Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Dietetic Vitamins and Vitamin Diets

Dietetic vitamins and vitamin dietsAs a rule, we take on several extra kilos during winter and we hasten to stick to a diet. Unfortunately, when we exclude harmful (from our point of view) food, we deprive ourselves of vitamins necessary for our health. Here are several helpful tips on how to choose a better diet and not to damage our bodily health.

No to mono-diets!
Those who are fond of the so called mono-diets (it is when the ration is reduced to one or two kinds of food, for example, buckwheat porridge and yoghurt), we warn: you may encounter some very unpleasant consequences. May be, you will manage to part with some extra kilos but your skin may turn dry, flabby so as your nails and your hair. Food is the source of vitamins and microelements for your body. Thus, starting a mono-diet, you deprive yourself of this source. Limitations can be made in consumption of fats, carbohydrates, calories and even in the quantity of food. But despite all this, your nourishment, though, should not be monotonous.

Choose pickled cabbage (without vinegar), citruses, green vegetables and fruits. Ferro is longer preserved in apples. The source of vitamin C is not only citruses but also potatoes – both boiled and baked. Don’t forget about the principle of well-balanced nourishment: retain the sense of proportion.

What to remember:
To meat-eaters and vegetarians: If your food is deficient in proteins then vitamins are not digested properly. If your food is, on the contrary, overloaded with proteins, then splitting and utilization of proteins will require more of vitamin B6, which is also very bad, because vitamin B6 regulates the amino acids exchange.

To those who love fatty food: Much fat in your food lowers synthesis of vitamin B2 in the small bowel.

To those who has sweet tooth: Large amount of carbohydrates requires more vitamin B1.

To those who doesn’t like beef, pork, cod-fish liver or butter: If your ration has vitamin A deficiency, then automatically you will have deficiency in vitamins E, C, B12 and folic acid.

Yes to mono-vitamins!
Poly-vitamins offer us to renew the storage of the necessary ingredients in bulk. But, unfortunately, only 3-4 vitamins at a time can be digested. Moreover, unlimited consumption of poly-vitamins can lead to immune instability. So don’t be surprised to have allergic reactions. Try to take vitamins apart from each other. Take vitamin A for a week, and then have an interval. Then take vitamin from group B. In ten days change the vitamins again – take vitamin C. Of course, you will need more concentration for this and although following this scheme is much more laborious, at the same time it is better for your health.