Essential Vitamins for Eye Health - 22 Aug 2014 01:34
Certain vitamins and minerals promote absorption of some other ones. For example, vitamin D promotes absorption of calcium, while vitamin C helps boost absorption of iron and calcium. Iron is essential for the formation of hemoglobin, which supplies oxygen to all cells and tissues. Lack of oxygen can damage your vision seriously. Thus, all these nutrients promote the functions of the body organs in several ways.
Daily Recommended Intake
Protects against night blindness
Helps prevent dry eyes
Anti oxidant and anti carcinogenic vitamin
Increases resistance against infections
Improves vision significantly
Carotenoids are present in fruits and vegetables which are yellow, red, green and orange. Examples: Carrot, Broccoli, Sweet potato, Kale, Spinach, Pumpkin, Collard greens, Cantaloupe melon, Eggs, Apricot, Papaya, Mango, Pea, Beef or Chicken liver, Cod liver oil, Butter
Men and boys over 10 years: 1000 mcg
Women and girls over 10 years: 800 mcg
Strengthens the immune system, and hence, helps maintain eye health.
Helps prevent cataracts
Carries anti oxidant and anti carcinogenic properties
Protects from eye infections
Enhances the vision quality
Helps prevent macular degeneration
Liver, Carrot, Broccoli, Sweet potato, Butter, Kale, Spinach, Pumpkin, Collard greens, Cheddar cheese, Cantaloupe melon, Eggs, Apricot, Papaya, Mango, Pea, Milk, Sweet peppers (red or green), Strawberries, Oranges.
Men and boys over 10 years: 65 mg
Women and girls over 10 years: 75 mg
Helps increase your immunity and thus plays an important role in eye health.
Helps prevent eye infections
Promotes good vision
Lowers the risk of macular degeneration
Exposure to Sunlight is the best source. Food sources: Tuna, Mackerel, Salmon and Sardines, Cod liver oil, Fortified milk, and juice, Beef liver, Egg yolk
Infants, children and adults up to 50 years of age : 200 IU
Adults 51 to 70 years old : 400 IU
Adults above 70 years old : 600 IU
Makes your immune system strong enough to prevent eye diseases.
Increased immunity helps fight infections without damaging eye health
Helps in retaining good vision
With the help of carotenoids and vitamin C, it lowers the risk of age related macular degeneration
Avocado, Peach, Papaya, Kiwi, Pumpkin, Swiss chard, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Pine nuts, Olive oil, Sunflower oil, Sunflower seeds, Turkey baken, Eggs, Sardines, Herrings
Children between 4-8 years : 10.5 IU
Adults and Pregnant women : 22.5 IU
Lactating women : 28.5 IU
Apart from these vitamins, there are certain other nutrients like zinc (present in oysters, beef, crab, turkey/dark meat), selenium (present in seafood like shrimp, crab, salmon, halibut, Brazil nuts, fortified noodles, brown rice), omega 3 fatty acids (found in fish, fish oil, flaxseed oil), lutein and zeaxanthin (found in spinach, kale, turnip greens, collard greens, squash), flavonoids (from tea, red wine, citrus fruits, bilberries, blueberries, cherries, legumes, soy products) help prevent cataract and macular degeneration, and thus help maintain eye vision.
Since every vitamin and mineral plays an important role in strengthening your immune system and maintaining your overall health, you need to follow a balanced diet to maintain your overall health. Excessive consumption of any vitamin or mineral to enjoy the characteristic health benefits can lead to toxicity. A healthy diet should contain all vitamins and minerals in correct proportions. Directly or indirectly, every vitamin is essential for eye health.
Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice. - Comments: 0
ABC Vitamin Cures For Acne - 26 Jul 2014 08:25
If you have certain food allergies don't use that particular remedy. If you have any other health complications or are pregnant always ask your doctor first before attempting a change in diet.
1. Vitamin A
Maintains and repairs the skin. It is also an antioxidant.
Eat foods rich in vitamin A or take a vitamin A supplement (10 000IU daily). Foods rich in vitamin A are: Organ meats, Carrot juice, Sweet potato, Pumpkin, Carrots (raw or cooked), Spinach, Collards, Kale, Mixed Vegetables, Turnip Greens, Red sweet pepper, Chinese cabbage, Beet greens, Instant cooked Cereals and Cantaloupe.
2. Vitamin B
Helps to maintain a healthy skin tone. Relieves you from stress and anxiety, which can cause acne.
Eat meals abundant in vitamin B or take a vitamin B supplement. Foods rich in vitamin B are: Potatoes, Bananas, Lentils, Chilli peppers, Tempeh, Liver, Turkey and Tuna.
3. Vitamin C
Speeds up healing, is needed for the production of collagen (connective tissue in skin and bones) and aids the absorption of Iron. The body will use more vitamin C if you are a smoker, take antibiotics or oral contraceptives.
Eat meals abundant in vitamin C or take a vitamin C supplement (3000-5000 mg spread throughout the day). Foods rich in vitamin C are: Red bell peppers, Broccoli (steamed), Papaya, Brussel sprouts, Strawberries, Cauliflower (boiled), Kale (boiled), Oranges, Cabbage (boiled), ripe Tomatoes, Lettuce, Turnip, Kiwifruit and Lemon juice.
4. Vitamin E
Speeds up healing process and aids the absorption of vitamin A.
Eat foodstuff abundant in vitamin E or take a 500mg vitamin E supplement capsule once a day. Foods rich in vitamin E are: Almond nuts, Sunflower seeds, Sunflower oil, Hazelnuts, Peanut butter, Peanuts, Spinach (boiled), Broccoli (boiled), Kiwi and Mango.
Eat foodstuff loaded in zinc or take 50mg of therapeutic zinc pills daily for one month. Foods rich in vitamin E are: Shellfish (oysters), Calf's liver, Meat (beef and lamb), Bran flakes, Cereals, Fish, Popcorn, Sesame seeds, Crab, Lobster, Walnuts, and Sardines. - Comments: 0
Fish Oil Dosage + Exactly What Is The Ideal Amount - 18 Jul 2014 19:01
I feel the need to try and step in to explain to anyone who is confused, exactly what the ideal fish oil dosage is. The reason that I want to do this is because there are a lot of mixed messages flying around out there. I guess that is to be expected to a certain degree with an industry as hot as omega 3 supplementation is right now, but people really ought to know the truth about how much fish oil they can safely take if nothing else.
A lot of people have begun supplementing their diets with substances rich in DHA and EPA omega fatty acids, and this is absolutely wonderful. It means that starting now, we are going to experience a generation that is far healthier, and that possibly lives much longer than the one that preceded it. They simply didn't possess all of the knowledge that we do as to the effect omega 3 fatty acids have on inflammatory diseases.
A DHA omega 3 fish oil dosage of between just 2,000mg and 4,000mg per day will in all probability prevent the development of inflammatory ailments such as cardiovascular disease, adult onset non-insulin dependent type two diabetes, arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. DHA and EPA n-3 fatty acids are also effective in the treatment of these ailments should you already be afflicted with them.
It has also been discovered that daily intake of DHA and EPA n-3 fatty acids helps in preventing such illnesses as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. These fatty acids are also helpful in the treatment of such problems as depression, aggression and hostility, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Omega 3 fatty acids are probably the most useful nutrients for maintaining good health.
The 2,000mg to 4,000mg fish oil dosage that I recommend has been proven to be the safest and most effective range for the prevention and treatment of most problems. It has been observed that when omega 3 fatty acids are used to support the treatment of breast, colon, or prostate cancer that doses that far exceed this range are often necessary. Extremely high dosages should only be used under the advisement of your doctor.
This is because on of the many benefits one can gain from increasing their levels of DHA and EPA omega 3 fatty acids is the prevention of blood platelets sticking together and forming clots. Due to this anti-coagulant effect high doses of n-3 fatty acids could lead to abdominal hemorrhage, or bleeding in the brain. It is for this reason that going beyond the 4,000mg maximum should only be done under a doctor's supervision.
A lot of the unscrupulous developers of omega 3 fatty acid formulas will recommend that your daily fish oil dosage be as much as 10,000mg per day. This is simply because they want you to go through your supply of fish oil at a rapid pace. These companies are willing to possibly put your life in jeopardy in order to increase the volume of their sales, which is why you shouldn't buy ANY product from them.
Bottom line, a reputable company will never recommend a fish oil dosage beyond what your body can safely handle. - Comments: 0