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Get your daily dose #9

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vitamin D

Benefits: Maintains strong bones and teeth; heals fractures; may improve mood & behavior; absorbs calcium.

Possible diseases or illnesses prevents: May improve psoriasis, prevents osteoporosis.

RDI: 10 mcg.

Food Sources: Tuna, salmon, eggs, milk, butter; NOTE: Bodies also make this vitamin with exposure to sunlight.

  
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SVELTINGTON 9/29/2010 10:47AM

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DENI_ZEN 9/29/2010 7:49AM

    Always worth having your doctor do a blood test to see if your vitamin D level is adequate. If it isn't (mine wasn't), he /she may suggest that you take a vitamin D supplement. I take 1,000 grams/day, and I test okay now. - Sandi emoticon

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Get your daily dose #8

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vitamin C

Benefits: Antioxidant; fights infections, promotes wound healing, produces collagen.

Possible Diseases or illnesses prevented: Cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis.

RDI: 60 mg

Food Sources: Cantaloupe, grapefruit, orange, strawberries, broccoli, sweet potato, sweet peppers, snow peas, parsley.

  
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DDOORN 9/29/2010 6:49AM

    I TOTALLY lost count of all the ORANGES I eviscerated during my big ride this past weekend...lol! They were just the thing to refresh on my joyous ride!

Don

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TEDYBEAR2838 9/28/2010 1:57PM

    I keep reading your blog and NOT taking my vitamins! Why is that?
Maybe I just don't know if I believe in them anymore???

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OLYGIRL1 9/28/2010 12:06PM

    Thanks for the info emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 9/28/2010 11:45AM

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DENI_ZEN 9/28/2010 8:47AM

    This is one nutrient I tend to get a tremendous amount of, Judy. I think it's all the produce! I usually get somewhere around 300 mg./day (just averaged five days to find out). Thanks for the information! - Sandi emoticon

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Get your daily dose #7

Monday, September 27, 2010

Vitamin B12

Benefits: Helps build and maintain the Central Nervous System; aids in production of red blood cells; relieves irritability.

Possible Diseases or Illnesses Prevented: Anemia, cardiovascular disease.

RDI: 6 mcg

Food Sources: Beef, pork, lamb, catfish, crabmeat, lobster, mussels, oysters, swordfish, tuna, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese.

  
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SVELTINGTON 9/27/2010 11:56AM

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PJSTIME 9/27/2010 6:50AM

    Good info to know. THanks have a great day.

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ELLEN0407 9/27/2010 6:46AM

  thanks for the info

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Get your daily dose #6

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Folate (Folic Acid)

Benefits: Important for many metabolic functions, such as red blood cell formation and protein metabolism

Possible Diseases or Illnesses Prevented: Some birth defects, anemia

RDI: 400 mcg.

Food Sources: Bananas, beans, beets, spinach, kale, broccoli, corn, bean sprouts, wheat, cantaloupe.

  
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SVELTINGTON 9/26/2010 11:41AM

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DENI_ZEN 9/26/2010 9:08AM

    Thanks, Judy! This is a particularly important one, too. Our doctor can test for a deficiency in this nutrient, and it's one that bears correcting when necessary. I take a supplement for it, but I still get a good deal through beets, spinach, broccoli, and cantaloupe :) Good to be reminded of these sources! - Sandi emoticon

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Get your daily dose #5

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Vitamin B6

Benefits: Needed for growth, brain function and production of red blood cells; helps produce energy; natural diuretic.

Possible Diseases or Illnesses Prevented: PMS, cardiovascular disease.

RDI: 2 mg.

Food Sources: Bananas, potatoes, spinach, soy, salmon, tuna, red meat.

  
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LLLAWSON 9/25/2010 8:13PM

    There's my spinach again. Love that stuff. emoticon

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OLYGIRL1 9/25/2010 2:21PM

    Thanks for the great info...Have a good weekend!!

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PJSTIME 9/25/2010 9:23AM

    Thanks for all your good info. Have a great Saturday

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