Nutrition has never been so hot. According to Elizabeth Somer, registered dietitian and author of “Eat Your Way to Sexy,” recent research has enhanced the field of nutrition. From vitamins to oats, check out some of the recent findings.
Hot Discovery #1: Vitamin D works far beyond its role as a bone-builder
Last year marked the 100th birthday of the discovery of the first vitamin. We’ve come a long way since then and in the past few years, we have found that every cell in the body has receptors for vitamin D and it is essential for helping to prevent several diseases, as well as helping to maintain muscle in elderly.
Even in sunny areas, up to 80 percent of the population is low in vitamin D. So consider first having your blood levels checked, and if you are low, supplement!
Hot Discovery #2: Tomato extract helps improve blood flow
There are several things you can do to help decrease your risk for heart disease like eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, avoiding tobacco and exercising at least 30 minutes a day.
You can also try a new tomato extract, Fruitflow, is now being added to food products and supplements, and supports healthy blood flow.
Hot Discovery #3: Oats: A good option for weight control
This simple, old-fashioned favorite helps maintain a healthy weight thanks to the combination of fiber and water, which fills you up on fewer calories and digests slowly so you are satisfied between breakfast and lunch, and less likely to be grazing at the fridge or vending machine.
Hot Discovery #4: Probiotics for health
Remember the days when yogurt was a health food for hippies? Not anymore. Yogurt has gone mainstream and rightfully so. The bacteria found in yogurt can help boost your immune system. Choose plain, nonfat yogurt and sweeten it yourself with fruit or a little jam.
How will you reinvigorate your diet with these hot nutrition tips?