Monday, May 13, 2013
Boost your immune system, and have less visits to the doctor, by eating at least 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetable every day. Choose fresh, frozen, soups, juices, and salads to help you obtain a variety of dark, colorful choices.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Grapefruit provides 60% of your needs for vitamin C and 28% of your vitamin A needs and has only 52 cals each. But, you need to be careful if you are on medications because there are 85 medications that are affected by grapefruit, with a few being serious. In most cases, grapefruit can enhance a drugs effect 7 fold. The more-severe reactions happen with statins, blood pressure drugs and anti-clotting agents, so always check with your PCP or pharmacy before consuming grapefruit while on medication.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Taking high dose supplements of vitamin C? You could be at higher risk for developing kidney stones. In a recent study, those taking vitamin C supplements on a regular basis were at 92% greater risk for developing kidney stones than those not taking supplements. This may occur as your body can turn excess vitamin C into oxalate, a constituent of common kidney stones. So, aim to get your vitamin C from a variety of nutrient dense fruits and vegetables.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Do specific amounts of vitamins have to be present in soil for a plant to grow? Although there are some variations in produce nutrient content, most often, depleted soils will yield small produce, not produce void of nutrients.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Don’t forget Kiwi! Aside from being a great source of K+ and providing 100% of your vitamin C needs, it contains an enzyme called actinidin which is an excellent meat tenderizer. Rub over meat or chicken or toss in chicken salad. Even the Kiwi peel is edible. It’s available all year round and can be stored up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.