to one's health, so including it in every day meals is ideal. Oats are very nutritious containing lots of carbs and fivers. Oats help to lower blood sugar levels and may help some to lose weight. Because of its high fiber, it helps with constipation as well. Oats are full of magnesium, which is important for enzymes and the production of energy. It also relaxes blood vessels which decrease the chance of stroke or heart attack.

Key Takeaways:

  • Oats have the ability to assist eaters in the areas of weight loss, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and maintaining optimal cardiac health.
  • Oats are a versatile food, that can be consumed in a variety of ways, including as a breakfast cereal, as bars, muffins, cookies and other baked items.
  • Oats are a healthy source of magnesium, which relaxes blood vessels, lowers blood pressure and can also prevent heart attacks while elevating energy levels.

"We all know oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They are a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins."

Read more: https://doctor.ndtv.com/living-healthy/oatmeal-for-weight-loss-heres-why-eating-oatmeal-every-morning-is-good-for-health-1902053

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Finger millet is a nutritional powerhouse: A review of the nutrients it offers
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Date: June 29, 2018 09:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Finger millet is a nutritional powerhouse: A review of the nutrients it offers





Finger millet is a nutritional powerhouse: A review of the nutrients it offers

Millet tends to get short shrift in the US, since it’s grown mostly in semi-arid Asian and African climes, but it’s very nutritious, especially the variety known as finger millet. Finger millet’s five layer seed coat (called the testa) is rich in a variety of micro and macro nutrients, amino acids, dietary fiber, protein and phenols. Finger millet shows promise for the management of diabetes and conditions associated with high cholesterol. It has a remarkable ability to lower blood sugar. Most of the nutritional value is in the seed coat/testa, so always get the whole grain variety!

Key Takeaways:

  • Finger millet testa has 18 percent dietary fiber and assorted varieties of macronutrients and micronutrients.
  • Finger millet contains essential and conditionally essential amino acids like Arginine, Cystine and Valine.
  • The high amounts of phenolic compounds and dietary fiber content of finger millet makes it ideal for diabetics and pre-diabetics.

"While millet may not be as popular as other types of cereals, researchers from the G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology have argued that it deserves more recognition because it is a nutritional powerhouse."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-26-finger-millet-is-a-nutritional-powerhouse-a-review-of-the-nutrients-it-offers.html

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Annatto: Is This Natural Food Dye Safe?
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Date: October 06, 2017 10:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Annatto: Is This Natural Food Dye Safe?





Annato is something that has been used for a very long time. It has a very distinct peppery taste. It gives dishes the extra kick they need to be something very worthwhile. Food coloring has gotten a very bad reputation over the years because of the effects it can create, but Annato does not have any added chemicals in it. It is safe to add to food and just gives it a better look and taste.

Key Takeaways:

  • Annatto is a natural product that adds color to your food without the harmful ingredients that may come from artificial products.
  • There are several health benefits which include bacteria fighting agents and high levels of Vitamin E.
  • The pros outweigh the cons. It is important to note the allergy precaution, however, the natural benefits of this product are tremendous alternative to artificial ingredients.

"A case study published in the Annals of Allergy reported on a patient who suffered from symptoms like hives, swelling and low blood pressure just 20 minutes after eating a type of cereal that contained annatto dye."

Read more: https://draxe.com/annatto/

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9 Health Benefits of Switching to Brown Rice
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Date: August 12, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Health Benefits of Switching to Brown Rice





When it comes to nutrition and health benefits, brown rice is the superior option over white rice. Brown rice is less processed than white rice, and it also boasts a higher level of vitamins and minerals as well as greater fiber content. Brown rice carries a number of health benefits with it and nutritionists say it strengthens cardiovascular, digestive, and bone health. Additionally, it lowers cholesterol and helps to prevent diabetes. Brown rice benefits one’s waistline as well, as it keeps the stomach feeling full while also providing the body with energy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Overlook that brown rice is healthier, bursting of sustenance and sensitivities delightful. It is a whole grain which has the superficial bran layer and germ intact and consequently.
  • Using disgusting as per it flavors, we frequently stand unmindful to the significant aggregate calories and undesirable carbohydrates that white rice comes alongside.
  • Observance this min awareness, interchanging to brown rice gives the impression similar a much healthier option as an alternative to discarding rice altogether.

"Recent studies suggest that eating cereals high in fiber and low in glycemic content such as brown rice reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome."

Read more: http://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/9-health-benefits-of-switching-to-brown-rice-1730477

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Mediterranean Diet found to slash risk of dementia by 35%
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Date: July 22, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Mediterranean Diet found to slash risk of dementia by 35%





According to a study by the University of California following a Mediterranean diet could significantly reduce the risk of dementia. Other studies seem to agree that a diet low in meat and dairy but is rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, beans, nuts, and healthy fats significantly reduce the risk of cognitive decline. There are some studies showing that there is marked improvement in cognition when a person strictly adhered to the diet as well as decreasing inflammation, reducing obesity, healthier lipid panels and such.

Key Takeaways:

  • A Mediterranean-style diet is one low in meat and dairy but rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals, beans, nuts and ‘healthy’ fats like olive oil.
  • Patients with greater diet adherence were also less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those with lower adherence
  • The researchers also noted that the diet scheme helped improve a large number of risk factors associated with cognitive decline.

"The Mediterranean diet, which includes mostly oily fish, vegetables and nuts, has long been touted as a highly effective diet scheme against a plethora of diseases."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-19-mediterranean-diet-found-to-slash-risk-of-dementia-by-35.html

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Meals That Promote Weight Loss - Cereals
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Date: July 20, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Meals That Promote Weight Loss - Cereals





There are some certain meals that promote weight loss in people. Rice, wheat and barley have been used for many years and across the world. Refined Cereals simply go to the blood stream and they can cause imbalance. You will want to eat the best Cereal for you. There are good and bad Cereals. You will want to get the right combination of health in your Cereal to have the best impact on your body and your overall health.

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Key Takeaways:

  • Grains used for Cereals that are unrefined contained all the nutrition of a complete food.
  • Refined grains used for mass produced Cereals can lead to many health problems such as heart disease and cancer.
  • Bran found in Cereals is an excellent source of fiber and can prevent many diseases.

"Like all seeds, Cereals include all of the elements a brand new plant must develop, so the entire dietary significance is in its core composition."

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8 of the best sources of fibre
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Date: July 04, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 8 of the best sources of fibre





It is no secret that our daily dose of fibre is essential in allowing us to maintain a healthy and happy digestive track, but where can we find the most fibre rich foods on the market? vegetables such as sweet potatoes are a great source of fibre, and so are grains such as wheat and brown rice. Allowing yourself the proper amount of fibre each day will promote a healthy digestive system, and with so many fibre rich foods available, it won't be hard to consume!

Key Takeaways:

  • It is important for bodily health to include a sufficient amount of fibre in your diet, as fibre helps to regulate the body’s bowel movements among other things.
  • Lentils and legumes, sweet potatoes, and fruits are all excellent sources of fibre. Just be sure to go for the real thing and avoid over processed sugary or salty foods.
  • Grains also are great sources of fibre. Start eating more wholegrain cereals and breads as well as wheat biscuits and wholemeal pastas to boost your daily fibre intake.

"If you’re still traumatised by the joyless, gluggy brown pasta your flatmate used to eat at university, take heart: wholemeal pasta has improved out of sight."

Read more: http://bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nutrition-tips/8-of-the-best-sources-of-fibre/news-story/0c9a156fafe5780fb36c019a90b41282

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The 8 Healthiest Foods You Should Start Your Day With
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Date: April 30, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The 8 Healthiest Foods You Should Start Your Day With





By now most people realize that it's important to eat breakfast but many of the foods marketed toward that end are pretty unhealthy. The cereals and pastries are full of sugar and carbs for example. This gives good examples of breakfast foods. There are eight to choose from. Any are good. These will help you to have a delicious, healthy breakfast so your day starts out right. You'll have more energy over all and will feel better.

Key Takeaways:

  • Soaked almonds are full of minerals and vitamins. They are a healthy way to start your day when you are in a hurry.
  • Chi seeds are packed with protein. They are great to throw in a yogurt or over oatmeal.
  • Dates are full of fiber and energy. It is a great way to start your day and keep you regular at the same time.

"Eating a healthy breakfast is essential but it may not be best to start your day with a full meal. Your body, internal organs and various process need time to wake up and kick-start their function after long hours of rest."

Read more: http://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/the-8-healthiest-foods-you-should-start-your-day-with-1685229

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What Are the Best Snacks Before Bedtime?
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Date: March 21, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are the Best Snacks Before Bedtime?





Studies show that certain foods are the best snacks to eat close to bedtime. These include high fiber foods such as oatmeal and fruits. Low fat dairy products are also good. Crackers and cheese, sliced vegetables and cottage cheese are also good choices. One must remember that a great deal of calories are consumed by snacking so one must be careful. Maybe it's not really hunger but thirst one is feeling. It is a good practice to drink plenty of water and eat more often during the day so you won't feel like you're starving.

Key Takeaways:

  • A snack close to bed time should be healthy and not more than 200 to 300 calories.
  • Be aware that feeling hungry too close to bedtime might just be a sign that you didn't eat enough throughout the day.
  • Don't mistake thirst for hunger. Instead of a snack try drinking a glass of water or a low fat milk.

"A banana, apple or other fresh fruit, a small portion of low-fat cottage cheese or plain yogurt with sliced fruit, or oatmeal or some other high-fiber cereal with skim milk were frequent suggestions made by experts interviewed for this article."

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/well/eat/what-are-the-best-snacks-before-bedtime.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

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This Cancer-Causing Chemical May Be in Potatoes, Cereal and Your Morning Coffee, Too
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Date: March 15, 2017 11:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This Cancer-Causing Chemical May Be in Potatoes, Cereal and Your Morning Coffee, Too





Acrylamide, a chemical created when carbohydrate rich foods are cooked at high temperatures can be found in potato chips, French fries, Cereal, toast and coffee among other foods. The chemical has been shown to cause cancer in animals with mixed studies in humans. It can be avoided by shortening cooking times or boiling instead of frying or baking/broiling and don't overcook your food. Soak your potatoes before cooking and avoid potato chips. Keep in mind it firms from plant-based foods so be aware when you cook these types of foods

Key Takeaways:

  • In 2002, researchers discovered a cancer-causing and potentially neurotoxic chemical called acrylamide is created when carbohydrate-rich foods are cooked at high temperatures
  • Acrylamide is the byproduct of a chemical reaction between sugars and the amino acid asparagine, which occurs at high temperatures.
  • To cut acrylamide from your diet, the agency recommends avoiding fried foods, and toasting or cooking items such as bread and potatoes to a light golden color rather than dark brown or blackened.

"In November 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer update advising people to reduce consumption of foods in which acrylamide is plentiful, noting this toxic byproduct is found in 40 percent of calories consumed by the average American."



Reference:

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7 Essential Vitamins You Need After Age 40
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Date: March 09, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Essential Vitamins You Need After Age 40





Think of the nutrients and vitamins as an army that battles age-related ailments. The best way to build the army is to ear well-rounded and healthy diet. It is especially important to eat well around the age of 40 as that is when the rules begin to change, according to the manager of wellness pragmas at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, K. Kirkpatrick. She says that the body is probably not working the same way around the age of 40 as it was at 20.

Key Takeaways:

  • Think of the nutrients and vitamins as an army that battles age-related ailments. The best way to build the army is to ear well-rounded and healthy diet. It is especially important to eat well around the age of 40 as that is when the rules begin to change.
  • When a person turns 40, the vitamin B12 should be on the radar. It is important for normal brain and blood function, says Kirkpatrick. Children and younger adults get their B12 from food like eggs, dairy, fish and chicken but as the body ages this vitamin is more poorly absorbed.
  • Lack of vitamin D is linked to colorectal and breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and diabetes. This vitamin is important for the absorption of calcium in the body. Great sources are the Cereals, grains and fortified dairy.

"Lack of vitamin D is linked to colorectal and breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and diabetes."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.naturalhealthyteam.com/7-essential-vitamins/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF1dPGbh2JWl4wbzOvwisPN-wIMpQ

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7 Essential Vitamins You Need After Age 40
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Date: March 09, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Essential Vitamins You Need After Age 40





Think of the nutrients and vitamins as an army that battles age-related ailments. The best way to build the army is to ear well-rounded and healthy diet. It is especially important to eat well around the age of 40 as that is when the rules begin to change, according to the manager of wellness pragmas at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, K. Kirkpatrick. She says that the body is probably not working the same way around the age of 40 as it was at 20.

Key Takeaways:

  • Think of the nutrients and vitamins as an army that battles age-related ailments. The best way to build the army is to ear well-rounded and healthy diet. It is especially important to eat well around the age of 40 as that is when the rules begin to change.
  • When a person turns 40, the vitamin B12 should be on the radar. It is important for normal brain and blood function, says Kirkpatrick. Children and younger adults get their B12 from food like eggs, dairy, fish and chicken but as the body ages this vitamin is more poorly absorbed.
  • Lack of vitamin D is linked to colorectal and breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and diabetes. This vitamin is important for the absorption of calcium in the body. Great sources are the Cereals, grains and fortified dairy.

"Lack of vitamin D is linked to colorectal and breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and diabetes."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.naturalhealthyteam.com/7-essential-vitamins/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF1dPGbh2JWl4wbzOvwisPN-wIMpQ

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fat burning foods
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Date: February 22, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: fat burning foods





If you want to burn fat stay away from pesticide laced vegetables and wheat. Because It’s true Certain foods have a very high thermogenic effect, so you literally scorch calories as you chew. Other eats contain nutrients and compounds that stoke your metabolic fire. Make the right choices today and your body will thank you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3SQHJ9H5G8

Key Takeaways:

  • Wheat can be a less than wholesome choice as it can contribute to type 2 diabetes and weight gain.
  • Wheat is a carbohydrate that spikes blood sugar more than other carbs, and therefore ages you faster.
  • Avoiding foods like sugar and whole wheat can help you to avoid type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and looking older than you are.

"This means that wheat-based foods such as breads, bagels, Cereals, muffins, and other baked goods often cause MUCH higher blood sugar levels than most other carbohydrate sources."

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Fiber-rich diet could cut colorectal cancer risk, study finds
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Date: February 02, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fiber-rich diet could cut colorectal cancer risk, study finds





No one likes to talk about cancer, it is a very touchy subject for most people. However, Harvard has been conducting a study for the last 30 years and the study says if you have a rich whole-grain Cereal and protein diet you have a lower risk of getting Colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly form and the third most common of the disease. Every little bit helps when it comes to our health, especially when trying to prevent such life changing diseases.

Key Takeaways:

  • Doctor Raaj Mehta and colleagues from Harvard Medical School (USA) suggest that a diet rich in fiber and whole grains could influence the risk of developing colorectal cancer linked to a strain of gut bacteria called Fusobacterium nucleatum.
  • Fusobacterium nucleatum is an inflammatory bacterium that is thought to play a role in colorectal cancer by blocking the immune response triggered to combat tumor cells in the colon.
  • However, the behavior of tumors not containing Fusobacterium nucleatum was unchanged and the risk of developing colorectal cancer not containing the bacterium was not reduced.

"Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer and the third most common form of the disease."



Reference:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fiber-rich-diet-could-cut-colorectal-cancer-risk-131654632.html?ref=gs

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10 foods that are healthy, except when they aren't
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Date: January 17, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 foods that are healthy, except when they aren't





On a diet and looking for those healthy foods to consume and lose weight? It is important when looking into those healthy foods to make sure they are really healthy. Some Cereals can be a convenient and healthy breakfast but watch out for those sugary Cereals they can cause a blood sugar spike and a crash before lunch time. Another healthy choice is sushi but beware sushi that is battered and fried can contain 200 more calories and three times the amount of fat.

Key Takeaways:

  • Popcorn, Cereal, sushi: We love them, and we may tell ourselves they are healthy. But are they? Most of the time, it depends on how they're prepared.
  • A crunchy shrimp tempura roll, which is battered and fried and often drizzled with spicy mayo, has about 200 more calories and three times the amount of fat.
  • Air-popped popcorn is a healthy, whole-grain, antioxidant-rich snack that's low in calories.

"Popcorn, Cereal, sushi: We love them, and we may tell ourselves they are healthy. But are they? Most of the time, it depends on how they're prepared."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/health/gallery/healthy-food-or-not-drayer/index.html

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9 Reasons Why You Should Eat Whole Grains
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Date: January 16, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Reasons Why You Should Eat Whole Grains





Some modern diets would lead you to believe that eating grains is detrimental to your health. While refined grains can lead to issues such as obesity, whole grains have a wide range of health benefits, including lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. In this article, we list nine health benefits of eating whole grains and give you advice on incorporating them into your diet. Who says healthy can’t be delicious?

Key Takeaways:

  • Grains are the seeds of grass-like plants called Cereals. Some of the most common varieties are corn, rice and wheat.
  • Some seeds of non-grass plants or pseudoCereals, are also considered whole grains. These include buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth.
  • Grains can be rolled, crushed or cracked, but as long as these three parts are still present in their original proportion, they're considered whole grains.

"Grains can be rolled, crushed or cracked, but as long as these three parts are still present in their original proportion, they're considered whole grains."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.ecowatch.com/health-benefits-whole-grains-2175693857.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmY4MTYyZmQ1NTMyNTY3NGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNG2rbxj5ZVfx69JiqZS5wAEeGFY4Q

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Dr. Rao of Diet Doc Warns That Going Gluten-Free Can Inadvertently Result in a Lack of Proper ...
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Date: December 11, 2016 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Dr. Rao of Diet Doc Warns That Going Gluten-Free Can Inadvertently Result in a Lack of Proper ...





With the emergence of Celiac disease in recent years, there are many who have cut gluten from their diet even though they do not suffer from the condition. It has been viewed as a fad new diet, but specialists argue that it can negatively impact your diet. The concern is that the lack of fortified breads, pastas, and Cereals in a diet will cause a deficiency in essential B vitamins, folate, and fiber that come from them. Doctors are advising those who do not have Celiac disease to not cut gluten from their diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • A new report by Harvard Medical School states that gluten-free dieting can easily result in a lack of proper nutrition, particularly for those without celiac disease.
  • The truth is that there are no published reports showing that a gluten-free diet produces weight loss in persons without celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
  • Researchers are concerned that consumers who are eager to drop gluten from their diets may be lacking the essential B Vitamins, folate and fiber that comes from consuming fortified breads, Cereals and pastas.

"This truth is that there are no published reports showing that a gluten-free diet produces weight loss in persons without celiac disease or gluten sensitivity"



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.marketwired.com/press-release/dr-rao-diet-doc-warns-that-going-gluten-free-can-inadvertently-result-lack-proper-nutrition-2180287.htm&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGOODeko9G9f8TBQi9HahvO4AlLWg

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Can Protein, Probiotics Help With Blood Sugar Control?
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Date: December 04, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Protein, Probiotics Help With Blood Sugar Control?





A recent study to determine the effect protein and probiotics can have on blood sugar has shown promising results. By having patients consume a protein-rich diet or add probiotics to an already healthy diet, researchers were able to see their blood sugar levels decrease. The protein is believed to slow down the metabolism of carbohydrates and prevent blood sugar from spiking, while probiotics supposedly allow the cells in the body to utilize insulin more effectively to combat glucose surges. More research needs to be done, but these findings may help diabetics control their condition more effectively.

Key Takeaways:

  • Both proteins and probiotics appear to slow down digestion of carbohydrates, preventing blood sugar spikes that can lead to type 2 diabetes or exacerbate damage done by the disease, researchers found.
  • Protein slowed the release of sugars into the bloodstream, but Meng and her colleagues were surprised to find no similar effect from the fats in butter or the fiber in the oat Cereal.
  • r to produce compounds that may make it easier for cells to use the hormone insulin to convert blood sugar into energy, Pandey said.

"Both proteins and probiotics appear to slow down digestion of carbohydrates, preventing blood sugar spikes that can lead to type 2 diabetes or exacerbate damage done by the disease, researchers found."



Reference:

//www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=199881

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Back To Seeds: Let's Start An Epidemic Of Good Health
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Date: November 25, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Back To Seeds: Let's Start An Epidemic Of Good Health





You may have noticed the recent emergence of seeds on menus and in the organic food industry. This is because seeds pack a major punch when it comes to nutritional value. All types of seeds, Cereals, legumes, and nuts, are readily available and can easily be added to all sorts of recipes to boost nutritional value and enhance taste.

Key Takeaways:

  • They are packed with proteins, vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and are also the best sources of healthy fats needed by the body.
  • Due to their antioxidants, a recent study showed sesame oil may help lower inflammation and improve brain health.
  • Adding an array of tasty seeds into daily cooking is an economical way of sneaking in an extra dose of nutrition without any fuss.

"Seeds are nutritional powerhouses. They are packed with proteins, vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and are also the best sources of healthy fats needed by the body."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/back-to-seeds-lets-start-an-epidemic-of-good-health-1622205&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFmZmViMTExOGM5Mzg5YTQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHEzFF4jepyTTHUlCiOUlBnvG7P2g

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Matcha, kiwi will give your skin a glow
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Date: November 24, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Matcha, kiwi will give your skin a glow





There are many natural foods out there that help slow the aging process. Most people know about the antioxidant and vitamin power contained within blueberries and spinach, but there are so many other foods that can help keep our bodies in tip-top shape. Included on the list are kiwis, oranges, and a green tea powder called matcha. By missing up our diets and trying new foods, it is possible to get rid of the monotony of eating the same foods all the time and keep our diet fresh.

Key Takeaways:

  • Want a glowing and flawless skin? Consume matcha, powdered green tea, which has a high amount of antioxidants and also have a lot of kiwis, which is a storehouse of Vitamin C, says an expert.
  • Kajal Bhatia, Consultant Nutritionist, RAW Pressery, has shared 10 tips that can help you get a healthy glow on your skin.
  • Sipping on some natural blueberry juice or adding half a cup of the fruit to your yogurt or Cereal is a great way to stay healthy and look stunning. Spinach is loaded with lutein, vitamins B, C, and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. It lowers your risk of prostate cancer.

"Sipping on some natural blueberry juice or adding half a cup of the fruit to your yogurt or Cereal is a great way to stay healthy and look stunning."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/matcha-kiwi-will-give-your-skin-a-glow-116102700778_1.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHWOX8OVfccVDegEXn1USXJRXHl7A

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Cholesterol levels and heart disease risk may be lowered by eating oats: Study
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Date: November 22, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cholesterol levels and heart disease risk may be lowered by eating oats: Study





A recent study has shown that oats may have more benefits than just being healthy. The amount of fiber in oats not only helps keep the body regular, it also has been linked to lower cholesterol levels. This food item is easily combined with other health food options, such as fruits and nuts. This makes it a very healthy option for multiple reasons.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating oats may lower your cholesterol levels and decrease your risk of heart disease.
  • The recommended intake for average adults is 25 grams of fiber, but many Americans only take in about 15 grams.
  • Getting in oat fiber throughout your day isn’t difficult. Start with oat meal Cereal for breakfast and add oat bran to other meals like casseroles or soups.

"Oats are a great source of soluble fiber which is what gives oats the beneficial properties. Previous studies found that swapping out white bread with bread containing oats was a successful strategy for lowering LDL cholesterol."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.belmarrahealth.com/cholesterol-levels-heart-disease-risk-may-lowered-eating-oats-study/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFTxxhQ5sRPjU0UHAqOMf2npzvU5w

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The Health Benefits of Bilberry Extract
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Date: September 06, 2016 10:02 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: The Health Benefits of Bilberry Extract

Bilberry supports better vision. 

The main benefit of bilberry extract is for reducing the risk of macular generation and the other age-related eye diseases; glaucoma, cataracts and poor night vision. These advantages are due to the antioxidants phytonutrients the berries contain.

In other third world countries, the most essential vitamin needed is vitamin A.  Lack of vitamin A during childhood can lead to blindness. In fact, hundreds of thousands of malnourished children go blind each year due to a lack of vitamin A in the diet.

Vitamin A deficiency occurs mainly in undeveloped and developing nations. It has not been a problem in developed countries, such as the US, since the introduction of fortified Cereals and the commonplace use of multi-vitamins for children. Vitamin A can be toxic in large doses so a beta-carotene supplement is safest for both children and adults.  Beta-carotene is converted by the body to vitamin A on an as-needed basis.

Unfortunately, bilberry extract is not a source of beta-carotene. It is a source of another antioxidant called anthocyanin.

Anthocyanins are found in many kinds of berries. In a 2007 symposium on the health benefits of berries, researchers said there was enough evidence to demonstrate potential benefits in:

  • · Cancer Prevention
  • · Aging (such as the age-related eye diseases mentioned above)
  • · Neurological diseases
  • · Inflammatory diseases
  • · Diabetes
  • · Depression
  • · Anxiety

Bilberry extract has the highest eye supporting anthocyanins, of all the berries. If you want to support good eye sight, consider taking bilberry daily!



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A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age
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Date: November 22, 2015 05:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age

We are often told that stress level accelerates the process of aging. But, is there any kind of scientific evidence to prove this perception? Some of the results of scientific studies have already suggested that, oxidative stress has a negative impact on both physical and emotional health.

Breathing oxygen leads to the formation of ROS or reactive oxygen species within the body, which is essential for the cellular signaling process. Aerobic metabolism results in the generation of small amounts of ROS and free radicals. This is necessary for the normal functioning of the human body. But, there is a specific reason for which the ROS carry negative connotations. Whenever our body’s antioxidant defense mechanism malfunctions, the balance between oxidant and antioxidant gets spoiled. The circulative level of ROS moves out of control and causes a disturbance in the redox signaling and control and further damages the macromolecules, cells and tissues. The DNA damage response is a hierarchical procedure.

It has been widely recognized that, oxidative stress is one of the primary factors, which makes the aging process faster.

Best Anti-Aging Diet

What you eat has a great impact on how you are feeling and how you are aging. If you eat right, it will contribute to a great extent to keep your skin young and healthy. Antioxidants help stop unstable molecules from damaging healthy cells. You will get antioxidants in colorful fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, blueberries, leafy greens, dark red tomatoes, etc. So, your goal is to consume at least half plates of fruits and vegetables in each of your meals.

Vitamin C, zinc and beta carotene are three main antioxidants, which protects the eyes from macular degeneration and poor vision. Dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, mustard greens, spinach and collard are great sources of these nutrients. Foods like oranges, corns and pepper also help to keep your eye healthy. Vitamin C is also beneficial for the skin. Some studies have also suggested that, daily consumption of yellow and green vegetables helps lessen the wrinkles of the skin.

Resveratrol is another powerful antioxidant, which is highly present in grapes and red wine. It not only lowers the aging process, but, also lowers the chances of cancer and heart disease. Studies have also revealed that, nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats. They are also great sources of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals like antioxidants. Thus, it helps to keep the skin healthy and young.

Beans and lentils are great sources of fiber and plant-based protein. They are very beneficial for protecting you from early aging. So, you can easily consume them instead of red meat, which have saturated fat and are not great for your heart.

Dairy products like low-fat milk, yogurt, etc. are also great options for slowing down your aging process. If you do not eat dairy, you can replace them with soya milk, almond milk or Cereals.

Try out these antioxidant rich foods and stay young for many years to come. Antioxidant Supplements are also available in the market.

References

//www.brunswicklabs.com/blog/default-blog/oxidative-stress-effects-on-lipids-proteins-and-dna

//www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthy_aging/7_anti_aging_superfoods

//www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/anti-aging-diet?page=2


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The Holiday Sugar Trap; All There is to Know
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Date: October 04, 2015 10:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: The Holiday Sugar Trap; All There is to Know

The festive season can be a tempting affair to any healthy eater. Hopping from one party and family gathering to another might easily see you indulging in unhealthy dishes and drinks. It is quite difficult to hold back on the wide varieties of delicious treats unless your will is exceptional. Counting the calories in the food you eat when in the middle of a conversation with a long lost friend or family members isn't easy. What you regard as 'just a once off affair' might ruin the rest of the year for you. There is a lot of hidden sugar in holiday treats such as; syrup, cakes, flavored pop corn, cookies, soda, juices, lemonades and ice cream.

Holiday Feast


Reasons to Avoid Sugar During the Festive Season
Added sugar has been proven to have harmful effects on your health. There are some known risks that you might be exposing yourself to just by having an extra cupcake.

  • Tooth decay

Sugar plays a harmful role in tooth decay. Plaque, a harmful bacteria responsible for tooth decay, uses sugar as a form of energy. This way, the plaque multiplies and becomes thick hence making it difficult for it to be washed away by saliva. Sugar is also used as a form of glue for the bacteria to firmly stick to the teeth.

  • Weight gain

Added sugar for instance fructose corn syrup contains a lot of empty calories with zero nutrients.These calories do not contain any protein, minerals, vitamins nor any essential fats. It is purely energy which is converted into fats in the body hence weight gain.

  • Sweet tooth/ Addiction

Did you know that indulging in all that sweetness at the Christmas table might be the beginning of your sugar addiction? Sugar shuttles tryptophan in the brain which further converts to serotonin hence having a physiological addictive effect.

  • Increased Blood Pressure

When the refined sugar intake is high, the body might be forced to produce more leptin and insulin. This is due to the high carbohydrate and processed food diet. When these two rise, blood pressure might go up leading to leptin and insulin resistance. Insulin is responsible for the storage of magnesium meant for the relaxation of muscles in the body. When the insulin is interfered with, the lack of magnesium in the cells may lead to the inability of your your hearts' vessels to fully relax hence narrowing them. This overworks your heart hence increased blood pressure.

  • Cholesterol

Refined sugar has been proven to cause diabetes, obesity as well as other conditions that put your heart at risk. New studies have linked sugar with unhealthy cholesterol and increased triglyceride levels. When you consume a lot of refined sugar, the excess is stored in the liver as tryglecirides (a form of fat that sticks to your arteries). This fat travels through the blood stream and may clog it up.

That extra can of soda might leave you struggling with life altering health conditions. It is important to consider healthy alternatives to refined sugars. A perfect example in this case would be unsweetened or stevia calorie free sweetners. Sweet leaf and Truvia are made of stevia which is a natural herbs that are commonly found in South and Central America. Stevia is 40 times sweeter than sugar yet contains no empty calories which makes it a suitable alternative. These sweeteners are easily available in local stores and can be used in almost anything; tea, coffee, Cereal, yogurt and even fruit.

References

//www.webmd.com/food-recipes/best-sugar-substitutes
//healthyteeth.org/what-about-sugar/
//articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/02/25/sugar-blood-pressure.aspx
//healthyeating.sfgate.com/sugar-intake-raise-cholesterol-levels-4101.html

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What is the Krebs cycle and why is it important?
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Date: August 16, 2015 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What is the Krebs cycle and why is it important?

The Krebs cycle is a series of chemical response that helps in the production of Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and carbon dioxide, a compound that is rich in energy.  This cycle happens with the combination of two carbon coenzymes and carbon complexes and goes through a series of changes to produce the required energy that is needed for the smooth functioning of living organism.  This cycle occurs in all the cells that use oxygen for their respiration process.  Carbon dioxide has an important role since it fuels breathing and the ATP also plays a vital role as it provides cells with a required energy for synthesis of proteins from amino acid and the reproduction of deoxyribonucleic acid.  These are considered essential for energy supply and for the continuation of any kind of life including human.

The Krebs cycle is known as the second phase of the aerobic respiration.  Aerobic respiration is composed of three phases, Glycosis is the first phase, followed by the Krebs Cycle, and last is the Electron phase.  These three stages are a series of a cycle that all living cells must experience to produce the required energy for the smooth functioning of the mechanism of life.

Why Krebs cycle is important?

Poor digestion, fatigue and lack of proper nutrition are the common complaints among the people of all ages all over the world.  This complaint comes when the body does not get proper nutrition or is unable to digest food even if it's available.  It leads to a chronic problem and makes most of the people suffer. But what makes them suffer? This is the listless metabolism that ultimately leads to slow Krebs cycle function. When Krebs cycle does not function properly, after a period of time it causes the accretion of undigested food remains in the blood vessels and also creates some other health complications such as constipation, fatigue and smoggy brain.  In the long run, it can create some other health complication that is severe and sometimes life-threatening. So to avoid this situation people usually prefer to take the Krebs cycle supplement.  This supplement resolves all these issues and also makes you feel energetic.

Why your body is reliant on Krebs cycles?

Krebs cycles are important since it helps to generate energy from the food, particularly from the carbohydrate. And you can get carbohydrate from grains, Cereals, fats and also from vegetable and animal sources. You can also get carbohydrates from the proteins.

By definition, carbohydrates are the combination of three important things, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and these things can be changed to glucose inside your body. Initially your body uses the carbohydrate as the foundation of glucose and then through a series of processing, the body gets the required amount of carbohydrates from the diet. And here Krebs cycle plays an important role to generate energy from the carbohydrate.

The Krebs cycle is considered important for producing energy, it does not help you to run fast and to be active only, and it also enables your metabolic process to work efficiently.


 

 

References:

//www.wisegeek.org/what-is-the-krebs-cycle.htm

 

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Wheatgrass - A Superfood To Improve Your Energy Levels
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Date: August 15, 2015 01:52 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Wheatgrass - A Superfood To Improve Your Energy Levels

The most nutritious of all Cereal grasses is wheatgrass.  It is richest in nutrients when it is grown in clean soil and just before the development of its stem. The most interesting factor is that it does not contain gluten. This article aims to list some of the health benefits of wheatgrass and how it can boost energy levels.)

Wheatgrass contains over 90 minerals including Mg, Ca, Na, etc. It has a rich concentration of alkaline minerals.  It contains a number of enzymes such as Lipase (splits fat), Amylase (helps in digestion), Protease (helps to digest protein), and Transhydrogenase (strengthens the heart muscle,etc. , among others).

Wheatgrass contains high doses of vitamin C, almost twice the amount of Vitamin A as in carrots and a full complement of B vitamins.  A teaspoon of wheatgrass powder is nutritionally equivalent to 50 g of spinach salad and supplies an equivalent amount of energy.  Wheatgrass contains 19 amino acids.


Benefits of Taking Wheatgrass

Containing a high number of enzymes vitamins and minerals, it boosts vitality and energy levels. It enhances detoxification and aids in maintaining the correct acid-alkaline base in the body. The high vitamin content helps to increase endurance and stamina levels in the body. Chlorophyll contained in the wheatgrass works to increase production of hemoglobin in the body. With increased blood circulation, the body’s metabolism is improved with increased energy levels. Chlorophyll also serves to alkalize the blood. This slows down aging, increases energy levels, and slow down/prevent degenerative diseases such as arthritis and gout.

The B vitamins and iron in wheatgrass reduce tiredness and fatigue and give way for a more energy in their place. The quick and easy absorption of wheatgrass also contributes to effective assimilation of the nutrients that it contains in the body.

Wheatgrass

Wrapping up, wheatgrass is one of nature’s most nourishing superfoods that you can lay your hands on.


References

https://www.nutrifiz.co.uk/10-benefits-wheatgrass-drinks-revealed/
//www.bestorganicwheatgrass.com/faq/
//thechalkboardmag.com/50-reasons-to-drink-wheatgrass-everyday
//superfoodking.hubpages.com/hub/How-Wheatgrass-can-improve-your-energy-levels
//liveenergized.com/alkaline-diet-resources/wheatgrass-health-benefits/Read More

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What are the Health Benefits of Beta-Glucans
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Date: December 22, 2014 04:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What are the Health Benefits of Beta-Glucans

mushroom beta-glucan

What are Beta-glucans?

Beta glucan is a biological response modifier that nutritionally activates the immune response through the Dendritic, Macrophage and other immune cells to produce various therapeutic effects.

Beta-glucans are sugars found in the cell walls of algae, fungi, lichens, bacteria, yeasts, and plants, such as oats and barley. They can be use as medicine.

Benefits of beta-glucan

Beta-glucans are use for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high cholesterol. Beta-glucans are also use for boosting the immune system in people whose body defenses have been weakens by emotional or physical stress, chronic fatigue syndrome or by treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation. Beta-glucans are also used for ulcerative colitis, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, aging, H1N1 flu, Lyme disease, allergies, fibromyalgia, ear infections, rheumatoid, asthma and crohn's disease.

Beta-glucans is applied to the skin for wrinkles, dermatitis, burns, eczema, bedsores, radiation burns, wounds and diabetic ulcers.

Beta-glucans can be given by injection into the muscle or intravenously to boost the immune system in people with HIV/AIDS and related conditions and to treat cancer. Beta glucans are also given intravenously to prevent infection in people who have undergone surgery.

Beta-glucans can be given by subcutaneously for reducing the size of skin tumors or for treating them.

In the food industry, beta-glucans are used as an additive in products such as cheese spreads, frozen desserts, salad dressings and sour cream.

Adding beta-glucans to your diet either in form of foods that contain the compound or in form of food supplements plays a significant role in boosting your immune system to help your body fight diseases.

How does beta-glucans work?

When taken by mouth, Beta-glucans lower blood cholesterol by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol from food in the intestines and stomach. Beta-glucans stimulate the immune system by increasing chemicals that prevent infections when given by injection.

Studies by leading scientists and medical experts have shown that Beta-glucans act as immunomodulator agents by triggering events that regulate and increase the efficiency of the immune system. Beta-glucans stimulate the activity of immune cells that attack and ingest invading pathogens.

Immune cells such as Macrophages release cytokines that are chemicals that enable immune cells to communicate with each other. In addition, Beta-glucans increase the activity of white blood cells that bind to viruses or tumors, and release chemicals to destroy it. Beta-glucan is a biological response modifier that nutritionally activates the immune response through the Dendritic, Macrophage and other immune cells to produce various therapeutic effects.

The potential side effects of Beta-glucan when taken by mouth are unknown. When used by injection, Beta-glucans can cause fever, pain at the injection site, chills, vomiting, headache, nausea, dizziness, rashes, diarrhea, back pain, joint pain and low blood pressure.

Where does Beta-glucan come from?

The body does not produce Beta-glucan naturally; you can only get it from outside sources such as shiitake mushrooms, baker’s yeast and Cereal grains such as wheat, oats, barley and rye.

The most potent form of beta glucan is extracted as a purified isolate from the yeast cell wall of Baker's yeast with harmful yeast proteins removed by a process that prevent clumping or reaggregation after exposure to water during digestion. Research has shown that Beta- glucan is a safe and potent immune potentiation isolate.


URL references

  1. //www.rxlist.com/beta_glucans/supplements.htm
  2. //www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=104429
  3. //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17895634
  4. //www.healthline.com/health/beta-glucan-heart-healthy

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How Can I Tell If Im Lacking Silica In My Diet?
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Date: June 16, 2014 11:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Can I Tell If Im Lacking Silica In My Diet?

silica plantUses of silica

Our body requires the mineral silica for it to function normally. The body uses this mineral together with calcium for growing and maintaining of strong bones. Silica is also a very strong anti-aging mineral and plays a big role in the prevention of osteoporosis (a condition in which bones become very fragile and likely to fracture). It also contributes to the strength, flexibility and integrity of connective tissues such as the ones found in bones, skin, nails and blood vessels. It is also important for the growth of the skin, hairs and fingernails. It also helps in the healing process, as it is an integral part of the immune system. It is also a vital component of the teeth whereby it strengthens the enamel hence preventing problems such as gum recessions and bleeding gums. We therefore require silica daily due to its many important functions in the body.

Silica deficiency

There are some symptoms of silica deficiency that will indicate you are missing it in your diet. These include poor formation of bones, osteoporosis, formation of wrinkles, and aging of the skin, brittleness of both finger and toenails and thinness of hair. The main symptom of this deficiency is sensitive to cold, meaning that you will feel cold even in the hottest summer days.

Foods rich in silica

Fibrous foods are the richest in this important mineral. Such foods are peppers, celery, potatoes, carrots, Cereals, beets and unrefined grains. Other sources of the mineral are apples, almonds, raw cabbage, pumpkins, peanuts, honey, fish, cucumber, cherries, cons and raisins. Absorbing silica from foods is always difficult and that why it is important to consume these foods in large quantities. Grains have been shown to consist the highest level of absorbable silica.


It is very important to ensure your diet includes foods rich in silica. This is because it performs many functions in the body and its deficiency can pose many health problems.

 

Sources

  1. //www.smartpublications.com/articles/the-nutritional-solution-for-healthy-shiny-hair-and-nails-revealed
  2. //www.mineral-deficiency.net/silicon-deficiency
  3. //dr.willard.com/blog/2011/03/silicon-what-is-it-good-for-and-why-do-our-bodies-need-it/

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Check Out The Wonder Grain: Amaranth
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Date: February 02, 2014 07:48 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Check Out The Wonder Grain: Amaranth

The wonder of amaranth

amaranth plantThe wonder grain Amaranth has been known to humans for centuries. It was heralded as a staple in the diets of pre Columbian-Aztecs who heralded the plant is granting them special powers. Unfortunately, when the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in the region, they outlawed the crop and went to great lengths to push its existence far from common knowledge. It has only resurfaced on the market in recent decades.

Amaranth plant

A broad and bushy plant, amaranth can grow to around six feet in height. It sports a bright and colorful flower head which contains an immense amount of seeds. It is not uncommon for a single plant to produce seed quantities around the 60,000 mark. The seeds are typically used in the creation of amaranth Cereal or flour.

The plant itself is not technically a grain, belonging instead to the same plant family as beets, spinach and quinoa. This classification is the reason it offers nutritional benefits that are closer to those offered by darker, greener plants with more foliage rather than those of true grains. Amaranth plays host to a myriad of different nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. One amino acid in particular, lysine, which is generally present in fairly low levels in other grains, appears in a noticeably higher concentration here. Compared to wheat, Amaranth also carries four times as much calcium and double the content of iron and magnesium. It also boasts an exceptionally high level of protein.

Uses of amaranth

This miracle plant can be prepared with a wide variety of techniques. It can be simmered to produce a consistency not unlike porridge. It can also be mixed with other grains to create a dish that resembles rice. Traditionalists can also toss the grains in a skillet to be cooked like popcorn, producing a crunchy, almost nutty experience. While still not yet immensely popular and therefor sometimes harder to find, amaranth can be an excellent addition to any healthy diet.

Sources:

  1. //whfood.org/genpage.php?tname=dailytip&dbid=231
  2. //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranth_gain

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What you may need to know about Vitamin B2
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Date: January 05, 2014 09:06 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What you may need to know about Vitamin B2

What you may need to know about Vitamin B2

riboflavinVitamin B2, also called riboflavin or additive E101, is one of the eight (8) B vitamins that are necessary for maintaining proper human health. This nutrient serves several roles in the body. Most important of all, vitamin B2 helps in breaking down food components, including proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Secondly, it plays a critical role in maintaining the body’s energy supply. Thirdly, it is necessary for maintaining body tissues.

There are two types of vitamins:

Water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins. On its part, vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin. Generally, these types of vitamins get absorbed fast into the bloodstream and any excess eliminated through urine. This means that regular replenishment is required.

Luckily, there is a long list of foods from which vitamin B2 can be obtained. These foods belong to such categories are animal products, grains, fruits, and plants. Animal products rich in riboflavin include turkey, chicken, liver, beef kidneys, and dairy products. Fruits and vegetables rich in this vitamin B2 include avocado, asparagus, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. Other plant products rich in the nutrient include fortified Cereals, spinach, sweet potatoes, peas, nuts, and mushrooms.

Vitamin B2 deficiency

As vitamin B2 is a vital nutrient, its deficiency may lead to several health complications. Some of the symptoms of the nutrient’s deficiency include sore throats, mouth ulcers, abnormally red lips, inflammation of the tongue, cracks at the corners of the mouth (technically known as angular cheilitis), inflammation of the lining of the mouth, and iron-deficiency anemia.

Although the body is equipped to synthesize foods into vitamin B2 nutrient, certain health conditions may prevent it from doing so. In such a case, you are advised to get the nutrient from supplements. Luckily, vitamins in supplement form are absorbed directly into the blood without requiring any form of synthesis. Be informed that it is advisable to go for supplements immediately after realizing any of the riboflavin deficiency symptoms discussed here. Trying to get the nutrients from foods may sometimes take longer than expected. In such a case, your symptoms will continue to worsen instead of getting better.

References:

  1. //www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/219561.php
  2. //whfoods.com
  3. //www.healthaliciousness.com


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VITAMIN - D3:A reservoiur of benefits to sheenful life
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Date: January 03, 2014 05:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: VITAMIN - D3:A reservoiur of benefits to sheenful life

Vitamin D3 Sources

d3 food sourceA handful of sunshine everyday is what our body requires to retain its sheen and keep our health problems at bay. Human skin when exposed to ultraviolet rays of the sun manufactures vitamin D-3 orcholecalciferol for its consumption. It is recommended that lighter skin individuals receive 10 to 15 minutes of sunlight daily. Darker individuals, on the other hand, should receive almost double the amount of sunlight, up to 25 to 30 minutes daily. Other best natural food source for vitamin- D3 is fish products, such as: cod liver oil, tuna, salmon and sardines.

Apart from the tablets or liquid vitamin D-3 supplements, fortified milk, breads, Cereals and eggs are lesser vitamin D3 sources.

Lists of health benefits for Vitamin D-3:

  1. VITAMIN D-3 is not only a boon to children's healthy teeth and bones, it is one such nutrient that work as a miracle to treat osteomalacia which causes muscle and bone weakening in adults. It may also reduce major medical risks in elderly if taken in high doses and improves immune system.
  2. It promotes calcium absorption thereby preventing loss of bone mass and treating several bone disorders.
  3. It lowers the risk of colon, breast, and prostate cancers.
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis is improved with vitamin D3.
  5. It not only prevents but also help treats rickets which later leads to bone deformities, post menopausal osteoporosis, hypoglycemia and the development of Type 1 diabetes.
  6. It also plays a significant role in slowing the degenerative process in multiple sclerosis and Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency.
  7. Vitamin D-3 and curcumin synergistically clears brain tangles to help prevent depression and Alzheimer's dementia. There are multitudes of vitamin D receptors in the brain therefore it is believed to maintain and enhance mental health.
  8. It prevents PRE-Eclampsia which occurs during pregnancy and produces protein in urine, high blood pressure and edema. It leads to pre-mature labor and is the main cause of death during pregnancy.

References:

  1. //voices.yahoo.com
  2. //www.naturalnews.com/vitamin_D3.html
  3. //www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/vitamins-minerals/health-benefits-of-vitamin-d3.html

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Sesame sticks - a choice full of health
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Date: December 18, 2013 04:03 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Sesame sticks - a choice full of health

What is Sesame

sesameSesame (Sesamum indicum) is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. The story of its amazing benefits, begins 3600 years ago in the ancient Egyptian times. Since those antique times, women used the sesame seeds to keep their beauty and their youth and the Roman soldiers ate them for energy and strength. In recent years, an abundance of scientific information was exposed to demonstrate that the sesame seeds and their components have over 36 therapeutic properties.

Sesame Seed

Sesame seeds are number one when it comes to the richness and complexity of nutrients. Sesame seeds are rich in calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc and these can be added in salads, sandwiches or over Cereal in the morning.Another excellent choice are the sesame sticks. These are the real sources of health and in addition there are some excellent snacks.

Sesame Sticks

Sesame sticks consumption helps to detoxify the liver and kidneys, being highly recommended for cirrhotic patients. In addition, these snacks prevent arthritis and osteoporosis, asthma, migraines and headaches; have antirheumatic and anti-cancer effects; strengthen the immune system and decrease the level of cholesterol.All these properties put together, give your body energy and a great power to work.

Health Benefits of Sesame

So, as you can see, the sesame seeds have many health benefits and additionally, these keep your silhouette. Therefore, when you sit and watch your favorite show on TV, you can choose a healthy snack consisting of sesame sticks, instead of chips that will fill you with cholesterol and that will add you a few extra pounds.You can also consume sesame sticks during breaks or when you feel the need for a snack.Vitamins and minerals contained by sesame seeds will provide you the necessary energy and will create you a feeling of satiety.

References:

  1.  //www.ele.ro/sanatate/tratamente-naturiste/semintele-de-susan-scad-colesterolul-si-previn-multe-boli-complicate-24261 and ... a delicious bar with sesame and honey.

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Keeping your body alkalized
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Date: November 10, 2013 09:46 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Keeping your body alkalized

alkalineAbout is Alkaline

Keeping Your Body Alkalized is a term used commonly to refer to maintaining acid-alkaline balance. With the right PH balance, your body will always be in good health. In order to enjoy optimum health, your body needs to have an equal amount of both acidic elements and basic (alkaline) elements.

What Are the Benefits of Alkaline?

There is the mostly asked question- Can You Fight Disease by Keeping Your Body Alkalized? The answer is yes. Basically, PH has its main impact on the body enzymes. Enzymes can only function properly if the level of PH is right, otherwise, the body will be too weak to protect itself from diseases. In some worst scenarios, if the enzyme activity cannot take place anymore, a condition called acute acidosis, then one may be faced by a critical medical condition. If not handled immediately, the situation might lead to death.

Having excess of either can bring devastating impacts. For example, if your body has large volumes of acidity, then you might suffer from serious fatigue, arthritis or eczema. For you to eliminate such a condition, you need to consider one of the following diet tips or lifestyles to alleviate your overall health and maintain your body alkalized.

  • Eat diets rich in alkaline foods — fruits such as bananas, grapes, and apples boost on alkaline nutrients hence lowering acidic levels in your body.
  • Increase vegetable consumption — basically, most vegetables are alkaline foods. You should include peppers, mushrooms and onions in your diet.
  • Reduce intake of acid forming foods — most food stuffs are composed of acidifying elements such as proteins, sugars and Cereals. Other common acidifying stimulants that should be avoided include tobacco, coffee and alcohol. All these lead to acidification of the body compounds.
  • Drink - an average of 1.5 liters of alkaline water. It will help in flushing out all the toxic components in your body as well as neutralizing acidity in the blood to keep it alkaline.
  • Exercises — such as aerobic activities are alkaline inducing. Ensure that you go for walks, jogging and other exercises to keep your body healthy.

Reference: 

  1. www.goarticle.com

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Do Solaray Products Contain Gluten
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Date: January 09, 2013 12:25 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Do Solaray Products Contain Gluten

Solaray is a brand of natural supplements that has been in the market for decades. It is owned by the Nutraceutical Company which started in 1973. They produce supplements, herbal teas, tablets and capsules containing naturally derived remedies. Solaray supplements combine natural ingredients, nutraceuticals and herbs in special formulas. Often times, people have raised various questions concerning Solaray natural supplements. This is only because they want to know if the products are safe. One of the common questions that are often raised is if solaray products contain gluten.

Do Solaray products contain gluten?

If you visit their official website, you will find information on quality testing, allowed and disallowed ingredients for their products. So to answer the above question, let us find out what gluten is and why some persons want to avoid it. Gluten is a type of protein found in most Cereals, grains, breads and other natural products. People who wish to avoid this ingredient are those with celiac disease. Gluten can also be found on its own as a protein supplement. This is prepared for those who do not have access to other protein source.

However, it is not good for people who are susceptible to gluten intolerance. The term gluten intolerance is commonly used to describe celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy. These are chronic illnesses that are difficult to diagnose. This is why people who suffer from any of these illnesses tend to avoid products that contain gluten.

The answer to the above question is: NO!

Solaray products are gluten-free, dairy-free and are good for vegetarians. Their products do not contain FD or C colors, preservatives, high corn syrup and artificial flavors. Therefore, all solaray products are safe and good for the body. You can visit their official website to learn more about their products.

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Are There Herbs And Vitamins For Pain?
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Date: December 29, 2012 10:17 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Are There Herbs And Vitamins For Pain?

Everyone at one point or the other suffers some pain which could be of different kinds. We usually go for prescription drugs or at times, over-the-counter pain relievers. These drugs, however, have many side effects and do cause numerous health damages if used for a long period of time. Thus, it is much better to turn to natural pain relievers, such as herbs and vitamins.

Most herbs and vitamins for pain are used as food; therefore, do not have any side effects. This is however not the case in painkillers which are made from synthetic hormones, chemicals, and so on.

Herbal pain relievers.

Turmeric: Turmeric is popularly used in Southeast India for cooking. Turmeric has curcumin, a very powerful ingredient which aid to fight against chronic inflammatory ailments. Thus, turmeric is usually employed with some other herbs to relieve pain.

Ginger Root: Ginger root is a commonly used herbal remedy since it contains warming properties and helps to enhance blood circulation. It is essential in treating arthritis associated pains, backache and menstrual cramps. It's also used to treat sore throat. It is both analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

Valerian Root: This is used for chronic pain relief and as a skeletal relaxant. It may be used also for the treatment of trauma, cramps, shingles, headaches, insomnia, neuralgia, and stress. It possesses antispasmodic properties and is also a sedative.

Arnica: This is a homeopathic pain reliever and is believed to be particularly essential in the treatment of bruising and soft tissue injuries. It helps to alleviate overall sprains and muscle pain. It may be applied externally as a preventive measure to avoid injury prior to racing or exercising. Thus, it is seen to be applied topically and care must be taken so as not to apply it on a broken or open skin.

Vitamins for Pain Relief

Vitamin D: This is a unique vitamin since its main source is being exposed to UV light. A deficiency in this nutrient is widespread and a popular cause of chronic pains. As a matter of fact, a vitamin D deficiency significantly raises the risk of common women's pains. In a study, vitamin D deficiency was shown to raise risk of chronic pain, particularly in women, by over 50%. Aside from sunlight, other sources of vitamin D are mushrooms, shellfish, fatty fish and fortified orange juice.

Vitamin E: This is a potent antioxidant which protects nerves and joints from damages which may cause pain. In a recent research, it was discovered that vitamin E supplements lower nerve pain. Vitamin E-rich diets are walnuts, peanuts, wheat germ, corn and kiwi.

B complex Vitamins: These include many water-soluble vitamins, such as riboflavin, thiamine and folic acid. In a chronic pain animal model, it was discovered that high amounts of B-complex vitamins reduced pain significantly. B-complex vitamin supplements can be found in a number of supplement stores. Dietary sources are vegetables, whole grains, fortified Cereals and fruits.

Vitamin C: This is an antioxidant just like vitamin E and protects nerve cells from damage. A scientist known as Paul E. Zollinger discovered that vitamin C supplements helped in reducing pain in wrist fractured patients. Foods rich in Vitamin C are broccoli, bananas, mangoes and oranges.

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Inositol Crystals?
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Date: December 28, 2012 10:39 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of Inositol Crystals?

The first isolation of inositol was made by Scherer in the year 1849 who was a renowned Biochemist at the time. Since its discovery, wide spread research has been conducted with successful isolation of inositol and its derivatives in both plants and animals. The physiological functions have been confirmed to differ with respect to the structural form of the inositol, with cis-inositol, myo-inositol, neo-inositol and allo-inositol being some of the inositol's stereoisomers commonly isolated.

Our Need for Inositol

The human body particularly requires inositol and its derivatives in many physiological processes. It is a major messenger molecule that is used in calcium mediated cell signaling which affects motor function, action of hormones such aldosterone and affects the functioning of some of the neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin. Inositol derivatives are also involved in lipid metabolism which helps control the amount of LDP (Bad cholesterol) in the body.

Additionally, some of the researches indicate that inositol derivatives are actively involved in suppressing oncogenesis which significantly reduces the risk of suffering from breast and prostate cancers. The human body can produce some of the inositol variants from glucose metabolism but obtaining plant derived inositols is also worthwhile.

Food Sources Of Inositol

Plant products such as red beans, bran and other Cereals contain good levels of inositol although the chelating effect of the inositol by calcium and magnesium ions limits its uptake in the gut. For this reason, use of supplement Crystal Inositols is regarded as the best way to obtain dietary inositol. A majority of the crystal inositols available in the market are chemically combined with other compounds such as Niacin which highly increase their absorption in the intestines. Dissolving these crystals in juices is also highly recommended as it is a better way of taking the supplements since a wide range of other drinks especially the ones that contain caffeine affects the uptake of inositol negatively.

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Diet To Lower Cholesterol
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Date: December 26, 2012 12:07 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Diet To Lower Cholesterol

Cholesterol is found naturally within the human body, particularly, in skin, internal organs, nerves, brain, cell membranes and bloodstream. This wax like compound is very important for the body's normal functioning. However, when there is excessive cholesterol buildup within the body, your health is at risk, because it gets deposited within the blood vessels. This article will talk about how to lower cholesterol levels through diet.

Consequences of Excessive Cholesterol Levels

Excessive cholesterol levels can cause dangerous ailments. Food habits as well as lifestyle changes are a few of the main reasons behind its rising level. Presented below are a few of the medical problems associated with high cholesterol levels within the body. When excess cholesterol is deposited on the inside of the arteries, flow of blood is interrupted which leads to inadequate supply of blood to the body. One of the organs that are mostly affected by high cholesterol levels is the heart. Extreme cases might lead to cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks. Blocked arteries and reduced blood flow may lead to blood coagulation. Also, if blood supply to the brain is impaired, it can lead to confusion and stroke.

Research And Foods

Research has indicated that a diet which includes a daily consumption of oats, sterol based foods, nuts, soya based products and fish is extremely effective in decreasing the amount of cholesterol within the body. In fact, it is as effectual as taking cholesterol medication, and definitely a preferable as well as less costly option, with very little or no side effects. However, if you suffer from any special health condition, make sure you first speak with your healthcare professional before you go on a diet that is low in cholesterol. If you are currently taking some medication, you should check with your doctor to make sure the drugs are okay with the low cholesterol food.

Different Foods that Can Lower Cholesterol

Oats

Oats provides your body with soluble fiber that is beneficial in decreasing bad low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Foods that contain oat bran, whole oat flour and oatmeal are extremely healthy as well as filling. Oat bran cold Cereal and hot oatmeal porridge have been traditionally been eaten for breakfast, however you can include ground oatmeal to casseroles, baked foods and soups as well.

Nuts

Nuts contain lots of fiber, protein, vitamins, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, phytonutrients, antioxidants and plant sterols. They are not difficult to eat. All you need to do is remove the shell and put a handful in your mouth, lengthy preparations are not necessary.

Foods Rich in Soluble Fiber

You can keep your cholesterol levels low by regularly consuming foods that contain high amounts of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber adheres to cholesterol within the blood to flush it out. It also promotes healthy digestion.

Aside from oats, other examples of foods rich in soluble fiber:

  • peas
  • beans
  • barley pulp
  • apple
  • citrus fruits

Other foods that can lower cholesterol levels in the blood

  • fish
  • soy
  • avocado
  • sun flower seeds
  • black tea
  • foods with plant stanols and sterols

However, you must bear in mind that even though eating foods that contain low cholesterol is definitely beneficial, these foods will not cure existing problems. Eating the foods mentioned above regularly in moderation and doing sufficient exercise is the secret to enjoying good health.

Herbal Supplements

There are some supplements known to help lower cholesterol as well:

  • guggul
  • red yeast rice
  • Beta-sitosterol

These are safe and effective ways to help reduce unwanted cholesterol.

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What Is Vitamin B-2 Riboflavon Good For?
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Date: November 17, 2012 02:11 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is Vitamin B-2 Riboflavon Good For?

Vitamin B-2 is one of the B-complex, water soluble vitamins that is required for the proper functioning of the human body. They can be found in different dietary sources including but not limited to eggs, dairy products, grains and Cereals, green vegetables, mushrooms, oily fish and meat. 

A B-2 Deficiency:

It is concluded that the deficiency in this vitamin can disrupt the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein. Symptoms of deficiency includes high sensitivity to light, inflammation the mouth, sore tongue, anemia, skin rash and fatigue, and it affects mostly malnourished people like alcoholics and the elderly.

Benefits of vitamin B-2 Riboflavin.

Apart from helping to increase the level of body metabolism, the vitamins is also useful in helping to prevent and treat diseases e.G. Riboflavin deficiency states and newborn jaundice. It can also help for the prevention of cataracts of the eyes and reduce migraine headaches intensity. Riboflavin plays a major role in the development of reproductive organs. It also help to support the growth of body tissue like the skin, nervous system, mucous membranes and the connective tissue. vitamin B-2 helps to improve the body immunity by energizing the body's natural defense and disease suppressing systems. Known to be very helpful as a natural supplement in the treatment of nervous system conditions like Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

Constant intake of vitamin B-2 will help in the digestion of carbohydrates, fats and protein so that the body cells can derive more minerals and vitamins from them, for utilization. Absorption of other vitamins and minerals like folic acid, vitamin B1, Iron and vitamin B6 is also made very possible.

To have stress free digestion you'll need to have a digestive system with functioning mucus membranes. Riboflavin is helpful in making the mucus membrane in the digestive track work at optimum levels. Recent research also suggests that vitamin B-2 can help improve the body's response to iron therapy, which is a method used to boost red blood cell production in sickle cell anemia patients.

So my question to you is, are you getting enough B-2 in your daily diet?

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Molybdenum Trace Mineral
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Date: November 16, 2012 08:20 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Molybdenum Trace Mineral

Molybdenum

Molybdenum is one of the important trace mineral found in plant and animal tissues. This mineral was discovered by Carl Welhelm in 1778. Many chemical processes of the body are governed by this mineral in an excellent way. This is a significant mineral being needed for the enzyme reaction of the body.

Food Sources

This mineral element is rich in many vegetables such as green leafy vegetables, peas and legumes, beans and Cereal grains, black beans have this element in good form. Walnuts and Lentils are also good sources of Molybdenum. Milk, almonds, peanuts, chestnuts, eggs, and tomatoes have this trace mineral in abundance. Potato and cauliflower have this trace element in good form. Yogurt, liver and carrots are other rich sources of Molybdenum. These food sources are needed for the human life to meet the basic needs of the life activities. 

Important mineral

Molybdenum is an important mineral for protein synthesis of body. The iron mobilization is also carried by this mineral in the body. The metabolic activities of the body are not possible without this mineral. The persons who have anemia are advised to consume the food sources rich in Molybdenum. The fat and carbohydrate metabolism is also governed by this mineral.

Sufficient amount of the mineral prevents pre mature aging. It is believed that this mineral prevents cancer in humans. Gastroesophageal cancer is prevented by this mineral in an exact way and hence it is necessary to maintain the health. The problem of asthma is also controlled by molybdenum. The asthma condition is improved by this mineral if taken in enough quantities. Gum problems, mouth problems, especially vtooth decay issue is prevented by this mineral. Even sexual impotence issue among humans is largely controlled by molybdenum. This trace element has abundant detoxifying effects on the body by the formation of aldehyde oxidase.

One in eight people are deficient in trace minerals.  Make sure you are getting trace minerals daily to sustain and maintain good health.

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Biotin's Role in Nail and Hair Growth
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Date: July 25, 2012 08:32 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Biotin's Role in Nail and Hair Growth

Biotin

Many people want to improve the health of their nails and hair, but knowing the best solution can be difficult. Scientists have discovered that biotin works to promote increased growth of the nails and hair.

Biotin is a member of the B-vitamins and is a water-soluble vitamin. Also known as the H vitamin, it has an important role in the metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. One of the major benefits of this vitamin is that it works to strengthen hair and nails. It is recommended that anyone who wants to increase hair and nail growth should include biotin in their diet.

Since biotin is important for normal functioning, a deficiency is uncommon. This vitamin is found in many foods including meat, dairy, and vegetables. Any food that is high in protein will also contain biotin. Those at risk for a biotin deficiency are vegetarians and vegans, although it is possible in individuals who do not eat meat or dairy often. The most common sign of a biotin deficiency is hair loss. While uncommon, this is the best indicator that biotin intake is not sufficient. If worried about not getting adequate intake, it is possible to take a supplement. Usually biotin supplements are available as a B-complex supplement, and can be found at most vitamin and health stores.

Hair Growth And Biotin

The recommended amount of biotin for adults is 300 - 5000 mcg per day. However, if interested in increasing hair and nail growth, individuals should try to take 1000 mcg or more. This amount is a safe level of biotin but will also promote increased growth. Before taking a multivitamin, it is recommended to talk to a doctor. Some of the supplements available may have high levels of biotin never take more than 5000mcg per day. Be sure to take the right amount without overdosing on this vitamin.

So, can biotin improve my hair and nail growth? Yes, it can, but there are many products available today that promise to promote hair and nail growth, but don't actually work. Shampoo and conditioner that contain biotin are poor sources of the vitamin since it is not absorbed easily through the skin. Biotin works inside the body at the follicles and nail beds to increase growth. It must be taken internally to work. Other supplements that claim to increase nail and hair growth should be studied carefully as they may not be effective. The only way to increase growth is to maintain an adequate intake of this essential B-vitamin.

Food Sources

The best way to increase hair and nail growth is to eat biotin-rich foods. By eating dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and eggs, it's easy to get the needed amount. If vegetarian or vegan, green peas, legumes, soybeans, and cruciferous vegetables are also rich in Biotin. Other good sources are whole grains such as rice, oats, and bulgar. Eating a whole-grain Cereal is a great way to easily get Biotin. Biotin is one of the known vitamins that increases nail and hair growth and eating foods rich in this vitamin will ensure fast-growing and healthy hair and nails.

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Fiber Cereals Help Prevent Colon cancer?
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Date: December 15, 2011 09:32 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fiber Cereals Help Prevent Colon cancer?

Commercials about high fiber foods has been shown more often in television recently this is because of the many products being formulated such as high fiber Cereals that can greatly help you achieve better health. High fiber Cereals are not only tasty but most of all is jam-packed with essential fibers that can significantly propel your health to a more desirable state.

Most of the claims that you can hear and read with regards to high fiber Cereals are true. The health benefits that are stated are no longer new because even long ago, experts were already able to discover the health benefits that fiber could contribute to the human body. Fiber when taken will just go through our system undigested hence will make you feel full for a longer period of time. Aside from that, another benefit of high fiber Cereal is its capacity to regulate blood sugar level within normal boundaries because fiber carbohydrates are not the same with sugar carbohydrates since they will leave your blood sugar level stable. Since fiber could curb appetite, high fiber diet is highly recommended for individuals who want to lose weight in a healthy way.

High fiber Cereals also minimize snacking in between meals. Aside from that, it also supplies you with enough energy to enable you to perform the tasks that you need to do. What makes high fiber Cereals a great option is the fact that it can be conveniently prepared any time of the day may it be for a late time snack or just to curb your afternoon cravings.

However, among all the benefits of high fiber Cereals, its capability of keeping your colon healthy is considered as the most essential. High fiber Cereals can help you achieve better colon health. Since your colon is the dump site of the body’s waste products, it is very necessary to take some measures to cleanse it from time to time in order to stop the accumulation of highly toxic waste products of the body. High fiber Cereals will serve as your weapon in combating toxic waste in your intestinal tract because fiber could wrap around the debris and will help evacuate wastes out to your system. Talking about colon health and all the wastes it entails may not be appealing to some but I’m pretty sure that it is worth considering.

At present, there are already various brands of high fiber Cereals that you can choose from hence, it will no longer be a huge problem to choose which brand or product would be most suitable to your taste. The various high fiber Cereals being sold these days comes in wide variety of flavor and texture and everything are worth to be tried because of the benefits it could provide your body. Be mindful of your health while you are still young because we can never predict the future. Engaging in healthy diet and lifestyle would really be of big help.

Some might want to avoid the calories that you can get by consuming Cereal daily. This is where a fiber supplement is the key. Fiber supplements are calorie free. Make sure you get plenty of fiber daily to prevent colon cancer!

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Can Avena Sativa Be Used For Menstrual Problems?
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Date: September 07, 2011 02:13 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Avena Sativa Be Used For Menstrual Problems?

Overview

Avena Sativa in a way is just a common oat plant and is considered a Cereal grain that is derived from seeds and its most common form in our diets is as rolled oats and oatmeal. A lot of us these days feel stressed and tired. Some may feel a little depressed or even fed up and this can lead to a lack of sexual desire. Many of us would think that supplementation might help with this since our fast-paced life often times is the culprit of this and we would like to have an easy fix for more energy. Most of the time we look at supplementation to help us with that and for the past decade Avena Sativa is one of those herbs that have shown a lot of promise in the area of health and other benefits which in this specific case is more on Menstrual Problems. Like in most cases for herbs, it starts out to be a simple research about how it could help us with energy and overall wellness then we would discover that it can do a lot more.

Avena Sativa and how it works

Also known as Oats Milky, Avena Sativa in the past decade has shown promise in benefiting a number of bloodstream functions and this was made evident as researchers have shown that it could help in various sexual functions mainly in men. It is able to help with erection and improve sexual appetites. The consensus of the users of this herb is that it is a great alternative to pharmaceutical erection enhancers and what's great about it is it doesn't have the side-effects. In the same way that it is beneficial for men it also has shown promise in women. The same sedative effects to the nervous system seems to be what allows the women to have a more relaxed body which is the reason that researchers have found as the stimulants to increase desire in women.

Menstrual Cycles and Avena Sativa

Menstruation disorders are most common in a woman's teenage years. It causes a lot of anxiety not only to the people suffering it because it also affects the family. Some factors that come into play are physical and psychological and in order to have a better understanding of how Avena Sativa can help let’s try to understand a regular menstrual cycle just in the general sense. Commonly a menstrual cycle happens during 21 to 35 days with about 3 to 10 days of bleeding and blood loss, this excessive blood loss during those days is what creates a lot of problems for a female’s well being. Studies have shown a distinct link between these disorders and a deficiency in magnesium in the body. This is where Avena Sativa come into play with its ability to influence the nervous system and regulate blood flow it can have positive effects both psychologically and physically. Furthermore, it also is magnesium rich which can aid in the relief of some symptoms, if not most of it, of menstrual disorders.

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What Can Chromium Picolinate Do In The Body?
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Date: July 23, 2011 03:15 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Can Chromium Picolinate Do In The Body?

It is inevitable that health awareness and protection are very vital. It is also very crucial for us to take necessary measures and precautions to boost our guards from elements that could pose harm and threat to our very delicate body. If we just take these things for granted, for sure, we will be paying for the consequences of our own actions. Fortunately, we are living in this generation where in many have already been discovered that we could utilize to help us achieve a health state that we have always wanted. Chromium Picolinate is one useful element that could help us control the blood sugar levels in our body. Therefore, it is deemed necessary especially for those that are suffering from diabetes mellitus.

Many experts would claim that Chromium is beneficial in reducing body fat as well as in improving muscle tone. With the array of benefits it is capable of offering the human body; its discovery could be considered as a miracle breakthrough in the field of medical science. However, there are still questions that lurk in the minds of many about chromium. Questions like “could chromium be the answer of our predicament with the very common diabetes mellitus?” Such question is surely expected because not all are fully aware about its importance therefore; its discovery is not yet wholly appreciated. Because of this, there is a great need to educate the populace about its benefits.

Chromium is an important trace mineral that is useful in the metabolism of carbohydrates hence; it could play a vital role in the regulation and metabolism of blood sugar. Other benefits of chromium would also include management of cholesterol, and hypertension. Chromium can be grasped from many food sources. But it is most abundant in true brewer’s yeast. The more common nutritional yeast though has chromium content but is not as high compared to that of a true brewer’s yeast. Chromium can also be found in grains and Cereals. However, at the course of the refining process, most of the said mineral is depleted and lost. Beers also contain small amounts of chromium.

Many individuals who have good knowledge about chromium would really agree about the above mentioned benefits. As a matter of fact, a lot of dieters and health conscious individuals could really testify about the benefits of chromium picolanate especially in improving muscle tone, fat metabolism, and blood glucose level control. At present, there are a growing number of people who are already enticed to take chromium picolinate because of the irrefutable benefits it offers. Needless to say, we are the culprits of our own actions. Whatever health state we would grasp is surely the result of the things that we have sow and invested for our health. If you do not want to suffer from dreadful consequences of your own doing then you have to give yourself the protection that you truly deserve.

Grab Some Chromium and fee the difference!

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Why Should I Be Taking A Vitamin B-Complex?
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Date: February 03, 2011 12:18 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Should I Be Taking A Vitamin B-Complex?

Vitamins are vital to life. They are essential organic nutrients that are required in very small amounts. Each vitamin is responsible for a certain metabolic function. Vitamins, except for Vitamin D, are not synthesized by the human body and thus are essential nutrients that must be provided through diet or supplements. Vitamins have two categories based on their solubility, the water – soluble and the fat – soluble. Water – soluble vitamins comprise of the B – complex vitamins, vitamin C and choline. On the other hand, the fat – soluble ones are vitamins A, D, E and K. In this article, we will focus on vitamin B – complex which are water soluble.

Vitamin B – complex include thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, folate, cobalamin, biotin and pantothenic acid. These vitamins are crucial to many biologic processes:

Vitamin B-1 or thiamine is plays a role in energy metabolism and nerve functioning that is associated with muscular movement.

Vitamin B-2 or riboflavin also acts as a coenzyme in the release of energy from nutrients just like thiamine.

Vitamin B 3 or niacin is also very important in energy metabolism, specifically in glycolysis and tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle.

Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid is involved in the normal growth and development of cells.

Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine acts as a catalyst in protein metabolism. This is essential in the development of nerve cells and normal functioning of the nervous system.

Vitamin B7 or biotin aids the transfer of carbon dioxide from one compound to another. It also assists the body to make hormones.

Vitamin B9 or folic acid helps maintain a healthy DNA and is required in the production of red blood cells (RBC).

Vitamin B12 or cobalamin is important in the growth and development of tissues and organs. It is also needed in the production of RBCs and nervous system functioning.

These vitamins are found almost in all foods, yet no one food is a perfect source of all these essential vitamins. Fruits and vegetables, Cereals, meat and dairy products are great sources. Experts suggest that it is always best to consume vitamins from food sources. However, deficiencies may be rampant if you would just depend on dietary sources. These vitamins work hand in hand that an insufficiency in any B vitamin may result to poor functioning of any or all of the other B vitamins even if they are in good supply. Good thing, vitamin B – complex is made available to supplement the diet. These supplements come in capsule or tablet preparations. Inadequate levels of B vitamins may cause a feeling of weakness, tingling sensation and numbness in both upper and lower extremities, muscle cramps, hair loss, nail brittling, abdominal pain, depression, anemia, poor growth and development in children, and birth defects. As mentioned above, B vitamins are water – soluble. This means that the body cannot store this kind of vitamin except for vitamin B12 and any excess will be readily excreted in the urine. That’s why for those who are taking vitamin B – complex, it is safe and normal to have a bright to dark yellow – colored urine.

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