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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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SVELTINGTON 9/25/2010 9:49AM

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PJSTIME 9/25/2010 9:23AM

    Thanks for all your good info. Have a great Saturday

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Get your daily dose #4

Friday, September 24, 2010

Niacin (B3)

Benefits: Metabolizes fats; reduces cholesterol; maintains healthy skin; decreases allergic reactions.

Possible Diseases or Illnesses Prevented: Cardiovascular disease, migraine.

RDI: 20 mg

Food Sources: Cold cereals, whole grains, breads, peanuts, chicken, fish, avocados, dates, figs, prunes.

  
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DENI_ZEN 9/24/2010 7:02PM

    To B3 or not to B3!

Now we know the answer :) - Sandi emoticon

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LLLAWSON 9/24/2010 6:19PM

    Don't know about those prunes:)

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SVELTINGTON 9/24/2010 11:16AM

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EAGLEDALEGIRL 9/24/2010 7:27AM

    Interesting---Thanks

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Get your daily dose #3

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Riboflavin (B2)

Benefits: Maintains healthy skin, hair and nails; treats stress and fatigue; helps form and maintain eye tissues.

Possible Diseases or Illnesses prevented: Migraine

RDI - 1.7 mg

Food Sources - Cold cereal; english muffin, liver (beef, chicken), liverwurst, salmon, milk, yogurt, eggs, cheese.

  
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MOM4407 9/23/2010 10:17PM

    Thanks for the tip.
And great job on the exercise mins. YOU are awesome.

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TEDYBEAR2838 9/23/2010 8:45PM

    I just don't get my vitamins and I got them in the closet???

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SVELTINGTON 9/23/2010 5:22PM

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LLLAWSON 9/23/2010 7:59AM

    Don't know about that liver. ewww. But everytings else is good. emoticon

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