Articles on Leading a Healthy Lifestyle

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Reduce ALCOHOL It is believed that excessive drinking is also a main cause of high blood pressure. ALMONDS An excellent source of vitamin E. containing antioxidants protecting our skin against free radicals. They also provide the fatty acids that help to lower cholesterol. An APPLE a day keeps the doctor away. It not only keeps the doctor away researchers now know extracts from the fruit prevent the growth of mammary tumours (Breast cancer affects 46,000 […]

Foods Sources: vitamins and minerals

Since I last posted on Vitamin C and Selenium having positive or negative effects on the body (back in April 2008) it was said at the time more data on these two supplements needed to come from future trials. Patrick Holford, who had formulated some supplements for the firm Biocare, said at the time he felt the Cochrane review was a “stitch up”. Since then a study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, […]

The Fountain of Youth

We are all aware we need food and drink to give us the energy that our bodies need to sustain our daily lives. Some health experts say that if we eat a good range of foods, we will get enough of the essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. On the other hand, some say that we also need to top up our intake of these essential vitamins and minerals. Either way, vitamin and […]

Nutritional Values of Nuts

Tree nuts and peanuts are eaten around the world over and seen as a convenient, tasty, snack that contributes to a healthy lifestyle. They also come cholesterol-free and full of nutrients, including protein and fibre. Almond Nuts Nutritional values per 100g serving (3.5 ounces) 260mg of calcium 51g of fat (primarily unsaturated) 17.0mcg of folate (Vitamin B9) 5.25mg of iron 296mg of magnesium 3.5mg of niacin (Vitamin B3) 474mg of phosphorus 215mg of potassium 18.7g […]

Know Your Minerals

Minerals are indeed essential to our body. If you are on a diet that restricts or obstruct the absorption of these essential minerals, you risk a deficiency which can lead to disease and eventual death. On this page you will be able to find information about six major minerals our body can not do without, these are: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Sodium. There are also 10 other minerals which our bodies need. These […]

Know Your Vitamins

While we do need to maintain a healthy level of vitamins, we should be aware that the body will naturally store certain vitamin like A & E in the liver for weeks. This means that there is no need to take ALL vitamins on a daily basis. Although good for us, too much of certain vitamins can be damaging and this page is designed to give you all the information you’ll need to ensure that […]

Nuts About Nuts

Nuts are an excellent way to get vitamins such as folic acid, niacin, vitamins E and B6, as well as minerals like copper, magnesium, selenium, zinc, phosphorus and potassium. Americans are encouraged by experts to eat a variety of foods every day to get all of our needed nutrients. Nuts fall into a food group which consists of; meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and of course, nuts. Two to three foods from this group […]

A Healthy Lifestyle

It is believed by many scientists that the primary source of aging, with vitamin E being at the top of their list as a possible way to slow down the aging process, lies somewhere in our DNA. Despite this, it does not mean we can expect that one day we will be able to live forever. If we adopt a healthy lifestyle, it may be possible to stay as fit & healthy in later life […]

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