Tag: anemia

Group B Vitamins: the Support Team of Metabolism

We know that vitamins do not directly yield energy, however many of them are required so that energy can be efficiently extracted from the energetic nutrients. This is the case for group B vitamins, which are necessary in a large number of metabolic pathways collectively known as energy metabolism: the extraction of energy from carbohydrates,…


6 Supplements That Might Actually Help You

♪Intro♪ Supplements are super popular. One recent survey estimates that more than half of Americans use them, and we spend billions of dollars on them each year. The truth is, though, most people don’t need any supplements, unless they’re deficient in a vitamin or mineral. And even if they are, they should probably switch up…


Vitamin B12 Necessary for Arterial Health

[Music] this is not the only study to look at the arterial walls of those eating plant-based diets this new study from China for example found that compared to omnivores those to date egg free and meat-free diets had all the typical benefits of eating more plant-based lower body mass index blood pressure less rice…


Nutrition Distance Learning Video

(birds chirping) (quick drum music) (singing in a local language) – My name is Nutifafa Glover. I am the Regional Nutrition Officer for Volta Region. I grew up in this area, so I take my work to heart. (lively drum music) (singing in a local language) Even though we are working hard, I could see…


Fennel Seeds for Menstrual Cramps and PMS

“Fennel Seeds for Menstrual Cramps and PMS” Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time. Around the Mediterranean fennel seeds have been traditionally used to relieve painful menstruation. We call them seeds, but they’re actually whole little fruits. Hard to create placebo seeds, though, so they used a…


8 Signs That You May Be Vitamin B12 Deficient!

8 Signs That You May Be Vitamin B12 Deficient! Most people believe that the only cause of anemia is iron deficiency, but sometimes, anemia can be a sign of low levels of vitamin B12. A deficiency in this vitamin leads to numerous other symptoms as well, like muscle weakness, low energy, appetite loss, weight loss,…


The Safety of Heme vs. Nonheme Iron

“The Safety of Heme vs. Non-Heme Iron” It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron deficiency anemia than anybody else. This may be because not only do those eating meat-free diets tend to…