Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin referred as ascorbic acid in the scientific world. Our body can’t store this vitamin, since it gets excreted via urine. Therefore, a continuous intake of this vitamin is required.
Why this vitamin is important for our health? It helps our skin capillaries to remain intact and prevent bleeding and also helps in wound healing.
What happens if we lack this vitamin? A well known disease called scurvy occurs when one lacks it in his or her body. Scurvy is characterized by gum bleeding.
From what sources can we get this vitamin? Obviously from a bunch of plant sources like grapes, guava, lemon, orange, tomato, garlic etc. Well commercial preparations of this vitamin are also available in stores, but that might not be a wise way to take it since you are possibly going to miss the fiber rich pulp of the plant products, when you are taking the vitamin extract. Read somewhere that in old times sailors used to carry lemons with them when they went for long voyages to avoid vitamin C deficiency.
Who don’t like red appealing tomatoes in their regular diet? Tomatoes are not only good looking fruit, they are healthy too. There probably is an argument if tomato is a vegetable or fruit, let’s not dip into that today.
If you have some place to do gardening, try planting tomatoes. They will give your garden an amazing beauty like red bulbs scattered all over. Another benefit of growing tomato at home is probably that you can eat healthy tomatoes with out the side effects of excessive usage of fertilisers of pesticides. Continue reading Tomatoes for health→
Today lets talk about the wonder vitamin, Vitamin D. This vitamin is known for improving bone health by increasing mineralisation of bone.
This vitamin utilizes calcium we ingest effectively to make it available for bones.
But where from do you get this vitamin? Broadly you can get this vitamin from 2 sources one is the sunlight (which provides the D2 variant of vitamin D), and food products gives you the D3 component of vitamin D). Food products like oily fishes are rich sources of vitamin D.Continue reading Vitamin D increases children’s muscle power→
Vitamin E is a vitamin well known for its antioxidant action. Its abundantly found in oils like sunflower oil and safflower oil. It blocks oxidation of fat, hence free radicals can’t generate, and that’s how it performs the antioxidant action. However, to much of this vitamin can increase the risk of bleeding. Hence, simultaneous intake of blood thinning medications can prove detrimental,increasing risk of severe bleeding.Continue reading Vitamin E, Helps in Alzheimer’s→
Today’s talk is based on something rather common to all, about vitamin D a king supplier of calcium to our body. We are all aware that we get this vitamin from sunlight and certain food products. Have you ever wondered, out of 365 days which time of the year is the best for getting vitamin D from the sun.
New studies show that vitamin D synthesis by our skin is highest during the August and gradually fall by February. That means vitamins are also seasonal like certain fruits are. Also this seasonal pattern of rise of this vitamin levels may be related to prevention of flu which occur during this period. So during these months of the year it may be ideal to get more vitamin D from the sun. But this is a study based on US so it may not be the same in other parts of the globe since seasons have different pattern at different regions.
Finally lets take a quick look in the food sources for vitamin D: egg yolk, oily fishes (like mackerel, sardines, salmon etc), fortified milk etc. are good sources of the vitamin.
Vitamin D is essential for osteoporosis prevention. Osteoporosis is a condition that decreases bone mineral density and increases the chance of getting a fracture due to minor traumas.
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For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider.
Vitamin E is a well-known fat soluble vitamin for its antioxidant actions. Few food products rich in vitamin E are: sunflower oil, safflower oil, almonds, mangoes,avocados etc. Studies have shown that vitamin E if taken along with certain antiestrogenic drugs (like clomiphene ) can increase sperm count and sperm motility.
Low sperm count is called oligospermia (generally less than 15 million sperms per ml) and decreased sperm motility is called asthenospermia. Oligospermia isn’t an uncommon cause of oligospermia.
Clomiphene is an anti-estrogenic drug used for treatment of infertility. Clomiphene is used in women to induce ovulation as a part of infertility treatment in women. Although people are concerned about risk of various infertility drugs a recent study showed no association between infertility drugs and ovarian cancer.
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