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Niacin: occurrence, function and more

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Nutrition & Health | 0 comments

Occurrence Niacin is one of the water-soluble vitamins and is present in many, but especially animal foods. Especially in the liver, but also abundant in lean meat and fish, but less so in milk, dairy products or eggs. However, since our body can manufacture niacin also from the protein building block tryptophan, eggs and dairy products are also good sources, ultimately, to meet the demand. The plant foods can be found particularly in niacin nuts and mushrooms. Even bread and potatoes are important niacin, although the vitamin is less readily available in plant foods than animal. Function Niacin plays a critical role in energy metabolism by controlling the conversion and breakdown of carbohydrates, fatty acids and amino acids. In addition, it is responsible for the smooth development and restructuring of our genetic material. Recommended supply The Europe Nutrition Society...

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Samsung Gear Fit vs. Polar FT60 – SmartWatch and FitnessWatch!

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in Muscle Building & Training | 0 comments

Intelligent fitness watches with helpful features, including fitness training programs, are currently very much in vogue. They not only stylish but also offer real added value in the daily life of an athlete. In the following, we compare a SmartWatch with a fitness watch, the example of the Samsung Gear Fit and Polar FT60 with respect to their features, usability, etc … Difference between SmartWatch and FitnessWatch? A basic distinction between smartwatches and fitness watches. A SmartWatch is developed for the sporting life including, but not only. To be able to use the full functionality of a smart watch, SmartWatch has a smartphone, for example, via Bluetooth, respectively. In contrast, FitnessWatch all especially to the sporting activity align and it does not require a smartphone to use the full functionality of the clock can. Samsung Gear Fit – Stylish...

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Folic Acid: occurrence, function and more

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Nutrition & Health | 0 comments

Occurrence Folic acid is mainly found in plant foods. Our main source is vegetables, especially all types of cabbage, spinach, asparagus or fennel and lettuce (corn salad, endive, lettuce). Especially a lot of them contain germ of cereals, legumes and soybeans. In addition – but only from late May to July – strawberry, folic our richest fruit at all. In the animal foods the vitamin is found mainly in the liver. Function Folic acid is needed especially for cell division and cell renewal. In addition, the water-soluble vitamin is an important material in order to prevent an excessive homocysteine ​​levels in the blood. This is a risk factor for atherosclerosis and heart attack. Also for the development of embryos vitamin plays an important role. Recommended supply The Eorope Nutrition Society recommends for adolescents (from 10 years) and adults 400...

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The best outdoor sportswear for training in the winter

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Muscle Building & Training | 0 comments

Too much work, no time or bad weather? There are many excuses that aim to ease our conscience and to postpone the training. Sportswear good but the excuse is eliminated with the weather. A good example of high quality sportswear, which also defies the rain and cold, the products of Under Armour ColdGear Series Infrared … The right sports clothing helps to lack of motivation’s training outdoors Especially in the cold months icy wind and low temperature can spoil fun at training away from the gym. These are exactly the cold months that strengthen our immune system. Against chilblains and baser helps the system “ColdGear Infrared” by Under Armour. The system is based in simple terms that the body heat is not discharged to the outside, but remains on the body of the wearer of sportswear and this warms....

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Biotin: occurrence, function and more

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Nutrition & Health | 0 comments

Occurrence Biotin, also known under the name Vitamin H is found in large quantities mainly in liver, egg yolks, yeast, nuts, whole grain oats, mushrooms and avocados. Smaller amounts of biotin are included in virtually all animal and plant foods. Function Biotin is also known as the “beauty vitamin”. This is due to its importance for skin, hair and nails. Biochemically the vitamin plays an important role in energy metabolism, particularly in the construction and conversion of carbohydrates, fatty acids and amino acids. Recommended supply The daily biotin requirement is estimated today at 30-60 ug (micrograms) for men and women aged 15 and over. For children and young people lower values ​​between 10 and 35 micrograms be accepted. Although the vitamin has been known since 1940, no accurate values ​​on demand and availability can be specified. Symptoms of deficiency...

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