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    Eye-Opening Nutrition Facts

    • One cigarette destroys 25–100 mg. of vitamin C!

    • Milk with synthetic vitamin D (which means almost all store-bought milk) can rob the body of magnesium!

    • People who live in smoggy cities are not getting the vitamin D that their country cousins get because the smog absorbs the sun’s ultraviolet rays!

    • Most elderly people are not getting enough vitamin D in their diets or just aren’t making enough by not being in the sunlight.

    • Daily “happy hours” of more than one cocktail can cause a depletion of vitamins B1, B6, and folic acid!

    • Eighty percent of American women are deficient in calcium!

    • Ten million American women take oral contraceptives and most of them are unaware that the pills can interfere with the availability of vitamins B6, B12, folic acid, and vitamin C!

    • American men rank thirteenth in world health, American women sixth.

    • Children need one and a half to two times more protein per pound of body weight than adults—and babies need three times more!

    • Cancer researchers have found that vitamins C and E and certain chemicals called indoles, found in cabbage, brussels sprouts, and related vegetables in the crucifer family, are potent and safe inhibitors of certain carcinogens!

    • Vitamin B1 can help fight air- and seasickness.

    • If you’re on a high-protein diet your need for B6 increases!

    • Onions, garlic, radishes, and leeks all contain a natural antibiotic called allicin, which can destroy disease germs without sweeping away the friendly bacteria in the process!

    • Aspirin can triple the rate of excretion of your vitamin C!

    • Eighteen pecan halves can furnish an entire day’s supply of vitamin F.

    • Frequent consumption of foods containing artificial flavors, colors, MSG, and other additives can diminish the effectiveness of the immune system.

    • Raw peanuts contain enzyme inhibitors that make it difficult for your body to digest protein.

    • Bran is not a balanced food.

    • Pasta packed in clear cellophane, or with large cellophane windows, is subject to nutrient loss.

    • Water softeners can unhealthily increase your daily salt intake.

    • A main ingredient of margarine—hydrogenated vegetable oil/trans fatty acids—is even worse for your health than the saturated fat in butter.

    • Blueberries, blackberries, and red cabbage are actually better for you if cooked!

    • Yellow and red onions, red grapes, and broccoli are rich in quercetin, an anticancer agent that the University of California lab studies have shown can suppress malignant cells before they form tumors.

    • Olive oil and canola oil, rich in monounsaturates, are the best heart disease–fighting natural foods available.

    • The easiest way to rid your body of excess sodium is to flush it out by drinking six to eight glasses of salt-free water daily.

    • There may be a connection between toothpaste (with its crystalline abrasives, foaming agents, and other additives) and bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. It’s advisable to always rinse your mouth well after brushing and to try to avoid swallowing any toothpaste.

    • There is more to smoking than the average seven-year drop in life expectancy reported by the American Cancer Society. ELEVEN YEARS MORE! New studies show that life expectancy between smokers and nonsmokers differs by eighteen years!

    • The mineral boron (found in apples, grapes, grape juice, and raisins) may retard bone loss in women after menopause. Also, boron helps women on ERT (estrogen replacement therapy) keep the estrogen in their blood longer.

    • Avoiding black coffee may help you avoid cancer of the esophagus. Tannin, found in coffee and tea, is a suspected carcinogen. The protein in milk, though, neutralizes tannin, rendering it nonabsorbable by the body.

    • Bugs Bunny was right! Carrots can help keep plaque from forming on artery walls and help prevent heart attacks in people with atherosclerosis. Eating one large carrot daily will give you approximately 11,000 IU of vitamin A from beta-carotene!

    • People who drink diet sodas and eat foods with sugar substitutes have been found to make up for the loss of sugar calories by eating an average of 11 percent more fat!

    • You can lower your risk of stomach cancer 50 percent by eating half an onion a day, according to a four-year study in the Netherlands. The onion’s allylic sulfides (anticancer compounds) apparently activate enzymes that neutralize cancer-causing substances.

    • Eating two to four servings a week of tomato sauce can lower a man’s risk of prostate cancer because of the large amount of the antioxidant lycopene in tomato products.

    • Most people lose the enzymes to digest milk after age twelve. That’s why many adults experience gas or indigestion after drinking it.

    • Use of vitamin E supplements lowers your risk of heart disease.

    • Vegetarians who consume nuts five or more times a week have a lower risk of heart disease than those consuming nuts less than once a week.

    • Daily vitamin C supplements have been shown to reduce the risk of developing cataracts, according to a long-term study by the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.

    • The flavonoids in red grapes are more than a thousand times more powerful than vitamin E in inhibiting oxidation of human LDL cholesterol.

    • The amino acid arginine can help make erections stronger.

    • 100 mg. of the phospholipid supplement phosphatidylserine (PS) daily can help people with normal age-related memory problems regain twelve years of brainpower.

    • Recent research shows that adequate levels of selenium may slow the progression of HIV significantly.

    • Carpal tunnel syndrome and hormonal imbalance may be symptoms of a vitamin B6 deficiency.

    • The antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may work better than vitamin C to ease flu symptoms.

    • Magnesium is a muscle relaxant and nature’s equivalent to calcium channel blocker drugs.

    • New studies show that men who drink more than four glasses of water daily can lower their risk of colon cancer by 32 percent.

    Source: Earl's Mindell's Vitamin Bible

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    Re: Eye-Opening Nutrition Facts

    You know what, with half of those facts you are 50% wiser. I saw a couple of those that are always feed as myths too.

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    Re: Eye-Opening Nutrition Facts

    That is really an eye-opening nutrition facts that you have there, SiD. Thank you for all those information. Although I know some of the facts, but the rest are really new! Its good that red grapes fight against cancer.

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    Re: Eye-Opening Nutrition Facts

    You can lower your risk of stomach cancer 50 percent by eating half an onion a day, according to a four-year study in the Netherlands. The onion’s allylic sulfides (anticancer compounds) apparently activate enzymes that neutralize cancer-causing substances.
    This one is interesting, but the fact is you can reduce your occurences of cancer by possibly 99% if you just eat right, and eat without frying your foods - keep away from meat! Meats have cancer!

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    Re: Eye-Opening Nutrition Facts

    American men rank thirteenth in world health, American women sixth.
    With this one I guess they are referring to the US since America is a very big place.
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