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Barley grass is one of the best green super foods for improving gut health Darrell Miller 5/8/19
Problems digesting fat? Here are 5 ways to get your gut moving Darrell Miller 5/2/19
How eating bitter herbs can fix digestive system problems Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Study looks at anti-diabetes properties of a barberry plant nativeto Africa Darrell Miller 4/9/19
Eating cruciferous greens help your immune system fight offintestinal pathogens Darrell Miller 1/13/19
Are you getting enough Greens? Darrell Miller 12/6/18
What you should be eating to avoid liver disease VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/7/18
Vitamin K: The anti-aging supplement you probably havenâ??t heard about Darrell Miller 6/20/18
What is cannabidiol, or CBD, and is it right for me? Darrell Miller 2/20/18
Health Watch: What Do You Know About Vitamin K? Darrell Miller 12/30/17
Cognitive decline may be slowed by leafy greens Darrell Miller 12/29/17
The 6 best foods to eat if you have arthritis Darrell Miller 12/24/17
Dandelion Root Benefits vs. Dandelion Greens Benefits Darrell Miller 11/26/17
5 tasty foods that help fight inflammation Darrell Miller 9/17/17
12 signs you're not getting enough calcium Darrell Miller 9/14/17
Doctors called amazing properties of spinach Darrell Miller 8/19/17
Omega-3 fatty acids essential for well-being Darrell Miller 8/18/17
Lutein, the leafy-green nutrient, may help keep your mind young Darrell Miller 8/11/17
These foods may help keep the brain young Darrell Miller 6/22/17
Women, the key to urinary health starts with the gut Darrell Miller 6/8/17
Ease the load on your liver with these 7 foods Darrell Miller 4/23/17
10 Foods your liver loves you to consume Darrell Miller 4/13/17
ARE YOU GETTING THE RIGHT OMEGA-3-TO-OMEGA-6 RATIO? Darrell Miller 3/16/17
Here's the beef on gluten, coconut oil and other burning nutrition questions Darrell Miller 3/15/17
6 Ways to Use Spring Herbs as Healthy Greens Darrell Miller 3/11/17
6 Ways to Use Spring Herbs as Healthy Greens Darrell Miller 3/11/17
7 of the Best Foods to Fight Inflammation Darrell Miller 2/28/17
Spinach Smoothie Darrell Miller 2/19/17
Dietary magnesium tied to lower risk of heart disease and diabetes Darrell Miller 1/12/17
A Closer Look at Vitamin A Darrell Miller 1/7/17
Want to be smarter and have a better memory? Eat foods rich in this Darrell Miller 12/30/16
Relieve the Holiday Stress with Magnesium Darrell Miller 12/25/16
For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods Darrell Miller 12/22/16
For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods Darrell Miller 12/22/16
A number of skin problems can be improved with the right vitamins Darrell Miller 12/6/16
10 superfoods you can include in your daily diet to cut diabetes risk Darrell Miller 12/1/16
Calcium Supplements and the Heart: Clearing Up the Confusion Darrell Miller 11/26/16
Here's How the Food Lobby Affects What We Eat Darrell Miller 11/26/16
Natural foods for liver repair and liver cleansing Darrell Miller 11/8/16
Toss eggs onto salads to increase Vitamin E absorption, study says Darrell Miller 10/30/16
Importance of Antioxidants and How Can We Get Them from Various Foods Darrell Miller 12/18/15
A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age Darrell Miller 11/22/15
Sea Buckthorn Oil Darrell Miller 4/24/14
Is Quinoa Grain A Good Alternative To Rice? Darrell Miller 1/31/14
What Exactly Does Diindolylmethane (DIM) Do For The Body? Darrell Miller 5/20/13
Plants That Fight Against Cancer Darrell Miller 5/16/13
What Are The Health Benefits Of Quercetin? Darrell Miller 4/18/13
What Are A List Of Detox Foods? Darrell Miller 1/3/13
The Role of Vitamin C in Boosting Immunity in Children Darrell Miller 12/21/12
If I am A Vegetarian, Do I Need Extra Iodine For Proper Thyroid Function? Darrell Miller 10/26/11



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Barley grass is one of the best green super foods for improving gut health
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Date: May 08, 2019 03:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Barley grass is one of the best green super foods for improving gut health





Barley grass — the leaf of young stalks of barley — has lots of health benefits, especially for digestion. Its anti-inflammatory properties may explain why it seems to help prevent the development of ulcerative colitis. Barley grass is an excellent source of multiple B vitamins, as well as vitamins C and K, calcium, potassium and other important minerals. It’s also great for detoxification of the body, thanks to its bountiful supply of a antioxidants and chlorophyll. Barley grass makes a great ingredient to juice mixes or smoothies, and can also be bought as a supplement.

Key Takeaways:

  • When people want to add more greens to their diet, they usually go for the usual like lettuce and kale. But adding barley grass is equally important.
  • Barley grass is important to the diet because it helps the gut in digestion and it supports a healthy gut microbial population.
  • Ulcerative colitis, a bowel condition that is due to the inflammation of the bowel, can be prevented by taking barley grass.

"In addition, barley grass is rich in digestive enzymes, which are substances that can help eliminate toxic and indigestible materials in food."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-31-barley-grass-green-superfood-for-improving-gut-health.html

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Problems digesting fat? Here are 5 ways to get your gut moving
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Date: May 02, 2019 01:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Problems digesting fat? Here are 5 ways to get your gut moving





There are nutrients which require fatty acids for absorption. It is possible that you are struggling with absorbing fat, which can be seen in problems including light colored and stinky stools, bloating, nausea, or fatigue. Liver congestion, poor quality bile, or lacking of pancreatic enzymes may be the problem. Beet greens, collard, and chicory are a few helpful bitter foods that may stimulate your enzymes to function more properly. Foods including lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, spinach, and celery may help your hydrochloric acid in breaking down foods. Add in honey, avocados, bananas, ginger, pineapples, or kiwi to boost digestive enzymes.You can also help your body with medium chain fatty acids like coconut oil for absorption of nutrients. Finally, consider a probiotic supplement or fermented foods to help with proper breakdown and digestion.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some symptoms, such as fatigue, bloating, weight gain and nausea when encountering fatty foods, may have an inability to properly absorb fats as a root cause.
  • People with such an inability are also prone to excreting light-colored and particularly foul-smelling feces.
  • An inability to properly absorb fats can stem from liver congestion, poor quality bile, or from a lack of pancreatic enzymes.

"These symptoms may also be an indication of other nutrient deficiencies as some nutrients need fatty acids to be absorbed."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-20-problems-digesting-fat-5-ways-to-get-your-gut-moving.html

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How eating bitter herbs can fix digestive system problems
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Date: April 24, 2019 02:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How eating bitter herbs can fix digestive system problems





Gastroesophagael reflux disease (GERD) is a common, vexing and potentially serious condition, but bitter herbs can sometimes help reduce its severity. The “bitters” used by herbalists usually include extracts from a variety of different plants. While plants produce bitter tastes to deter animals (including humans) from eating them, that bitterness can also indicate high concentrations of antioxidants and other compounds with valuable health benefits. Bitters can trigger the digestion-stimulating hormone called gastrin, as well as the release of bile and enzymes that break down protein.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a cause of indigestion and heartburn and affects 15-30 percent of the American population but bitter greens can be used to cure it.
  • For a long time ago natural doctors have been using bitters, which is an assortment of extracts from bitter herbs and spices, to treat various diseases.
  • Bitter herbs that exist in plants were used by those plants as deterrents to insects from eating them but humans think they are equated with poisonous qualities.

"However, appropriate amounts of edible bitter greens, spices and herbs can provide important health benefits, and should be included in the diet."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/bitter-herbs-digestive-system-2779.html

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Study looks at anti-diabetes properties of a barberry plant nativeto Africa
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Date: April 09, 2019 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study looks at anti-diabetes properties of a barberry plant nativeto Africa





Type 2 diabetes is a major health concern, but the drugs healthcare professionals currently turn to are expensive and have negative side effects. As an alternative, researchers in Kenya have found that the spiny evergreen shrub Berberis holstii has anti-diabetic properties. It is traditionally used as a medicine against a wide variety of ailments. The researchers found that, in rats, the plant could reduce blood glucose level. Berberis holstii isn't the only alternative substance that has anti-diabetic properties, other plants/foods include fatty fish, leafy greens, cinnamon, eggs, chia seeds, and turmeric.

Key Takeaways:

  • To treat type 2 diabetes that is a public health concern around the world, doctors often turn to conventional drugs with adverse effects and which are expensive.
  • The Belberis holstii plant which researches in Kenya discovered can be used for treating diabetes is indigenous to Africa and has been used to treat diseases like malaria.
  • The study found that the root extract of the plant reduced blood glucose in the bloodstream of the rats being studied by about 30 percent.

"This spice reduces hemoglobin A1c, a marker of long-term blood sugar levels. It is also known to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-06-study-looks-at-anti-diabetes-properties-of-barberry-plant.html

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Eating cruciferous greens help your immune system fight offintestinal pathogens
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Date: January 13, 2019 04:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating cruciferous Greens help your immune system fight offintestinal pathogens





The Francis Crick Institute has published new research on the useful properties of cruciferous vegetables in protecting against pathogens that attack your gastrointestinal tract. According to this research, kale, broccoli, and cauliflower can all help reduce your susceptibility to inflammatory bowel diseases. They do this by helping to mitigate the effects of a compound called Cyplal, which can inhibit your body’s ability to use a separate substance called aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). This is good because when Cyplal interferes with AhR, it can leave you more vulnerable to gut parhogens.

Key Takeaways:

  • A study that used a mouse model to replicate human gastrointestinal diseases found that cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli and cauliflower lower the risk of inflammatory bowel disease.
  • What makes cruciferous vegetables important in fighting gut pathogens is because they contain a protein whose role is important in mediating toxicity.
  • The researchers found out that having too much of the protein helping the gut fight bacteria is a bad thing.

"An article in The Francis Crick Institute news page reported that cruciferous vegetables are particularly beneficial when it comes to shielding the intestine from disease-causing microorganisms."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-18-eating-cruciferous-greens-help-your-immune-system-fight-off-intestinal-pathogens.html

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Are you getting enough Greens?
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Date: December 06, 2018 10:25 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Are you getting enough Greens?

With the rise of fast food restaurants, fruits and Greens consumption has been on the decline. Some studies have linked Alzheimer disease to the lack of fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet over time. Taking Barley grass can help you get more Greens in your diet. If you do not get at least 2 servings of fresh fruit, consider taking either Barley grass or a fruit and veggie combination daily to help maintain good health.

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What you should be eating to avoid liver disease
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Date: November 07, 2018 10:51 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What you should be eating to avoid liver disease





Adding the right foods to the menu may be one of the easiest ways to protect your good health from the devastating effects of liver diseases. Pineapple, garlic, dark leafy greens, broccoli, and blueberries are a few of the good-for-you foods that should be a part of your diet if you want to be at your bestand lower the risks of liver disease becoming a concern that you must deal with on a daily basis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Blueberries have mega-anti-inflammatory properties, in part due to a high flavanoid content.
  • Blueberries are also high in anthocyanins, which are another very potent anti-inflammatory.
  • Dark green veggies, like chard, are packed with nutrients and are highly supportive of liver health.

"The liver, which is the largest organ in the body, plays various important roles in the metabolic processes of the body, including filtering toxins from the blood and converting food to energy."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-04-what-you-should-be-eating-to-avoid-liver-disease.html

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Vitamin K: The anti-aging supplement you probably havenâ??t heard about
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Date: June 20, 2018 04:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin K: The anti-aging supplement you probably havenâ??t heard about





Vitamin K: The anti-aging supplement you probably haven’t heard about

The yen to look younger than our actual years can be seen in the veritable arsenal of age-fighting cosmetics on the retail market. But, the search doesn't end there. The quest extends to supplements and other organic elements. One factor that can be a potent ally in the fight to stay younger looking may be easily overlooked. That element is vitamin K.

It's probable that vitamin K gets overlooked because most people think of vitamin K as the blood-clotting factor, which it is, one type. The fact is there is a second type of the vitamin that works to prevent excessive buildup of calcium in the epidermis. This prevents wrinkles and boosts skin elasticity. Japanese women were the subject of a study wherein this was conclusively shown.

The Japanese population studied consumed a lot of traditional fermented soy beans. Fermented foods are the primary source of the calcium-constraining vitamin, just as leafy greens are the usual food sources of the blood-clotting variant of the vitamin.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin K2 is a water-soluble vitamin found in fermented foods that promotes healthy absorption and distribution of calcium, including preventing too much from building up under the skin.
  • Vitamin K helps promote production of metric GLA protein, which directs calcium into the bones and away from arteries and helps prevent varicose veins.
  • You can find Vitamin K in chicken, egg yolk, butter, cheese and natto, a common Japanese dish of fermented soybeans.

"But epidemiological evidence suggests that diet has more influence on how we look than we realize"

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-13-vitamin-k-the-anti-aging-supplement-you-probably-havent-heard-about.html

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What is cannabidiol, or CBD, and is it right for me?
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Date: February 20, 2018 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is cannabidiol, or CBD, and is it right for me?





Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a chemical that is naturally produced in the brain but is also found in marijuana. CBD has become very popular these days as users have said that it has a calming effect and helps with battling anxiety. Another great thing about CBD is that it is not psychoactive which means that it will not get a person high. It can be taken in various ways such as orally and smoked. It is legal to buy and purchase in the United States which is another reason that it has become very popular.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is often seen as a wonderdrug to many diseases and problems
  • The properties of CBD include anti-inflammatory responses which have links to epilepsy and cancer
  • It is also not psychoactive, unlike the similar compound THC

"This non-addictive molecule offers patients many of cannabis’ medicinal benefits, without the negative side effects associated with psychoactive THC. Could CBD be right for you?"

Read more: http://www.greenstate.com/explained/cannabidiol-cbd-right/

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Health Watch: What Do You Know About Vitamin K?
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Date: December 30, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Watch: What Do You Know About Vitamin K?





Most people are familiar with benefits of vitamins. The most common vitamins with which people are familiar are A, B, C, D and E. However few people know about the benefits of vitamin K. It derives from the German word Koagulation which is similar to the English word coagulation. That refers to blood clotting. Most people are not deficient in vitamin K unless they suffer from malnourishment. Babies are usually given a shot of vitamin k within a day of birth to stimulate coagulation. There are a number of forms of vitamin K with K1 being the most common. It is also the one present in green vegetables. When people have blood clots, strokes or abnormal heart rhythms, doctors often prescribe anti K drugs such as warfarin which act as anticoagulants. Food high in vitamin K can aid in having a healthy heart. Foods that are high in vitamin K include green vegetables such as kale, spinach, collard greens, parsley, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Fruit , milk and meat also have vitamin k in different quantites. Vitamin K also comes in K2 and K3 versions which also aid in bone health. In fact study of 72,000 women over a decade followed by the The Nurses' Health Study found that those with less than 109 micrograms a day of vitamin K were 30% more likely to suffer a hip fracture. Overall Americans are not eating enough vitamin K. Eating more would promote healthier cardiovascular systems and stronger bones.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin K is required by the human body for coagulation or clotting of blood.
  • Dietary sources of Vitamin K include but are not limited to kale, blueberries, spinach, mustard greens, and broccoli.
  • Some anticoagulant medications may interfere with the action of Vitamin K.

"K2, as well as K1, are believed to play an important role in bone health; low levels have been associated with an increased risk of both osteoporosis and arthritis."

Read more: http://www.caledonianrecord.com/features/health/health-watch-what-do-you-know-about-vitamin-k/article_b2ae97dd-2bd4-57df-8a42-307a4d5fe6a0.html

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Cognitive decline may be slowed by leafy greens
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Date: December 29, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cognitive decline may be slowed by leafy Greens





New research out of Chicago's Rush University Medical Center have shown positive links between a daily serving of green, leafy vegetables and a cognitive function. This functional slip may even be slowed by eleven years due to green, leafy vegetables. The study lasted almost five years, and helped demonstrate this hypothesis. Most importantly, none of the participants showed signs of dementia before the study, so their cognitive function was still high before the study even if the average age was 81.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating just 1 serving of leafy green vegetables a day can help preserve memory and thinking skills.
  • The study was conducted over 4.7 years with participants aged 81 years old with no dementia
  • Although all participants had a decline in brain functioning, those who ate the most leafy vegetables saw the least decline-0.05 standardized units slower than participants who ate less greens

"According to a new study conducted by Chicago's Rush University Medical Center, just one serving of leafy green vegetables per day could help preserve memory and thinking skills as we get older."

Read more: https://newatlas.com/leafy-greens-cognitive-decline/52737/

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The 6 best foods to eat if you have arthritis
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Date: December 24, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The 6 best foods to eat if you have arthritis





Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that breaks down the cartilage connection between your joints. By focusing on these six foods you can lower that inflammation and help your body deal with those flare ups. Organic ginger, tart cherries, garlic, fennel, beet greens and spinach are all shown to have positive effects on your body. Tart cherries have an added bonus because of their acidity, they're also able to help break up the urea that is formed through urea build up.

Key Takeaways:

  • All of these six items are great at reducing inflammation in the body
  • Tart cherries are not only great for inflammation but they're also great at reducing gout flare-ups
  • Spinach, garlic, and fennel have been used since ancient times and also combine well together on cooking.

"If you want to be more flexible, now and into the new year, think clean, green, organic, non-nitrate, natural foods as best you can."

Read more: http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/12/19/17/6-best-foods-eat-if-you-have-arthritis

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Dandelion Root Benefits vs. Dandelion Greens Benefits
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Date: November 26, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Dandelion Root Benefits vs. Dandelion Greens Benefits





Dandelions have a bad reputation as weeds and pest plants. In fact, dandelions have been considered healing greens in many ancient cultures. Both root and leaves are edible and contain healing properties. They contain high levels of vitamin A and other nutrients and are used as diuretics and pain relievers. You can cook greens like any leafy vegetable and the root can be baked or roasted and used as a coffee drink. Dandelion is also common as a tea.

Key Takeaways:

  • Though typically thought of as nothing more than a weed, dandelions can be eaten and used for medicine.
  • Dandelion roots have various benefits, including possible cancer-fighting properties.
  • Dandelion greens can protect the liver and aid in weight loss.

"Both the root and the greens of the dandelion are high in nutrients and commonly used as both natural remedies and versatile ingredients."

Read more: https://draxe.com/dandelion-root/

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5 tasty foods that help fight inflammation
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Date: September 17, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 tasty foods that help fight inflammation





Knowledge about our body is crucial, in living a healthy and well balance lifestyle. Inflammation is an important term in which many people are not knowledgeable of. Inflammation acts as the body's first responder. It is the response of the immune system to stress. In this article the author mentions foods that can fight of anti-inflammation in the body so you don't experience stress. One of the foods that were mention was foods that are fermented and probiotic, as well as dark leafy greens to name a couple.

Read more: 5 tasty foods that help fight inflammation

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12 signs you're not getting enough calcium
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Date: September 14, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 12 signs you're not getting enough calcium





Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and is essential for many of our important body functions. The problem is, most of us are not getting enough of it in our diets. Calcium deficiency can lead to many problems including heart disease and obesity. Here are some signs that you are deficient in calcium. These signs range from broken bones to altered mental states. If you suspect that you were not getting enough calcium you may want to check out this list to see if you have any of the signs.

Key Takeaways:

  • Calcium deficiency is linked to more than just brittle bones and tooth decay. It affects the health of your heart, nervous system and weight, too.
  • Not sleeping well? Depressed? Can't lose weight? Try increasing your calcium intake because lower calcium could be the culprit.
  • You can dramatically increase your calcium intake by avoiding alcohol and by eating leafy greens, nuts, legumes, and tofu.

"Calcium is needed for the mineralisation of bones to keep them strong, so low calcium levels increase the likelihood of broken bones, and osteoporosis in later life."

Read more: http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/health/healthy-eating/12-signs-youre-not-getting-enough-calcium-11364210197295

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Doctors called amazing properties of spinach
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Date: August 19, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Doctors called amazing properties of spinach





Spinach one of the best greens you can include in a healthy balanced diet. Spinach is said to contain apigenin a substance that helps fight the formation on cancer cells. But thats not the only benefit obtained from consuming spinach. Studies have shown that consuming large amounts of spinach aids in slowing down the aging process of the brain functions. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that carries beneficial effects for those suffering from diseases like arthritis and asthma. Although spinach has many beneficial properties it should be known that spinach may also have some side affects. Some people can be allergic to it and others can develop stones from eating too much spinach.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fresh Spinach contains the greatest amount of vitamins and minerals
  • Lutein is better absorbed if the spinach is with a small amount of any fat, such as olive oil
  • the purines are part of the spinach it is forbidden for people suffering from gout

"When you eat this product, you don’t need to worry about what you will be gaining extra weight and what needs to go on a diet."

Read more: http://micetimes.asia/doctors-called-amazing-properties-of-spinach/

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Omega-3 fatty acids essential for well-being
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Date: August 18, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega-3 fatty acids essential for well-being





Are you getting enough fat in your diet? Most people would probably think ew, no. Fat makes you fat. right? WRONG! Certain fats are essential to your diet and well being, namely omega 3 and 6. These fats are so important. There have been over 300000 studies done to show just how important these fats are. They have shown to help prevent blod clots, improve the immune system, promote cell growth, and aid in brain growth and development. The best way to get these nutrients is thru grass fed meat, leafy greens and flax seeds. Eat your fats!

Key Takeaways:

  • Medical science is once again discussing Omega-3 fatty acids. They might just be essential for well being among people.
  • The Omega-3 fatty acids affect receptors found in cell membranes. It will improve the performance of those membranes among participants.
  • Fats may be classified as healthy or unhealthy for everyday people. Omega fatty acids are a healthy choice that anyone can make.

"Research suggests omega-3s decrease the risk of developing diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity."

Read more: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/life/columns/omega--fatty-acids-essential-for-well-being/article_91d45dc3-169e-5bcc-8e88-152ba0f3cef6.html

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Lutein, the leafy-green nutrient, may help keep your mind young
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Date: August 11, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lutein, the leafy-green nutrient, may help keep your mind young





There is always greatness found inside leafy greens. Adding them to your diet could very well provide the nutrients that you need to stay healthy. Lutein is the nutrient that you gain from eating those leafy greens. It has a great taste and provides an enormous number of benefits to the health. One of those benefits is keeping your mind young. Here's what you should know about this leafy green that you should be eating regularly.

Key Takeaways:

  • To get the benefits of the brain-boosting carotenoid, load up on lutein-rich foods when you start to hit middle age.
  • Countless studies have shown that the plant compounds and fiber can provide myriad health benefits—from a reduced risk of heart disease to a lower chance of obesity.
  • Aim for getting at least three cups of the dark, leafy greens like kale, chard, collards, and mustard greens every week—and make make eggs, peas, broccoli, zucchini, and avocados in your diet

"key ingredient in foods like kale and spinach can keep your brain performing like a younger person’s"

Read more: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/lutein-leafy-green-nutrient-may-help-keep-your-mind-young

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These foods may help keep the brain young
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Date: June 22, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: These foods may help keep the brain young





Blueberries, leafy greens, and healthy fats from fish and nuts are some of the foods that may be beneficial to brain health, experts say. Exercise that speeds up your heart rate and breathing keeps your heart and blood better cardiovascular fitness to a sharper brain is providing new clues about this heart-mind connection. Any mentally stimulating activity should help to build up your brain. Good nutrition can help your mind as well as your body.You probably know that regular exercise offers a wealth of benefits for your body, like staving off excess weight and chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes.

Read more: These foods may help keep the brain young

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Women, the key to urinary health starts with the gut
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Date: June 08, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Women, the key to urinary health starts with the gut





Women, who appreciate the inherent discomfort of urinary tract infections and other conditions, falling into the same general area, should take heart in understanding that keeping the lowest regions of the body comfortable can have everything to do with keeping the mid-zone happy. It so happens that urinary tract health is highly dependent on gut health. The key is in eating and absorbing the nutrients from foods that will promote an array of good bacteria. This entails avoiding processed foods, using well-established probiotic formulas, and eating healthy, nourishing foods, such as organic greens and other veggies, like garlic and dandelions. and fermented foods, like yogurt.

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Ease the load on your liver with these 7 foods
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Date: April 23, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ease the load on your liver with these 7 foods





Fatty liver disease can be caused by too much alcohol intake or an unhealthy lifestyle and diet. There are some foods that can help heal a fatty liver. Allison, found in garlic can detox your liver. Turmeric can decrease inflammation and is detoxifying. Dark leafy greens contain sulfur which contributes to a healthy liver. Green tea can decrease fat accumulation in the body and liver. Broccoli neutralizes liver toxins. Pineapples can reduce inflammation and reduce digestive stress on the liver. Blueberries are full of protective antioxidants and can fight lover cancer cells. Nutrient supplements and water are also a must for liver health.

Key Takeaways:

  • Having an unhealthy diet can be very damaging to a persons liver.
  • Garlic is known for its antioxidants and even anti-fungal properties.
  • Some foods to help with a persons liver include; blueberries, broccoli, pineapple, and even green tea.

"Liver problems like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), liver fibrosis, and alcoholic liver disease are often caused by poor lifestyle choices. That’s why making positive changes to your diet is a huge step towards improved liver health. According to NaturalHealth365.com, these are some of the best foods and herbs for maintaining a healthy and happy liver."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-20-8-easy-ways-to-reduce-the-toxic-load-on-your-liver.html

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10 Foods your liver loves you to consume
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Date: April 13, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Foods your liver loves you to consume





The liver has an important role in keeping us healthy and filtering our systems. An unhealthy liver can lead to many diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, cancer and cardiovascular disease. There are many foods that help the liver function well and guard against disease. These include dark leafy vegetables, broccoli, garlic, walnuts, blueberries, turmeric, pineapple, green tea and avocados. Fresh vegetables and fruits of any kind are beneficial as is limiting alcohol intake and being careful to stay away from toxins.

Key Takeaways:

  • -Dark, leafy vegetables – Dark leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, and collard greens are packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin C, and carotenoids that are essential in maintaining a healt
  • -Broccoli – Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts help inhibit fat uptake and increase lipid output
  • -Garlic contains antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties that are essential for liver health

"Adopting healthy lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, lower alcohol intake and less exposure to toxins may help promote liver health. Avoiding foods that are high in fat, sugar and preservatives do your liver a huge favor."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-02-7-foods-your-liver-loves-you-to-consume.html

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ARE YOU GETTING THE RIGHT OMEGA-3-TO-OMEGA-6 RATIO?
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Date: March 16, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: ARE YOU GETTING THE RIGHT OMEGA-3-TO-OMEGA-6 RATIO?





Just two unsaturated fats are basic to people, omega-3, and omega-6. The previous two are long-chain unsaturated fats, and the last is a short-chain unsaturated fat. So as to receive the rewards of omega-6 unsaturated fats, we require enough omega-3 to counterbalance the fiery way of the previous. While the correct proportion fluctuates among studies and research, anthropological confirmation uncovers that the advancement of the human eating regimen has constantly rotated around a balanced proportion, yet the flow Western eating regimen is a massively unbalanced 16:1, favoring omega-6 unsaturated fats. What's more, in spite of the fact that vegetables are not incredible wellsprings of either unsaturated fats, most dim verdant greens and different vegetables like cauliflower, specifically, do help with the proportion, as they by and large contain no omega-6s.

Key Takeaways:

  • Both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential to stay healthy and must be consumed in our diet.
  • An ideal diet would contain an equal amount of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
  • Seafood, nuts, legumes, and green leafy vegetables all contain fatty acids in healthy ratios.

"Only two fatty acids are essential to humans, omega-3 and omega-6. They come with unparalleled health benefits, and they are essential in that we require them in order to stay healthy."

Read more: http://about.spud.com/blog-omega-3-to-omega-6-fatty-acids-ratio/

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Here's the beef on gluten, coconut oil and other burning nutrition questions
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Date: March 15, 2017 01:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here's the beef on gluten, coconut oil and other burning nutrition questions





It has been 10 years of the free nutrition Expo at Dallas's Cooper Fitness Center, which starts Monday, March 6 from 8 AM to 3 PM. The Expo Brims wide ranges of interesting events including the opportunity to learn all sorts of things about nutrition. Here the author wrote some nutrition related topics with the advice of Meridan Zerner, the registered dietitian who got the Expo started. Regard to gluten, for most of us some food with gluten have valuable nutrients. Coconut oil contains high saturated fat although it has HDL-boosting effect. Ms. Zerner recommends other oils with higher qualities. We need minimum amount of protein each day and should choose it wisely. Regarding weighing daily, better do body fat measurement. Ms. Zerner said the best eating plans are tailored to your life style and try some tasty new foods, such as sorghum, seaweed or various greens.

Key Takeaways:

  • About 1 percent of the population has to avoid gluten because they have celiac disease, which is a serious auto-immune disorder
  • By completely eliminating gluten, you can cut out foods that have valuable nutrients and might end up adding more calories and more fat to your diet
  • Coconut oil is 90 percent saturated fat, which is higher than butter (64 percent), beef fat (40 percent) and even lard (40 percent). Too much saturated fat raises the LDL (a.k.a. "bad") cholesterol le

"About 1 percent of the population has to avoid gluten because they have celiac disease, which is a serious auto-immune disorder."

Read more: https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dallasnews.com%2Flife%2Fhealthy-living%2F2017%2F03%2F02%2Fbeef-gluten-coconut-oil-burning-nutrition-questions&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY3NzEzYzg1MjE0ZjUwYzU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHiv6oNJ2diyfQaIDK4tYrnI7SFJg

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6 Ways to Use Spring Herbs as Healthy Greens
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Date: March 11, 2017 06:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Ways to Use Spring Herbs as Healthy Greens





Greens are healthy but not everyone likes the traditional lettuce. Many find it too bland. This gives ideas for using spring herbs in its place. This will make your salads more flavorful so you'll actually want to eat Greens. This also allows you to broaden your eating horizons in general. Take these ideas and expand on them to create even more.

Key Takeaways:

  • Delicate flecks of green parsley do more than make plates look pretty as a garnish.
  • Parsley, basil, mint, arugula, and other herbs are rich in antioxidants that have many health benefits.
  • Read on to learn six easy and delicious ways to incorporate these antioxidant-rich herbs into your diet.

"Using handfuls of herbs instead of pinches can pack more nutrition onto your plate."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2017/03/09/6-ways-to-use-spring-herbs-as-healthy-Greens/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjBhMmIxOTgxN2IyMDM3NjI6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGAvZSBvGdsvgqsbzwcO-VdmeedWA

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6 Ways to Use Spring Herbs as Healthy Greens
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Date: March 11, 2017 05:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Ways to Use Spring Herbs as Healthy Greens





Greens are healthy but not everyone likes the traditional lettuce. Many find it too bland. This gives ideas for using spring herbs in its place. This will make your salads more flavorful so you'll actually want to eat Greens. This also allows you to broaden your eating horizons in general. Take these ideas and expand on them to create even more.

Key Takeaways:

  • Delicate flecks of green parsley do more than make plates look pretty as a garnish.
  • Parsley, basil, mint, arugula, and other herbs are rich in antioxidants that have many health benefits.
  • Read on to learn six easy and delicious ways to incorporate these antioxidant-rich herbs into your diet.

"Using handfuls of herbs instead of pinches can pack more nutrition onto your plate."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2017/03/09/6-ways-to-use-spring-herbs-as-healthy-Greens/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjBhMmIxOTgxN2IyMDM3NjI6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGAvZSBvGdsvgqsbzwcO-VdmeedWA

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7 of the Best Foods to Fight Inflammation
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Date: February 28, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 of the Best Foods to Fight Inflammation





Research has shown that inflammation is to blame for a majority of health issues. Inflammation, in turn, is closely related to the foods that we consume in our diets. Highly acidic foods and those with lots of sugar can throw off our body’s balance, which uses inflammation as a way to fight for normality. If you want to end the cycle of inflammation and health problems, try eating more fresh vegetables and avoiding overly processed foods. Make your diet high in leafy Greens, turmeric, fish oils, nuts, and coconut oil, and you will see fewer health problems.

Key Takeaways:

  • Our bodies need a very specific pH balance to function and maintain homeostasis.
  • Consuming highly acidic foods on a regular basis can cause chronic symptom of inflammation.
  • The ideal diets should be 80 percent alkaline foods and 20 percent acidic foods. Add these 7 most anti-inflammatory foods in your diets.

"Our bodies need a very specific pH balance to function and maintain homeostasis."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.popsugar.com/fitness/Best-Foods-Fight-Inflammation-43200727&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNETdQ8wATjjik5NROuvd31wm5dE2w

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Spinach Smoothie
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Date: February 19, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Spinach Smoothie





Are you maybe not getting enough vegetables and leafy Greens in your diet? Do you just want to eat a healthier, more balanced and nutritious diet overall? Then the Spinach Smoothie video from ABC Health is great place for you to start your journey to that healthier lifestyle you have always been dreaming of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61ElTdCXeu4

Key Takeaways:

  • You can use any seasonal fruits.
  • start with flax seed, honey, spinach, milk, and ice.
  • it is refreshing and will give you energy!

"This smoothie is refreshing and it gives you a great energy that will last the whole day."

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Dietary magnesium tied to lower risk of heart disease and diabetes
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Date: January 12, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Dietary magnesium tied to lower risk of heart disease and diabetes





Recently there has been a tie shown between dietary magnesium and a lowered risk of heart disease and diabetes in general. The increase in magnesium intake was shown to be associated with a nineteen percent reduction with the risk of diabetes in general. An increase with the intake in magnesium also showed a ten percent reduction in the odds of death from various causes during the study itself.

Key Takeaways:

  • A diet rich in magnesium – found in foods like leafy Greens, fish, nuts and whole grains – may help lower the risk of chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetes, a research review suggests.
  • Compared with people who had the lowest levels of magnesium in their diets, people who got the most magnesium were 10 percent less likely to develop heart disease, 12 percent less likely to have a stroke and 26 percent less likely to develop diabetes.
  • The study findings suggest that increased consumption of magnesium-rich foods may have health benefits, the authors conclude.

"When researchers looked at the effect of increasing dietary magnesium by 100 milligrams a day, they didn’t find a statically meaningful impact on the total risk of cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease."



Reference:

//www.reuters.com/article/us-health-diet-magnesium-idUSKBN14J1DG?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews

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A Closer Look at Vitamin A
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Date: January 07, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A Closer Look at Vitamin A





Vitamin A is one nutrient that does not he the attention it deserves. Many people do not get as much as they need, so supplementing may be necessary. It is fat soluble, and it is one of the strongest antioxidants available to the human body. It helps protect many functions of the body.

Key Takeaways:

  • A few of us have even uttered it a few times when making an attempt to persuade relations - or ourselves - to decide on wholesome meals.
  • In any case, consuming a balanced weight loss plan of fruits, Greens and protein-filled meals fuels our physique with the nutritional vitamins and minerals it must perform correctly.
  • We will not all the time get every little thing we'd like from our food plan. For a few of us, dietary supplements can supply the precise vitamins our our bodies are poor in.

"Listed here are 5 essential features about vitamin A and why we particularly want it in our day by day food regimen. - See more at: //newsjor.com/a-closer-look-at-vitamin-a#sthash.3AH2JbhJ.dpuf"



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//newsjor.com/a-closer-look-at-vitamin-a&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNERkqfoBiP4Uuqj-CW9sSSwPzGn3A

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Want to be smarter and have a better memory? Eat foods rich in this
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Date: December 30, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Want to be smarter and have a better memory? Eat foods rich in this





According to a study by the University of Illinois, eating foods rich in lutein like many leafy Greens and cruciferous vegetables, for example, will help promote a healthy aging brain. The study did not specify the amount of lutein that is needed for ultimate brain protection and only concluded that more levels of the vitamin meant a better chance at brain health preservation. If your brain health is poor, Collingridge says it could lead to other serious neurological conditions like developmental disorders right through to dementia.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research also shows that lutein accumulates in the grey matter of brain regions known to underlie the preservation of cognitive function in healthy brain again.
  • The University of Illinois study looked at 122 healthy people between the ages of 65 and 75. They were asked to solve problems and answer questions on a standard test of crystallized intelligence.
  • The study did not specify the amount of lutein that is needed for ultimate brain protection and only concluded that more levels of the vitamin meant a better chance at brain health preservation.

"Smoking can cause illnesses that contribute to memory loss, including stroke and hypertension. Smoking also constricts the blood vessels to the brain, depriving it of oxygen and possibly harming neurons."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.newstalk770.com/syn/123/26315/26315&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNESxHH5S1J4AycwHpsmiBf7YG9eNg

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Relieve the Holiday Stress with Magnesium
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Date: December 25, 2016 05:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Relieve the Holiday Stress with Magnesium

The holiday season is meant for having quality time with friends and family, going on an adventure, taking time off work and so on. However, it can also be very stressful given the many guests to entertain, tight budget to stick to, preparing family meals, the shopping craze and so much more. It is important to gain control in this period of the year since too much stress can lead to depression alongside other physical and psychological issues. Fortunately, we have magnesium, the original chill pill, to get you back into the holiday cheer.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a huge role in cell functioning and relaxation. It has been used in hospitals to treat a myriad of complications including anxiety, irritability, muscle cramps and headaches. Magnesium accounts for over 250 enzyme reactions in our bodies and regulates the secretion of stress hormones. It is basically the fuel that your body runs on and hence its deficiency will lead to undesirable symptoms like brain fog, anxiety, aggression and fatigue among others. Modern farming and lifestyle changes have led to rather low levels of magnesium in our bodies as compared to decades ago. Magnesium will particularly be used up in greater quantities by your body during periods of extreme stress like this holiday season. This will usually translate in poor stress management, thus the more reason you should take some magnesium.

Some of the magnesium-rich foods include parsley, avocado, bananas, kelp, leafy Greens like spinach, soy beans, brown rice, cashews and almond. In addition to providing this crucial mineral these foods also pack other nutritional benefits. Alternatively, you can also take a magnesium supplement like magnesium citrate and magnesium oxide to help rid some of that holiday stress. Lastly, taking baths in Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) is also a great stress reliever plus it works wonders in treating colds, detoxifying the body, relieving back pain and sore muscles.


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For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods
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Date: December 22, 2016 06:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods





There is probably no person in this world that hasn’t been under stress at some time in their life. Different people have different responses to stress. Things such as exercising are actually good for the body, whereas eating comfort foods can be very harmful. If you must munch on something when under stress, try instead to eat superfoods such as broccoli, leafy Greens, nuts, oily fish, and fermented foods. Anything with high amounts of vitamin C will do, since it has been found that the supplement prevents spikes in cortisol. Sugary or caffeine-filled foods can have the opposite effect.

Key Takeaways:

  • The top superfoods that are recommended to munch on when feeling anxious are kale, broccoli, leafy Greens, celery, nuts, oily fish like salmon, fermented foods like kimchi, herbs and spices, and organic berries high in vitamin C.
  • In animal studies, vitamin C fed to rats who were undergoing stress both prevented an increase in cortisol levels and ... known signs of physical and/or emotional stress like losing body weight.
  • Animals that didn't receive the vitamin C had three times the level of cortisol in their bodies,

"Many of these 'superfoods' also work to boost glutathione in the body: an amino acid in charge of detoxification. So superfoods nourish and detoxify, and in this way, they combat stress."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/15/health/foods-to-reduce-stress-anxiety/index.html

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For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods
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Date: December 22, 2016 06:39 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods





There is probably no person in this world that hasn’t been under stress at some time in their life. Different people have different responses to stress. Things such as exercising are actually good for the body, whereas eating comfort foods can be very harmful. If you must munch on something when under stress, try instead to eat superfoods such as broccoli, leafy Greens, nuts, oily fish, and fermented foods. Anything with high amounts of vitamin C will do, since it has been found that the supplement prevents spikes in cortisol. Sugary or caffeine-filled foods can have the opposite effect.

Key Takeaways:

  • The top superfoods that are recommended to munch on when feeling anxious are kale, broccoli, leafy Greens, celery, nuts, oily fish like salmon, fermented foods like kimchi, herbs and spices, and organic berries high in vitamin C.
  • In animal studies, vitamin C fed to rats who were undergoing stress both prevented an increase in cortisol levels and ... known signs of physical and/or emotional stress like losing body weight.
  • Animals that didn't receive the vitamin C had three times the level of cortisol in their bodies,

"Many of these 'superfoods' also work to boost glutathione in the body: an amino acid in charge of detoxification. So superfoods nourish and detoxify, and in this way, they combat stress."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/15/health/foods-to-reduce-stress-anxiety/index.html

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A number of skin problems can be improved with the right vitamins
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Date: December 06, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A number of skin problems can be improved with the right vitamins





Skin problems are not only unsightly, they can really disturb your mental peace. Did you know that many a time just an improved nutrient intake will fix many skin problems? Make sure you are getting your daily requirement of vitamins A, B, C, E and K. No need to stockpile pills – natural vegetables and fruits are a great source for all these vitamins.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamins are the key to having healthy skin, as they are for any other vital organ. Deficiencies in essential vitamins can, of course, lead to issues with the skin, including acne and other conditions.
  • Vitamin A deficiency can cause skin to appear dull and become flaky. It can even contribute to psoriasis and pimple-formation. Some good sources of vitamin A include carrots, sweet potatoes, raw milk and dark, leafy Greens.
  • Vitamin C deficient skin is more susceptible to the effects of aging, such as wrinkling or the development of hyper-pigmented areas.

"Vitamins are the key to having healthy skin, as they are for any other vital organ. Deficiencies in essential vitamins can, of course, lead to issues with the skin, including acne and other conditions. While all vitamins are important, some are more important to healthy skin."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.naturalnews.com/056096_vitamins_skin_health_nutrition.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHy-ez_sA2Cw45dew0dAQ8CqiXMXw

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10 superfoods you can include in your daily diet to cut diabetes risk
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Date: December 01, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 superfoods you can include in your daily diet to cut diabetes risk





Include these nutrition superstars in your diabetes diet to lower blood sugar, burn fat, reduce inflammation, and gain more health benefits. Chocolate is rich in flavonoids, broccoli is an anti-diabetes superhero and Spinach is one of many leafy Greens that have been shown to drop the risk of developing diabetes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diabetes is a chronic lifestyle disorder. The probability of developing it not only depends on genetic factors but is also influenced by environmental components.
  • Include high fiber content and slow calorie-burning carbohydrates in your diet.
  • Keeping a tab on your food habits and to control diabetes does not necessarily mean that you need to live in deprivation. Only some adjustments and moderation in food intake is required.

"Eating right and maintaining a healthy body weight is the most important step towards controlling diabetes."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.hindustantimes.com/health-and-fitness/10-superfoods-you-can-include-in-your-daily-diet-to-cut-diabetes-risk/story-nnsIA5V6AE9ZuqXAZO20OO.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF8I2sCXp8-RRnD5ZxbnRiuoOC1bA

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Calcium Supplements and the Heart: Clearing Up the Confusion
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Date: November 26, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Calcium Supplements and the Heart: Clearing Up the Confusion





The Institute of Medicine has recommended 1000-1200 mg of calcium daily for most adults, and the tolerable upper intake level has been set at 2000-2500 mg of calcium daily. Even a recent observational study from the MESA cohort suggested an association between calcium supplements and coronary artery calcium, but it is important to note that in observational studies, the association does not prove causation. In the large-scale Women's Health Initiative calcium and vitamin D trial, we found no association between calcium and vitamin D supplementation and coronary artery calcium measured at the end of the 7-year trial.

Key Takeaways:

  • We know that both calcium and vitamin D are essential for bone health, but concerns have been raised from selected reports in recent years about heart risk.
  • There are other reasons that there could be an association, such as overlapping risk factors for osteoporosis and heart disease, including smoking and lack of exercise.
  • There are many dietary sources of calcium, including dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese), fatty fish with bones (such as sardines), fortified beverages, and leafy Greens.

"We know that both calcium and vitamin D are essential for bone health, but concerns have been raised from selected reports in recent years about heart risk."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.medscape.com/viewarticle/871466&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFQpRn2FPTRhKr-ZYi7jkxzioJqrQ

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Here's How the Food Lobby Affects What We Eat
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Date: November 26, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here's How the Food Lobby Affects What We Eat





Most people believe that fresh fruits and vegetables are the best choice for healthy food. Recent conferences with dieticians have been focusing more on prepackaged food as a healthy choice. Large companies at the conferences, such as Nabisco and PepsiCo, are trying to market their brands in a more healthy light. Many of these companies that are known for their less- healthy and high sugar products are trying to change the consumers’ views of them.

Key Takeaways:

  • "Newtons are made with real fruit and whole grains. True or false?" a Nabisco representative asks onlookers, who are among 10,000 attendees at a conference where dietitians can earn credits for continuing education.
  • While the influence of food corporations on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its 75,000 members has come under greater scrutiny, some see growing sensitivity to ethical and conflict-of-interest issues.
  • The academy noted that sessions sponsored by companies or industry groups were distinct from regular educational sessions because they required a $10 donation from session attendees to the academy's foundation, which provides scholarships and research grants. The sponsored sessions still count toward continuing education credits, which are required to maintain licenses.

"Among the hundreds of exhibits, many focused on items like beans, eggs, strawberries and leafy Greens."



Reference:

//www.nbcnews.com/health/diet-fitness/how-food-lobby-affects-nutrition-advice-n676266?cid=public-rss_20161101

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Natural foods for liver repair and liver cleansing
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Date: November 08, 2016 05:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural foods for liver repair and liver cleansing





The human liver is a fat-burning organ and is designed to cleanse toxins and dead cells from the body. Even if you don’t drink alcohol, you could be at risk to contract liver-related diseases including fatty liver, hepatitis, and autoimmune disorders. For optimal liver function and overall longevity, be sure to consume foods that support the liver’s ability to cleanse toxins from the body. These include garlic, leafy Greens, avocados, and apples, to name a few. Conversely, avoid substances that are bad for the liver such as antibiotic-fed meats, artificial sweeteners, and salty foods.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your liver is the major fat-burning organ in your body
  • In addition to all its wonderful capabilities, your liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself
  • oward the end of the 1900s, there has been an emerging epidemic of liver disease that is quite startling

"Sulfur is required to increase enzyme activity that boosts liver cleansing."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.belmarrahealth.com/natural-liver-repair-liver-cleansing-foods/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNERHfZaf3evsexQpjlLIPa6xEZrGA


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Toss eggs onto salads to increase Vitamin E absorption, study says
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Date: October 30, 2016 07:49 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Toss eggs onto salads to increase Vitamin E absorption, study says

A new study from the Journal of Nutrition has encouraged salad eaters to eat a few eggs with their leafy Greens. Eating eggs with salad has been evidenced to increase the absorption of essential vitamins, like A and E, as well as other antioxidants. The study was funded by the Egg Council.

Key Takeaways:

  • "Now consumers can easily improve their diets by adding eggs to a salad that boasts a variety of colorful vegetables."
  • Vitamin E, which is absorbed along with dietary fats, is often found in oils, seeds and nuts
  • Eggs, a nutrient-rich food containing essential amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids and B vitamins, also contain a small amount of Vitamin E.

"Vitamin E is the second-most under-consumed nutrient in the average American diet, which is problematic because this fat-soluble nutrient has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties"

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Importance of Antioxidants and How Can We Get Them from Various Foods
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Date: December 18, 2015 04:29 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Importance of Antioxidants and How Can We Get Them from Various Foods

Antioxidants, also known as anti-oxidation agents, are nutrients that help reduce the harmful effects of oxidants in the body. We all know that our body cells need oxygen for energy and growth. As our body cells use oxygen to create energy and sustain life, free radicals are released in the process as a byproduct. Antioxidants help combat the damage caused by oxidation.

If you have ever left a slice of apple in open air, you must have seen that after some time the flesh of the fruit turns brown. This is a result of oxidation. However, if you apply a little lemon juice on the slice, and then leave it in open air, the apple slice will remain white. This is because of the antioxidant present in lemon juice. Similarly, the antioxidants present in the food we consume do the same thing, neutralizes the free radicals, and thus keeps our cells protected. Studies have proven that people who consume antioxidant-rich food are at lower risk of developing many diseases, including cancer. Thus, it is very important for you to include these important nutrients in your everyday diet.


Foods Rich in Antioxidants

These important nutrients exist in many foods, and you can easily get them through a well-balanced diet. Nutrients having antioxidant benefits include vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, beta-carotene, and manganese. A large group of phytochemicals also works as antioxidants.

  • Vitamin C

One of the richest sources of vitamin C is sweet red peppers, and one single cup of these peppers can provide you 190 mg or 200 percent of your required daily intake. You can enjoy 100 percent of your daily intake from a single cup of green peppers, orange juice, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli. One cup serving of cauliflower, cantaloupe, tomatoes, grapefruit, blackberries, and raspberries offers 32 percent of women’s and 25 percent of men’s suggested daily intake.

  • Vitamin E

The richest source of vitamin E includes hazelnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, pinto beans, peanuts, and vegetable oils like canola, corn, and safflower oil. 1 cup of cooked beans, 1-tablespoon vegetable oil and a one-ounce serving of seeds and nuts, offers 2 – 7 mg of vitamin E. These make 13 to 47 percent of your suggested daily intake. Certain vitamin C rich foods also fulfill 10 percent of your daily-required intake of vitamin E including blackberries, raspberries, broccoli, tomatoes, and sweet peppers.

  • Phytochemicals

Phytochemical antioxidants like carotenoids, resveratrol, and flavonoids can easily be identified because of the pigments they offer to the vegetables and fruits, like orange, red, yellow, purple and blue colors. Purple and dark blue fruits include blackberries, blueberries and grapes, and these are rich in resveratrol. Carrots, pumpkin, tomatoes, oranges, and red peppers are rich in carotenoids, which offer them a shade of red, orange, and yellow. Dark Greens, particularly leafy Greens, are rich sources of antioxidants, but the presence of green chlorophyll hides the other colors.

  • Other sources

Dark chocolates are rich in flavonoids, but to enjoy the benefits you need to opt for those that have cacao solids. Milk chocolates and white chocolates do not offer flavonoids. Wine, tea, and coffee are also sources of flavonoids. You can find selenium in beans, nuts, and animal products like milk, beef, pork, chicken, and fish. The best sources of manganese are nuts, pineapple, beans, sweet potatoes, and brown rice.

Cacao

References

//www.buzzle.com/articles/antioxidant-rich-foods-list-of-antioxidants-in-food.html

//healthyeating.sfgate.com/natural-sources-antioxidants-8024.html

//www.buzzle.com/articles/antioxidants-how-they-work.html


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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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Sea Buckthorn Oil
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Date: April 24, 2014 05:18 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Sea Buckthorn Oil

Ocean Buckthorn Oil

Sea BuckthornOcean Buckthorn Oil is concentrated from both seeds and the mash of the fruits of the Sea Buckthorn that is a prickly plant that develops in high amount in the highlands of the Himalayas-Karakoram-Hindukush locale including Pakistan. It is normally 2-4 meters in tallness with orange or red color berries weighing 0.20-0.35 grams.

This Oil is renowned for its uncommon mending properties, known from old times. The above said Oil is generally utilized within medication for the medicine and aversion of numerous infections. It is normally utilized as a part of nourishment, prescription and makeup.

This oil is normally utilized because of its taste and smell. It might be utilized as taste upgraded with Greens, it could be utilized without anyone else present or might be blended with other vegetable oils. The said Oil could be utilized with any sort of sustenance, providing for them an extraordinary taste and expansion their wholesome worth.

The Sea Buckthorn Oil was likewise utilized as a part of the eating regimen of Russian cosmonauts and additionally as a cream for security from vast radiation. This Oil based games drinks "Shawikang" and "Jianibao" were the authority drinks for Chinese competitors tuning in the Seoul Olympic Games.

Benefits of berry oil

The Berry oil has a rich golden color, can stain our skin yet incidentally, and thus, must be utilized within the night. Due to its high cell reinforcement qualities, Berry Seed Oil makes for incredible skin molding and repairing. Recuperating smolders and other provocative skin conditions. The said Oil has likewise indicated effective change in skin pigmentation conditions, spot and rashly maturing skin. Truth be told, the Sea Buckthorn berry is second just to Rose Hip and Acerola in vitamin C substance.

Ocean Buckthorn Berry Oil has a rich staining color & a dissimilar emanation

The oil has a unique scent which isn't extremely engaging. Therefore, overall, it is not average oil regardless. The oil has served to diminish a portion of the scarce differences around the eyes, it is immediately assimilated into the skin and doesn't leave characteristics

Because of its interesting plant and nutritious properties, and there has been no reported proof of ocean buckthorn oil bringing on hurtful responses or negative symptoms, the oil is additionally utilized as a regular executor that may profit numerous infections and dermatological maladies and skin conditions or oily stamps.

 

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Is Quinoa Grain A Good Alternative To Rice?
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Date: January 31, 2014 06:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Quinoa Grain A Good Alternative To Rice?

What is quinoa grain

quinoa grainGenerally regarded as a whole grain, the seed originated from South America and is cooked in the same way you might cook rice or grain. It has a flawless nutty flavor and its adaptability fits savoury dishes, for example, Greens, soups and mix fries that might be utilized rather than rice and pasta and in sweet dishes as well. For the health-cognizant around us, quinoa gives every one of the 9 vital amino acids and has the most elevated protein substance of all the entire grains, especially essential for vegans and vegetarians. The two minerals found in quinoa are copper and manganese, which together may support weight reduction. They go about as cell reinforcement and help the form battle free radicals that can cause the figure to improve maladies. It is without gluten so ideal for celeriac's in addition to it is without cholesterol which profits every last one of us.

Cooking quinoa

Cooking quinoa is exceptionally straightforward and all that has needed is a fraction of the time of cooking rice. Maybe the best a piece of quinoa is its healthful profile. Notwithstanding what your health objectives are, quinoa can help you accomplish them. Specialists think about quinoa a super food. Not just does it furnish you with a low calorie wellspring of moderate smoldering crabs, quinoa is likewise stacked with protein and filament. A one-mug serving has 5 grams of strand and 8 grams of protein! With just 220 calories, this is unmistakably an extraordinary alternative assuming that you are attempting to shed a couple of pounds.

Quinoa vitamins and minerals

Quinoa is an incredible wellspring of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium. Only one container of cooked quinoa has over 30 mg of calcium. Quinoa is gluten free making it a fantastic choice for the individuals who have food sensitivities. The individuals who cannot consume wheat, grain, oats, and corn can easily be pleased to have quinoa.

Players like quinoa since it is stacked with the amino acids that your physique requires to recuperate from powerful work out. Quinoa has each of the eight of the crucial amino acids that your physique needs for health. Dissimilar to different grains, quinoa has lysine, which assumes a basic part in the repair of your units. The amino acid profile is recognized keeping pace with that of milk protein. In the event that you have not attempted it yet, you truly might as well attempt cooking quinoa.

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What Exactly Does Diindolylmethane (DIM) Do For The Body?
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Date: May 20, 2013 01:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Exactly Does Diindolylmethane (DIM) Do For The Body?

broccoliDiindolylmethane otherwise known as DIM is a natural compound that is essentially synthesised when the body breaks down indole-3-carbinol a compound that is primarily present in cruciferous vegetables, like cauliflower and broccoli. The curative properties of the said vegetables have been documented, dating to many centuries ago. Today we have the advantage of scientific and technological advancement, as such medicine has been able to research and identify some specific benefits of diindolylmethane.

Today DIM is sold as a supplement or rather in supplement form and is known to offer an array of health benefits. Although not all benefits have been confirmed most of them have been researched, confirmed and documented. It is thus agreeable by most experts that DIM has enormous health benefits for both women and men. Some of these benefits include

Estrogen Metabolism

DIM supplements are known to enhance the effectiveness as well as the efficiency of the metabolic processing of this hormone. This enhancement has closely been linked to elevated levels of antioxidant protection of both the brain and the heart. The process is as well responsible for other documented benefits, including increase libido in women and men as well as dwindle the moodiness in ladies.

Hormonal balance

The enhanced levels of estrogen metabolism are known to stimulate other hormones including the testosterone. As such this aids the body to return the optimal levels and a state of hormonal balance. In essences the body becomes more responsive particularly to exercise and increases fat-burning metabolism, this not only help build the lean muscle much faster but also promote an overall healthier body.

Preventive medicine

DIM is in different aspects to play the role of preventive medicine. It is believed that it plays a key role in preventing certain types of cancers, including colon cancer, uterine cancer and breast cancer just to mention but a few. It has also been associated in helping prevent enlargement of prostates. Treatment Diindolylmethane especially the supplements have been used and are used to treat various ailments, such ailments include premenstrual syndrome, breast pain and endometriosis.

Risk reduction

DIM has been known to mitigate risks associated with hormone replacement therapy. Its desired effect on metabolism of estrogen makes it a common choice for mitigating the effects of environment estrogen exposure.

Diindolylmethane side effects

Very little is known of the safety or there lack of, of this compound supplements more specifically in the long term. Due to its ability to an effect on estrogen metabolism, it is postulated that taking DIM supplements could trigger hormone sensitive conditions such as endometriosis, hormone dependent cancers and uterine fibroids. As such it is advice that one seeks medical advice before using these supplements.

What are the sources of DIM?

As earlier mentioned this chemical compound is produced by digestion of indole -3-carbinol by the body. This compound is present in these vegetables; brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, collard Greens, mustard Greens, kales and watercress. Where do you find these supplements? These supplements are available in most online vitamin stores as well as many food stores that specialize in dietary supplement.

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Plants That Fight Against Cancer
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Date: May 16, 2013 12:49 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Plants That Fight Against Cancer

As medical research continues to understand cancer and formulate ways to treat it, there has been a lot discovered about cancer fighting plants. There are chemicals in certain plants that have been shown to help prevent cancer, but there have also been plants that can fight cancer once it begins to develop. There are many plants that are considered to be herbs and are not a part of a typical person's everyday diet. However, many fruits and vegetables have been shown to be effective and are found at most super markets.

Cruciferae Family

Good examples of these types of vegetables are those from the cruciferae family. Among vegetables in this family are broccoli, cabbage, kale, collard Greens and cauliflower. The specific chemical that is helpful in fighting cancer is Indole-3-carbinol. Although this compound can be found in other plants, it exists in greater concentrations in this family of vegetables.

Indole-3-carbinol works to inhibit and reduce the size of tumors.

Although research is still ongoing, there has been significant work done on animals such as mice and rats that have demonstrated the effectiveness of Indole-3-carbinol. At the time of this writing, the data for its effect on humans is still inclusive, but the research is producing optimism in the medical community. It is in the area of prostate and breast cancer that have shown the best results, but there seems to have an effect on other forms of cancer as well.

Another example of a natural chemical to help fight cancer is ellagic acid.

This anti-oxidant is found in fruits and vegetables, but it is more prevalent in fruits. Various berries such as blackberries, raspberries and cranberries have the highest concentrations. Pomegranates have been found to have a very high concentration of ellagic acid as well. This chemical is just now beginning to be understood in how it fights cancer.

Although research is in an early stage, it appears that ellagic acid acts to prevent the proliferation of carcinogens that cause cancer by stopping them from binding with human DNA. Even with research still being done and the results, in some cases, still unclear, nutrition has been shown to help prevent and fight cancer. If you begin to add certain vegetables and fruits to your diet, it will be beneficial to your overall health, and this will reduce your chances of getting many forms of cancer.

Other than an allergy to a certain plant, there are no side effects when eating several servings of fruit and vegetables every day of your life. No one has every suffered an ill effect from adding broccoli to their diet. The best way to take advantage of cancer fighting plants is to consume a variety of them throughout the day.

Unless there is a particular type of fruit or vegetable that you love, it is best to mix up the types you eat so that you do not get tired of the food. You should also eat fruits and vegetables as fresh as possible. Although cooked vegetables still have nutritional value, they lose much of their nutritional content when heated.  A well balanced diet with very little red meat can go a long way against the fight with cancer.

If you can not consume enough raw vegetables on a daily basis, give these vegetable food concentrates in supplement form a try:



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What Are The Health Benefits Of Quercetin?
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Date: April 18, 2013 07:37 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of Quercetin?

Quercetin is a bioflavonoid found in grains, leafy Greens, vegetables and fruits, and has proven beneficial in the recent years. Plants often generate this flavonol to preserve vitamins and guard themselves against cell injury, bacteria and parasites. Onions, red wine, tea and apple skins are particularly rich in quercetin, which can render several health benefits. Most of these benefits can be attributed to the antioxidant properties of quercetin.

Here are the health benefits of quercetin.

Heart Disease: The antioxidant properties of quercetin can reduce the risks of plaque development in the arteries, which is also referred to as atherosclerosis. Moreover, its anti-inflammatory properties can also prevent damage associated with LDL cholesterol; one of the major causes of heart disease. Since this antioxidant is naturally found in fruits and vegetables, regular intake of quercetin will help in enhancing heart strength. Hypertension or blood pressure can also be controlled with adequate consumption of quercetin.

Protection against Allergies: The anti-inflammatory properties of quercetin have proven quite effective against many allergic reactions like allergic cough, hay fever, hives and asthma among others. It achieves this by inhibiting the production of histamine and other related inflammatory mediators. Therefore, it can reduce the risks of getting infected with various allergic conditions and help in speeding up recovery from these allergies.

Possible Cancer Protection: Just like most antioxidants, quercetin has cancer inhibiting properties. The antioxidant properties of quercetin shield the cells against free radicals by reducing their growth and neutralizing their negative effects in the body. Some in-vitro studies have proven that it can control cancer cells development and may reduce the chances of contracting prostate, colon, ovarian and breast cancer. It can also help people suffering from chronic interstitial and prostatitis cystitis because it acts as an effective mast cell inhibitor.

Cataracts: Quercetin can block the type of sugar which triggers the development of cataracts on your eye. Smokers or those who expose their eyes to excessive UV rays without wearing protective glasses may consider quercetin intake to reduce the risks of cataract formation. Improve Arthritis: Just like most anti-inflammatory drugs, quercetin can help people suffering from arthritis. It is believed that quercetin can reduce the pain and swelling that affects joints due to arthritis. According to some studies, change of diet from the normal western diet to a diet that focuses on vegetables and fruits with high quercetin can alleviate the symptoms of arthritis.

Athletic Ability: Some studies show that consumption of quercetin twice every day enhances oxygen capacity and endurance in active women and men. The athletic ability improvement is attributed to the positive effect of quercetin on the cell energy processors, mitochondria. This effect coupled with the antioxidant properties of quercetin can boost the immune system and might lead to general health improvement.

Other Heath Benefits: Some studies show that quercetin acts as a neutrotoxin hence can help in getting rid of neurological diseases. Since quercetin can help in free radicals control, it can also offer skin care benefits. It can also boost your immune system.

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What Are A List Of Detox Foods?
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Date: January 03, 2013 12:12 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are A List Of Detox Foods?

A quick search online will undoubtedly result in you managing to come across a list of detox foods that various experts claim will help you to just cleanse your body of various toxins in an entirely natural way. There are clearly a number of health benefits associated with doing this, but prior to starting you do need to have a firm understanding as to which foods or herbs are the best and indeed some of these will now be discussed below.

Eating practices

First on the list is fruit in general and you should look at eating several pieces every single day in order to really get the benefit from them. The reason why they are so good is due to the amount of liquid that is contained within them and this helps the body to flush out those toxins and when you combine this with the number of vitamins, fiber, antioxidants and nutrients, then you get a powerful food that can do you a lot of good.

Greens:

Another food group that deserves to be on a list are your Greens and the reason why the likes of spinach, kale, and chard are so good is thanks to the amount of chlorophyll that is contained within them. Chlorophyll is great as it boosts your digestive system, but more than that it has been shown to help your liver to detox itself and this is key since the liver plays a central role in your system due to it filtering waste and toxins and processing them correctly. You will also find that chlorophyll helps your body to clear out various environmental toxins that we breathe in on a daily basis and this alone can really improve your body.

One type of food that deserves to be mentioned on its own is garlic and you should certainly look at eating more of it on a regular basis due to the positive effects it has on your body. It is so important because it entices your liver into producing more of the correct enzymes that will lead to your body being able to detoxify itself and in particular to help remove those toxins from the digestive system, so do add it to your recipes as much as you can and you will certainly benefit from doing so. 

Raw Vegetables:

Other types of foods that you may wish to consider include some raw vegetables and you may wish to juice them and have them that way rather than simply eating them. The main ones to look at include:

  • onion
  • carrots
  • cabbage
  • beet
  • asparagus
  • kale

As with other things listed above they work by helping your liver to deal with the various toxins in your system. These vegetables are also good because of their naturally high levels of things such as glutathione and sulphur, so consider just eating them as nature intended to really benefit from doing so.

Finally, you should also consider using more herbs if you wish to detox and there are several that should play a key role due to their various properties. Two that you will have heard of are ginger and turmeric and they will tackle your immune system and your digestion process and by balancing them out it helps your body when it comes to getting rid of the toxins.

Others that should be included are gymnena due to it being good for your blood sugar levels, neem due to it helping to purify your blood, guduchi as it will cleanse your liver, and mangistha as this will boost your lymphatic system and since this is linked to your immune system you are going to need to have both working perfectly if you want your body to cleanse itself.

What has been attempted here is to point you in the direction of certain types of foods that can help you to detox rather than simply listing one after the other. You are advised to try to include as many as possible when going through the detox process and by doing so you will feel the benefit that comes from removing those toxins from your system and enjoy the increase in health and energy that comes with it.

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The Role of Vitamin C in Boosting Immunity in Children
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Date: December 21, 2012 11:34 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Role of Vitamin C in Boosting Immunity in Children

For a growing child, having a good immune system is very important to fight the disease causing bacteria and viruses. Parents need to realize the importance of boosting the immune system of their kids and start taking the steps required for boosting the immune system.

Role of Vitamin C in boosting the children's Immune system

In order to develop a strong immune system, children should be given foods that are rich in Vitamins, minerals and Iron. Among the different vitamins, Vitamin C is the one that plays a vital role in developing the immune system. As the Human body doesn't produce Vitamin C internally, it is very much essential for children to consume foods rich in Vitamin C. This vitamin is water soluble in nature and any extra Vitamin C that is not absorbed by blood would get released from the human body in the form of urination.

Research

Various research studies have proven the positive role of Vitamin C in protecting the body against respiratory infections such as sore throat and common cold. Researchers have also found evidence  Vitamin C protect against pneumonia. Currently research is going on to prove the positive impact of Vitamin C in curing heart diseases. Harvard medical school has also started research on this aspect and they are trying to extend the research to find out whether Vitamin C supplement has the capability to prevent diabetes.

Sources of Vitamin C

Fresh fruits and vegetables contain a significant percentage of Vitamin C. Fruits like Oranges, Lemon, Grapefruit and berries like strawberries and blueberries are rich sources of Vitamin C. Vegetables like Potatoes, red pepper, turnip Greens and Broccoli also contain a significant amount of Vitamin C. In addition to fruits and vegetables, Vitamin C supplements are also available in the form of chewing tablets and energy powder. There are also supplements that contain Zinc, Iron in addition to Vitamin C. Zinc and Iron actually enhance the effectiveness of Vitamin C in improving children's immune system.

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If I am A Vegetarian, Do I Need Extra Iodine For Proper Thyroid Function?
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Date: October 26, 2011 07:26 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: If I am A Vegetarian, Do I Need Extra Iodine For Proper Thyroid Function?

Thyroid, Your Health, And Metabolism

We are given absolute freedom unto what kind of diet we would like to engage ourselves in hence, at present we could see a lot of people engaging into different kinds of diets. The vegetarian diet is one of the many kinds of diets that are becoming really common today. The vegetarian lifestyle is a diet composed mainly of fresh and organic foods however, if you plan to employ the said diet, thorough planning is highly required. Despite the fact that there are already a lot of vegetarian foods that are sold commercially, vegetarians should be mindful and vigilant so that they could avoid vegetarian foods that are heavily processed that gives you the wrong impression that these foods offers you a balanced nutrition while in fact they are deficient with some vital vitamins and nutrients.

Perhaps, we are all aware of the importance of iodine as a nutrient for the body. Iodine plays a vital role in various biological functions such as growth, metabolism, and development. When a person is deficient with iodine, it can cause various ailments such as goiters, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, menstrual problems, and headaches. Among the groups that are very susceptible of developing iodine deficiency are pregnant women and children. Pregnant women who are unable to meet the recommended daily allowance of iodine will relevantly affect the intelligence of their baby.

Most vegetarians get iodine from the cheese, milk products, and fish they consume. If you would want to have the sense of assurance that you are getting enough iodine that you need every day, you have to eat foods that contain liberal amounts of iodine such as agar, turnips, kale, spinach, kelp, summer squash, asparagus, and mustard Greens. Walnuts, brown rice, and wheat are also beneficial in providing you some protection against iodine deficiency. We could also not avoid the fact that some vegetarians are still unable to meet the recommended daily allowance of iodine because of some circumstances. To avoid such deficiency, intake of iodine supplements regularly and as prescribed is also very helpful.

At present, there are already many supplements that you can conveniently purchase to help you address iodine deficiency. However, when you are planning to take any supplement, it is wiser if you seek your physician’s advice first so that you will be properly and adequately guided on the right amount of the said mineral your body needs. Intake of supplements should be individualized because each and every one of us has different requirements of iodine because of the salient factors involved. So if you do not want to experience any health problems brought about by lack of knowledge.

All of us should be careful when it comes to taking good care of our health because any wrong move you could commit would have great implications to your over-all health state.

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