Even though a lot of people don't actually realize it, a lot of antioxidant foods that we consume are from vegetables. Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and peppers are all excellent choices with some great benefits for your body. When consuming vegetables, you should always go for those that are rich in color, as they are high in what is known as phytonutrients. Where to Find Phytonutrients Phytonutrients are nutrients found in the skins of several fruits and vegetables, … [Read more...] about Your Body And Antioxidant Foods
Zinc supplements provide a much needed mineral that is needed by each and every cell in your body. The body is unable to produce zinc on it's own, which is why we need to makes sure we eat enough food that contains the mineral, drink enough water, or use the proper supplements that will give our cells the zinc they need. Why Do you Need Zinc Supplements? Zinc is very important, as it plays a crucial role with hundreds of processes in the human body. The most prominent functions include … [Read more...] about Zinc Supplements For Your Body
I heard a stat about Vitamin D deficiency last week that I have not been able to confirm yet but I will throw it out there anyway. Apparently 90% of women have a Vitamin D deficiency and if this is true than this is a health problem that needs to be addressed. Vitamin D deficiency can increase a person's risk of death, according to a fresh study at the University of Eastern Finland. Researchers say individuals with low levels of vitamin D are about twice as likely to die early compared to … [Read more...] about Vitamin D Deficiency Can Be Deadly
Many people take B Complex Vitamins to try and improve their health including me. I thought I would do a bit of research so that we could all be a bit more aware of what the B Complex Vitamins are for, how much B Complex to get, and the problems with deficiencies. What are the B complex vitamins? The B vitamins are: B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6, B7 (biotin), B12, Folic acid. When we refer to B Complex it tends to be a supplement that contains all of … [Read more...] about B Complex Vitamins
A key ingredient to improving your lifestyle and living a healthy life is antioxidants. There are several antioxidant supplements out there that can help you live a healthy life, that are natural and won't cause you any damage. You can also eat different types of food that contain antioxidants as well, although supplements are the ideal way to get the right amounts of antioxidants. The Value of Antioxidant Supplements If you take in more antioxidants through food and supplements, there … [Read more...] about Antioxidant Supplements
Throughout your life, Calcium supplements will prove to be very important. With the most important times of your life, such as childhood, breast feeding, or pregnancy, getting the right amounts of calcium is very important. For children, calcium helps with the growth of teeth and bones, and it prevents blood clots. With adults, calcium helps to prevent osteoporosis. How to Take Calcium Supplements If you are looking to take, or currently taking calcium supplements, you should take them … [Read more...] about Calcium Supplements
I will often try a safe supplement for different ways to improve one issue or another in myself. Sometimes I go for energy, I have experimented with concentration, and of course strength or endurance. Although there are lots of pharmaceuticals and non-natural compounds that can be used, I always like to try something natural first to see if it would work as well. And usually it does. My wife is struggling with some digestive issues in the evening and we were thinking it may be stress … [Read more...] about Theanine – A Safe Amino Acid for relaxation
A recent study on calcium supplements claims that taking calcium supplements causes a 30% increase in heart attacks. ChicagoHealers.com Practitioner Martha Howard, MD believes there are some serious problems with the study, a meta-analysis by Professor Ian Reid from the Department of Medicine at the University of Auckland, and published in the British Medical Journal. A prominent researcher on calcium metabolism Professor Chris Nordin, of Royal Adelaide Hospital, has already questioned the … [Read more...] about Calcium Supplements and Heart Attacks?
Have you ever heard of Psyllium Husk? Psyllium is a type of small seed that is almost pure fiber. Taking a lot of fiber is supposed to help you to control your digestion, lower cholesterol and perhaps even lower the chance of Diabetes. Flax Seed Oil has become really popular lately as a very high Omega 3 supplement. The advantage of taking Flax seed meal is that it is a powder that can be used for cooking as an addition to flour in recipes or as I will illustrate below. What is Psyllium … [Read more...] about Psyllium Husk and Flax Seed Meal
If you were to walk into your local health and nutrition store looking for supplements that build muscle, you'll probably find yourself confused and amazed at just how many products there are to choose from. With so many supplements available, it can be a little on the tricky side to decide which ones will help you with your goals. There are a lot of supplements out there to help you build muscle, although some may not be ideal for your goals. The first thing to keep in mind, is the fact … [Read more...] about Muscle Building Supplements
I have seen this deceptive report this morning from news sources everywhere on Vitamin D supplementation. Apparently a study of studies by the Institute of Medicine is showing that Vitamin D and Calcium may not need to be supplemented. The trouble is lots of people that I know are getting blood tests showing low Vitamin D, so I would love to know why this study is getting so much credibility. I have included a bit of the article below from MSNBC who are one of the news organizations that … [Read more...] about Are You Deficient in Vitamin D and Calcium
Vitamins And Your Health - Food isn't Enough Even though some people may not realize it, food doesn't give you all of the vitamins and nutrients your body needs. Although you may be following a healthy diet, you won't receive everything your body needs to carry out daily functions. You can buy high quality food if you wish, although it isn't the preferred way to fix this type of situation. No matter what you choose to eat, you still won't get the vitamins and nutrients you need. If you … [Read more...] about Vitamins And Your Health
I had been interested in a supplement called CoQ10 sometimes called Coenzyme Q10 but had never tried it. Interestingly a few months ago I was contacted by the manufacturer of MitoQ which is a specialized version of CoQ10 which targets the Mitochondria of cells to be much more effective, I got a free one month supply from the company and really liked it. What is CoQ10 and MitoQ Supposed to Do? So first of all what is CoQ10? Simply put CoQ10 is naturally occurring in your body and is part of the … [Read more...] about MitoQ Antioxidant
People always want to know, Why use whey protein? Check out the shelves of any health or supplement store. You’ll find no shortage of protein powders and bars. Sometimes there so many that you don’t know what you’re looking at or what you’re looking for. One thing’s for sure though – you’ll find a ton of whey protein on those shelves, because they’re one of the most in demand protein supplement ingredients out there. Where does Whey Protein Come From? Whey protein supplements are oddly … [Read more...] about Why Use Whey Protein?
Choosing a body building supplement is not always easy, just because there are so many possibilities. Before you go to the store or go online with credit card in hand to order a truckload of products, check out our guide to creatine. Who should take it and who should not? Why Take Creatine Body Building Supplement? One reason for taking creatine is that it gives many of the same benefits as a protein supplement. It is excellent for increasing muscle mass. It is also a natural substance … [Read more...] about Is Creatine The Best Body Building Supplement?