“Antioxidant” is a word that gets thrown around so frequently that it can sound meaningless when you hear it: “Yeah, yeah, another antioxidant (yawn).” But antioxidants are not boring! On the contrary, antioxidants are nature’s strongest defense system. They protect your cells from dangerous free radical damage, which can play
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The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel is composed of 95 to
It’s not surprising that nutrient deficiencies are low energy causes, given that your body’s trillions of cells rely on vitamins and minerals to generate energy. What is surprising is that few doctors recognize the fact that fatigue and lacking energy is often an early symptom of multiple vitamin and mineral
These commonly used natural compounds protect your body and brain from the ravaging effects of aluminum poisoning. Research has shown how these natural substances can prevent and/or treat aluminum’s toxic effects.
Aloe vera has long been used externally as an antiseptic to ease sunburns and unpleasant skin conditions such as psoriasis, but research shows aloe vera can help your body internally, too. Discover the 6 health benefits of aloe vera juice on your heart.
Insurance from Multivitamins
Americans have been taking multivitamin/mineral supplements since the early 1940s, and an estimated one-third of all U.S. consumers take them regularly as insurance against nutritional shortfalls. Multivitamins account for almost one-sixth of all purchases of dietary supplements and 40 percent of all sales of vitamin and mineral supplements—nearly
While the most important nutritional protection you can give your brain involves eating an overall healthy dietary pattern, it’s also true that certain specific foods and food groups seem to be especially important for brain health (see Box 4-1, “Brain Food”). Fortunately, these brain-healthy choices are also good for your
Through observational studies and randomized clinical trials, scientists have pieced together much of the puzzle of how individual vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients affect human health (see Box 4-1, “Making Sense of Nutrition Studies”). You can go a long way toward making sure you obtain the nutrients essential for a