AVOID SYNTHETIC VITAMINS
If taking supplements to increase vitamin and mineral intake, it is important to avoid synthetic vitamins, and use organic whole food products where possible. Studies have shown synthetic folic acid (a B vitamin) and Vitamin D2 (often added to processed foods) both have undesirable side effects that the natural forms of methylfolate (B) and Vitamin D3 do not. Whole organic food choices are the best source of bioavailable vitamins, but if supplementation is required, natural forms are best for maximizing health!
FUN FACT #99
It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
BERRY GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
Studies show that consumption of blueberries and strawberries has a positive impact on brain function, delaying the onset of dementia and increasing neural transmission possibly due to the antioxidants they contain. To maximize health and be proactive in preventing dementia, consider increasing your consumption of organic berries.
FISH FOR BETTER CIRCULATION AND MORE
A recent study of 4815 seniors over 65 who consumed baked or broiled fish and tuna one to four days per week had better circulation, and a 28% lower risk of atrial fibrillation than those who ate fried fish or fried fish sandwiches. Frying fish appears to destroy the healthy oils. To maximize health, consider consuming fish boiled, broiled or baked instead of fried to preserve the heart healthy oils.
GOT BELLY FAT? GET RID OF IT!
It matters where you carry your fat! Belly fat (around major organs) is more dangerous for long-term cardiometabolic risk. Studies show reduced health issues based on a lower ratio of waist to height, measured midway between the lower rib and the top of the pelvic bone at the hip. A six-foot male belly is healthiest below 36 inches, and a 5 foot 4 female is healthiest below 32 inches. To maximize health, consider keeping your waist size down!
FISH EYES…FISH FOR YOUR EYES
Recent studies reveal one more good reason to make sure you have adequate intake of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, especially DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid). In addition to keeping arteries clear, improving nervous system and brain function, and helping prevent cancer, it appears that consuming DHA regularly can help prevent age related vision loss by preventing buildup of toxic residues in the retina. To maximize vision, consider regularly consuming low mercury sardines, tuna, mackerel or salmon, or find a good mercury-free Omega-3 Fatty Acid supplement.