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School children who lack vitamin D have increased risk of anxiety, depression, and aggressive behavior later in life

School children who lack vitamin D have increased risk of anxiety, depression, and aggressive behavior later in lifeA growing number of children and teenagers suffer from anxiety, depression, and behavioral problems. Although there may be a number of underlying causes, it appears that vitamin D deficiency may be a contributing factor, according to a study that is published in the Journal of Nutrition. The problem is only made worse by the fact that many youngsters get too little sunlight during the summer period and that sun awareness campaigns warn against sun exposure without informing people about alternative ways of getting vitamin D. Vitamin D is important for bones but also for the brain, the nervous system, the immune defense, and many other physiological processes.

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Vitamin D is related to oxygen utilization, fitness level, and lifespan

Vitamin D is related to oxygen utilization, fitness level, and lifespanIt is commonly known that vitamin D plays a vital role for our bones and immune system, and there is even evidence that vitamin D also plays a role in the functioning of our lungs, heart, and muscles. According to a new study, blood levels of vitamin D are determining for how well we utilize our oxygen, and that affects our training capacity and lifespan. The study is published in European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

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Normal salt intake is good for your heart

– but focus on sodium if you have high blood pressure

Normal salt intake is good for your heart Salt is a flavor enhancer, and the good news is that salt is not as harmful as previously thought. In fact, salt is essential when consumed in the right quantities, and for most people, it poses no health risk to consume up to five grams – or two and half teaspoons – of salt daily, according to a study that is published in the Lancet. Many people on anti-hypertensive drugs are advised to cut back on their salt intake, but it takes more than that. In fact, it is potassium that controls how much salt the kidneys excrete.

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Weight loss that works and is permanet

BMI and waist circumference. Are you overweight or TOFI (thin outside fat inside)?

Weight loss that works and is permanetIt is a myth that the only way to obtain or maintain your ideal weight is to stick with boring, low-fat diets and loads of hardcore physical training.
The following guide will help you adjust your own diet and exercise program – so that you can see permanent results. First, let’s look at your BMI and waist circumference, as many people have a somewhat distorted picture of their own weight and appearance.

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Quick tips on diet and exercise

Quick tips on diet and exerciseWhen trying to lose weight, it is usually easier to achieve results if you change your diet. It is also important to exercise. Just remember that in order to burn the calories that you get from eating a single candy bar, you need to walk for an hour or more.

General dietary advice

Choose good, fresh raw materials and prepare your meals from scratch
Carefully study the declaration with regard to expiry date, energy distribution, content of different sugars, fat, additives etc. Avoid industrially processed foods and stick with fresh raw materials, as they provide much more vitality.

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The energy-providing substances and calorie burning in theory and practice

The energy-providing substances and calorie burning in theory and practiceThe body makes energy by breaking down the essential macronutrients, carbohydrate, protein, and fat. Even alcohol provides energy.

  • Carbohydrate: Grain, bread, potatoes, rice, corn, fruit, and sugar
  • Protein: Meat, fish, shellfish, eggs, dairy products, legumes (beans, peas and soy) and nuts
  • Fats: Fat from meat, fish and eggs, plant oils, avocado , nuts, kernels, sees, and dairy products
  • Alcohol: Does not provide nutrients and is an unnecessary source of energy

Different calculations show how much energy one can extract from 1 gram of carbohydrate, protein, or fat.
The energy amounts are specified in kJ (kilojoule) or the somewhat older term kcal (kilocalories)

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Are you eating enough protein?

  • Are you eating enough protein?Most of the protein we consume is used to build muscle, skin, hair, and nails.
  • Protein is also used in the energy turnover, to make hormones and antibodies, and it is also used as a transmitter in the nervous system.
  • The daily need for protein varies depending on gender, muscle mass, metabolic rate, and the level and duration of physical activity.

According to the official recommendations, we should consume around 0.8 grams of protein for each kilo of body weight.
Your need for protein is increased if you have sensitive blood sugar, if you wish to lose weight, if you are pregnant or lactating, or if you are very sports-active.

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Chronic fatigue tied Alan to his bed but Q10 capsules saved him:

Chronic fatigue tied Alan to his bed but Q10 capsules saved him 
"After about one week of taking the Q10 supplement I could feel a huge difference," says 23-year old Alan Piccini, who has been suffering from extreme fatigue and muscle aches ever since he was a child.

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Cholesterol-lowering without side effects:

Cholesterol-lowering without side effects:

 

 

 

 


“Taking capsules with co-enzyme Q10 has freed me of the severe side effects of my cholesterol lowering medicine,” Mrs Franken explains.

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