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How to Support a Healthy Immune System? Darrell Miller 5/21/22
The super powers of the schizandra berry Darrell Miller 6/29/18
Abundant Health Benefits of Vitamin C Darrell Miller 8/5/17
Top 3 Skin Care Secrets || How to Use Baking Soda To Whiten Skin Darrell Miller 8/1/17
3 wonder ways to brighten your teeth Darrell Miller 7/12/17
Seven health benefits of strawberries Darrell Miller 6/14/17
Strawberries contain powerful anti-cancer medicines and have now been scientifically shown to prevent breast cancer Darrell Miller 5/29/17
This often forgotten berry has some amazing health benefits Darrell Miller 4/2/17
Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods Darrell Miller 2/3/17
Health: Top 7 fruits rich in vitamin C Darrell Miller 1/21/17
Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C Darrell Miller 1/20/17
4 foods that can help you to improve your arthritis symptoms Darrell Miller 1/4/17
10 Vitamins for Women Body Functioning Darrell Miller 12/21/16
The Benefits of Vitamin C Related to Skin, Nutrition & Health Darrell Miller 12/5/16
Here's How the Food Lobby Affects What We Eat Darrell Miller 11/26/16
All that you may need to know about antioxidants Darrell Miller 11/5/13
The Role of Vitamin C in Boosting Immunity in Children Darrell Miller 12/21/12
The Benefits of Phytoestrogen for Hot Flashes Darrell Miller 4/16/12
How Does Lycopene Help Improve Prostate Health? Darrell Miller 8/18/11
Very Berry - Antioxidants Darrell Miller 12/1/08




How to Support a Healthy Immune System?
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Date: May 21, 2022 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to Support a Healthy Immune System?

It's no secret that a strong immune system is key to keeping you healthy. A robust defense against invading viruses and bacteria can help you stay well all year long, and even support healthy aging. But what are the best ways to support your immune system? Here we will discuss four simple tips that can help keep your immune system functioning at its best!

What is the immune system and what does it do?

The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that work together to protect the body from infection. One of the main roles of the immune system is to identify foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria, and destroy them. The immune system also helps to remove damaged or abnormal cells from the body, preventing them from causing disease. In order to carry out these functions, the immune system must be able to distinguish between normal, healthy cells and foreign or abnormal cells. To do this, the immune system uses a variety of specialized cell types and proteins. white blood cells are a type of cell that is important in immunity. They circulate through the body looking for foreign invaders and damaged or abnormal cells. When they find these cells, they release substances that destroy them. antibodies are proteins that are produced by the immune system in response to an infection. They attach to foreign invaders and mark them for destruction by other cells of the immune system. The immune system is constantly changing and adapting in order to better protect the body against disease. This process is known as immunization, and it occurs when the immune system encounters and defeats a new virus or bacteria.

The benefits of a strong immune system?

A strong immune system is the key to maintaining good health. It helps the body fight off infections and diseases, and also helps to repair tissue damage caused by injury or illness. There are a number of ways to boost the immune system, including eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. Additionally, there are a number of supplements that can help to support the immune system, such as vitamin C, echinacea, and garlic. By taking steps to boost the immune system, we can help to protect ourselves against a wide range of illnesses.

Four ways to support your immune system?

There are many ways to support your immune system. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect cells from damage. NAC (N-acetylcysteine) is an amino acid that helps to produce glutathione, a key molecule for detoxification. Echinacea is a herb that has been traditionally used to help fight infection. Garlic is a well-known natural remedy that has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. All of these substances can be found in supplement form, and they can also be found in many foods. For example, citrus fruits contain vitamin C, broccoli and Brussels sprouts contain glutathione-boosting compounds, echinacea can be found in capsules, teas and tinctures, and garlic is a common ingredient in many cuisines. By including these immune-supporting nutrients in your diet, you can help to keep your immune system strong and healthy.

Additional tips for keeping your immune system healthy?

In addition to getting plenty of rest and exercise, there are a few other things you can do to support your immune system. First, make sure you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C is known for its immune-boosting properties, so consider taking a supplement or eating foods rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, strawberries, bell peppers, and broccoli. You should also make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D, which you can get from spending time in the sun or by taking a supplement. Vitamin E and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) are also thought to support immunity, so consider adding these to your diet as well. Finally, probiotics are “good” bacteria that live in your gut and help keep your digestive system healthy. Probiotics can be found in fermented foods like yogurt and sauerkraut, or you can take them in supplement form. Purchasing a few of these in vitamin supplement form and consuming them daily can ensure you get enough of the needed vitamins to support a healthy immune system. By following these tips, you can help keep your immune system healthy and strong.

In conclusion:

A strong immune system is essential for good health. It helps to protect the body against infection and disease, and it also helps to repair tissue damage caused by injury or illness. There are a number of ways to boost the immune system, including taking vitamin supplements, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. Are you getting what you need to better support your immunity?

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The super powers of the schizandra berry
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Date: June 29, 2018 05:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The super powers of the schizandra berry





The super powers of the schizandra berry

The Schizandra berry, a bright red berry native to China, Russia, Japan and Korea, has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. The Schizandra has benefits for a variety of body systems, including the digestive system, liver and adrenals. Schizandra has a somewhat unusual, complex taste, but it can be good when mixed with other ingredients. Chinese Schizandra is often heavily contaminated by pollution, pesticides and radiation, both in China and when imported to the US, so always seek out organic American Schizandra.

Key Takeaways:

  • The schizandra berry is also called the five-flavored berry, because it encompasses the spectrum of flavor profiles, that is sweet, sour, bitter and pungent.
  • The schizandra berry is supportive of an array of human functions, including liver function, mental function, digestive functioning and immunity functioning.
  • As a dietary supplement, schizandra is available as a tonic, a tea, a capsule, or as a dried extract.

"While blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries are common, the shizandra berry is more of an ancient Chinese secret that is only now being fully discovered by health enthusiasts in North America as a medicinal berry that has a positive impact on all areas of the body."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-27-the-super-powers-of-the-schizandra-berry.html

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Abundant Health Benefits of Vitamin C
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Date: August 05, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Abundant Health Benefits of Vitamin C





There are an abundance of health benefits that Vitamin C offers to people. There are certain vitamins that play a huge role in your day to day health and Vitamin C is one of these. Vitamin C is one of the fastest selling Vitamins and many people like it. Vitamin C is said to increase the metabolism in the body. Oranges and strawberries and broccoli are some very good foods to eat, as they contain a lot of Vitamin C.

Read more: Abundant Health Benefits of Vitamin C

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Top 3 Skin Care Secrets || How to Use Baking Soda To Whiten Skin
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Date: August 01, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 3 Skin Care Secrets || How to Use Baking Soda To Whiten Skin





Natural remedies are always best and that includes beauty treatments for facial skin. Baking soda is a refreshing mask ingredient that can be used to cleanse and brighten the face. As a wash it can slough off dead skin cells and encourage new cell growth. Other ways to use it are in combination with natural ingredients. A fruit mix combined with baking soda can be applied as a mask. Strawberries and lemon help moisturize and also exfoliate. Masks can be used weekly to prepare skin for moisturizer and your beauty routine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guk-TH20q_I&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Baking soda works as an effective ingredient in homemade skincare treatments, as it has exfoliating properties that leave skin fresh and glowing
  • You can make a homemade treatment easily by just mixing two tablespoons of baking soda with water until a somewhat thick paste is formed
  • Once you’ve made your baking soda paste, you just need to gently apply the mixture to the desired spots of skin and wait two minutes before rinsing with water

"Baking Soda is alkaline in nature and thus balances the pH levels of your skin to make it glow with radiance"

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3 wonder ways to brighten your teeth
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Date: July 12, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 3 wonder ways to brighten your teeth





Speaks upon the use of multiple whitening brands telling you to try using natural elements. Like Mixing strawberries, baking soda, and salt making a substance that's like paste which you apply about once or twice a week. Also, surprisingly charcoal is another method, using the dust to rub on your teeth causing the stains to go away. Be careful not to swallow the charcoals. Even the use of tumeric! Yes the cooking material, you can put a little on your teeth every other day literally provoking your teeth to be more white!

Key Takeaways:

  • According some studies charcoal binds with tannis that are stains on your teeth and alter the PH level of your mouth.
  • Baking Soda with salt and starwberries: Mix all three together to make a paste and scrub for almost five minutes at least once or twice a week
  • Turmeric: It might leave yellow orange stains on your hands as you cook but this very same turmeric can actually help you whiten your teeth

"Are you tired of trying the very many toothpastes in the market and still not getting the result? Go natural when it comes to tooth whitening with these all natural products which have natural ingredients."

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/3-wonder-ways-to-brighten-your-teeth/articleshow/59490077.cms

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Seven health benefits of strawberries
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Date: June 14, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Seven health benefits of strawberries





A lot of people want to live healthier lives and eating fruits and veggies are the best way of doing that. Strawberries are one of the most healthiest foods in the world and are packed with some major health benefits. There are seven very remarkable benefits that strawberries give to people. They help with weight loss and even help in fighting cancer. They also help to lower your bad cholesterol. They are very good for you.

Read more: Seven health benefits of strawberries

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Strawberries contain powerful anti-cancer medicines and have now been scientifically shown to prevent breast cancer
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Date: May 29, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Strawberries contain powerful anti-cancer medicines and have now been scientifically shown to prevent breast cancer





In the war on breast cancer, we need all the help we can get, and now scientist have discovered it in the epitome of spring, strawberries. Scientist discovered that strawberries are high in a compound called phenolic that inhibited growth, cellular division and reproduction, particularly in the A17 group classification of tumors. Strawberry concentrates, which amounts to between 10 and 15 strawberries, lysis cell walls in the tumor, killing it. This can bring new hope to millions that suffer with this aggressive cancer.

Key Takeaways:

  • strawberry extract reduces breast cancer cell growth. These results were found using female mice as the test subjects.
  • the study concluded that a nutrient dense diet can reduce risk of developing cancer.
  • flavanoids produced by berries can reduce risk of heart attack by 32% in middle aged women.

"We have shown for the first time that strawberry extract, rich in phenolic compounds, inhibits the proliferation of breast cancer cells in in vitro and in vivo models."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-05-01-strawberries-contain-powerful-anti-cancer-medicines-and-have-now-been-scientifically-shown-to-prevent-breast-cancer.html

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This often forgotten berry has some amazing health benefits
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Date: April 02, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This often forgotten berry has some amazing health benefits





The blackberry is the forgotten berry. It rates highest in antioxidants according to research done. According to some research blackberries can block cancer cells from developing. The berry also contains high levels of Vitamin K, also linked to cancer prevention. Vitamin K also can help with cardiovascular issues by preventing plaque build up. The blackberry can also help fight chronic inflammation as well as providing antibacterial benefits. The fresher the berry, the better the results, meaning the flash frozen berries are still beneficial, but not as.

Key Takeaways:

  • Blackberries score very high with regard to antioxidant capacity: higher than strawberries, blueberries and red raspberries
  • Because of the high levels of vitamin K in blackberries, when eaten regularly they can be very effective in lowering the risk of cancer
  • Want to make your dentist happy? Eat more blackberries. Their anti-inflammatory characteristics can help reduce the number of oral infections

"Blackberries are the often forgotten child of the berry family."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-03-29-this-often-forgotten-berry-has-some-amazing-health-benefits.html

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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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Health: Top 7 fruits rich in vitamin C
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Date: January 21, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health: Top 7 fruits rich in vitamin C





A glass of orange juice or a glass and strawberry shake, both the drinks are packed with high quantity of Vitamin C, one of the most important vitamins required to boost the body’s metabolism. Vitamin C has the power to fight cold and flu and boost immunity. Found mostly in fruits and vegetables, Vitamin C is therefore recommended for daily consumption during winter season.

Key Takeaways:

  • A glass of orange juice or a glass and strawberry shake, both the drinks are packed with high quantity of Vitamin C, one of the most important vitamins.
  • A glass of orange juice or one whole orange, the fruit can be consumed in any form for Vitamin C intake.
  • Strawberries are the tastiest berries loaded with all vital nutrients including Vitamin C.

""Vitamin C has the power to fight cold and flu and boost immunity.""



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.mid-day.com/articles/food-top-7-fruits-rich-in-vitamin-c-health-lifestyle-news/17903169&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNECyXyOlIW3xmB3KfBFP3OkL2ixdQ

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Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C
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Date: January 20, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C





To help give your immune system enough strength to protect you from the sniffles and sneezes, start with vitamin C-rich foods.The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says: Vitamin C helps the body repair and grow tissue. Vitamin C helps the body absorb a type of iron. Besides citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit, strawberries and kiwis also are good sources of vitamin C. Vegetables such as green and red bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and tomatoes all contain vitamin C. To reap the greatest benefit, enjoy these fruits and veggies soon after purchasing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin C aids the body's immune system
  • It helps repair the body 's tissues
  • it can be found in citrus fruits and other vegetables

"Vegetables such as green and red bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and tomatoes all contain vitamin C."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//thehealthcast.com/nutrition-vitamins/health-tip-get-enough-vitamin-c/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFuVB4O-0XHaJ9zhP2mMTomPFuDfA

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4 foods that can help you to improve your arthritis symptoms
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Date: January 04, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 4 foods that can help you to improve your arthritis symptoms





Arthritis symptoms can be improved by consuming more Omega-3, Vitamin C and Vitamin D. Omega-3 can be found in foods such as salmon and flaxseed. Vitamin C can be found in food such as strawberries and bell peppers. Vitamin D can be found in foods such as fortified dairy products and eggs.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is no magic diet that can completely eliminate your arthritis. You need to add specific foods into your balanced diet and regular exercise.
  • Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, anthocyanins, and vitamin D and C can help you to improve your arthritis symptoms.
  • If you simply focus on exercise without the balanced diet that you need, you will not see much success. Diet is a very important part and it matters.

"Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory effect and it can help you to reduce inflammation which will in turn reduce arthritis flareups."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//info-europa.com/uncategorized/4-foods-that-can-help-you-to-improve-your-arthritis-symptoms/98958&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHusQTmz-suWdzcbwW4WB_zA04f7w

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10 Vitamins for Women Body Functioning
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Date: December 21, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Vitamins for Women Body Functioning





As much as women want to be treated the same as men, their bodies are different and need to be treated as such. It can be easier for women to become overworked and is very important to maintain a healthy diet to prevent it. There are essential nutrients that every body needs to function properly, but some are more important for women than others. B vitamins, along with vitamin A, C, D, K, and E all need to be in proper balance to keep women performing to their best.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamins are natural compounds that are necessary to the right and healthy functioning of the body. There a collection of vitamins that are necessary and each plays a special function in the body.
  • Considered to be one of the best vitamins for women, Vitamin A comes under the kind of anti-oxidant vitamins. Vitamin A is necessary for maintaining the muscles, strengthening bones and reducing risk of chronic disease.
  • Vitamin C is one of the greatest women’s health because it is an immunity booster. It also plays a role in the growth of red blood cells. Foods rich in Vitamin C include are kiwi, oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes and sprouts.

"With the women entering the workforce and having the stress of equal competition to men in conditions of career and opportunities, there is a growing essential to work harder."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.todayspak.com/10-vitamins-women-body-functioning/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHfobMNR7Lqk3JBGPf6OzmLgGs3kA

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The Benefits of Vitamin C Related to Skin, Nutrition & Health
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Date: December 05, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Benefits of Vitamin C Related to Skin, Nutrition & Health





Vitamin C is one of many essential nutrients that our bodies require to function properly. The list of benefits of getting the proper amount of this vitamin is quite long. Some of the main effects of vitamin C include stimulating the immune system to avoid illness and help in collagen production to discourage signs of aging and maintain connective tissues. Many foods can have vitamin C artificially added these days, so it’s important to read labels. Foods that naturally provide this wonder-supplement include citrus fruits, green vegetables, strawberries, milk, and potatoes.

Key Takeaways:

  • body requires a lot of vitamins on a daily basis in order to stay healthy. Vitamin C is one of these and its benefits are very much a major player in making sure the body stays healthy.
  • The development and maintenance of connective tissues such as such as fat, muscle and your bone structure.
  • It’s a powerful antioxidant that protects blood cells and your eyes.

"Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid or L-ascorbate is an necessary nutrient for humans and certain other animal species, in which it functions as a vitamin."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//infloria.com/the-benefits-of-vitamin-c-related-to-skin-nutrition-health/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFNxtVG6xULNyHsFOpIuoK3SHMIUw

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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

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

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

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

Research

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

Sources of Vitamin C

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

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The Benefits of Phytoestrogen for Hot Flashes
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Date: April 16, 2012 07:38 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Benefits of Phytoestrogen for Hot Flashes

How Does Phytoestrogen Help With Hot Flash?

Phytoestrogen is a natural compound found in several plants. It has many benefits. Therefore, it sometimes is made into a supplement by deriving it from those plants. The compound consists of three categories; lignans, coumestans, and isoflavones.

Phytoestrogen can be used to prevent Alzheimer and breast cancer. A published journal called “Neurotoxicology and Teratology” found that a diet program with this compound can improve visual-spatial memory. And as for the breast cancer, it is because of the isoflavones and lignans which are effective in protecting the breast against the cancer cell development in adult.

Phytoestrogen: Reproductive System

On the other side, phytoestrogen has the similar structure with estrogen, a hormone found in a female body that influences the function of reproductive system. Therefore, it can be used as a natural solution for female reproductive system such as menopause symptoms.

The most common disturbing symptom in menopause is hot flash. Hot flash is a warm feeling that spreads all over the body. It usually starts from the area around the head and neck. It is cause by drastic hormonal changes that cause the body temperature to drop. To stabilize the body temperature, the brain sends a signal to the entire body to warm it all up. And then, the warmth is sent to all over the body through the blood vessel. When your whole body has warmed up, the blood will return its temperature to its regular level.

Hot Flashes

As mentioned above, phytoestrogen can be a natural solution to mend hot flashes in menopause. This theory has been proved by a research done by Mayo Clinic where the fifteen menopausal women are given a phytoestrogen diet while the other fifteen women were not. The result shows that the first fifteen women with the diet suffer from hot flashes 57% less than the women with no diet.

Besides hot flashes, another problem may occur to menopausal women is the loss of bone mineral density. This problem can also be avoided with the benefits of phytoestrogen. The compound can also decrease the cholesterol level of menopausal women. Consume 30-60 milligrams of this compound per day can be effective to lower the cholesterol during the menopause.

Benefits

For those benefits, it is recommended for menopausal women to consume foods that are rich in phytoestrogen, such as;

- Beans

The bean that contains most of this compound is soy. Soy contains the most phytoestrogen than any other food. It mainly contains isoflavones. Consuming 100 g of soybeans per day is enough for a menopausal remedy. Other beans are lentil, yellow peas, navy, fava beans, etc.

- Vegetables

The vegetable that contains most this compound is flaxseed, alfalfa sprout and red clover. Flaxseed also contains omega-3 and fiber which are beneficial for body. Other vegetables are broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, potatoes, carrots, and zucchini.

- Fruits

The fruit that contains most of this compound is dried prunes. Other fruits are peaches, strawberries, and raspberries.

- Grains

Many kinds of grains are rich in phytoestrogen, such as brown rice, wheat, oats, and barleys.

Consuming fresh foods as your menopausal diet is very healthy and low in risk. However, if it is difficult for you to eat them in a structured schedule, you can simply get the phytoestrogen supplements from a drug store.

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How Does Lycopene Help Improve Prostate Health?
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Date: August 18, 2011 10:16 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Does Lycopene Help Improve Prostate Health?

Lycopene is a bright red carotenoid pigment and phytochemical found in tomatoes and other red fruits and veggies, like red carrots, watermelons and papayas however not strawberries. Although most chemical carotenes has vitamin A activity, lycopene does not. Lycopene is an essential intermediate in the biosynthesis of many carotenoids and in algae, plants, and other photosynthetic organisms.

An Anti-Oxidant?

A term that describes a large range of more about 600 pigments which give plants their red, orange or yellow colouring is carotenoid. Some of the most commonly known in a regular Western region diets are alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene.

Attention has been paid most to alpha-carotene and beta-carotene since these are the ones that can be synthesized by our body to form vitamin A, one of the body’s very powerful antioxidants.

Lycopene, in particular, is has even been credited with some of the many anti-oxidant functions previously credited to beta-carotene.

Prostate Health

Prostate cancer is most common among men over the age of 50. The cause of this type of cancer, like almost all other cancers, is unknown, but some studies indicate alteration in testosterone metabolism possibly plays a role in its development. Prostate cancer generally grows slowly and can be undetected until late in the stage of the decease since it does not show any symptoms in the early stages. Symptoms can include painful urination, a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder, or blood showing with the urine. According to some studies prostate cancer patients that supplement with lycopene in addition to surgical procedures to remove the testicles may experience, less bone pain, and live longer than those who does not supplement.

It has also shown that groups of patient that were tested with lycopene supplementation has a higher survival rate after a time frame of two years and no adverse side effects were observed in these men as well. This is achieved through lycopenes proven role in keeping the pathways open between cells which is vital in allowing the immune system to hold off cancer cells in its early stages. Although more research is still required to iron out what exact amount of lycopene will be most effective, the current results are already encouraging. However eating a moderately sized tomato a day can approximately provide 4 mg of lycopene and other tomato products, like an 8-ounce tomato juice or tomato paste provides up to 15 mg of lycopene just to give all the men out there an estimate. These are small portions of the diet that could easily be added without any major adverse effect to weight or health and seems too small to ignore given the possible benefits and minimal negative effects if any.

Additional Lycopene Benefits

It also has been found that lycopene can possibly as important as beta-carotene in protecting against the process of oxidation of Low Density Lipids (LDLs), also known as the “bad cholesterol”, which is now held to be the main cause of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries which leads to cardio-vascular diseases like stroke or heart attack.

Grab Some Lycopene today and experience the benefits for yourself!

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Very Berry - Antioxidants
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Date: December 01, 2008 10:23 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Very Berry - Antioxidants

It has been suggested that eating berries may be a delicious and great way for a person to protect themselves against heart disease. Blueberries are full of antioxidants, called anthocyanins, which have been shown to keep the memory sharp as you age. Raspberries, on the other hand, contain ellagic acid, which is a compound containing anti-cancer properties. All berries are a great source of fiber for the body, a nutrient that is extremely important for a healthy digestive system.

More so, berries have recently been studied for their effects on heart health. A recent study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who ate berries on a daily basis had higher levels of HDL cholesterol, which is healthy for the heart, lower blood pressure, and less blood platelet clumping, which is a factor that can help to protect people against dangerous blood clots.

A new study, which tested seventy-two people who had one or more risk factors for heart disease, tested for the effects of eating berries on markers that deal with cardiovascular health. This trial, which lasted eight weeks, had half of the people eating berry mixtures of bilberries, lingon berries, black currants, strawberries, and raspberry and chokeberry juices two times each day. A combination of different berries was used in order to ensure that a large amount of polyphenols were taken in. As a control, the other people were given sugar water, sweetened wheat or rice cereals, or marmalade.

Among those people who had the highest initial blood pressure, systolic blood pressure dropped 7.3 mm Hg in the berry group compared to only 0.2 mm Hg in the control group. Although total cholesterol levels were unchanged, those people who were a part of the berry group had a 5.2 percent increase in protective HDL cholesterol levels. Eating berries also stopped platelet function, which means that it takes longer for blood platelets to clump together and begin forming clots.

Berries are good for you because they contain many beneficial substances such as polyphenols, potassium, vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber. Polyphenols are also found in cocoa, tea, red wine, onions, and other fruits and have attracted a lot of attention recently because of their potential health benefits. Some recent reports have concluded that polyphenols may potentially help to protect against both heart disease and cancer. Although the way that polyphenols work to promote health is not completely understood, it is assumed that it is tied to their antioxidant properties and their ability to enhance the body’s immunity while repairing DNA damage that occurs from smoking and exposure to other toxins.

The findings of these studies are extremely significant because they may be partly responsible for explaining the role it holds in protecting the cardiovascular system. By eating fruits and vegetables a person increases the efficiency and health of their cardiovascular system significantly. Other types of studies have recently been warranted so that they may identify the compounds and mechanisms that are responsible for the effects that have been observed to this date. Berry supplements are also available at your local or internet health food store.

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