January 6, 2010

7 Health Benefits of Vitamin C


Vitamin C is one of the most beneficial nutrients that can be found or easily added into your regular diet, as food s like cantaloupe, broccoli, red peppers and oranges are all extremely rich in vitamin C. The average person should consume 70 milligrams of vitamin C per day, which can easily be provided through foods rich in vitamin C, as well as vitamin C supplements.

How Vitamin C Can Help You:

1. Vitamin C is an effective natural treatment to the common cold. Cold symptoms may be lessened due to its effects as an antihistamine.

2. Vitamin C keeps gums healthy. It’s possible that vitamin C is most famous for its prevention of scurvy (blackened and swollen gums), which the European immigrants learned not long after reaching America.

3. Vitamin C helps wounds to heal. Because vitamin C is contributes to collagen production, it is directly linked to the healing process of all scratches, bumps and bruises.

4. Vitamin C has positive effects on allergy and asthma patients. As a natural antihistamine, vitamin C has been observed to combat allergy and asthma symptoms.

5. Vitamin C prevents cataracts. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which will counteract the harmful radicals resulting from sunlight, when in the lens of the eye, preventing cataracts and blindness in old age.

6. Vitamin C prevents skin aging. By increasing vitamin C intake, skin is less likely to become dry and wrinkled, and often has better skin aging appearances.

7. Vitamin C may be a cure to premature aging. A recent study in Canada showed that mice with accelerated aging disease reversed and stopped symptoms once their vitamin C intake was increased. Though no study has been conducted in people with any age disorders, these findings demonstrate that vitamin C is an essential nutrient for people to include in their diet, especially because humans do not produce their own vitamin C, as mice do.

Vitamin C is an extremely beneficial nutrient, and if you experience weakness, lassitude, swollen gums or nosebleeds, it is possible that you have a vitamin C deficiency. That being said, too much vitamin C can be harmful to your body and may cause kidney stones or diarrhea. So eat your oranges, but keep them in moderation.

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October 8, 2009

5 ways to avoid the common cold

Nobody want’s to catch the cold – it’s one of those nasty uncomfortable common ailments. Often it’s not severe enough to hold you back from work or school, but it’s just bad enough to exhaust you and cause you discomfort while you are going about your day. Decongestants and cold medications can only do so much. I personally wish there was a vaccine or cure for the common cold because I usually get about 4 colds a year – sadly there is not. This is the best that I can do for you – Here are 5 tips that will lower your chances of contracting a common cold.

Wash your hands!

The most common way that the cold is contracted is by picking it up with your hands – It’s actually harder to pick up a cold by kissing or sharing a drink with someone than it is to pick it up with your hands.

Vitamin D & C

Everyone says that vitamin C is crucial to cold prevention, but even more important is vitamin D. The more rays you soak up in the summer, the stronger your immune system will be throughout fall and winter. Strong immune system = immunity to colds. Remember to eat healthy to satisfy your immune system and exercise to keep your body strong. Take vitamin C and vitamin D supplements to boost your immune system on the side.

Don’t Smoke

Apparently those who are exposed to cigarette smoke have a higher chance of contracting a cold than non-smokers. Likewise smokers who have a cold usually have more severe cold symptoms than a non-smoker. Bottom line – quit smoking.

Don’t touch

If you are exposed to bacteria or happen to shake hands with a sick person don’t touch your eyes nose or mouth before washing your hands because a virus usually enter through these places. That brings me back to point one – wash your hands!

Relax

Stress is the underlying cause of almost all illnesses. If you are stressed out, your immune system will be stressed out too. It’s not just your brain, but all of your other organs that are affected by stress – So take a deep breath and do things that make you feel good. Read a book, take a bath, or go for a run!

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July 21, 2009

Broccoli, Why You Should’ve Eaten It as A Kid… It’s Never Too Late To Start


If you’ve got parents (or had an elementary school principal) like mine then you were probably told to eat your broccoli. I, having liked broccoli, had no problem eating the green, miniature tree looking vegetable. However, many other kids, most of my friends included, couldn’t stand the stuff and despised broccoli with all of the body, mind, and soul.

We were kids back then and who could blame us for not wanting to eat vegetables? The most important thing is we recognize their importance now. Many vegetable are good for us, but broccoli is one of those vegetables that are exceptionally good. Why? Well there are many reasons.

Broccoli is one of the top vegetables you should eat. It is rich in vitamins, high in fibre, yet it is low in fat and calories. Broccoli contains plenty of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, with one serving of broccoli supplying you with about 200% of your require daily dose of Vitamin C. Additionally, the levels of calcium contained in broccoli is apparently able to rival that of milk!

If you thought that all of that was great listen to this. Recent studies suggest that eating broccoli can help prevent certain types of cancer, and also broccoli may be able to help ward off herpes by interfering with the reproduction of the herpes cells. If you don’t think that is pretty amazing then I don’t know what is.

Remember eat your vegetables, and if you’ve got kids you tell them to eat theirs too. If they refuse, force them. Well, maybe asking politely will do the trick, physically forcing them my result in custody battles and a social worker coming to observe your family… not exactly a go

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