September 27, 2012

Vitamin DIt is a known fact that the older we get, the harder it is for us to lose weight. This can be explained by plenty of factors. Young people have faster metabolism and can burn fat more efficiently compared to those who are older. Young people can develop muscle mass faster than the older people, therefore, exercising and activities bring more effects. Young people have better digestion system (not yet damaged by numerous crash diets, tobacco smoking or alcohol consumption), more efficient absorption of various nutrients and vitamins , and they are also exposed to less psychological and physical stress (like a childbirth or other factors) compared to those who are in their 40s or 50s. That is why trying to lose weight when you are 20 is far not the same as trying to lose weight when you are 45. Our body changes as we age, and so does our weight loss system, the experts say. Read the rest of this entry »

vitamin d deficiencyVitamin D is undoubtedly one of the most important nutrients. It is a fat-soluble vitamin which can be found in some foods, as well as generated by our body as a result of sunlight exposure, and also available in the form of dietary vitamin D supplements. As a rule, about 90 per cent of our vitamin D consumption is attributed to our sunlight exposure, and about 10 per cent we receive from the foods and supplements. Vitamin D deficiency is usually linked to some serious health conditions, and, according to the findings of a recent study, a lack of vitamin D in our body can bring to heart disease, as well as highly elevated risks of suffer from premature death. Read the rest of this entry »