Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin found in various foods. While the vitamin E complex can take many forms, the human body is only able to use it in the form of alpha-tocopherol. Vitamin E has many roles within the body: it helps cells interact with one another, is an antioxidant, and supports the immune system.
Whether you’re a picky eater or unenthused by salads and pressed juices, eating more fruits and vegetables can be challenging.
Today, we’re giving you a cheat sheet for your next grocery visit that will help you in two ways:
1. You can grab and go instead of deliberating on what you should get and/or avoid getting the things you always get.
2. Get a wide variety of robust nutrients from fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables instead of ones that are grown year-round (and, therefore, have a good chance of being genetically modified or picked and harvested at inopportune times).
Antioxidants protect your cells from harmful molecules called free radicals. When free radicals roam throughout our bodies, they steal electrons from healthy cells to become more stable. This electron thievery breaks down cells, essentially speeding up the aging process. This process is called oxidative stress.
Most associate Vitamin D with the sun. This is due to the fact that our bodies actually produces vitamin D through sun exposure. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways for the body to get the vitamin D it needs.
Collagen is a protein found throughout your body. You can think of it as the glue that helps hold your body together. It’s responsible for keeping your joints moving smoothly, making your skin look beautiful and supple, and slowing down some signs of aging.
Many of us grew up following common knowledge: when you feel like you’ve caught a cold, load up on Vitamin C.
We know that this post isn’t a perfect fit for our Hype or Healthy series–after all, we know that Vitamin C and the immune system is linked–but, after this season’s wave of common cold and flu viruses, it got us thinking…
What exactly is Vitamin C and how much of a role does it actually play in the prevention of the common cold?
So far in our Hype or Healthy series, we’ve covered collagen, hyaluronic acid, omega-6 fatty acids, and probiotics. We like to offer you a look at what the research really says about these popular supplements. Are they just fads? Or does evidence back them up?
Today we’re going to take a closer look at medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). If you’ve been wondering what MCTs are, the benefits they offer, and what the research says about them, keep reading!
Over the past decade, omega-3 fatty acids have captured the spotlight as a nutrient that maintains joint health. One of its most prominent roles, however, is its role in supporting cardiovascular (CV) health.
Zinc is a trace mineral critical for good health. In fact, it’s required for many different physiological processes within your body. It helps keep your immune system healthy, metabolizes nutrients, and is essential for the growth and repair of tissues.
Since your body can’t store zinc, it’s important to make sure you’re eating enough to get the amount your body needs daily.
If you’ve been trying to lose weight or have tried multiple diets in the past, you are definitely not alone.
While maintaining a healthy or ideal weight isn’t the end all be all, the two everyday habits we discuss in today’s article can help provide a solid foundation for weight management over the long-term in the realm of your nutrition/dietary lifestyle.