articles and blogs Kerala Click Articles & Blogs


Blogs | Article Index | Breaking News | Movie News | Kerala Tour Packages | Kerala Pincode | About | Contact |


Dietary Sources of Vitamins and Minerals


Whenever possible, we should try to get our antioxidants and other essential vitamins and minerals through our diet. A proper diet is necessary to offset the signs of aging and the foods listed here tend to be healthier than a burger and fries.

However, it is not always possible to eat enough of the foods in the proper form, e.g. raw, and we never know if the food in question has enough of the essentials we need (maybe due to soil depletion) so taking supplements is still necessary.

Here is the list of dietary sources. Try to include some of the foods missing from your diet right now in your meals. You will find that many of these foods contain more than one essential vitamin or mineral and in many cases contain quite a few nutrients.

Also note that some substances, such as Alpha Lipoic Acid and Acetyl L-Carnitine, have no specific dietary sources and must be taken as supplements, although someone with a healthy diet, concentrated on the foods listed here is not likely to have a deficiency.

Dietary Sources for Antioxidants and Vitamins

Vitamin A: liver, dairy products, darkly colored fruits, leafy vegetables (broccoli, spinach, kale, watercress), red bell peppers, halibut and cod.

Vitamin B Complex: brewer's yeast, wild Alaskan salmon, raw nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds), beans (pinto, soy, black, lentils, chick peas, kidney), dairy products (yogurt, milk, cottage cheese - preferably low-fat), vegetables (asparagus, avocado, cauliflower, spinach), chicken and turkey breast, melons and oranges.

Vitamin C: citrus fruits, tomatoes, bell peppers, broccoli.

Vitamin D: fortified milk, salmon, mackerel, sardines, eel, fish oils such as cod liver oil, egg yolk.

Vitamin E Complex: vegetable oils, nuts (hazelnuts, pecans), wheat germ, green leafy vegetables, fortified breakfast cereals, olives and asparagus.

Astaxathin: wild Alaskan salmon, rainbow trout, shrimp, lobster and crabs.

Co-enzyme Q-10: small amounts in oily fish such as sardines. Best taken as a supplement.

DMAE: Fish, especially wild Alaskan salmon.

L-Carnitine: dairy products, meats.

Lycopene: red fruits and vegetables (watermelon, tomatoes)

Lutein: green leafy vegetables (kale, turnip greens, collard greens, spinach, broccoli), eggs, oranges and orange juice, papayas and tangerines.

Green & White Tea: prepare according to package directions and drink in place of coffee, black tea or soda.

Dietary Sources for Essential Minerals

Calcium: diary products (milk, cheese, yogurt), wheat germ, green leafy vegetables (kale, collard greens, turnip greens, broccoli), seeds and nuts, tofu, sardines and salmon.

Chromium: calves liver, brewer's yeast.

Magnesium: nuts (almonds, peanuts), oatmeal, tofu, avocados.

Selenium: fish, poultry, nuts and garlic.

Zinc: fish, poulty, nuts and oatmeal.

As you can see, wild salmon is enriched with many important antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. For those of us who do not live in the Pacific Northwest, this is hard to find. Even there it is seasonal.

Antiaging starts from the inside out. Work these foods into your diet and you will be obtaining their antiaging and antidisease benefits naturally.

This article is for informational purposes only. It does not purport to offer medical advice.

Jean Bowler is a life long fitness freak. She was a ballet dancer and teacher, a private fitness trainer and more. Visit her site, http://www.ageless-beauty.com for advice on diet and nutrition, skin care and more.


MORE RESOURCES:

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Rancho Bernardo Planning Board to discuss vacation rentals again
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Short-term vacation rentals in the City of San Diego will again be discussed by the Rancho Bernardo Planning Board at its meeting tonight (Thursday). The board had planned to vote last month on whether to support a plan proposed by San Diego City ...



Rapid City Journal

Deadwood ponders crackdown on vacation rentals
Rapid City Journal
DEADWOOD | Current city ordinance prohibits “transient commercial use of residentially owned property,” although some, including bed-and-breakfast operations, are licensed by the state of South Dakota on commercially zoned properties and constitute ...



Voice of San Diego

Vacation Rentals Worsen the Housing Crisis
Voice of San Diego
Lack of regulation and enforcement on San Diego's existing short-term vacation rentals, which were deemed illegal by San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliot in March, has had a disastrous impact on the housing stock of our communities already. In stark ...



The Manual (blog)

Where to Find the World's Most Stunning and Unique Vacation Rentals
The Manual (blog)
Sites like Airbnb and VRBO have proven the sharing economy is the future of travel. While these sites guarantee plenty of lodging options, finding the most interesting places to stay often requires hours of searching through hundreds, even thousands, ...



Xconomy

Fast-Growing Vacasa Raises $103.5M for Vacation Rentals ...
Xconomy
Vacation rental marketplace and management service Vacasa announced a $103.5 million Series B funding round, which the Portland, OR-based company ...
Vacation property manager Vacasa is hiring in Boise | Idaho ...Idaho Statesman

all 3 news articles »


La Jolla Light

Short-Term Vacation Rentals; PB Town Council hears City Hall views before the Oct. 23 vote
La Jolla Light
City Attorney Mara Elliot lists the obstacles and opportunities for more stringent regulation of mushrooming short term vacation rentals on the coast during her address to the Pacific Beach Town Council meeting on Sept. 20. (Steven Mihailovich).



Wyndham Vacation Rentals Welcomes Guests "Home" with New Campaign
PR Newswire (press release)
Wyndham Vacation Rentals is helping guests find that familiar feeling by spotlighting the stories and memories shared within the walls of its vacation home rentals. To celebrate the launch of its Our Home Is Your Home campaign, now through October 31, ...



Skift

Business of Loyalty: Hyatt Intends to Expand Program to Vacation Rentals
Skift
Business of Loyalty: Hyatt Intends to Expand Program to Vacation Rentals. Grant Martin, Skift. - Oct 10, 2017 12:30 am. Skift Take. It may soon be possible through Hyatt to earn hotel-loyalty program elite status by staying in a vacation rental ...



Washington Post

D.C. Council's Airbnb bill could hurt small businesses that depend ...
Washington Post
The Sept. 18 article “Money and liability are among issues driving the D.C. Airbnb bill” overlooks the most important issue: its potential to devastate small ...

and more »


Benzinga

How Hotel Suites Can Compete With Airbnb And Vacation Rentals ...
Benzinga
Robbie Bhathal, father and husband, loves to travel. However, in recent years, he'd been having trouble finding hotel rooms that could accommodate his whole ...

and more »

Google News

home | site map
© 2005