Wednesday, July 31, 2013

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Vitamins

Are you taking vitamins on a daily basis and doubting whether you are getting the most out of them? According to specialists in the field of medicine, there is a right way to take vitamins to ensure that your body is benefiting from doing so.

Taking vitamins alone would not make you healthy. Researches reveal that the contents of these vitamins must bond well with the foods you eat so that they get absorbed by your body fully and quickly. This goes to show that eating healthy foods along side taking vitamins is needed. Metabolism rates play an important role here also. Some have good metabolism, some don't.

The best time of the day for taking vitamins and/or other supplements is in the morning. It must be done with in 30 minutes once you have eaten your breakfast. Be sure to eat foods that are rich in calcium or protein. Eating fruits will also give you the best results as you take vitamins.

Perhaps, you missed taking your vitamins in the morning. Do not rush to take them on an empty stomach. Do take them only after you have eaten lunch so that they will break down with your food and your body will absorb their contents well.

Monday, July 29, 2013

All You Need To Know About Handwashing

Handwashing is said to be the easiest way to avoid getting sick. It prevents infection as the spread of bacteria and germs are stopped before it even happens.

Handwashing is best done with the use of soap and flowing water. Hand sanitizers that are alcohol-based would be great for handwashing as well.

You may ask, do we only wash our hands when we are about to eat? Here are some ideas which can give you a clear answer to this.

  • Wash your hands before preparing foods, treating wounds, giving medicines to the sick and putting on or removing contact lenses.
  • Wash your hands after using the toilet, cleaning or preparing raw food, collecting garbage and other wastes, caring for sick people, petting animals and coughing or sneezing.
When washing your hands, be sure to have soap and water by your side. Bar or liquid soap would do. Follow the steps in the image below.