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Vital Facts about Vitamins – 9 November 30, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Calcium, osteoporosis, PhosphorusKidney Disease.
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Vitamin D

Helps the body build calcium and phosphorus into bones and teeth.  May help prevent osteoporosis and kidney disease.

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How Much?

Where?                                 % U.S. RDA

Herring, 2 oz                                      128 %

Salmon, broiled, 3 oz                           90 %

Margarine, 2 T                                      33 %

Shrimp, broiled, 3 oz                            23 %

2% milk, 1 c                                           20 %

Vital Facts about Vitamins – 8 November 29, 2008

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Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

Maintains healthy gums, blook vessels, muscles, bones and teeth.  Helps to promote healing increase our ability to better absorb iron.  May reduce the risk of cancer.

 

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How Much?

Whe                                       % U.S. RDA

Kiwi fruit, 1 medium                            123 %

Green bell pepper, ½ c                        108 %

Orange juice, ½ c                                 103 %

Broccoli, cooked, ½ c                             82  %

Cantaloupe, ½ c                                     57 %

Vital Facts about Vitamins – 7 November 28, 2008

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Pantothenic Acid

Vital for energy release from foods, especially carbohydtrates.  Helps the body make certain hormones.

 

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How Much?

Where?                                   % U.S. RDA

Total cereal, 1 oz                                  100 %

Salmon, broiled, 3 oz                                9 %

Chicken, roasted, 3 oz                               8 %

2% milk, 1 c                                                8 %

Peas, cooked, ½ c                                       1 %

Vital Facts about Vitamins – 6 November 26, 2008

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Folacin

Necessary for all cells to function properly.  May help to protect against heart disease, nerve damage and some birth defects. 

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How Much?

Where?                                      % U.S. RDA

Spinach, cooked, ½ c.                               33 %

Orange juice, ¾ c                                      20 %

Peanuts, roasted, ¼ c                                16 %

Lima beans, cooked, ½ c                           11 %

Broccoi, cooked, ½ c                                  10 %

 

Vital Facts about Vitamins – 5 November 25, 2008

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Vitamin B12  

Necessary for  all cells to function properly.  May protect against heart diesease and nerve damage.

 

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How Much?

Where?                                        % U.S. RDA

Salmon, broiled, 3 oz                                      82 %

Ground beef, lean, broiled, 3 oz                     37 %

Pork loin, lean, broiled, 3 oz                           15 %

2% milk, 1 c                                                     15 %

Cheddar cheese, 1 oz                                        4 %

Vital Facts about Vitamins – 4 November 24, 2008

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Vitamin B13

Vital for breaking down protein.  Helps to keep nervous system and muscles working properly.  May protect against some birth defects.

 

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   How Much?

Where?                                         % U.S. RDA

Banana, medium                                            33 %

Chicken breat, roasted, 3 oz                           28 %

Pork loin, lean, broiled, 3 oz                            20 %

Groundbeef, lean, broiled, 3 oz                      12 %

Salmon, broiled, 3 oz                                      10 %

 

Vital Facts about Vitamins – 3 November 23, 2008

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Niacin

Vital for energy release from foods.  Important for healthy skin, mouth and nervous system.  Sometimes used to help lower blood cholesterol.

 

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                                                                     How Much?

Where?                                           % U.S. RDA

Tuna, waterpacked, 3 oz                                55 %

Chicken breast, roasted, 3 oz                         59 %

Salmon, broiled, 3 oz                                      28 %

Peanuts, roasted, ¼ c                                      26 %

Ground beef, lean, broiled, 3 oz                     21 %

 

Vital Facts About Vitamins – 2 November 22, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Energy Release Form Foods, Nervous System, Vitamin B1.
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Thiamin

Vitamin B1

Helps to keep the nervous system healthy.  Vital for energy release form foods.

 

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How Much?

Where?                                     % U.S. RDA

Pork loin, lean, broiled, 3 oz                   55 %

Cheerios cerreal, 1 oz                             25 %

Peanuts, roasted, ¼ c                               16 %

Peas, cooked, ½ c                                     14 %

Whole-wheat bread, slice                          7 %

Vital Facts about Vitamins – 1 November 21, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Eyesight, Healthy Hair, Healthy Skin, Reduce Cancer Risk.
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Learn about nutrients from A to zinc!  Find out about super food sources and why the’re important.  This guide tells all you need to know about vitamins and minerals in one handy reference, complete with easy explanations of common nutrition terms. 

 

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Vitamin A

Vital for proper eyesight in dim light.  Maintains healthy hair and skin.  May reduce the risk of certain cancers. 

                                                                             How Much?

Where?                                      % U.S. RDA

 

Sweet potato, cooked, ½ c                       436 %

Carrots, raw, 7.5 inches                           405 %

Spinach, cooked, ½ c                                147 %

Apricots, raw, ½ c                                       40 %

Broccoli, cooked, ½ c                                  22 %

Saint-John’s-Wort (Hypericum perforatum) November 20, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Depression, Hyperforin, Hypericum Perforatum, Saint John Wort.
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Widely used in the U.S. and Europe for treating mild to moderate depression, it has been well-studied.  Product are usually standardized to contain either 0.3% or 4% to 5% hyperforin.  Typical dose is 900 g, taken in 300 mg doses three times a day.  It can take four weeks to feel relief.  Many potential drug interactions, so talk to your health-care provided before taking it.

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