Vitamins

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Jan 21, 2009
1. Vitamins do not cure the diseases

Vitamin supplements are often believed to be a miracle cure for different illnesses including common cold, cancer, depression and heart disease. Vitamins are essential for normal development and proper metabolism. However, vitamins cannot be used instead of drugs but they are necessary during an illness when the body is deprived of nutrients. And in some cases, the additional supplements of vitamins can be harmful for health and worsen your condition.

7
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Aug 26, 2009
Good nutrition is essential for woman's health protecting her from early ageing, cancer, osteoporosis and many other conditions. Women's nutritional needs also change with their age, life stage and overall health condition. What are the most important vitamins for women?

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Mar 26, 2009
Can sunbathing be good for you? A new study shows that exposure to sun lowers the risk of developing blood clots.

Scientists at Lund University, Sweden conducted a twelve-year-old study to analyze the sunbathing habits of 40, 000 women from 1990.

3
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Jan 19, 2011
If you've been trying long to conceive a baby and have not succeed yet, you may need a boost from antioxidants, scientists say.

3
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Aug 11, 2010
Do you want to get pregnant fast and have a healthy pregnancy? It's time to include zinc in your fertility diet.

New study revealed that in order to produce the best egg for fertilization, a woman needs great amounts of zinc.

3
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Apr 14, 2010
Omega-3 fatty acids has a great number of benefits, including the protection against heart diseases, prevention of high blood pressure, improved immune function and others. Now, it seems that omega-3 fatty acids may become an important part of a fertility diet.

2
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Sep 14, 2011
The best defense against premature ageing, wrinkles, fine lines and discoloration is vitamins supply that helps to protect your skin from of sun exposure, pollution and other harmful effects.

Many skin care products are filled with healthy antioxidants and other nutrients to keep your skin look younger, but they are not enough as our skin needs variety of vitamins from the inside.

What are the most powerful vitamins for a younger, healthy skin?

3
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Apr 16, 2008
Vitamin supplements are taken by million of people as they are claimed to make us healthier, but the latest research showed that some vitamins may actually increase the risk of premature death.

Scientists at Copenhagen University said that healthy people, who take vitamins known as antioxidants to lower their chances of developing cancer, may do more harm than bad. It was found that these vitamins may interfere with natural body defence system and this can increase the risk of dying prematurely by 16 percent.

3
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Sep 11, 2007
A study, performed by the European scientists, states that vitamin D supplements can make your life longer. The lead researcher of the study, Dr. Philippe Autier, from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, located in Lyon, France, outlined that the usual doses of vitamin D are the cause of a decreasing rate of mortality.

2
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Jun 16, 2010
Some people experience stomach discomfort while taking vitamins, especially on an empty stomach. To avoid this common problem, you can use next generation supplements that are absorbed naturally and smoothly.

2
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Apr 13, 2010
Taking vitamins specially designed for eye health can prevent a number of eye-related conditions such as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, which increases the risk of vision loss and blindness. Many people nowadays lack important nutrients and vitamins, which leads to a number of health problems, including those that are linked to our eye health.

2
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Sep 11, 2009
More studies show that certain foods when eaten together help you get the maximum nutrients and better health protection than if they were consumed separately. What foods and drinks make the best combinations for your health? The following foods can help you take full advantage of vitamins and minerals from the food you eat.

2
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Dec 18, 2008
Women, trying to protect themselves from breast cancer, have one more reason to keep to Mediterranean diet. Extra-virgin olive oil that is included in this popular diet was found to have chemicals that suppress breast cancer cells.

1
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Oct 13, 2011
Many parents who are concerned that their child is a picky eater decide that their child needs vitamin supplements to ensure proper growth.

Specialists often disagree on whether a toddler needs vitamin supplements. It is adviced to give your child vitamins only if your doctor recommends so. Vitamin supplements might be necessary if your child is on a vegan diet, has some chronic conditions or growth problems. But many experts agree that vitamin supplements cannot substitute healthy food, which is the best source of necessary vitamins and minerals.

1
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Aug 25, 2011
Calcium has a number of health benefits and is important for bone health/ but in order to obtain all the benefits from calcium, you need to ensure that it is absorbed the right way. Certain foods, rich in oxalates, such as chocolate, tea, spinach and others, as well as foods, containing phytates, such as seeds and whole-grain products, may inhibit calcium absorption.
Supplements containing calcium carbonate form are better absorbed with food, while those with calcium citrate can be taken with or without food.
Note that calcium can interact with other medications and this may also affect its absorption.

1
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Apr 19, 2010
Women may lower their risk of developing breast cancer by taking complex vitamin supplements together with calcium supplements, a new study suggests.

1
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Mar 10, 2010
Many people know about the importance of vitamins for their health, but underestimate the effects of cooking method on the food's nutrient content. Some foods can lose many vitamins after cooking, while others may otherwise become more absorbable when prepared. How to reduce vitamins loss during preparation? Here are the simple steps to preserve vitamin's health benefits while cooking:

1
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Mar 04, 2010
It is important to store vitamins way from the humid places like bathrooms and kitchen, because they may become ineffective, a new study says.

1
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Nov 25, 2009
Vitamin D is claimed to be a new natural antibiotic as scientists reveal numerous health benefits of this vitamin.

While most of the population is considered to be deficient of vitamin D, taking the adequate amount of this nutrient can help you prevent a great number of health problems, including heart disease and flu.