Fat-soluble vitamins: What are the best dietary sources of vitamins A, D, E and K?

Vitamins are nutrients found in food that help the body function effectively. Two types of vitamins exist: Water-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins B and C, dissolve in water, while fat-soluble ones dissolve in fat. Fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E and K, are best absorbed by the body when eaten with foods containing high … Continue reading Fat-soluble vitamins: What are the best dietary sources of vitamins A, D, E and K?

Vitamin E treatments can help prevent muscle damage after a heart attack, say scientists

A pre-clinical study published in the journal Redox Biology found that vitamin E can help prevent and treat muscle damage after a heart attack. The researchers said that while vitamin E failed to prevent heart attack per se, current research on whether vitamin E can be beneficial post-heart attack is lacking. Their ongoing research, on the other hand, may prove that … Continue reading Vitamin E treatments can help prevent muscle damage after a heart attack, say scientists

Preventing muscle atrophy in those with diabetes: Animal study reveals tocotrienols can increase skeletal muscle weight

People with diabetes are at risk of various health complications, including muscle atrophy. A new study suggests taking tocotrienols can help increase skeletal muscle weight and prevent muscle atrophy. For this study, which was published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, researchers looked at tocotrienols (vitamin E) derived from the red-orange tropical fruit known as annatto. Researchers … Continue reading Preventing muscle atrophy in those with diabetes: Animal study reveals tocotrienols can increase skeletal muscle weight

Manage eczema with these homemade remedies

Patients with eczema often resign themselves to living with the allergic condition while managing its symptoms. Fortunately, they may experience relief from the effects of atopic dermatitis with the aid of simple home remedies. A remedy may be a complementary therapy that improves the quality of life of a patient alongside a prescribed conventional treatment. It may also … Continue reading Manage eczema with these homemade remedies

New clinical trial confirms the metabolic benefits of vitamin E supplementation

Scientists are discovering more reasons for people to increase their vitamin E intake. Recently, researchers from Monash University Malaysia found that tocotrienol, a certain form of vitamin E extracted from palm oil, significantly improves diabetes-related kidney damage. This was determined based on the results of a clinical study where researchers evaluated the effects of tocotrienol-rich vitamin E on different … Continue reading New clinical trial confirms the metabolic benefits of vitamin E supplementation

Here’s why you should start snacking on almonds every day

Like other nuts, almonds are the perfect energy boosters. Almonds are nutritious, and they contain at least 130 different compounds that are good for you. The health benefits of almonds Almonds contain both mono- and polyunsaturated fat, but these are the “good” kinds of fats that can boost your heart health. Below are the nutrition stats for … Continue reading Here’s why you should start snacking on almonds every day

Vitamin E, critical for brain health, is lacking in 90% of adults – find out how to add more to your diet!

The complexity of the human body is vast, consisting of trillions of cells working simultaneously to ensure that we take our next breath. While the processes are complex, the method by which they perform is quite simple. In order for our cells to do their job, they need vitamins. Researchers believe that the body requires … Continue reading Vitamin E, critical for brain health, is lacking in 90% of adults – find out how to add more to your diet!

What Are Micronutrients? A Review of Essential Nutrients

Source: What Are Micronutrients? A Review of Essential Nutrients by Dr. Edward Group Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals required by your body. Unlike macronutrients, you only need minuscule amounts of micronutrients to maintain good health. Micronutrients are essential to the production of enzymes, hormones, proteins, and other products created by your body. Some micronutrients have … Continue reading What Are Micronutrients? A Review of Essential Nutrients

Vitamin E tocotrienols work through multiple pathways to delay disease onset and extend lifespan

The result of several new research bodies that have been published all point to the powerful effect of vitamin E tocotrienols to prevent stomach cancer, reduce fatty liver disease incidences and prevent disease mechanisms that can extend natural lifespan in humans. Over the past decade, many studies have highlighted the importance of the most common … Continue reading Vitamin E tocotrienols work through multiple pathways to delay disease onset and extend lifespan

Eating almonds can reduce heart disease risks, belly fat

Hold that muffin or danish and grab a handful of almonds if you need a snack between meals. Maybe you won't feel as satisfied afterward, but if you care about your heart health, get used to it. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association provided strong evidence that incorporating almonds as snacks … Continue reading Eating almonds can reduce heart disease risks, belly fat