Monday, July 9, 2012

Top 4 Body Signals That You're Vitamin Deficient

You want to get fit, but your body is letting you down. You're tired all the time and your muscles start aching as you walk to the door. And you don't want to over-eat, but you're always hungry.

Perhaps you're not as unfit as you think. Instead, your body might be sending signals that you are low in certain essential vitamins and minerals. But how do you recognise the signals?

Here are the top four messages from your body that you're running low in vital nutrients.

1. Constant Hunger

If your body is constantly grumbling for something to eat, it's probably because the food you're eating doesn't contain enough vitamins and minerals to keep your system going. Your body needs a regular supply of nutrients to keep you moving, breathing and thinking. When your body is running low on supplies, it will call out for "more food!" If you keep sending down chips and gravy rather than nutritious food, you will feel hungry again quite soon. And you can't expect your body to do its job properly without the right supplies.

2. Fatigue

You slept 10 hours last night, but you're exhausted at the idea of standing up, and even a pen feels heavy in your hand.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Are Necessary For Optimum Human Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary for human health, but our bodies can' t make them. We can only get them through foods or supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids is present in fish like salmon, tuna, and halibut, and mackerel. It can also be found in some plants and oils from nuts. They have garnered a great deal of attention lately because they are believed to have very positive effects on our health. The American Heart Association recommends eating fatty fish such as mackerel, herring, sardines, and salmon at least 2 times a week. While we've all been working on limiting our fat intake, these are the kinds of fat we need and actually help to counteract the damage unhealthy fats such as saturated fats and trans fats do to our bodies.

Research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids can have positive effects in a number of health issues. To the positive cardiac effects add also its ability to reduce inflammation and it may help lower the risks of diseases such as cancer. Less well known but still important is that scientists are finding evidence of additional benefits on a constant basis. These healthy fats may help treat or prevent the above issues as well as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, osteoporosis, skin disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), asthma, and macular degeneration.