Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Two Vitamins You Didn’t Know You Needed

Most of us are familiar with vitamin A, the B-complex vitamins and vitamins C, D and E. But very few of us know anything about the necessary benefits of Vitamin T or of the advantages ingesting Vitamin U.

Vitamin T

If you have found that your memory isn’t quite what it used to be, then you might want to increase your intake of vitamin T. This vitamin is useful in improving a fading memory and poor concentration. An essential supplement to a healthy lifestyle, vitamin T also helps in blood coagulation and in the formation of platelets in the blood. It combats Anemia and Hemophilia. Basically, it strengthens your red blood cells. More strength = more oxygen.

No supplements are available for this rare, essential vitamin. You’ve got to get it from a natural source.

Food Sources: Sesame Seeds, Sesame Butter, Egg Yolks, Tahini (Tahini can be used by itself as a spread or dip, or made into hummus. Hummus is now widely available in supermarkets or you can find it at your local health food store).

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One final note on Vitamin T: It improves mood. So, if you’re feeling miserable, fry an egg!

Vitamin U
Vitamin U is sometimes called the “anti-ulcer” vitamin. This vitamin promotes healing activity in peptic ulcers, particularly in duodenal ulcers. It also targets acid reflux, colitis and gastritis. Vitamin U is notably found in raw cabbage. That’s right, raw cabbage. If you want to go further and reap the maximum rewards of taking vitamin U, then eat sauerkraut. This fermented food is a cancer inhibitor – reducing your risk of lung, colon, prostate and liver cancer. Sauerkraut is one of the few foods that contain the bacterium Lactobacilli plantarum. L. planatarum is a very dominant strain of healthful bacteria that helps inhibit pathogenic organisms like E.coli and salmonella. Always have some sauerkraut on hand. If you think you’ve eaten food that has given you a touch of “food poisoning”, then take one or two spoonfuls of the “kraut and you”ll feel a whole lot better.

For all non-smokers who are allergic to smoke, listen up! Research has found that Vitamin U helps to remove the allergic reaction to tobacco smoke. If you are a non-smoker and cannot tolerate smoke, it could indicate a Vitamin U deficiency, which would also cause a person to be more affected by pollution in the air. Solve your problem by upping your intake of Vitamin U

Food Sources: Raw cabbage, Alfalfa, Raw cabbage juice, Sauerkraut

Incorporate any one of the natural food sources of Vitamin T and Vitamin U into your weekly diet structure and you’ll notice a difference in the way you think and feel!

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