Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Vitamins And Minerals For Improving Memory

Zinc - improves memory, influences the concentration of attention. Most easily the zinc is digested from marine fish, leguminous, bread, flour products from the full milling, turkey.

Boron - although this micro-element is present in the food, with its lack - the brain activity is reduced. Boron is contained in the apples, pears, Grapes of broccoli.

Calcium - necessary for the normal functioning of the nervous system. It is contained mainly in dairy products, as well as in oranges, dried apricots, broccoli.

Magnesium - like calcium, is responsible for the transmission of nerve impulses. Can be found in peanuts, bananas, degreased milk.

Iron - is necessary to preserve the ability to remember and focus. His sources: giblets, liver, fat meat, dried fruits, beans, green vegetables.

Vitamin B1 - is involved in the release of the nerve cell chemical substances that affect memory. Most of all the vitamin is contained in chopped millets, nuts, meagres meat and giblets.

Vitamin B2 - it was found that those who eat foods rich in this vitamin, namely: degreased milk and its derivatives, giblets, products of full milling flour - have the best results in tests for checking memory.

Vitamin B12 - increasing doses of this vitamin prevents fatigue and improves the ability to remember. It is contained in meat and giblets. Vegetarians need to supply it to the organism by taking pill vitamins.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

How Harmful Is The Sugar?

The Sugar consists of glucose, which is necessary for almost all the processes involved in metabolism. It can be assumed that the sugar is useful, but, to the disappointment of all who love sweets, it is not so.

Why? Because refined sugar, honey or sweeteners, such as Maple syrup, brown sugar and white flour, constitute carbohydrates, which do not contain the essential nutrients, or contain them in very small quantities. Thus, the body is supplied with pure carbohydrates that do not have a big significance to metabolism. To ensure that we give the body necessary substances, in addition to the sweets there is need to have other products, which means the intake of more calories than are spent, resulting in the addition of extra weight.

Those who eat sugar need vitamin B1 (thiamine). Because when digesting carbohydrates and turning them into glucose, it is necessary. Since sugar and other sweeteners do not contain vitamin B1, or have it in very small quantities, it must be supplied to the organism with other products. Thus, sugar has every right to be called a robber in relation to the vitamin B1. Products from crude grains, beens and potatoes, on the contrary, along with other vitamins, minerals and trace elements contain enough thiamine, which keeps active our brains and ensure that we have "steel nerves."

This does not mean that you have to completely give up on sugar. Consume sweets in moderation and with the "additives" will certainly help having a good mood. Thus, if you eat sweet foods, pay attention that your menu at the same time has included products containing vitamin B1.

It cannot be said that a sweet dessert is harmful. Simply, we must turn to natural sweeteners more and more.