Unfortunately, lipoic acid has become news in recent days. Known as alpha lipoic acid, this substance is sold as a dietary supplement for the purpose, among other things, of burning fat, absorbing glucose or improving our cholesterol levels. In addition to that, it is considered to be an antioxidant, and some of the websites that sell them indicate that it is capable of slowing aging, decreasing inflammation, increasing our energy levels, etc.
Oxygen is essential for life but within our body it is highly reactive and as a result of its metabolism, small molecules called reactive oxygen species arise which can cause damage or benefits. Antioxidants are molecules that interact with these others, neutralizing them, which in some cases can be positive and in others negative.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that has an antioxidant function, but a recent study published in The Journals of Gerontology also points out that consuming enough vitamin E could help to age slower and better. More vitamin E and less aging An adequate diet can influence the action of oxygen free radicals or, in other words, the oxidative stress caused by cellular damage.
Vitamin D is a nutrient of great importance for the organism, because it not only protects our bones and muscles but can also be involved in a variety of metabolic processes helping, among other things, to prevent diseases. Since vitamin D is synthesized in our skin before the action of the sun's rays, in autumn that we take less sun we can obtain vitamin D from the following foods: Sources of vitamin D of animal origin Within the main food sources of vitamin D are They find foods of animal origin as we show below: Blue fish Blue fish is rich in healthy fats and quality proteins, but it is also one of the foods that concentrate more vitamin D.
If you want to get pregnant you should know that a good diet can be a great help to achieve it. In fact, adequate levels of some nutrients are linked to a higher conception rate such as vitamin D that is key to fertility according to a new study. Enough vitamin D and more likely to conceive If you are looking to get pregnant, having sufficient levels of vitamin D will increase the chances of achieving it according to a study recently published in the scientific journal The Lancet that evaluated more than 1100 women who were looking to get pregnant or who They had suffered the loss of pregnancy.
Among the vitamins found in food, water-soluble or water-soluble vitamins include vitamin B12: a nutrient that is poorly valued, but of great importance in the human body. We tell you how it works in our body and why it is important that vegetarians and vegans supplement with it.
According to OCU data, currently, 30% of Spaniards consume some type of nutritional supplement, either vitamin or mineral. Vitamin D, along with calcium, omega 3 and magnesium and potassium, is one of the most consumed by supplements. This situation does not occur only in Spain, but, according to some recent statistics, in the United States the percentages are even higher, reaching 52% of the population.
Among all the vitamins that we can add to the diet, vitamin D is one of the best known for its role in preserving healthy bones and teeth. However, high levels of vitamin D not only protects bone health but also keeps us away from cancer. A more vitamin D, less risk of cancer Although this is not the first time that this vitamin is associated with a lower incidence of cancer, a recent study published in BMJ is the first to evaluate more than 30 thousand people for 16 years and find a relationship between high levels of vitamin D and lower incidence of cancer.
Among the nutrients we eat daily there are some of those we have heard about countless times because of how good it is for the proper functioning of the body. It is about vitamins. The large amount of food we find within our reach provides them and it is necessary that we provide the body with those it needs to be in perfect condition.
During the winter months, absenteeism or decreased productivity at work or school are often attributed to the symptoms of the common cold. Many people seek over-the-counter products for their symptoms, and some of the commonly purchased products are those with high doses of vitamin C supplements.
Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient, being optimal levels of this vitamin directly linked to the maintenance of our organs and with many essential functions in our body, being vital for our bones and recommended during pregnancy. If we talk about our muscles, vitamin D will have a key role, much greater than we think.
With the arrival of spring and the first heats most of us tend to find ourselves heavy, tired and unwilling to do anything. For many it is usually a challenge to face our daily activity and even the training is done uphill. Therefore, in this post we want to stop at some foods that can help us overcome this period known as spring asthenia.
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that protects against cell oxidation by free radicals in different organs and tissues. This is something to consider in the athlete. It also exercises other important functions such as the stabilization of membranes, avoiding platelet aggregation or hemolysis.
In our last entries we have been analyzing the importance of covering the needs of certain nutrients such as zinc, potassium or iodine, among others, and seeing how a deficiency in their levels can be directly linked to certain diseases. We continue to analyze other essential nutrients, specifically, the importance of Vitamin D for bones.
Vitamin C can not only give a boost to our defense system, but it can also influence metabolism, the synthesis of collagen and other important functions for the body. Therefore, this nutrient should not be missing in our usual diet and for this, we leave you the top 15 foods rich in vitamin C.
From time to time we witness authentic stories of overcoming that manage to show us the importance of wishing to meet a challenge and that of loving the world of sport. Today we tell you the story of Francisco: 10km with one leg, a runner who inspires us. For fans and lovers of running, running popular races is a custom that, in addition to satisfying part of our competitive needs, why not say it, like it!
In VItónica we have talked on many occasions about the fruits of the season. In this case we will not be less. It is true that this vegetable is found throughout the year, but it is a seasonal fruit, specifically now, of the summer. It is the green bean, a food that will give us a series of benefits to consider and for which we have decided to stop to analyze this food.
It is true that today there are still many people highly reticent to the world of "artificial" or supplementation, not only in the case of vitamins, but with many nutritional contributions. The question we ask you today is, which is better, natural vitamins or vitamin supplements?
We are in the era of superfoods, and it is that many are the essentials that must be present in our daily diet. On this occasion we are going to stop at a food that is not too well known, but that is becoming increasingly popular, it is the kale, a kind of kale, broccoli brother cousin and Brussels sprouts, which will bring us countless benefits in the form of nutrients that we will review.
Usually in Vitónica we are giving advice to make fruits a constant in the diet. It is important that we consider this point, but especially citrus fruits are usually one of the protagonists of our attention. On this occasion we want to stop at one of the most important, it is the grapefruit, which for many is a perfect unknown, since due to its bitter taste it is not taken into account in many cases.