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Exercise, not vitamins, urged to prevent falls in seniors

TAMPA: Falling is the leading cause of injury-related death among people over age 65, and seniors who want to avoid falls should exercise, not rely on supplements like vitamin D, US guidelines said Tuesday. The new recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force update those last issued in 2012, when the independent medical advisory group was favorable to taking supplements containing vitamin D as a way of preventing fall-related injury. But unless a person has vitamin D deficiency or a frail bone condition…

Symptoms of vitamin deficiency and how they can be cured

You may know about deficiency of vitamins in your body through different means. For instance, whiteness in your nails could be one of them. However, there are certain other indications which remind you of diseases your body is undergoing. We would like to share five such ways your body silently tells you about the deficiency of vitamins your body has been experiencing. Red splits or cracks on corner of lips: Deficiency: The cracks occur because of a diet too low in vitamins. For instance, deficiency of iron,…

Read why pomegranate is a powerhouse of health!

Pomegranate is a rich red fruit embedded with juicy and glossy seeds like jewels puckered with white membrane walls and tightly covered with a leather-like coat. It does not just look exotic from outside but it is also densely loaded with nutrition like vitamins, potassium, folic acid and iron, while antioxidant, antiviral, phytochemical, tannins and antitumor are its compulsory properties. You should eat it when it is fully ripe to taste the best. You can also extract its juice and use its juicy seeds in sweets.…