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The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prizewhen it comes to protecting eye health Darrell Miller 5/17/19
Barley grass is one of the best green super foods for improving gut health Darrell Miller 5/8/19
Vitamin E Alert: Researchers discover surprising reason why you maybe deficient in this critical antioxidant Darrell Miller 5/7/19
Potassium and Pregnancy: Everything You Need to Know Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Study shows lutein can boost heart health Darrell Miller 3/27/19
High levels of vitamin C can significantly lower your risk ofpremature death, researchers find Darrell Miller 3/6/19
Eating cruciferous greens help your immune system fight offintestinal pathogens Darrell Miller 1/13/19
Eating fried food just twice per week increases your chance of early death VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/17/18
The Best Vitamins for Men VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/5/18
Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer Darrell Miller 5/24/18
Help mitigate the toxic effects of traditional cancer treatments with diet: Soy, cruciferous vegetables associated with fewer side effects Darrell Miller 1/4/18
6 Foods to Reduce Inflammation Caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis Darrell Miller 1/1/18
Health Watch: What Do You Know About Vitamin K? Darrell Miller 12/30/17
5 Ways Hemp Can Benefit Your Health Darrell Miller 12/28/17
Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus, study finds Darrell Miller 12/19/17
Forget superfoods! Expert reveals the ten super HERBS that can help relieve stress, improve ... Darrell Miller 10/13/17
Cleanse Your Liver and Burn Fat Overnight With This Amazing Detox Drink Darrell Miller 9/22/17
Top 10 Calcium Rich Foods (Dairy Free) | Natural Cures Darrell Miller 8/25/17
Lutein, the leafy-green nutrient, may help keep your mind young Darrell Miller 8/11/17
Are You Magnesium Deficient? How to Know & What to Do About It | Natural Cures Darrell Miller 8/11/17
Lutein, found in leafy greens, may counter cognitive aging Darrell Miller 7/31/17
Cannabis vs. Kale: Which is Better For You? Darrell Miller 6/15/17
CBD oil helps autistic boy speak again Darrell Miller 4/30/17
Air pollution may directly cause those year-round runny noses, according to a mouse study Johns ... Darrell Miller 4/27/17
Take This Vitamin to Repel Mosquitoes All Summer Long Darrell Miller 4/17/17
10 Foods your liver loves you to consume Darrell Miller 4/13/17
Yeast brew trouble for inflammatory bowel disorders Darrell Miller 3/19/17
Dairy and vitamin D supplements protect against bone loss Darrell Miller 3/14/17
Researchers identify how inflammation spreads through the brain after injury Darrell Miller 3/9/17
Top 10 Superfoods For Good Digestive Health Darrell Miller 2/18/17
Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma Darrell Miller 2/11/17
Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods Darrell Miller 2/3/17
Five healthy foods to add to your diet in 2017 Darrell Miller 1/5/17
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
Reverse osteoporosis naturally for strong and healthy bones Darrell Miller 12/10/16
Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth Darrell Miller 12/9/16
Scientists explore how nutrition may feed mental health Darrell Miller 12/1/16
A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age Darrell Miller 11/22/15
Anemia Causes, Prevention And Supplements. Darrell Miller 8/7/14
Vitamin A -- Where It Comes from and What It Does. Darrell Miller 3/22/14
Is BetaCarotene A Better Form Of Vitamin A? Darrell Miller 1/2/14
Is BetaCarotene A Better Form Of Vitamin A? Darrell Miller 1/2/14
All that you may need to know about antioxidants Darrell Miller 11/5/13
LUTEIN Darrell Miller 10/22/13
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 Indoles? Darrell Miller 1/3/13
What Are A List Of Detox Foods? Darrell Miller 1/3/13
What Is Glutathione Good For? Darrell Miller 4/14/12



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The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prizewhen it comes to protecting eye health
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Date: May 17, 2019 04:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prizewhen it comes to protecting eye health





One consequence of glaucoma is vision loss or blindness. It is estimated that leafy green vegetables like kale, broccoli and other vegetables are full of minerals and vitamins that prevent diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The question the author wants to answer is whether these leafy vegetables can help in preventing glaucoma. The conclusion of the author is that there is a link between leafy green vegetables and prevention of glaucoma. In fact, it can help prevent the disease. This conclusion was based on a recent study that was conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical school. Glaucoma is a eye disease that can affect one’s vision leading to vision loss progressively. The common glaucoma is primary open-angle glaucoma. It leads to vision loss without any symptoms or sign. It is estimated that three million Americans are affected with glaucoma and 120,000 people will lose their sight due to having glaucoma. But why is glaucoma produced? This is due to an imbalance in the drainage of the aqueous humor. The researchers analyzed people’s diet and came to the conclusion that leafy green vegetables should be used as a treatment option.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating more green, leafy vegetables can assist in decreasing the risk of developing glaucoma.
  • A key to why these vegetables are effective is that they help with blood flow near the optic nerve.
  • These vegetables also help with lowering other diseases like those that affect the heart and diabetes.

"The study was published in the Journal of American Medical Association Ophthalmology, and it was conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-17-green-leafy-vegetables-improve-eye-health.html

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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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Vitamin E Alert: Researchers discover surprising reason why you maybe deficient in this critical antioxidant
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Date: May 07, 2019 04:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin E Alert: Researchers discover surprising reason why you maybe deficient in this critical antioxidant





It turns out that a lack of vitamin C in your diet can severely inhibit your body’s ability to absorb and use vitamin E. Vitamin E is important to a variety of cellular functions, as well as preventing heart disease and preventing arteries from becoming stiff and hard. The vast majority of Americans don’t eat enough vitamin E, and the situation is made worse by inadequate vitamin C consumption, since vitamin C protects and complements vitamin E. Good sources of these vitamins include kale, apples, carrots and walnuts, as well as supplements.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin E deficiency might be uncommon because it is estimated to affect only 0.1 percent of the population but that is still substantial when one does the maths.
  • There is another twist to the Vitamin E deficiency puzzle because it has been found that Vitamin C can affect the body’s ability to absorb Vitamin E.
  • Vitamin E boasts a lot of health benefits for people who take it in their diets including fighting off inflammation and reducing the risk of heart disease.

"Plus, even if clinically-definable deficiencies are uncommon, too many people are still missing out on the key health benefits of vitamin E because they get insufficient amounts of it in their diet."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/vitamin-e-health-benefits-2914.html

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Potassium and Pregnancy: Everything You Need to Know
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Date: May 02, 2019 12:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Potassium and Pregnancy: Everything You Need to Know





Potassium is vital to the most basic functions of your body, including muscle function and your cells’ ability to take in and release fluids and nutrients. During pregnancy, it becomes even more important by helping to reduce fluid retention and fight unpleasant symptoms like restless legs and cramped, uncomfortable muscles. A potassium deficiency, also known as hypokalemia, is usually the result of a rapid, major loss of fluids, and can product symptoms such as soreness, cramps, stiffness and spasms in the muscles, breathing and digestive problems and more.

Key Takeaways:

  • The vital nutrient, potassium regulates fluid and other minerals in the human body's cells.
  • Potassium also aids in the regulation of blood pressure, the contractors of muscles and the transmission of electric nerve impulses.
  • A severe lack of the mineral can lead to exhaustion, vomiting, nausea and constipation.

"Potassium helps reduce fluid retention, combats electrolyte imbalance, and eases restless leg syndrome and cramps, all of which are major causes of discomfort during pregnancy."

Read more: https://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/potassium-and-pregnancy-everything-you-need-to-know/

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Study shows lutein can boost heart health
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Date: March 27, 2019 02:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study shows lutein can boost heart health





Many people consume lutein, either as a supplement in in vegetables containing lutein, because it can provide protection from diseases of the eye. A recent study has shown that lutein can protect the heart as well. Researchers found some correlation between higher levels of lutein in the bloodstream and a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a medical term for a group of conditions including abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides. Lutein, a carotenoid, is found in dark, leafy green vegetables.

Key Takeaways:

  • Carrot and kale contain the carotenoid lutein that is useful for good eye health. But it has been shown that this compound is also good for the heart.
  • Lutein, a carotenoid, can both help protect the eyes and improve eye health, while reducing the risk of developing both cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
  • To carry out their study, the scientists first concentrated on current research on lutein. They gathered 4,377 studies that were narrowed down to 71 most relevant studies.

"Dr. Elizabeth Leermakers decided to look into “lutein’s positive effects against inflammation and oxidative stresses in the eyes,” and together with a team of researchers, she searched for links between the presence of lutein (or a lack of the carotenoid) and diseases caused by stressors like heart attack, metabolic syndrome, and stroke."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-27-lutein-can-boost-heart-health.html

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High levels of vitamin C can significantly lower your risk ofpremature death, researchers find
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Date: March 06, 2019 01:34 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: High levels of vitamin C can significantly lower your risk ofpremature death, researchers find





Exactly 473 men and 475 women have been studied in order to see if high levels of vitamin C can help lower the risk of facing a premature death. Although several people did meet an early demise due to heart disease and other common ailments, it was shown that the individuals who were in the top 25 percentile when it comes to their vitamin C levels had a much lower risk in reaching an early death.

Key Takeaways:

  • A 16-year study of almost 1000 Chinese men and women found that those with the highest Vitamin C plasma concentrations were less likely to have died of any cause during the study.
  • Vitamin C’s benefits probably result from its ability to suppress oxidative stress and the resulting inflammation.
  • Kiwis, papayas, chili peppers, red bell peppers, mangos, kale and pineapple are all rich sources of Vitamin C.

"Proper nutrition can be incredibly powerful when it comes to preventing disease and protecting your health, so take a look at your typical diet and try to find new ways to incorporate vitamin C-rich foods to give your longevity a boost."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-13-high-levels-of-vitamin-c-can-significantly-lower-your-risk-of-premature-death-researchers-find.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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Eating fried food just twice per week increases your chance of early death
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Date: August 17, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating fried food just twice per week increases your chance of early death





Eating fried food just twice per week increases your chance of early death

Nature News puts out an article on a possible link between routinely eating deep fried foods and premature deaths. One of the possible causes of an early death is acrylamide, which is present in some foods, one of which is deep fried potatoes. To cut down on risks, Nature News recommends cutting back on eating deep fried foods more than once a week(preferably even less often) and finding healthier substitutes. Substitutes could include vegetables or oven baked sweet potato fries.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fried food is full of a carcinogen known as acrylamide.
  • Black olives, cocoa, dark-crusted breads, and peanut butter are also high in acrylamide.
  • Kale chips, sweet potato fries, and crispy green beans are some healthier alternatives to French fries.

"To stay healthy and lower your risk of premature death, limit your intake of fried foods like French fries and potato chips."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-16-eating-fried-food-just-twice-per-week-increases-your-chance-of-early-death.html

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The Best Vitamins for Men
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Date: August 05, 2018 05:53 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Best Vitamins for Men





The Best Vitamins for Men

Many Western men suffer from at least one dietary deficiency, with significant consequences for their health. Vitamin deficiencies can negatively impact almost every system in your body, from your brain to your muscles to your sex drive. Vitamin D3 deficiency increases the risk of heart attack or stroke, and is especially common in indoorsy men or those from cold areas. Even though on paper most men get enough B12, several common medications can interfere its absorption and cause B12 deficiency symptoms like fatigue.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin D3 deficiency is especially common in men who spend a lot of time indoors or live in Northern climes, and can cause a variety of symptoms, including raised risk of stroke and heart attacks.
  • While many men get enough B12 in their diet, a variety of medications, including common heartburn medications, can prevent it from being absorbed properly.
  • Vitamins A, C, and E are water-soluble, antioxidants vitamins that fulfill a variety of critical purposes in the body and are found in foods like spinach and kale.

"Many people assume vitamin or mineral deficiencies are mostly a third-world problem in the 21st century, but in fact research tells us that even in developed nations, the best vitamins for men aren’t consumed enough."

Read more: https://draxe.com/best-vitamins-for-men/

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Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer
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Date: May 24, 2018 05:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer





Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer

New studies are showing that a specific form of hemp called KY-hemp is successful at slowing down the process of cell migration when it comes to ovarian cancer. KY-hemp is a form of hemp that is specifically grown and distributed from the state of Kentucky. Although hemp is a member of the cannabis family such as marijuana, it does not promote any psychoactive effects or cause any risk for developing a dependency on the drug.

Key Takeaways:

  • Unfortunately, experts have weighed in that the medical impact of hemp has not been studied in-depth.
  • Using KY-hemp has shown recently to reduce the cell migration rate of cancer cells.
  • KY-hemp has shown to reduce cell migration more than the mainstream drug Cisplatin, but it still needs more research.

"Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp's ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer."

Read more: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/eb2-hsp041318.php

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Help mitigate the toxic effects of traditional cancer treatments with diet: Soy, cruciferous vegetables associated with fewer side effects
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Date: January 04, 2018 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Help mitigate the toxic effects of traditional cancer treatments with diet: Soy, cruciferous vegetables associated with fewer side effects





Food may be a great way to help you fight cancer. A recent study has shown that eating more cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli and kale, as well as soy can help breast cancer survivors as well as menopause sufferers. The study found that the symptoms of both were decreased with a diet higher in these nutrients. Oddly they only found this with in Caucasians. Asian women were shown to have no effect from this diet, leading the researchers to have more questions about the exact pathway.

Key Takeaways:

  • A large study found a link between cruciferous vegetable and soy to fighting breast cancer
  • The study found that the effect was greater in caucasians over Asian women
  • The link is unclear and they need to do more studies to see why it is isn't as positive for all groups.

"Choosing organic soy products is the easiest way to avoid genetically modified soy."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-12-28-help-mitigate-the-toxic-effects-of-traditional-cancer-treatments-with-diet-soy-cruciferous.html

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6 Foods to Reduce Inflammation Caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Date: January 01, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Foods to Reduce Inflammation Caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis





Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, causing painful inflammation. There are several foods one can eat on a regular basis that can reduce inflammation. These foods make up what is typically called the Mediterranean-style diet. The foods are 3-4 ounces of fish a week (or doctor recommended fish oil supplements), 5 or more servings of colorful fruits and vegetables a day, 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil a day, 2 or more cups of beans a week, a handful of nuts and seeds a day, and 5 or more cups of green tea a day.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fish can fight infkammation due to its omega 3 fatty acid content
  • Bright colored veggies like cabbage and kale contain vitamin C and K, known to fight inflammation
  • Beans contain phytonutrients known to lower certain inflammatory compounds, such as CRP

"Following a Mediterranean-style diet can also help reduce inflammation to ease arthritis symptoms, lessen the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure and aid weight control or reduction, helping to curb joint pain."

Read more: http://observer.com/2017/12/6-foods-to-reduce-inflammation-and-pain-caused-by-rheumatoid-arthritis/

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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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5 Ways Hemp Can Benefit Your Health
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Date: December 28, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Ways Hemp Can Benefit Your Health





Hemp is starting to make its way back onto the shelf. No longer just a rope, oil or thought of as cannabis, it is now being ingested for its taste and health benefits. Hemp seeds are known to have high amounts of protein as well good fats for your diet. The fats, like essential fatty acids, help you in your diet and promote positive growth. They are also an amazing superfood, on par with kale for nutrients and ability to improve your body.

Key Takeaways:

  • People are starting to find out more about hemp that they can try. They are amazed at the benefits that hemp can have for their health.
  • A small sample of hemp can introduce new users to its advantages. Hemp is a great choice and the product has helped people in the past.
  • The hemp seed may be small, but it ends up being mighty too. Hemp is one of the best options that consumers want to try for themselves.

"Big things really do come in small packages - the idiomatic expression holds much value with this small but mighty seed."

Read more: https://www.womenshealth.com.au/health-benefits-of-hemp

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Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus, study finds
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Date: December 19, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus, study finds





Researchers have shown that lactic acid bacteria (LAB) may provide broad protection against influenza viruses. LAB are best known for their human gut floral maintenance, fermentative activity, and preservative capacity. LAB are widely used in food industry, such as in the preparation of fermented dairy products, pickling of vegetables, and baking. LAB have many health benefits, such as alleviation of diarrhea, stimulation of immune system, inhibition of infections, and prevention of certain diseases. So, LAB have been classified as probiotics. Previous studies have suggested that many LAB strains protect mice against influenza virus. The aim of the new study is to further explore the antiviral effect of LAB.

Key Takeaways:

  • The current seasonal vaccines are readily available but only work well when when vaccine strains and circulating influenza viruses are well matched.
  • The probiotics commonly used to regulate digestive issues can potentially offer protection agains Influenza A
  • After testing on mice in labs, they are beginning to feel confident that these probiotics can be offered in a nasal spray to humans.

"Our study provides evidence that heat-killed lactic acid bacteria could potentially be administered via a nasal spray as a prophylactic drug against non-specific influenza virus infections."

Read more: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/gsu-lab121317.php

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Forget superfoods! Expert reveals the ten super HERBS that can help relieve stress, improve ...
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Date: October 13, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Forget superfoods! Expert reveals the ten super HERBS that can help relieve stress, improve ...





There are many kinds of herbs out there and they help with many ailments. People have used them for millennia in teas and other forms. This talks about stress relief. It gives 10 of the best herbs for this. Stress is a huge problem so it helps to have something to relieve it. Many lives will be improved by this. These herbs ave other great benefits as well so should be part of a healthy diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Introduces a variety of super fruits that a normal person would not have knowledge of.
  • Provides price points so the customer can make see that they can afford these fruits
  • Uses covert marketing to capitalize on the fruits exotic allure to customers

"Most of us know the benefits of superfoods such as broccoli, kale and goji berries. But now, an expert has revealed how superherbs - such as holy basil, astragalus, and nettle leaves - can significantly improve our health."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4948922/Ten-super-HERBS-improve-health.html

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Cleanse Your Liver and Burn Fat Overnight With This Amazing Detox Drink
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Date: September 22, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cleanse Your Liver and Burn Fat Overnight With This Amazing Detox Drink





You can cleanse your liver and burn fat overnight with one amazing detox drink. Our liver does so many things that are essential to our bodies like purifying your blood. But, our eating habits can cause the liver to perform at a lower capacity. Thankfully, there is one drink that will naturally detox your liver. There are many ingredients that go into the drink like two apples and ginger. You will need water as well and Kale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNAE86aCZT4&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Poor eating habits and environmental toxins can inhibit the liver from performing correctly.
  • This natural detox drink can help you loose weight and cleanse your liver.
  • Drink this every morning for 30 days and avoid fatty foods and excess alcohol.

"Our liver performs several functions that are fundamental to our bodies... So it's increasingly important to adopt a detoxification plan that aids your body in eliminating all of the residue that alter its main functions."

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Top 10 Calcium Rich Foods (Dairy Free) | Natural Cures
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Date: August 25, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 10 Calcium Rich Foods (Dairy Free) | Natural Cures





Calcium is a vital ingredient that we must consume to maintain proper bone and teeth health, among other things. Calcium isn’t just important for growing kids, either. In fact, it might even be more important for adults, as bone tissue begins to deteriorate as we grow into old age. Calcium helps to fight off diseases like osteoporosis, which make bones brittle and fragile. Luckily, calcium is found in a number of places besides just dairy milk, so people who are dairy-free do not need to worry. Some alternative options to milk include almonds, Kale, oranges, white beans, and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOqpY6bl7T4&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Calcium is vital to maintaining healthy teeth, bones, muscles, blood coagulation and the nervous system which is why it is important to track our consuption, especially after the age of 40
  • Though dairy products are the first thing we think of when trying to consume calcium & prevent osteoporosis, keep in mind that there are MANY other food options that are rich in calcium besides dairy
  • A variety of fruits, leafy vegetables, legumes (beans), seeds and even sardines can provide the necessary amounts of calcium, while making sure that you balance your diet with magnesium

"There are several plants that can provide the necessary amount of calcium that our bodies need."

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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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Are You Magnesium Deficient? How to Know & What to Do About It | Natural Cures
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Date: August 11, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Are You Magnesium Deficient? How to Know & What to Do About It | Natural Cures





You may have magnesium deficiency if you are stressed or having difficulty sleeping. You can also feel muscle stiffness and stress as a result of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium performs many bodily functions including relaxing muscles in the body. Lack of magnesium can lead to many troubling problems including irritability, insomnia and migraine to name just a few. If you feel you are lacking in magnesium the best way to combat the deficiency is to take supplements. You can also make diet changes, including eating foods rich in magnesium such as corn, rice, dates, Kale or tofu, among others. Magensium glycenate, magnesium chloride or magnesium sulfate are some of the more effective magnesium supplements. Always speak with your doctor before taking supplements.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eze7ria2Gy0&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • The proper dosage of magnesium for an adult female is between 310mg and 320mg daily.
  • When a person is suffering from a Magnesium deficiency they might be more irritable than normal, have a higher level of anxiety, or have difficulty staying asleep.
  • For people who do not want to take a supplement but instead want to reduce losing the magnesium their body natural produces, they can reduce their salt sugar and coffee intake.

"Before you ask your doctor for something to help you sleep, try adding magnesium to your diet."

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Lutein, found in leafy greens, may counter cognitive aging
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Date: July 31, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lutein, found in leafy greens, may counter cognitive aging





A website that reports on science news has an article summarizing a scientific study about lutein. This is a substance found in leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale. A university study was conducted on subjects in the age 25 to 45 range. The study found that those subjects who had higher levels of lutein were neurologically closer to younger people. The article cited its source and included a link to the study. A photo of an avocado smoothie is included.

Key Takeaways:

  • Spinach and kale can keep you both physically and mentally fit.
  • Lute in, found in green leafy vegetables , is important to get from food sources because it's not naturally found in the body.
  • This study proved lute in helped attention function in older adults but more studies are necessary to assess memory and learning.

"The study, which included 60 adults aged 25 to 45, found that middle-aged participants with higher levels of lutein -- a nutrient found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, as well as avocados and eggs -- had neural responses that were more on par with younger individuals than with their peers."

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170725122004.htm

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Cannabis vs. Kale: Which is Better For You?
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Date: June 15, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cannabis vs. Kale: Which is Better For You?





Cannabis and kale are both officially super foods but they have different properties which begs the question, which one is healthier? Kale is pack with nutrient vitamins and minerals. Cannabis can be eaten as a vegetable, it has cancer fighting properties as well as anti-inflammatory compounds. When comparing the two, cannabis is richer in nutrients, including protein and has more beneficial properties than those found in eating kale. When compared head to head, cannabis wins.

Read more: Cannabis vs. Kale: Which is Better For You?

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CBD oil helps autistic boy speak again
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Date: April 30, 2017 02:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD oil helps autistic boy speak again





A Puerto Rican family has successfully treated their son's severe autism with the help of CBD oil derived from hemp. Kalel Santiago, the boy in question, survived cancer in his infancy, but as he grew his parents noticed symptoms of autism. An official diagnosis wasn't far behind. However, with the help of CBD oil, Kalel's symptoms have improved, and he's even begun to speak full sentences at school when he was previously silent. Despite the abundance of anecdotal evidence surrounding the benefits of CBD oil, scientists aren't evaluating its potential.

Read more: CBD oil helps autistic boy speak again

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Air pollution may directly cause those year-round runny noses, according to a mouse study Johns ...
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Date: April 27, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Air pollution may directly cause those year-round runny noses, according to a mouse study Johns ...





Are you one of those who always seems to have a runny nose? There are kids who go around like this a lot as well. You may be wondering what causes it. You probably think it's a cold or some sort of sinus infection that needs medications but you could be wrong about. This can also be caused by air pollution according to recent studies. Air pollution causes many problems and this is just another one.

Read more: Air pollution may directly cause those year-round runny noses, according to a mouse study Johns ...

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Take This Vitamin to Repel Mosquitoes All Summer Long
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Date: April 17, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Take This Vitamin to Repel Mosquitoes All Summer Long





Summer is a time when mosquitos are at their worst. Many people can deal with mosquitos by using repellent, but others are worried about the DEET and dislike smelling like the spray. For the latter, Vitamin B1 could be a solution. Vitamin B1 can change the way a person smells to mosquitos and makes the person unappealing to bite. However, the Vitamin B1 does not change a person's smell to other humans. The research is not definitive, but Vitamin B1 causes no adverse effects so it could be worth a try if you want to avoid repellent this summer.

Key Takeaways:

  • -Vitamin B1 (also known as thiamine) is an essential vitamin your body needs. It can be found in foods such as yeast, oatmeal, brown rice, asparagus, kale, liver and eggs and is important in fighting
  • -As one of the water-soluble vitamins, any excess that your body doesn’t use gets flushed out when you urinate, so there’s no need to worry about taking too much.
  • -It doesn’t, however, change the way you smell to other humans, so don’t worry about smelling like old bread around your friends.

"But, if you’re like me at all and you not only want to stop smelling like the burnt remains of a chemical plant after using repellent, but also are scared of the adverse effects of DEET in sprays and are more prone to getting bit (seriously though, mosquitoes seemed to love me and only me at parties), then taking Vitamin B1 could be your saving grace."

Read more: http://www.healthnutnews.com/take-vitamin-repel-mosquitoes-summer-long-2/

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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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Yeast brew trouble for inflammatory bowel disorders
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Date: March 19, 2017 06:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Yeast brew trouble for inflammatory bowel disorders





Yeast living in the intestines may worsen symptoms of Crohn's disease, reports a new study. If the fungus is stopped from causing problems in the intestines, patients could also feel relief from inflammatory bowel disorders. Anti-inflammatory medications are often used to treat IBDs, but it turns out that many patients with IBDs have an immune response to yeast. A study on mice found that high levels of yeast caused them to produce excess uric acid, and that their bowel disease could then be treated with medication to reduce the uric acid. The researchers are confident these results could be used on humans as well.

Read more: Yeast brew trouble for inflammatory bowel disorders

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Dairy and vitamin D supplements protect against bone loss
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Date: March 14, 2017 01:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Dairy and vitamin D supplements protect against bone loss





Everyone has probably heard the old adage that drinking milk is good for the bones, and a research team from two top universities have concluded that there is truth to this. These researchers have discovered that dairy foods like milk, yogurt and cheese can lead to higher bone density in the spine and can help prevent bone loss in the hips for older adults who supplement with vitamin D. Read on for more details about this study.

Key Takeaways:

  • "Dairy intake is protective against bone loss in older vitamin D supplement
  • dairy foods such as milk, yogurt, and cheese are associated with higher bone mineral density in the spine and are protective against bone loss in the hip
  • Furthermore, this study clarified that the association of dairy foods with bone density is dependent on adequate vitamin D intake.

"Researchers have found that vitamin D stimulates calcium absorption, which is beneficial for building bones and preventing bone loss overtime."

Read more: https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eurekalert.org%2Fpub_releases%2F2017-03%2Fhsif-dav022217.php&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFmZmViMTExOGM5Mzg5YTQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFAdB9DrG2iXdL-lP9jB_SPnfKvQw

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Researchers identify how inflammation spreads through the brain after injury
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Date: March 09, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Researchers identify how inflammation spreads through the brain after injury





Researchers have identified a new mechanism by which inflammation can spread throughout the brain after injury. This mechanism may explain the widespread and long-lasting inflammation that occurs after traumatic brain injury, and may play a role in other neurodegenerative diseases. This new understanding has the potential to transform how brain inflammation is understood, and, ultimately, how it is treated.

Key Takeaways:

  • The researchers showed that micro-particles derived from brain inflammatory cells are markedly increased in both the brain and the blood following experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • Research has found that neuroinflammation often goes on for years after TBI, causing chronic brain damage. The researchers say that the micro-particles may play a key role in this process.
  • The researchers studied mice, and found that in animals who had a traumatic brain injury, levels of micro-particles in the blood were much higher. Because each kind of cell in the body has a distinct fingerprint, the researchers could track exactly where the micro-particles came from.

"This new understanding has the potential to transform how brain inflammation is understood, and, ultimately, how it is treated."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.eureKalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/uoms-rih030717.php&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFO4Bw39e0n9xh_7bF6J7Qo8BXSXA

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Top 10 Superfoods For Good Digestive Health
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Date: February 18, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 10 Superfoods For Good Digestive Health





There is a list of super foods for good digestive health. It is clear that not all foods can be great for health and some are better than others. Among the super foods are those that have the highest nutrition per calorie, which are the green leaves. Kale, avocado and blueberries comprise this list. Blueberries have the finest natural antioxidants contained within them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Health-conscious people like us are curious to know which foods are best for health and wellness.
  • It is obvious that all foods can't be equally good for health. Among the numerous types of foods available to us, a few of the commonly used foods are truly outstanding as they are extremely beneficial to health in multiple ways.
  • In the recent times, many of the diet experts have begun to classify certain foods as "superfoods". Interestingly, there are no standardized rules to find which foods are superior foods.

"Superfoods are nutrient livewires that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, nutrients, and minerals."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.itechpost.com/articles/77776/20170126/10-top-superfoods-for-good-digestive-health.htm&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmY4MTYyZmQ1NTMyNTY3NGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNE8Z0X8zsgiA8NAD6a12A1Wx3shgg

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Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma
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Date: February 11, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Evidence points to fish oil to fight asthma





Based on evidence, it turns out that fish oil can help fight asthma. The omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil can help to fight asthma. This is what a lot of scientists at universities are saying. There was a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in December of 2016 that showed pregnant women, who ate fish, or took fish oil supplements had a lower risk of having kids with asthma.

Key Takeaways:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids have myriad health benefits, and high quality supplements may be beneficial
  • Asthma patients who took omega-3 supplements experienced a reduction in the antibodies that cause asthma, but the supplements were not as effective in those on corticosteroids
  • Steroids may interfere with omega-3 fatty acids' effects on asthma symptoms, and over time may reduce the body's ability to combat asthma on its own

"Steroids are usually a very effective treatment for asthma."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.eureKalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uorm-ept020817.php&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGc4wMF_coUgo5ixqwPwmgo33WhzQ

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Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods
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Date: February 03, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods





If you have chronic inflammation from leading an unhealthy lifestyle adopting an anti-inflammatory diet can help. New research is suggesting that regularly eating vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains, could boost bone health and prevent fractures in women. Foods that fight this inflammation include green leafy vegetables - such as spinach, Kale, and collards - nuts, fatty fish, olive oil, fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges.

Key Takeaways:

  • Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet is can help counter some of the chronic inflammation that results from leading an unhealthy lifestyle.
  • New research suggests that regularly eating vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains, could boost bone health and prevent fractures in women.
  • The results showed women with healthier diets did not lose bone as quickly as those with high-inflammation diets, and this is important because after menopause women see a drastic loss in bone density that contributes to fractures.

"It's a natural part of healing, but chronic inflammation could have a negative impact on your body and your health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//zeenews.india.com/health/bone-health-heres-why-you-should-be-eating-anti-inflammatory-foods-1971059&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH_OWh1ob9EAX2AN_vJ4pzq0062ww

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Five healthy foods to add to your diet in 2017
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Date: January 05, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Five healthy foods to add to your diet in 2017





As the new year is approaching, everyone is looking for new foods to include in their diet that will make them healthier. This list of healthy foods strays from the typical green tea, Kale, and apples routine. Instead the recommended superfoods include blueberries, nuts, pasta, soybeans, and lentils, all of which are an easy addition to a New Year’s diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Most of us make New Years resolutions to eat more broccoli, Kale and apples, even if we don’t.
  • However nutritionists have advised that we eat more nuts, soybeans, pasta, lentils, and blueberries in 2017.
  • Read on to learn about the important health benefits of these five foods and how you can easily include them in your diet.

"Good things in nuts include high-quality vegetable protein, minerals, dietary fiber, magnesium, polyunsaturated fats, vitamin E, antioxidants and bio-active compounds, the National Center for Biotechnical Information reports."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2016/12/27/Five-healthy-foods-to-eat-more-of-in-2017/stories/201612270003&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHTUVuLcXfWC_qBsIFijtof1QNhMw

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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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Reverse osteoporosis naturally for strong and healthy bones
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Date: December 10, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Reverse osteoporosis naturally for strong and healthy bones





Want to know how to keep your bones healthy and avoid osteoporosis? You should! There are three lifestyle changes you can make to avoid and even reverse osteoporosis naturally: eat foods that support your bones, use specific natural remedies, avoid these common things, and exercise. It's never too late to begin protecting your bones!

Key Takeaways:

  • Bones, like the rest of our body parts, are living material. They’re in a constant state of remodeling, breaking down and building up.
  • We know that for women, post-menopause, estrogen levels take a nosedive and bone loss speeds up. Estrogen plays a role in laying down healthy new bone in the body.
  • Foods good for your bones are broccoli, leafy green vegetables (can you ever get enough Kale?), tofu, almonds, beans, and sesame seeds.

"Dairy, like cheese and ice cream in particular, is acidic, whereas your body is better off with food with a more alkaline pH. When you eat a lot of dairy, your body pulls calcium from your bones to try to neutralize the acidity."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.belmarrahealth.com/reverse-osteoporosis-naturally-strong-healthy-bones/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEtkCfVoHtYAg07PQUzJTzimkw9yQ

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Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth
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Date: December 09, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth





For healthy hair growth, be sure you are getting enough vitamin C, B vitamins such as Biotin (also known as Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H) and Niacin (Vitamin B3). Foods such as sweet red peppers, guavas and dark green leafy Kale contain very high amounts of Vitamin C. Foods such as the dark leafy green Swiss chard, carrots, and nuts including almonds and walnuts, are all naturally high in Vitamin B7. Niacin (Vitamin B3) is found in fish such as tuna and salmon, poultry (chicken and turkey), roasted peanuts and mushrooms.

Key Takeaways:

  • Without enough vitamin B-12, your energy levels will suffer; bone health can be negatively affected if calcium levels are inadequate; your immune system can’t be strong without adequate selenium.
  • Adequate vitamin D is important for preventing hair loss, especially in women. In one study, females who experienced female pattern hair loss also had low levels of vitamin D.
  • Vitamin A deficiency accompanies a host of serious health consequences. Though rare, this deficiency also leads to dry hair, which is one of the first indications that you’re not getting enough vitamin A.

"Everything your body does is fueled by nutrition. Without enough vitamin B-12, your energy levels will suffer; bone health can be negatively affected if calcium levels are inadequate;"



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/vitamins-and-minerals-for-hair-growth/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNECAY0zWZlweISCkmjxM5boPCTk6w

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Scientists explore how nutrition may feed mental health
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Date: December 01, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Scientists explore how nutrition may feed mental health





Most people know that fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients are much healthier than overly processed foods. They also know that exercise helps keep their bodies in balance. However, a lot of people don’t know just how important these things really are to our bodies. With a large surge in the number of people who suffer from depression and other mental illnesses, it has never been more important to balance our diets and exercise. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats keep our bodies fueled and our cognitive functions sharp. So, put away the fatty junk food and go for a walk.

Key Takeaways:

  • Good nutrition has long been viewed as a cornerstone of physical health, but research is increasingly showing diet's effect on mental health, as well.
  • Decades of research have shown the importance of proper nutrition in preventing and treating the ill effects of inflammation and stress, physiological processes that are intimately linked with mental health.
  • The article highlights the importance of examining the combined effects of nutritional and other lifestyle factors on mental health outcomes.

"Decades of research have shown the importance of proper nutrition in preventing and treating the ill effects of inflammation and stress, physiological processes that are intimately linked with mental health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.eureKalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/afps-seh111616.php&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY3NzEzYzg1MjE0ZjUwYzU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEwV8zqYGWpa3E12UGMTe1VhrEmFA

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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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Anemia Causes, Prevention And Supplements.
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Date: August 07, 2014 05:22 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Anemia Causes, Prevention And Supplements.

foord for anemiaWhat is an anemia?

Anemia is the most widely recognized issue of the blood. It is a condition in which the blood is: inadequate in red platelets or lacking in hemoglobin. Both of these conditions can result in an absence of oxygen to be conveyed to all parts of the body. Bringing about symptoms, for example, weakness, frosty hands, loss of voracity, whiteness and shortcoming. Below are illustration of causes of anemia, prevention measures and iron supplements that can help.

Causes of anemia

Causes include loss blood, unreasonable destruction of red platelets or inadequate creation of red platelets.

Insufficient creation of red platelets is the most widely recognized class of pallor, and poor sustenance is the most well-known reason. The most successive sorts of supplement inadequate sickness are those identified with an insufficiency of iron, folic corrosive (vitamin B9), copper or vitamin B12.

Iron insufficiency pallor is frequently seen in babies more youthful than two years of age, adolescent young ladies, pregnant ladies and the elderly. This kind of weakness incorporate elements connected with poor dietary admission of iron, an expanded requirement for iron, diminished iron assimilation, blood misfortune or a consolidation of these circumstances.

Folic corrosive is the most as often as possible discovered vitamin lack on earth. The gatherings of individuals well on the way to have folic corrosive insufficiency are dipsomaniacs, individuals with mal-ingestion conditions or perpetual loose bowels and pregnant ladies. A folic corrosive insufficiency can likewise cause despondency, the runs and a swollen, red tongue.

Copper inadequacy is exceptional, be that as it may, it can happen in individuals who take a zinc supplement without expanding their copper admission in light of the fact that zinc can meddle with copper ingestion.

anemia symptomsHow to prevent anemia?

To avoid you have to consume overall adjusted dinners including iron rich nourishment. In the event that you have weakness, keep away from refreshments and sustenance holding juice, it meddles with the body's capacity to ingest iron. Maintain a strategic distance from tannins, they additionally hinder iron ingestion and nourishment high in oxalic acids; which incorporate almonds, asparagus, beans, beets, cashews, chocolate, Kale and rhubarb.

While most instances of pallor are created by straightforward nourishment lacks, it can additionally be an indication of a more genuine restorative issue. The best way to get a clear judgment of sickness is to get a blood test. In the event that you think you have iron deficiency, don't start a supplement program until you have a finding from your doctor.

Supplements

Iron - helps avert iron insufficiency weakness. Take 30 milligrams fumarate, gluconate or succinate press twice a day between dinners. In the event that this reasons stomach trouble, switch to 30 milligrams with suppers three times each day.

Folic corrosive (vitamin B9) - aides anticipate iron deficiency brought about by folic corrosive inadequacy. Take 800 to 1,200 micrograms three times every day.

Vitamin B12 - aides anticipate vitamin B12 inadequacy pallor. Take 2,000 micrograms sublingual (set under the tongue) three times every day for 30 days, then 1,000 micrograms methylcobalamin (the dynamic type of B12) once a day, in addition to folic corrosive.

Vitamin C - helps the body assimilate iron. Studies have demonstrated that you can almost twofold your ingestion of iron from plant sources by devouring vitamin C with the iron. Take 1,000 milligrams 3 times each day with dinners.

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic corrosive) - assists with the creation of red platelets. Take 100 milligrams every day.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) - assists with the creation of red platelets. Take 50 milligrams 3 times each day.

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Vitamin A -- Where It Comes from and What It Does.
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Date: March 22, 2014 08:50 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin A -- Where It Comes from and What It Does.

beta caroteneVitamin A

Vitamin A helps battle off contamination. It likewise serves to keep your skin smooth and supple. You can get a great deal of vitamin A from your sustenance - with liver meats being the best source. A few vegetables - carrots, broccoli leaves (the leaves, not the stems), sweet potatoes and Kale, run a far off second, alongside spread.

Dietary vitamin A hails from two sorts of sustenance:

* Animal sustenance sources give "dynamic" manifestations of vitamin A - the form can use the vitamin promptly. They are called 'retinoid'. Retinoid are frequently utilized within skin creams and dermatological pharmaceuticals, as vitamin A is well known for its skin revival properties.

* Plants give carotenoids (to illustration beta-carotene). Carotenoids are changed over by the constitution into vitamin A. Beta-carotene is the most widely recognized of the carotenoids. A brilliantly colored intensifies; this is the thing that gives carrots and sweet potatoes their orange shade.

"Collaboration" is the point at which two or more substances join to make an impact more terrific than either could perform on its own. All supplements in the constitution have a synergistic impact, and vitamin A is no special case. Assuming that you as of recently have an iron inadequacy that brings about frailty - insufficient oxygen-transporting red platelets that abandons you ceaselessly tired a vitamin A insufficiency too will exacerbate it. Iron and vitamin A supplements taken together for frailty are more viable than either of these taken separately. When you don't have enough zinc in your eating methodology, the figure has a harder time proficiently utilizing vitamin A.

The main sign of a vitamin A inadequacy is debilitated vision especially 'night blindness the powerlessness to see well in faint light. Vitamin An is utilized to structure the shades required in the retina for vision, and without enough A, your eyes can't do their employment. Keep in mind when your mother used to let you know to consume carrots so you could see well? There's truth in that old home cure.

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Is BetaCarotene A Better Form Of Vitamin A?
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Date: January 02, 2014 09:32 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is BetaCarotene A Better Form Of Vitamin A?

Beta carotene:

There are basically two kinds of vitamin A . Experts say that Retinol is a body fat soluble vitamin discovered mostly in liver, egg yolks, as well as the fats element of dairy products . Retinol vitamin A is furthermore referred to as pre-formed which is utilized instantly by the system rather than the provitamin vitamin A, also referred to as beta-carotene, that is transformed inside the body into Vitamin A . Experts also described this form as the water-soluble pro vitamin, beta-carotene, originating from plants. Beta carotene, in almost any serving, is not related to birth defects. Fruits for example carrots, tomatoes, Kale and also spinach are pretty decent options for this vitamin.

Advantages:

Vitamin A palmitate is produced in synthetic kind for usage in cosmetics to deal with skin conditions as well as acne as well as wrinkles. Other employs for vitamin A palmitate incorporate treatment of eye issues for example Bitot’s spot, dry vision as well as retinitis pigmentosa.

Disadvantages:

Nutritional vitamin A signed up to palmitic acid. Vitamin A palmitate is the type accustomed to improve foods as well as pores and skin moisturizers.Vitamin A in their organic kind of retinol is a common ingredient in topical ointments promoted as wrinkle reducers or even acne medications. In higher doses taken by mouth, it brings about dry, itchy or even peeling skin on the lip area and palms. Yellow-orange smears might sound on the soles of the legs, palms of the hands or perhaps on the skin around the nose and lips. Hair loss is also a side effect of taking poisonous levels of total vitamin A. So, it won't be recommended to use ones over the others.

It has also some additional disadvantages:

  1. Body Pain
  2. General Malaise
  3. Stomach Effects
  4. Birth Defects etc

So,it can be said that whether it is Vitamin A or Beta carotene, both are effective for human being.

Reference:

  1. //www.livestrong.com/article/242429-vitamin-a-palmitate-side-effects/
  2. //www.livestrong.com/article/468186-what-is-vitamin-a-palmitate/

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Is BetaCarotene A Better Form Of Vitamin A?
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Date: January 02, 2014 09:32 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is BetaCarotene A Better Form Of Vitamin A?

Beta carotene:

beta carotene foodsThere are basically two kinds of vitamin A . Experts say that Retinol is a body fat soluble vitamin discovered mostly in liver, egg yolks, as well as the fats element of dairy products . Retinol vitamin A is furthermore referred to as pre-formed which is utilized instantly by the system rather than the provitamin vitamin A, also referred to as beta-carotene, that is transformed inside the body into Vitamin A . Experts also described this form as the water-soluble pro vitamin, beta-carotene, originating from plants. Beta carotene, in almost any serving, is not related to birth defects. Fruits for example carrots, tomatoes, Kale and also spinach are pretty decent options for this vitamin.

Advantages:

Vitamin A palmitate is produced in synthetic kind for usage in cosmetics to deal with skin conditions as well as acne as well as wrinkles. Other employs for vitamin A palmitate incorporate treatment of eye issues for example Bitot’s spot, dry vision as well as retinitis pigmentosa.

Disadvantages:

Nutritional vitamin A signed up to palmitic acid. Vitamin A palmitate is the type accustomed to improve foods as well as pores and skin moisturizers.Vitamin A in their organic kind of retinol is a common ingredient in topical ointments promoted as wrinkle reducers or even acne medications. In higher doses taken by mouth, it brings about dry, itchy or even peeling skin on the lip area and palms. Yellow-orange smears might sound on the soles of the legs, palms of the hands or perhaps on the skin around the nose and lips. Hair loss is also a side effect of taking poisonous levels of total vitamin A. So, it won't be recommended to use ones over the others.

It has also some additional disadvantages:

  1. Body Pain
  2. General Malaise
  3. Stomach Effects
  4. Birth Defects etc

So,it can be said that whether it is Vitamin A or Beta carotene, both are effective for human being.

Reference:

  1. //www.livestrong.com/article/242429-vitamin-a-palmitate-side-effects/
  2. https://www.prenatalliquidvitamin.com
  3. //www.livestrong.com/article/468186-what-is-vitamin-a-palmitate/

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All that you may need to know about antioxidants
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Date: November 05, 2013 10:00 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: All that you may need to know about antioxidants

 antioxidant foodsAll that you may need to know about antioxidants

Oxidants are elements whose main role is to protect your cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals, on their part, are molecules that may be produced by the body when it breaks down food. These molecules may also be produced when your body is exposed to environmental factors like tobacco smoking and radiation. It is worth noting that free radicals have the ability of wrecking damage to cells and causing such diseases as cancers and heart complications. Over the years, studies have consistently revealed that diets high in antioxidants are essential in preventing diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular diseases.

Main Source of Antioxidant

The main source of antioxidants is fruits and vegetables. Amazingly, all foods rich in antioxidants are high in fiber, low fat, and are also excellent sources of important vitamins and minerals. It is also important to add that fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants have bright colors, including purple, yellow, red and orange.

Type of Antioxidant

The five main types of antioxidants are beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, Zinc, and selenium. Others are lucopene and lutein. Beta-carotene (and other carotenoids), can be derived from a long list of fruits and vegetables. Some of these are asparagus, apricot, broccoli, water melon, sweet potato, Kale, mango, turnip and peaches.

Vitamin C, as a major and critical antioxidant, can be obtained from kiwi, broccoli, honeydew, Kale, orange, papaya, nectarines, strawberries, and snow peas among others.

Vitamin E, another major vitamin antioxidant, can be derived from spinach, red peppers, sunflower seeds, papaya, pumpkin and carrots among others.

Zinc and selenium are other antioxidants that are essential in maintaining overall body health and boosting the immune system. Common sources of zinc include red meat, poultry, oysters, dairy products, and whole grain foods. Selenium, on the other hand, can be obtained from foods such as tuna, nuts, whole grains, and beef.

Fact About Antioxidant

The most important fact to realize is that popular sources of antioxidants are fruits and vegetables. Where possible, these foods should be eaten raw or steamed. Boiling will do more harm than good.

References:

  1. //www.webmd.com/food-recipes/antioxidants-your-immune-system-super-foods-optimal-health

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LUTEIN
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Date: October 22, 2013 11:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: LUTEIN

LUTEINluteinfruit

Lutein is referred to as an antioxidant carotenoid which is simply a pigmented nutrient that is. How does Lutein helps the eyes. Lutein is responsible for the yellow colours found in fruits and vegetables. It is present in high quantities in leafy green vegetables such as Kale, spinach, corn, orange juice, grapes, broccoli and yellow carrots and is dark in colour. Lutein is obtained by animals either directly or indirectly from plants and employed by them as an antioxidant and also for absorption of blue light. Each and every individual was born with a certain amount of lutein in your eye but it is not produced in the body.

Where is lutein found in the body

The region of the retina responsible for central vision is called the macula. This area is sensitive to blue light and upon exposure to too much light can cause damage to the eyes. Lutein helps to protect this damage by filtering blue light before it can cause damage to the macula.

Also it is evident that lutein in food protects against cataracts as well as macular degeneration that are the common eye disorders. Lutein together with another carotenoid called zeaxanthin form the yellow pigment found in the retina and absorbs blue light that is a harmful component of the sunlight. Lutein is also may help protect carotid arteries found on the neck from clogging which is an indication of atherosclerosis that is a disease that leads to heart attacks.

Conclusion

If you do not eat properly, the amount of lutein in the eyes may deplete as you age. Your body doesn’t make lutein therefore it is recommended that you replace this through eating fruits and vegetables that are good sources of lutein. You can also get zeaxanthin in oranges, orange bell peppers, honeydew melon and also corn. Lutein and zeaxanthin works together and can also be found in egg yolks. Therefore to maintain that good vision always eat lots of fruits and vegetables and they will boost your vision.

References:

//www.bausch.com/en/reference/lutein for eyes/

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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 Indoles?
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Date: January 03, 2013 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are Indoles?

Indoles? What are these?

These are natural substances found in cruciferous vegetables when crushed or during cooking. Also referred to as indole-3-carbinol. Cruciferous vegetables include Kales, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. These plants contain a high level of glucosinolate glucobrassicin when broken down which is the main source of this substance. Indole is becoming increasingly popular since it is a powerful antioxidant and has been proved to help in relieving a number of ailments.

Benefits Of Indoles:

Some of the benefits of indole-3-carbinol is that is supports the liver's detoxification process which in extension assist the colon work effectively. Liver detoxification help in filtering out the unwanted impurities from our bodies and also when used as a colon supplement, help colon work properly to eliminate waste material from our bodies. Studies have shown that this supplement (I3C) is successive in treating a prostate cancer tumor and also preventing them in the first place.

Estrogen enhanced cancerous cells in the breast, cervix and endometrial can also be prevented if used as a dietary supplement. It works by altering estrogen metabolism and cellular activities. Especially for women, indoles are beneficial since it aids in the treatment of endometriosis which is a condition where the endometrial tissue form outside the uterus. This condition causes problems such as irregular periods, lower fertility and pelvic pain.

Powerful Antioxidant:

As a powerful antioxidant, indoles help in preventing cellular damage due to free radicals and maintains the hormonal balance of the body in both men and women. Studies have also proved that it helps reduce incidences of muscle soreness due to overexertion and menopausal symptoms, breast tenderness and cramping. Indoles have been known to cause no side effects to most people when used the same amounts as found in the diet hence is safe. It however causes skin rashes and an increase in liver enzymes in some people when not used appropriately.

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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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What Is Glutathione Good For?
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Date: April 14, 2012 08:03 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is Glutathione Good For?

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione (GSH)is a tripeptide derived from non-proteinaceous amino acids. Contains apeptide bond between the group unusual amino of the cysteine group and the carboxylside chain of glutamate. Glutathione, an antioxidant, helps protect cells from reactive species of oxygen such as free radicals and peroxides. Glutathione is nucleophilic at sulfuracceptors and conjugated electrophilic attack poisonous. Groups thiolare maintained in a reduced state to a concentration of about ~ 5 mM in animal cells. Indeed, glutathione reduces any link disulfideformed with in proteins cytoplasmic cysteines by acting as a donor of electrons.In the process, glutathione is converted to its oxidized form glutathione disulfide (GSSG). Glutathione is found almost exclusively in its reduced form, since the enzyme that turns its oxidized form, glutathione reductase,is constitutively active and inducible to oxidative stress.In fact, the ratio of reduced glutathione to oxidized glutathione in cells is often used scientifically as a measure of cellular toxicity. H2O2+ GSSG + 2 ------- 2GSH H2O.

Advantages of the Glutathione

Before discussing the benefits of L-Glutathione, let's first talk a little about the nutrient. Glutathione is an antioxidant enzyme dominant which is soluble in water.It is absorbed mainly in the liver.It helps fight against free radical damage.The free radical damage is harmful relatives. Glutathione is involved in a variety of other functions in the body.

The function of Glutathione - Benefits of Glutathione

Glutathione works in DNA synthesis and repair, protein and prostaglandin synthesis, and amino acid transport.It helps in the metabolism of carcinogens and toxins.Immune system is improved through the use of Glutathione, and contributes to the prevention of cellular oxidative damage, and activation of enzymes. Glutathione also helps and maintains the functions of other antioxidants.

Glutathione deficiency

There is the possibility of a deficiency of glutathione. It usually occurs during aging.For example, it is seen in macular degeneration related to age, diabetes, and lung and gastrointestinal diseases. It may be the cause of pre-eclampsia, Parkinson's, AIDS and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Where to get Glutathione

Some sources of glutathione include fruits such as tomatoes, watermelon, grapefruit, oranges, peaches and cantaloupe.It is found in vegetables such as avocados, potatoes, spinach, okra, acorn squash, and asparagus.It is found in most meats as well. Other sources of vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, Kale, parsley, and not only provide GSH - glutathione peroxidase, but it also stimulates the body to make more BA.Since cooking destroys much of glutathione, you will get more to eat raw or steamed vegetables for the best benefits of Glutathione.

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