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The Connection Between Vitamin D And Multiple Sclerosis

The Connection Between Vitamin D And Multiple Sclerosis

Vitamin D is a supplement, found notably in sunlight and fish oils, that helps fortify bone health. Multiple sclerosis (MS), a degenerative disease with no known cure, occurs when a person’s immune system attacks their nerve cells. So what’s the connection between the two? According to a fledgling body of research, higher levels of Vitamin D may contribute to lower rates …

Natural sources of Antioxidants: Fruits and vegetables

Natural sources of Antioxidants: Fruits and vegetables

The vitamins C, E and beta-carotene (converted to vitamin A in the body), are especially abundant in fruits and vegetables and seem to have a special function in cells. Cellular metabolism generates free radicals, unstable molecules that can attack and damage other molecules, such as DNA, proteins (e.g. enzyme), carbohydrates, and lipids, that are found in plasma membranes. The damage to …

The Health Benefits of Cinnamon

The Health Benefits of Cinnamon

As a child, I always placed cinnamon in the junk food category. This could be because I associated cinnamon with holiday desserts such as pumpkin pie, eggnog, and ginger snaps. However as an adult, I have consistently been reminded of the actual health benefits of the spice in its purest form (or in a dessert if necessary).
Cinnamon contains manganese, fiber, iron, …

7 Health Benefits of Dietary fibers

7 Health Benefits of Dietary fibers

Also known as Roughage are mainly non-starch complex carbohydrates found in vegetables, fruits and grains that cannot be digested but serve to keep a healthy bowel movement.
Broadly dividing , they can be Celluose and non-cellulose fibers. Further they are classified as Non-soluble and soluble fiber.

Non-soluble includes cellulose, hemi-cellulose and lignin.
Soluble includes pectin,gums and mucilages.

Pectin and gums are however digested …

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