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The Effects of Four Kinds of Trace Elements

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The Effects of Four Kinds of Trace Elements

Post  gill on Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:30 pm

There are various kinds of trace elements in our daily life, each with its specific effects on human body. This article will mainly introduce the health-care effects of four kinds of trace elements.

1. Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is a necessary material for the metabolism of fat and sugar in human body. The metabolism of female estrogen also needs vitamin B6. As a result, it is very beneficial to prevent and treat some female diseases. Some women may suffer from premenstrual tension syndrome, with the symptoms as anxiety, impatience, fatigue, and so on. In such a case, they can take in 50 to 100 mg of vitamin B6 every day, which can relieve the symptoms. Food rich in B6 includes tuna, thin steak, chicken breast, banana, peanut, and so on.

2. Vitamin C
The main function of vitamin C is to enhance immunity, prevent cancer, heart disease and stroke, as well as protect teeth and gum. In addition, taking vitamin C can also reduce the deposition of melanin on the skin, thus eliminating the black spot and freckles and making the skin white. There are many kinds of food containing plenty of vitamin C, such as cauliflower, green pepper, orange, grape, tomato, and so on. American experts think that, it is the best for every person to take in 200 to 300 milligrams of vitamin C every day, no less than 60 milligrams. 1/2 glass of fresh orange juice is able to meet the minimum quantity.

3. Vitamin E
Vitamin E can promote the metabolism, and enhance the endurance and immunity of the body. In addition, vitamin E is a kind of powerful antioxidant, which can protect the biomembrance from suffering from the damage of peroxide, so as to play the effect of improving blood circulation, enhancing the vitality of skin cells, and delaying skin aging. Lack of vitamin E will cause skin dryness, roughness, excessive aging, and so on. Food such as peanut, walnut, sesame seed, lean meat, dairy products, all contains a large number of vitamin E.

4. Folic acid
Folic acid is a kind of B vitamin which widely exists in green leafy vegetables. Because it was originally extracted from the leaves, so it was named "folic acid". The study also finds out that, folic acid is particularly important for pregnant women. If women lacks of folic acid during the first three months of pregnancy, it can cause fetal deformity. As a result, women who plan to be pregnant should pay attention to supplement 400 micrograms of folic acid every day. Besides green leafy vegetables, food rich in folic acid includes carrot, egg yolk, apricot, pumpkin, beans, whole wheat flour, and so on.


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