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Top 5 Vitamins For Relieving Stress

Don’t resort to over-the-counter treatments to relieve your stress from work, home, or even events in your day-to-day. Vitamins are specially concentrated to cater to whatever your body is going through, and they’re a safe and natural alternative which don’t involve any harmful long-term side effects.

So, what are you waiting for?

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Vitamin B

If you are craving an instant boost of energy and a way to dissolve your stress, then Vitamin B is just for you. Rather than loading your body with sugary drinks which will only leave you crashing by 3pm, Vitamin B will keep you sustained for the entire day.

Since most people don’t actually have enough Vitamin B in their diet, supplements are an easy way to keep healthy, and safely de-stress (especially with the holiday season approaching).

Magnesium

Magnesium is one of the most important ways to re-fuel your body and diminish any feelings of stress and anxiety. Absorbed best when taken at night (we’re thinking after 8pm), it helps to calm the body while you sleep, and aids┬áthose who suffer from night terrors and irregular sleeping patterns.

Vitamin A

Due to it’s antioxidant properties, Vitamin A is a great candidate for relieving feelings of stress and depression. The release of antioxidants is essential since it specifically targets problem areas and nurses the body back to good health.

Calcium

Ever wondered why you feel calm and relaxed after a warm cup of milk? Calcium is important because it absorbs shock after being ingested into the body. If you’re lactose intolerate or just prefer to take a supplement, look for calcium citrate or calcium lactate properties instead.

Or you can make your own:

DIY Superwoman stress pills

Create your own unique blend of stress relieving pills which are packed with essential vitamins and minerals to nourish your body. They are quick and easy way to personalise your vitamins, and are free from fillers, additives and synthetic nutrients which are found in conventional supplements.

Don’t forget to include the following:

  • Beet root powder – high in betaine for normal liver function.
  • Nutritional yeast – excellent source of B-vitamins, and zinc copper to reduce stress levels
  • Liver powder – anti-fatigue and anti-stress food

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November 10, 2014

The Best Supplements For Women

Do you want to stay in tip-top shape this summer but need a little help? Supplements are a great way to enhance your workouts, have all of your essential vitamins A-Z, and even help to burn fat at a faster pace.

Even though nutritionists agree that the best source of nutrients is through whole foods, sometimes we all just need a little help. If you’re new to the supplement game, let this guide help you choose what you should be taking for a better body.

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Iron

There is no denying that a large number of women are suffering from an iron deficiency – and they don’t even know it. Iron fulfils a few major roles in the human body, one of which carries oxygen and helps to produce red blood cells. Even though iron is found in lots of red meat, chicken, fish and whole grains, you can also take it in the form of a chewable supplement, or even a pill.

Calcium

There’s no denying that calcium plays a central role in keeping both our bones and teeth strong. And while some women don’t enjoy the taste of dairy, or are lactose intolerant, this doesn’t mean that it should compromise healthy bones, teeth and stable hormones. Calcium supplements are readily available, but you should contact your doctor before relying solely on daily pills.

Be cautious that calcium deficiency is more prominent for women who are menopausal, and this can lead to devastating disorders such as osteoporosis.

Vitamin A

Although much of the emphasis is placed on Vitamin’s B, C, and D, but Vitamin A is crucial for the healthy function of eyes, skin, and even our immune system. If your body is severely lacking in Vitamin A, you can increase your dose through a daily multivitamin, or even booster shot administered by your doctor.

Folate

Whether you’re trying to conceive, in the middle of your pregnancy, or simply none of the above, folate should always be large part of your diet. Not only is it essential for the creation of healthy red blood cells, but folate is also important for proper brain function and mental health.

Folic acid is found in many supplements such as multivitamins, but you can also find more concentrated doses if you find yourself with a folate deficiency.

Vitamin C

Rather than just fighting off your cold or flu, Vitamin C also helps the body to produce collagen, and also exists as an antioxidant. It’s fairly obvious to spot a Vitamin C deficiency – brittle hair, gingivitis, bleeding gums, and easy bruising are all common signs. Although scurvy is a form of Vitamin C deficiency, it is somewhat rare to transmit this disease at this day and age in Australia if you follow a healthy diet.

You can find absorbic acid in multivitamins, but also as a stand-alone supplement if you’re suffering from a major deficiency.

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October 8, 2014

Apple Varieties – The Full Story

Did you know that there are over 10,000 varieties of apples growing around the world? They are now in season, so don’t pass up the chance to learn what all the varieties are. Of course we can’t let you know all the different types here today but we have listed some of our Shesaid favourites.One green grocer did give me a very important tip. Don’t wash apples until you are just about to eat or cook them. If you are going to use them in a salad, toss with fresh lemon juice to keep them from turning brown. They are also a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium. One apple is only .5 grams of fat. So isn’t it time to grab an apple over a packet of chips?

Here is a glossary to take note of:

Type: Red Delicious

Looks Like: Bell-shaped and red

Flavour: Sweet, juicy, firm and crisp

Best for: Just to eat

Type: Golden Delicious

Looks Like: Yellow-green with speckles

Flavour: Very crisp, sweet and easy to eat.

Best for: Eating raw!

Type: Granny Smith

Looks Like: Medium sized and bright green

Flavour: Tart and crisp, very firm

Best for: Baked apples, apple piesType: Rome

Looks Like: Large, deep red, round

Flavour: Dense and smooth. Rich and sweet

Best for: Eating raw, baked apples

Type: Jonagold

Looks Like: Red blushed with gold

Flavour: Spicy, mild-tart but firm and very juice

Best for: Eating raw

 

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