Posts for tag: Vitamin B
It's all parents can do these days to keep their overstimulated, technology-crazed children from spending all day on their smartphones, laptops, tablets and video game consoles. While technology continues to improve our lives in many ways, not the least of which is our ability to access information – a good thing when raising our children, if...Read More
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As women age, the concern about bone health increases. One of the aging pitfalls many women try to avoid is osteoporosis, which is significant decline in bone mass. Osteoporosis is a serious health concern that should be top priority for many aging women. So, what can women do early on to avoid getting osteoporosis? Here are five tips that can help: Read More
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When taking a nutritional supplement, how often are you looking for the percentage of B vitamins? Did you know it is critical to get an adequate amount of B vitamins in your diet in order to help your body process energy from the food you eat? Read More
Good news for pet owners, particularly dog owners - you could be avoiding one of the major health issues of modern times - heart disease. Numerous news outlets have been reporting the good news this week that a panel of experts reviewed years of data on the cardiovascular benefits of owning a dog, the conclusion was that pets did indeed played a role in...Read More
When it comes to nutrition, kids need the most variety in order to ensure they grow properly. There are many vitamins out in the market, but what exactly do kids need to be focused on getting when it comes not only to their nutrients but also their food? Let's take a look at some of the most essential vitamins kids need, the top five are as follows:
According to nutrition researchers, children should be getting adequate amount of the following:'
- Vitamin A - This vitamin helps promotes normal growth and development; tissue and bone repair; and healthy skin, eyes, and immune responses. Good sources include milk, cheese, eggs, and yellow-to-orange vegetables like carrots, yams, and squash.
- Vitamin Bs. The family of B vitamins -- B2, B3, B6, and B12 -- aid metabolism, energy production, and healthy circulatory and nervous systems. Good sources include meat, chicken, fish, nuts, eggs, milk, cheese, beans, and soybeans.
- Vitamin C promotes healthy muscles, connective tissue, and skin. Good sources include citrus fruit, strawberries, kiwi, tomatoes, and green vegetables like broccoli.
- Vitamin D promotes bone and tooth formation and helps the body absorb calcium. Good sources include milk and other fortified dairy products, egg yolks, and fish oil. The best source of vitamin D doesn't come from the diet -- it's sunlight.
- Calcium helps build strong bones as a child grows. Good sources include milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, and calcium-fortified orange juice.
If your child is not getting much of these, talk to your doctor about good supplements or how you can start to incorporate these into your child's diet.