Listed below are ten essential elements of good health. If you take all of the actions listed below, you will be much healthier Eat a Healthy Breakfast• Drink at Least 8 Glasses of Water• Take a Good Quality Multiple Vitamin/Mineral• Connect with Other People• Express Your Emotions Appropriately• Eat Fruits and Vegetables• Spend at Least 30 Minutes Outdoors• Do Something Physically Active• Keep Regular Sleep Hours•  Establish a Relationship with… [Read More]

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Vitamins C, E, A, K, and B complex can all help improve skin health. Here’s how: Vitamins C and E. Among the most important new dermatologic discoveries is the power of vitamins to counter the effects of sun exposure.Topical Vitamin C can prevent the consequences of prolonged sun exposure which can lead to skin cancer.Supplementation with natural Vitamin E in 400 mg per day has been noted to reduce photodamage,… [Read More]

Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Antioxidant substances include • Beta-carotene • Lutein • Lycopene • Selenium • Vitamin A • Vitamin C • Vitamin… [Read More]

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Eat Breakfast There’s no better way to start your morning – and the year – than with a healthy breakfast. “It provides your body with the fuel it needs to make energy to keep you focused and active throughout the day. Not only that, but if you are trying to lose weight, fueling your body regularly “will help you from possibly making unhealthy decisions later in the day based on… [Read More]

The Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Information System (VMNIS), formerly known as the Micronutrient Deficiency Information System (MDIS), was established in 1991. Part of WHO’s mandate is to assess the micronutrient status of populations, monitor and evaluate the impact of strategies for the prevention and control of micronutrient malnutrition, and to track related trends over time. Currently the VMNIS’ Micronutrients Database contains information on anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and iodine deficiency… [Read More]

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kids should get their vitamins from a balanced, healthy diet that includes: - milk and dairy products like cheese and yogurt - plenty of fresh fruits and leafy, green vegetables - protein like chicken, fish, meat, and eggs - whole grains like oatmeal and brown rice But providing such a diet with appropriate quantities of essential nutrients isn’t always possible. That’s why pediatricians may recommend a daily multivitamin or mineral… [Read More]

We eat poor-quality foods that have been stripped of nutrients. We do not consume enough fresh fruits and vegetables. Many of us get our whole grains from instant rice, refined wheat breads, and cereal. We eat a tremendous amount of prepackaged, pre-made meals. Many of us eat at fast food restaurants each day and had made ourselves overfed and undernourished. The foods we eat are not providing our bodies with… [Read More]

Getting enough selenium in your diet could help protect you from cancer of the esophagus, a large new study suggests. People with the highest levels of this antioxidant mineral were at the lowest risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, Dr. Jessie Steevens of Maastricht University Medical Center in The Netherlands and her colleagues found. There’s some evidence for a link between selenium levels and stomach and esophageal… [Read More]

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In a study in older adults, dietary intake of vitamins C and E was linked with muscle strength, leading the researchers to suggest that a diet high in antioxidants could play an important role in preserving muscle function in older adults.” Muscle strength is really a marker of aging,” one of the investigators, Dr. Anne Newman of the University of Pittsburgh, told Reuters Health. “Muscle strength starts declining when people… [Read More]

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High levels of vitamin D in the blood appear to be linked to lower risks of colorectal cancer, although it’s not clear if higher intake of the vitamin actually prevents the disease, researchers say.Scientists found that those with the highest levels of vitamin D in their blood had as much as a 40 percent lower risk for developing colorectal cancer than those with the lowest levels. The research, published online… [Read More]

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