Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is a water-soluble vitamin occurring naturally in those foods in which the other B vitamins exist. Riboflavin is stable to heat, oxidation, and acid although it disintegrates in the presence of alkali or light, especially ultraviolet light.
Riboflavin functions as part of a group of enzymes that are involved in the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Riboflavin is necessary for cell respiration because it works with enzymes in the utilization of cell oxygen. It also is necessary for the maintenance of good vision, skin, nails, and hair. [Read more →]
Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as a coenzyme participating in the complex process of glucose conversion into energy. Thiamine is vulnerable to heat, air, and water in cooking.
Thiamine is a component of the germ and bran of wheat, the husk of rice, and that portion of all grains which is commercially milled away to give the grain a lighter color and finer texture.
Known as the “morale vitamin” because of its relation to a healthy nervous system and its beneficial effect on mental attitude, thiamine is also linked with improving individual learning capacity. It is necessary for consistent growth in children and for the improvement of muscle tone in the stomach, the intestines, and the heart. Thiamine is essential for stabilizing the appetite by improving food assimilation and digestion, particularly that of starches, sugars, and alcohol.
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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient that occurs in nature in two forms: preformed vitamin A and provitamin A, or carotene. Preformed vitamin A is concentrated only in certain tissues of animal products in which the animal has metabolized the carotene contained in its food into vitamin A. One of the richest natural sources of preformed vitamin A is fish-liver oil, which is classified as a food supplement. Some animal products, such as cream and butter, may contain both preformed vitamin A and carotene.
Carotene is a substance that must be converted into vitamin A before it can be utilized by the body. Carotene is abundant in carrots, from which its name is derived, but it is present in even higher concentrations in certain green leafy vegetables, such as beet greens, spinach, and broccoli. If, owing to any disorder, the body is unable to use carotene, a vitamin A deficiency may arise.
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Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene)
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient that occurs in nature in two forms: preformed vitamin A and provitamin A, or carotene.
Preformed vitamin A can be found in fish liver oils, animal livers; carotene can be found in green and yellow fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin A is very important for:
• Eyes (This supplement prevents night blindness and other eye problems. Heavy use of the eyes for watching television and working under glaring lights require more vitamin A.)
• Skin and Mucous Membranes (This supplement prevents skin disorders such as acne, helps maintain smooth, soft, disease-free skin. Internally it helps protect the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, throat, and lungs, thereby reducing susceptibility to infection.)
• Immune System (Vitamin A acts as an antioxidant. It enhances immunity, may heal gastrointestinal ulcers, protects against pollution and cancer formation.) [Read more →]
The key factor associated with the success of the methods I’ve used, is that specific attention is paid to the Overall causes of poor physical and psychological health in an individual, not just to the symptoms and possible cures of a specific health problem.
After 25 years of experience working with healthy individuals and patients in Russia, learning and analysing their systems of nutrition and life style, I have a clear understanding that the majority of causes of poor health, and associated poor performance, at work, at home, at leisure activities, are produced by “stress factors”. These can be divided into two types - “internal stress” and “external stress”. [Read more →]
Food combining can be condensed into five simple steps.
• Eat 80% alkaline forming foods, 20 % acid forming foods.
This means eating vast quantities of vegetables and fruit, and less concentrated protein foods like pulses and wholegrains, instead of meat, fish, cheese and eggs.
• Eat fast fermenting and acid fruits on own as snacks.
Most soft fruits ferment quickly. These include peaches, plums, mangoes, papayas, strawberries and melons. High acid fruits (although alkaline forming) may also inhibit digestion of carbohydrate. This includes oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and pineapple. These fruits require little digestion, releasing their fructose content quickly. Eat them on their own when you need an energy boost.
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…Child though he be of human birth,
His food and drink are not of earth.
Foolish - even heat times will feel
The folly such hopes to deal: -
His fancies hurry him afar;
Of heaven he asks its highest star;
Self willed and mad pursuit,
Of earth demands its fairest fruit;
And all that both can give supplied,
Behold him still unsatisfied!
J.W.Goethe - Faust
Meat, milk, eggs, various fruits, all kinds of drinks, honey … The variety of products lets people use either all of them, or limit themselves with some groups of products. The ideas about what products are worth to take as food for achievement of that or those aims and what products to avoid, were connected with religious a philosophic views of society, where they were born.
During centuries and thousands of years people argued about what set of products to prefer, what use that or those choice brought, what aims, seemed to be paramount, would be achieved.
Even ancient yogis knew about the influence of food on person’s mentality, emotional mood, on direction of his wishes and desires. They divided the food into satavic - calming down and radjastic - stimulating. [Read more →]
Love and sex are the most powerful motives of our life as our natural instinct means presentation and getting of Love.
The source of joy, joyful mood and fruitful work is the harmony in this sphere of human life. For example it’s known that the length of life of married humans is longer than that of single or divorced ones. Sexually active individuals have more red blood circulation, active sexual actions definitely contribute to extension of youth.
On the other hand nothing makes so much harm as sexual problems, failures in intimate relations. In this cases love and sex are as the most powerful sources of stress capable to cause an organism a lot of harm.
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Vitamin B3 niacin is an essential vitamin for your body, and it is just one of the eight water soluble types of B vitamins. Nearly all of the B vitamin classes will help the body convert carbohydrates into sugar or glucose, which can then be burned to produce energy. Also known as complex B vitamins, B3 niacin are essential in helping the body break down protein and fat.
Complex B vitamins also play an important role with maintaining muscle tone within the digestive tract, along with the health of the skin, nervous system, live, eyes, hair, and mouth. Even though a lot of people associate creative with the aspect of muscles and muscle tone, vitamin B3 niacin is as equally important - if not more important.
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Virtually all of us have had the experience where “something” we ate did not agree with us. We know that certain combinations of food do not suit us. Let’s give recognition to this fact, enjoy food more and increase the performance of our bodies.
The rules are easy to follow:
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