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All About Vitamin B12- Vitamin B12 Sources , Functions, Deficiency and Supplementation -Wellness Love.

Introduction : Mrs. Kriti, aged 38 years is experiencing unexplained tiredness since 2 months associated with tingling sensation in her extremities. She consulted doctor and as per her blood investigations she was deficient in Vitamin B12. In this article, I have discussed about, What is Vitamin B12? What are its functions? Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency, Sources  and supplementation of Vitamin B12. Let us go into the details. Vitamin  B 12 otherwise called Cobalmin is water soluble vitamin. Functions of Vitamin B12 : It is necessary for production of RBC ( Red blood Cells). Prevents anemia specially megaloblastic anemia. Prevents birth defects . Helps to make genetic material in cells. Helps in absorption of folic acid which gives you energy . Necessary for healthy nervous system. RDA ( Recommended Dietary Allowance) : 2. 4 mcg per day for adults. 2.6 mcg for pregnant mothers. 2.8 mcg for lactating mothers. Symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency : Fatigue Sore

12 Amazing Health Benefits Of Jaggery - Wellness Love.

Introduction : Jaggery is sweetener made from sugar cane. It is used in preparing sweet dishes. Indian festivals are incomplete without sweets made from jaggery. Also it is given when you are heading for some important work to wish success.  Here are amazing health benefits of jaggery on health. After reading this , I am sure that you will include jaggery in your everyday life. Jaggery is unrefined sugar from concentrated sugarcane juice. It is healthier option than sugar as it is unrefined loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Health Benefits of Jaggery : 1. Why to include jaggery in your diet this winter ? Jaggery helps in maintaining the body temperature. It helps to keep the body warm during winters. It also helps in treating cold and cough common in winter. 2. Aids in digestion : Our ancestors used to have a small piece of jaggery at the end of meal. Did you know that this actually increases the digestive juices which helps in speeding up th

What foods are rich in potassium? Read to find out more about Potassium and its Significance to our body- Wellness Love.

Introduction : Potassium is macro mineral required by our body to perform various functions. Let's go through some of the foods containing potassium. But, before that let's have a quick look on the functions of potassium. Functions of potassium in our body : Helps in fluid and electrolyte balance . Helps in conduction of nerve impulses. Helps in muscle and nerve coordination. Prevents osteoporosis by losing losing off excess calcium in urine. Prevents kidney stones. Prevents high blood pressure by removing excess sodium through filtration process of renal system. Therefore, from above we understand that potassium has vital functions although this macro mineral is often neglected compared to its counterparts such as calcium,and sodium . Hypokalemia : Reduced levels of potassium in blood is termed as hypokalemia. Normal potassium levels in blood : 3.5 - 5.0 mEq/L of blood. Signs and symptoms of Hypokalemia : Unexplained fatigue Weakness Muscle

Risk factors for Heart Disease - Wellness Love

\ Introduction : Today, we find there is increased incidence of heart diseases which is due to various factors such as increased sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, processed foods and the list goes on. Here, are a few risk factors for heart disease. Risk factors for Heart disease : The risk factors for heart disease can be divided into : Non modifiable Risk factors Modifiable Risk factors Non modifiable risk factors : 1. Age : The risk of heart diseases increases with age. People older than 65 years are more prone to heart diseases due to age related changes . 2. Sex : Males are more prone to heart diseases when compared to women. Women after menopause are equally at risk as compared to men. 3. Family history  : Genetics plays a role in certain diseases including heart disease. The risk of heart diseases increases by 40 % if you have a sibling with heart disease, a study says. It is more accelerated if family history is combined with unhealth