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How Much Vitamin A, B9, and C Do We Need

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Vitamins mean “Vital for life” they are non-caloric micronutrients essential for normal body functioning and are needed in a small amount. Vitamin plays an important role in various functioning of the body, such as oxygen transportation, metabolism of the cofactor, and antioxidants. They allow the body to use fat, protein, and carbohydrates properly. The best way to consume vitamins is through a variety of nutrients dense food. Vitamins are essentially required to keeps us grow correctly to forms skin, organs, bones, and muscles, as well as Support us to fight the infections. Inadequacies in some vitamins can cause serious health problems. To make sure that your body is getting enough vitamins for healthy growth and development is to give an ample amount of fresh fruits, cereals, vegetables, legumes, and whole-grain bread. Vitamins and minerals came from five different groups including vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, whole grain bread & cereals, nuts, legumes, poultry,

How Much Vitamin D, E, K, and B17 Do We Need

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Vitamins are the nutrients we get from the food we eat. They are essential nutrients needed by our body to remain healthy. Except for Vitamin D, our body cannot produce vitamins so it is necessary to eat vitamin-rich food. Most of the vitamins come from fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts, and fish. Vitamins are of two types. • Fat-soluble vitamins • Water-Soluble vitamins Fat-soluble vitamins are the type of vitamins that mix up with our body fat and they can be stored until our body needs them. Storage of Fat-soluble usually occurs in liver and fat tissues. Overconsumption of fat-soluble vitamins can lead to toxicity overconsumption from food occur rarely it usually occurs from supplementation. Fat-soluble includes vitamin A, E, D and K. While Water-Soluble vitamins mix, up with the blood and flow through our whole body. Therefore, our body absorbs required vitamins and the leftover unnecessary vitamins are removed from the body through the urine. Water-soluble vitami

Cause and Prevention of High Blood Pressure

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High Blood pressure or hypertension is when the force of blood going through your blood vessels is too high it means your heart has to work a lot harder to move blood through your body if not treated high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems like heart attacks or strokes. High blood pressure is the intensity of your blood hitting the walls of your artery. There are two reading which measures blood pressure. • Systolic pressure (the higher number) It determines the force of blood being pumped across in your body when your heart contracts. Normally it should be less than 120mm of mercury. • Diastolic pressure (the lower number ) It measures when the heart relaxes between beats. Normally it should be less than 80mm of mercury. If the level of your systolic blood pressure stays higher than 140 and diastolic, the pressure stays above 90 you might have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is also known as hypertension and it is usually diagnosed when your l

Cause and Prevention of Obesity

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Obesity is a kind of disease in which the body fat has risen to a degree that can have a detrimental impact on health. People are usually considered overweight if their body mass index (BMI) measurements are calculated by dividing the person's weight by the square of the person's height by more than 30 kg / m2 within a range of 25-30 kg / m2 defined as overweight. The population of overweight people has been doubled since 1980, over more than 1.9 billion adults are overweight 13% of them are obese. It is also defined as abnormal fat accumulation that may impair health. The main cause of being obese in an energy imbalance between calories consumed & calories used one result of global changes in dietary and physical activity patterns the main health problem associated with obesity is cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and sometimes it leads to cancer. It is the fifth leading risk for global deaths as 2.6 million adults die because of being obe

Causes and Prevention of Strokes

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Strokes occur when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. This can affect your brain cells and cause your brain cells to become damaged & die. A stroke can happen to any person it has 2 major types. The most common is an ischemic stroke, which happens when a blood vessel in the brain becomes narrowed and blood clot forms causing a blockage. Sometimes the blockage is temporary and is called TIA and often called a mini-stroke. As a result, you may experience confusion, slurred speech for a short time, and then get back to normal feelings again. The other major stroke is Hemorrhagic stroke, this occurs when a blood vessel ruptures, causing a bleed in the brain, permanently damaging the surrounding brain cells. The risk of stroke increased by an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation or having a risk factor of being older, having high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, or being overweight.  A stroke patient may experience a sudden face drop on th

Causes and Prevention of Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia in older people. Dementia is a brain disease that severely affects a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease starts gradually in its early stages, first affecting areas of the brain that regulate thought, memory, and language. People with AD have trouble recalling the events or things that happened lately, they may have problems remembering the names of people they meet. The same associated problem, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), causes more memory issues than in common for people of the same age. Not everyone, but most people with MCI develop Alzheimer's disease. Over time Alzheimer's disease, signs turn worst. Individuals may not remember family members and may have difficulties speaking, reading, or writing. They may forget how to brush their teeth or how to comb their hair. Later, they may become anxious or aggressive, or they may wander away from home. Eventual

Causes & Prevention of Diabetes

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Diabetes is a condition in which the patient ends up with extremely low or very high blood sugar or glucose levels. When blood sugar is too high patients need to start pills and sometimes the patient can take insulin to reduce blood sugar. Occasionally, patients who take too much insulin end up with low blood sugar levels. The primary source of glucose is the food you consume. A big portion of the food we consume turned into glucose that our body uses for energy. The pancreas makes a hormone called insulin that helps glucose get into the cells of our bodies. Insulin is a hormone, which allows your cells to get glucose to provide energy. When you have diabetes, your body does not make enough insulin and this causes glucose to build up in your blood. A blood test could determine either you have diabetes or not. Types of Diabetes • Type 1 Diabetes – Glucose can’t enter the cell In type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin & increase the level of glucose in the blo

Causes and Prevention of High Cholesterol

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Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is made by the body primarily by the liver; it is essential for the normal body functioning, to function your brain properly, necessary for certain hormones to be made moreover to digest food. Our body is designed to make the right amount of cholesterol and mostly when running in trouble when it comes to our diet, when we start adding more cholesterol in it, without eating a cholesterol-free diet our body will still work properly. Levels of Cholesterol: There are 4 major levels of cholesterols including Total, LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides cholesterols and the optimum level of cholesterol depends upon your risk for heart diseases. 1. Total Cholesterol Level: Depending upon the level of HDL & LDL, lower than 200 is ideal for your health 2. LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) Cholesterol Level: Depending upon the risk of heart diseases, lower than 130 is ideal for your health, it is also considered as “bad cholesterol” 3. HDL (High-D

Causes & Prevention of Heart Disease?

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Heart Disease: Heart Disease is not just only blocked arteries & heart attacks, there are a lot of other heart problems and conditions that might affect your heart health condition. It also causes major disabilities. The most common cause of heart disease is narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels that basically supplies blood to the heart.  Have you consider having our How to prevent heart disease workshop? It is a slow process disease which, happens slowly over time and is the reason people get heart attacks. Notice time is the key factor here!   Another kind of heart problem may happen to the valves in the heart, or the heart may not pump well and cause heart failure. People might have inherited heart disease. Some of the heart disease conditions are highlighted below.  There is something more important you can do to help prevent Heart Disease, these are factors that can be controlled by a person.  Understanding the risk factor is especially important as one factor