Archive for the ‘Minerals’ Category
Calcium is one of the very important minerals to maintain an optimum health.The main sources of natural Calcium are dairy products such as skim milk; low fat yogurt; and different types of cheese.Some vegetables such as Broccoli; Kale;spinach etc are also rich in Calcium as well as salmon; sardine and oyster shell. Calcium plus Vitamin D reduce bone loss and work together to decrease de risk of osteoporosis usually in post menopausal woman. They also are recommended to slow down arthritis.
Vitamin D is synthesized in the body by the action of sun rays on the skin, this helps the body to absorb calcium. Considering there is not enough sunny days in winter it is recommended to take 1,000 to 2,000 units of vitamin D supplement daily. Vitamin D and Calcium maintain healthy teeth teeth. The best recommended calcium supplement is Calcium Carbonate. The amount of calcium supplements to take depends on the age. Men 25 to 50 years of age 800 milligrams daily. Woman the same age 1000 milligrams daily. Men over 65 years 1500mgs. All women over 50 years 1500mgs. In Japan in certain Japanese islands people drink a natural coral water which has a high content of minerals. They live longer than other Japanese people.
What is a vitamin? . It is a organic chemical substance existing in the living cells called co enzyme because it helps the work of the enzymes that substances that transform food in nutritional compounds. Minerals are also important in the transformation of food into nutritional compounds. There are several types of vitamins and minerals which have different functions at the cellular level such as the B vitamins that increase the production of energy.
Other vitamins prevent disease such as vitamin C. Vitamin A, E,And carotene are considered to be antioxidants which help to prevent chronic illnesses such as arthritis. Oxidants are toxic products that are formed during the burning and production of calories; the antioxidants have the proper vitamins and minerals in your diet is key to a natural and healthy life.