The Pros And Cons Of Energy Drinks

With today’s hectic pace of life some people feel the need for a boost of energy to accomplish their tasks and get through the day.  The caffeine in coffee may provide this jolt of energy, but it takes time to brew a cup of coffee.  It is faster and easier to grab an energy drink […]

The Many Benefits of Lutein

Lutein is thought to act as a light filter protecting eye tissues from damage from the sun.  It is sometimes referred to as the eye vitamin.  Lutein is a carotenoid and is related to Vitamin A.  The human eye’s retina accumulates lutein and this may act to protect the retina from damage.  It may also […]

All You Need To Know About Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is a part of the B complex family of water soluble vitamins. Excess of a  water soluble vitamin cannot be stored in the body and is excreted through the urine. Vitamin B6 is needed to help the various functions of the body.  It may aid the functions of the nervous system, the […]

Carrots and eyesight

We’ve all been told by our parents to eat carrots for our eyes.  Bugs Bunny was used as a good example for carrot eating.  Are carrots really a way to promote eye health?  Certainly carrots are healthy and will not hinder our eyesight, but do they have the power to improve eye health? Vitamin A […]