One way to boost your energy is by eating good-for-you fats. We need omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in our diet for brain, skin, heart and joint health. Usually we think of fish or olive oil as way to get these essential nutrients. But other sources include nuts, seeds, avocados and Malaysian palm fruit oil.
As the days grow longer, the sun hotter and the hours spent outside more plentiful, it’s important to know which supplements to take to keep your body functioning in the heat. A study published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine found that vitamin C and vitamin E supplements can help protect skin against harmful ultraviolet radiation. This means less DNA damage, fewer sunburns and decreased risk of skin cancer. However, to reap the shielding benefits of these vitamins, these supplements must be taken together. Only taking vitamin C can increase immune function, and vitamin E on its own is an antioxidant that takes out potentially damaging free radicals. But if you want to enjoy the anti-ultraviolet effects of these supplements, it’s critical to take them both.
As women start to produce less estrogen and enter perimenopause, they are likely to experience a mix of challenging symptoms. These include hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood swings.
Menstrual periods may get lighter or heavier and less regular, but once a woman has not had a period for 12 months, they are in menopause. Then, the symptoms experienced over the previous years begin to subside.
There is a range of vitamins and supplements available to help women manage the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. We look at them here.
Media Buzz: Listeners of the national program Mom Talk Radio learned how embracing better-for-you fats such as those found in avocados, nuts and Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil can help you spring clean your diet. Author, health and wellness expert, and registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler helped listeners kick off the spring cleaning process with a discussion about healthy fats.
Stoler explained to host Maria Bailey, “Looking at different oils that people can use over the summer, I know a lot of times people like to use olive oil for everything. Olive oil just has monounsaturated fatty acids. We need to have polyunsaturated fatty acids, too and something I’m a huge fan of is sustainable Malaysian palm fruit oil. It’s grown certified sustainable.” Stoler adds, “It’s used in a lot of products to replace trans fats. It’s naturally trans fat- and GMO-free.”
Supplementation with vitamin E and omega-3 proved to provide a potent combination against air pollution-induced cardiovascular injuries in rats.
Sime Darby Plantation Managing Director Datuk Franki Anthony Dass
stresses that R&D plays a critical role in the future of the palm oil industry. The breakthrough Sime Darby had with Genome Select means the new palms will be able to produce yields of about 11 tonnes oil yield per hectare using the same land. This is in line with the move towards more effective use of land, further reducing the need to expand agricultural land to cultivate more oil palm. The company’s R&D team is also shifting its focus to the downstream business, looking at specialty products and creating palm oil-based super food. “Palm oil-based foods will have various elements of health including anti-obesity and longevity. No other oil can match palm oil in its nutritional value,” he says. Palm oil is a rich source of antioxidants, including vitamin E such as tocotrienols, and carotenoids including beta-carotene and lycopene.
High dietary intake of vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) was reported to decrease bone mass in rodents by Keio University team in 2012 1. However, this assumption may not be true, based on a new study conducted by researchers — led by the renowned Professor Maret Traber – at Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University. The new study demonstrates that oral administration of high dose of alpha-tocopherol as well as mixed-tocotrienol do not cause any significant negative effects on bone mass, bone microarchitecture, bone formation and bone marrow osteogenic (bone forming) gene expressions.
Palm oil tocotrienol, touted as ‘super vitamin E’, could provide benefits for people with neurodegenerative and neuro-inflammatory diseases, a study has concluded.
Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 05/09/2017 — Tocopherol has the capacity to protect and fight many diseases such as restless leg syndrome, neurogenic problems, Huntington’s chorea, oral cancer, lung cancer, and Parkinson’s disease. This is the reason why the awareness about the health benefits of tocopherol among people is spreading in many emerging nations. Tocopherol or vitamin E, obtained from nuts, spinach, tomatoes, and almonds is used for various reasons. The application of mixed tocopherol is increasing in the pharmaceutical industries, which is a key factor expected to propel the global mixed tocopherol market. A large number of pharma companies are using tocopherol to manufacture medicines that can cure various health issues.
Dietary supplements containing vitamin E tocotrienols derived from annatto may lower inflammation and oxidative stress in older women with osteoporosis, says a new study.