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Fruit and vegetables have respectable levels of zinc you can use to chalk up the numbers. Avocados, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, corn, and green peas make a delicious meal. Zinc-rich fruit like pomegranate, dried figs, dried apricot, and berries can liven up a meal. Or take a walk on the wild side and experiment with some unique tasting durian!
Television commercials make it seem like the solution to hair fall is just a product away. But, sometimes, even the most expensive hair treatments,...
Having too much zinc in your body can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach aches, and diarrhea. It could also make you dizzy or drowsy and fatigued. But it is immune system impairment, prostate cancer risk, adverse effects on cholesterol levels, and copper deficiency linked anemia that you should be really worried about if you’re considering long-term or high dosage intake of zinc via supplements and food.
Garlic has not only been shown to treat damaged arteries but also high blood pressure. Bergamot has been proven to be beneficial in treating high cholesterol, while niacin showed to lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke in heart disease patients. Zinc has been shown to be an effective and quick cure for common cold and studies show that berberine can treat congestive heart failure.
Hair loss has become a common problem for everyone around the world. Bad food habits, stressful lives and bad lifestyles can all take a...
Today, various factors are responsible for experiencing hair fall. Diet plays an important role in the health of your hair and it is vital to consume foods that are rich in nutrients that support hair growth. Nutrients such as iron, vitamin B, B5, C, fish oil, and zinc are essential for healthy hair. Instead of investing in hair care products, consume these healthy foods to ensure hair growth.
Easy bruising can be healed with good nutrition. Vitamin K reduces bruising and is important for blood clotting. Vitamin C aids in the formation of collagen and the growth and repair of tissues. Proteins build muscles and maintain tissue growth and repair. Zinc helps in creating new tissues and improves wound healing. Sometimes, supplements may be used under the guidance of a doctor.
Homemade sunscreen uses natural ingredients like almond and coconut oils to protect your skin against harmful UV rays. It also has water-resistant shea butter and zinc oxide that reflects almost all types of UV rays. Synthetic sunscreens can mess with the endocrine system. Homemade sunscreens are safer and healthier alternatives. They also nourish the skin from within.
One-third of Americans take vitamin pills and supplements every day. While certain nutrients are essential for the proper functioning of our bodies, we don’t...
It is human tendency to associate our sense of identity to the way we look, the clothes we wear and by extension, the way...
B vitamins carry nutrients to the scalp and hair. Biotin and vitamins A, D, and E are required for healthy scalp and hair. Iron-rich proteins prevent weak and brittle hair. Vitamin C fights oxidative stress and prevents graying of hair. Beta-carotene is important for hair cells. Zinc and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids control oil production in the scalp and skin.
Nobody likes falling sick with a cold and sore throat. These infections make you feel very ill all over and completely tire you out. Luckily, being viral in nature, they can be fought off by the body's immune system quite effectively. Support this process by getting enough rest, being sufficiently hydrated, drinking warm liquids such as herbal teas, and taking zinc supplements.
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a condition that is characterized by problems due to both clotting and bleeding. The fundamental physiological problem in DIC...
Coffee is a morning staple, but a cup every day might harm mineral absorption. The caffeine in it negatively shifts calcium balance. This is bad news for those who don’t get enough calcium, such as vegans or lactose intolerant people. The polyphenols in coffee also bind with non-heme iron, preventing proper absorption. Coffee also reduces zinc bioavailability up to 32 percent. Since these minerals are needed for good health, adequate intake is crucial. Ask your doctor if supplements are necessary.
To mage the symotons of ADHD children are often presrcibed mental stimulant drugs. What many are unaware is that ADHD can be managed excellently with the right nuttition. Studies have found that avoiding foods rich in sugar and food additives reduced symptoms of hyperactivity. Supplementing the diet with foods rich in iron, magnesium, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids helped children with ADHD improve really well in several aspects.
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