Nutrition

vitamins

Vitamins: easy ways to balance your child’s nutritional needs

Children’s vitamins are a good option for parents who want to help ensure their children are receiving the necessary nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy. Even parents who have children who eat well are supplementing their children’s diet with a vitamin. Children’s vitamins are packaged in such a way that they are attractive …

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Vitamin D: why you should take vitamin D to boost your immune system

Vitamin D, also called calciferol, is a fat soluble vitamin that has properties of both a vitamin and a hormone. It is required for the absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D is necessary for growth and is extremely important for the normal growth and development of bones and teeth in children. It …

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Vitamin B complex: skin, eye, hair health benefits and negative side effects

Vitamin B Complex The B vitamins help maintain the health of the nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver, and mouth, as well as healthy muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract and proper brain function. B-complex vitamins act as coenzymes, helping enzymes to react chemically and other substances and are involved in energy production. They may be …

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Raw milk: the health dangers of raw milk during pregnancy

Milk and milk products provide a wealth of nutrition benefits. But raw milk can harbor dangerous microorganisms that can pose serious health risks to you and your family. Raw milk is milk from cows, sheep, or goats that has not been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria. This raw, unpasteurized milk can carry dangerous bacteria such …

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Organic foods: Should I eat organic vegetables and fruits?

Organic fruits and vegetables are good for the environment and good for your health. Organic foods contain no pesticide or chemical fertilizers. If you cannot afford to buy all organic food, consider buying the foods listed below. Must-buy organic fruits and vegetables Apples Conventional apples are cultivated with pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Scrubbing and peeling …

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Vitamin C: can too much be harmful and cause reactions?

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is required for at least 300 metabolic functions in the body. Some of the functions include tissue growth and repair, adrenal gland function, and healthy gums. It assists the body in the production of collagen, a basic component of connective tissues. Collagen is an important structural element in blood vessel walls, …

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