Beta Carotene: Not Exactly a Nutrient but an Essential Compound for Your Overall Health

Beta Carotene: Not Exactly a Nutrient but an Essential Compound for Your Overall Health

Beta carotene, one of the nutritional organic compounds clubbed under the umbrella of vitamin A, is essential for maintaining healthy vision, radiant skin and a rock-solid immunity. It is crucial for bone growth as well as tissue and skin repair. Beta carotene is also characterized as an antioxidant vital for proper functioning of the immune system. Regular consumption helps in protecting cells against damage. Beta carotene is essentially a carotenoid – pigments found in plant sources, responsible for their rich red-orange and deep green hue. It isn’t actually a nutrient but a…

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Compound Exercises: The quickest way to get into shape this year

Compound Exercises: The quickest way to get into shape this year

Are you too busy for a workout? If your answer is affirmative, then you definitely need to find out about ‘smart’ exercises. Exercising too hard and for too long is passe. Fitness professional Nawaz Modi Singhania says, “There have been times when my day has ended at 2 or 3 am, and I haven’t managed to get a workout in. But I still do a quick compound workout in just eight or 10 minutes.” There are days when you know you have to look fit the next morning and cannot…

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Pomegranate compound ‘could combat’ complications of ageing

Pomegranate compound ‘could combat’ complications of ageing

“Pomegranates slow down the ageing process by prompting cells to recycle and rebuild themselves, a study shows,” The Daily Telegraph reports. But before you rush to stock up on the “food of the gods”, the study in question only involved worms and rodents. Compounds called urolithins are produced by bacteria in the gut when breaking down food such as pomegranates, nuts and berries. The researchers found that one of them in particular, urolithin A, increased the lifespan of roundworms by a half. They also improved muscle function in rodents (specifically,…

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Natural Compound Can Reduce Signs of Ageing: Study

Natural Compound Can Reduce Signs of Ageing: Study

Supplements of a natural compound can compensate the human body for the loss of energy production, and reduce the typical signs of ageing, a study has found. With age, the body structure loses its capacity to make a key element of energy production called NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). This results in gradual weight gain, loss of insulin sensitivity and decline in physical activity. A team of researchers at Washington University – St. Louis, has found a natural compound called NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide)with potential anti-ageing remedies. NMN naturally occurs in a…

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