Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that almost animals make – except humans. Although we require vitamin C to live, we are one of the few species in the animal kingdom that do not produce it on our own. That means that we must get all of our vitamin C from outside sources. continue reading »
Folic Acid is a water-soluble, b-complex vitamin. It has plenty of benefits in a number of areas of the body. The vitamin helps with the health of cells and formation of body tissues. It prevents birth defects, certain types of cancer and anemia. continue reading »
Exercising can be addicting. Many fitness buffs get a “rush” of adrenaline when they work out. They live by the motto of “No pain, No gain.” Scientifically, this slogan is accurate because the process of muscle-building requires stressing muscles to their limits, which causes micro-tears.
The body responds to this stimuli by feeding more nutrients to the muscle, which eventually results in a longer, stronger muscle. Unfortunately, if people overtrain, they might suffer any number of symptoms, including chronic fatigue, headaches and injuries. continue reading »
As any experienced traveler can tell you, the excitement of a new adventure can be both physically and emotionally taxing. From adrenaline rushes throughout the long day, to exhausting walks around a new city, traveling isn’t all fun and games.
Combined with the effects of jet lag, many people end their vacations more tired than they began. continue reading »
With grant funds received from the General Mills, Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, and on behalf of the scientific programs of the American Society of Nutrition, a 2006 press release from the Federation for Experimental Biology reported on a study done at Arizona State University correlating the amount of Vitamin C in a person’s body to the levels of of body fat. The results of the study, presented at Experimental Biology 2006 in San Francisco by graduate student Bonnie Beezhold, proved there is a direct link between a depletion of Vitamin C and fat oxidation. continue reading »