Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Proper Health Care

Taking Supplements

According to Dr. Christine Rosenbloom of the Georgia State University, "People often take nutritional supplements without understanding what they are consuming or if they really need them", more serious side effects might occur like taking excessive amount of Vitamin A may harm developing fetus among pregnant women and too much Vitamin C supplements may cause gastrointestinal distress and Vitamn B6 in large doses may cause nerve damage. 

In a study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, revealed that there's no way to fill vitamins and minerals deficiencies other than consuming foods, like in order to meet the recommended dietary allowance for calcium, you need to drink milk high in calcium at least two glasses a day or eat a spinach salad because it is high in calcium, vitamin C can be obtained by consuming fruits rich in vitamin C. But if there's really a pressing need to take supplements to fill the lacking nutritional requirements, just look for "USP" printed on the label as it signifies the supplements meet the standard of the testing organization in the US Pharmacopeia.

Do Not Skip Breakfast

Your mother is right when she said "Do not skip breakfast". True enough, many health professionals sternly admonished people not to skip breakfast because it is the most important meal session in a day that we should be taking up. Foods that we eat at breakfast time are where we get energy and fuel for our whole day activities. Skipping breakfast can develop irritability and too much cravings which may trigger weight gain. In fact people who want to follow a balance diet routine should never skip breakfast. To smartly keep the mind away from foods, try to pack your stomach with protein-rich foods to satisfy your cravings and prevent you from devouring too much calorie-rich and fatty-rich foods.

by Amanda Greene

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