How Healthy is your Rice?

Why You Should Ditch White And Switch To Brown. It’s not just about eating fewer calories, but eating healthy. Nutritionists agree that brown rice is healthier than the white variety…

Best Vitamin C

BRIEF OVERVIEW Vitamin C is one of the most popular stand-alone vitamin supplements in the world. A 2002 report showed that next to multivitamins, vitamin C was the most commonly…

Thiamin: The Basic B

Are You Deficient? Starting in the early 1800s, rice mills in Asia began removing the brown outer covering of the rice grains. Polishing, as it was called, produced white rice…

Vitamin C And Your Skin

Vitamin C and its role in collagen synthesis. The only antioxidant proven to increase collagen synthesis, it aids in the healing of minor cuts and wounds. As collagen decreases with…

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are essential for good health, but which ones do you need for optimal health? This chapter will help you understand the biological importance of various vitamins and…

Your Mineral Essentials

Calcium FACTS: There is more calcium in the body than any other mineral. Calcium and phosphorus work together for healthy bones and teeth. Calcium and magnesium work together for cardiovascular…

Your Special Vitamin Needs

Women 12–18 MVP Amino acid–chelated calcium 250 mg. and magnesium 125 mg. twice daily 19–50 Amino acid–chelated calcium 500 mg. and magnesium 250 mg. twice daily Vitamin E, 400 IU…

The Unofficial B Vitamins

Eating Your Choline. Boy, does this get complicated! You get choline in your diet from foods that contain lecithin. What’s lecithin? Chemically, it contains phosphatidylcholine, which is in turn about…

Meet the B Family

What the Little Numbers Mean Why do most of the B vitamins have those little numbers underneath? And what happened to B4, B8, B10 and B11? The first B vitamin…