Quick Tip: Thiamin (B1)

Thiamin (B1) Thiamin contains sulfur. It helps the body produce energy, helps create DNA, helps power biosynthesis, helps nerves function properly and helps with glucose metabolism. The sulfur in thiamin is destroyed by cooking and alkaline solutions so it is important to make sure to use cooking techniques that don’t use a lot of heat and to make sure not to use highly alkaline solutions like baking soda to prepare foods rich in thiamin. Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) It is recommended that men aged 19 and up consume 1.2 milligrams of thiamin per day. Women aged 19 and up are recommended … Continue reading Quick Tip: Thiamin (B1)

Share It and Discuss

Hi Followers and Followers-in-Training! Have you ever tried something that was so delicious that you just had to share it? Well, we have too and we will tell you all about it in our posts called Share It. When you get a Share It post it will give you information about something that we find so irresistible that you absolutely must share it with all of your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, lets just face it, anyone that will listen. Remember, sharing is caring so when we share something with you, we want you to share it with everyone you like and love … Continue reading Share It and Discuss

Try This!

Hi Followers and Soon-to-be-Followers! Did you know that we post recipes and other things you may want to try? Well, we are going to begin calling these bits of information Try This! Try This! will mostly consist of recipe post’s but it will also include different ethnic foods that we discover that we think everyone should try at least once so you will know if you want to make these foods part of your everyday routine : ) So check out our Try This! posts, you will be pleasantly surprised. XOXO, Yumm-e Continue reading Try This!

Quick Tips

Hi Followers and Followers-to-Be! We are almost one full month into the new year and many of us are trying to stick to our goals of staying healthy, losing weight, feeling great and, of course, looking amazing when summer comes around. We know how hard it can be to dig through long postings about nutrients and other healthy eating tips so we have decided to start Quick Tips. Quick Tips are short snippets of information that provide you with the information that you need without giving you too much information. You don’t have to be a nutritionist to eat better … Continue reading Quick Tips

Quick Tip: Riboflavin

Riboflavin Riboflavin (B2) helps break down fatty acids, helps with energy metabolism, participates in the removal of ammonia from the body, participates in oxidation-reduction reactions and is associated with antioxidant activity. In Other Words Riboflavin helps give you an energy boost and helps you stay looking younger and feeling healthier for a long time. Recommended Daily Allowance The recommended daily allowance for adults females aged 19 and up is 1.1 milligrams per day and 1.3 milligrams per day for men aged 19 and up. Pregnant women require 1.4 milligrams per day and lactating women should have 1.6 milligrams per day. … Continue reading Quick Tip: Riboflavin

Quick Tip: Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic Acid Pantothenic acid is a component of coenzyme A, which is a component of acetyl CoA which is important in energy-generating pathways and biosynthetic pathways. Pantothenic acid is also important in fatty acid synthesis. What????? In other words, pantothenic acid will help you have more energy and it helps you create fatty acids that will give you energy to use when you work out, walk and complete various physical activities. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) There is no recommended dietary allowance for pantothenic acid. Instead, the adequate intake level for people aged 19 – 50 is 5 milligrams per day. … Continue reading Quick Tip: Pantothenic Acid

Quick Tip: Niacin

Is your New Years resolution to lose weight and be more active? Try adding Niacin rich foods to your diet. You will feel great and look good too. Who doesn’t like that? Niacin B3 Niacin (B3) is a coenzyme component that participates in at least 200 metabolic pathways. It provides energy during vigorous activities that push the body beyond its aerobic capacity. Niacin helps power glycolosis. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) The recommended dietary allowance of niacin for adult men of all ages is 16 milligrams per day, 14 milligrams per day for adult women of all ages, 18 milligrams per … Continue reading Quick Tip: Niacin

Quick Tip: Choline

Have you ever been in the vitamin aisle at your local drug store or other store that sells vitamins and run across choline supplements? We have and we wondered, what is choline and do we have to use a supplement to get enough in our bodies? Before you spend your money, read this quick synopsis about choline, what it does, how much you need and how to get it. You can also find out how much choline is too much. Have fun! Choline Helps maintain structural integrity of cell membranes (helps us age more slowly); Accelerates the production of acetylcholine … Continue reading Quick Tip: Choline

Quick Tip: Carnitine

Carnitine Synthesized by the liver; Carries fatty acids from the cytosol into the mitochondria for entry into the citric acid cycle; In the mitochondria, it helps dispose of excess organic acids produced by metabolic pathways. For those of us who aren’t medical professionals: Carnitine is made by our bodies and it helps the body turn fat into energy. Our bodies make it in the our kidneys and our liver and it is stored it in the brain, heart, skeletal muscles and sperm. Sources Meat and dairy are major dietary sources; Does not appear to be essential for healthy people; Strict … Continue reading Quick Tip: Carnitine

Quick Tip: Biotin

Biotin catalyzes carboxylation reactions. Some reactions that rely on biotin-containing enzymes are glucogenesis, energy yield, elongating fatty acid chains during fatty acid synthesis, breaking leucine into acetoacetate, breaking enzymes into the citric acid cycle and synthesizing DNA. Sounds like some ancient unknown language, right? What that means is that biotin helps to give us energy, helps us break proteins that we eat like egg yolks down into the essential amino acids that we need to grow and repair our body’s tissues. The recommended daily allowance for biotin is not determined and no data has been established. Adequate intake for all … Continue reading Quick Tip: Biotin