Does cooking destroy vitamin C?

Does cooking destroy vitamin C? Vitamin C is the most easily destroyed vitamin there is. It is destroyed by oxygen, heat (above 70 degrees) and it leaks out into the cooking water because it is a water-soluble vitamin. To preserve vitamin C in food, store citrus fruits, tomatoes, juices, broccoli, green peppers, cantaloupe, and strawberries in...

What is the difference between chelated zinc and zinc picolinate?

First, what is the difference between chelated zinc and Zinc Picolinate? Are these different manufacturing processes for the tablets? Is one better than the other? Am I in for trouble taking that much zinc? Finally, what could cause a zinc deficiency and possible effects of a zinc deficiency? Thanks much. Chelated minerals are bound to a compound and...

My husband & I are trying to conceive and read that B6 vitamin can help increase cervical mucus. Is this true?

My question is regarding the B6 Vitamin. My husband & I are trying to conceive. I'm looking for the "natural" signs prior to ovulation. I read that the B6 vitamin if taking approximately 200 milligrams per day can help increase the cervical mucus. Is this true? Thanks in advance!! Intakes of pyridoxine above 100 milligrams for...

Do you know of any other foods that might have higher levels of vitamin K?

Thanks to a response you gave a previous reader. I was able to copy the list of vegetables containing vitamin K. I am currently under a doctor's care for a clot in my jugular vein and take 8 milligrams of Coumadin daily. I avoid eating leafy greens, caffeine drinks, and chocolate. Do you know...

Could you send me a list of foods high in vitamin K with micrograms (mcg)?

Hi! I am a nutrition student doing an internship and one of my projects is to revise a Coumadin diet instruction sheet for patients. I was wondering if you could send me a listing of foods high in vitamin K with values i.e. micrograms (mcg). There has been some conflicting information on vitamin K...

Which would you say is better vitamin C in oranges vs. vitamin C in supplements?

Hi! I was wondering if you could help me with an extended essay that I have to write regarding vitamin C in oranges vs. vitamin C in supplements. Which would you say is the better? Do you know of any experiments that I could perform in order to prove which is the better? Thanks...

What B vitamin helps against mosquito bites?

What B vitamin helps against mosquito bites? One B vitamin called thiamin does in large doses seem to change a person's body odor. But there seem to be inconsistent results as to its effectiveness at repelling mosquitoes. The reason it seems to change body odor is that some excess thiamin is excreted through the skin....

I am a 24 year old masters swimmer and getting cramps a lot recently.

I am a 24-year old masters swimmer. I have been getting cramps - calf and toe- a lot recently. On the advice of the coach and teammates, I am taking a potassium supplement and eating a lot of bananas. However, this hasn't really solved my problem. I think now that it may be a...

What are ways to get iron if you do not eat red meat and iron pills make you sick?

What are other ways to eat iron if you do not eat red meat and iron supplement pills make you sick? While red meats are the best source of heme iron which is highly absorbable. Leafy greens are a vegetable source which contains non-heme a lesser absorbable form of iron. The drawback tho is that leafy...

My mother is on a blood thinning medicine called “Coumadin”. Is there a diet that can help her?

Thank you for having a site where questions may be answered. My mother is on a blood-thinning medicine called "Coumadin". She had heard there is a diet that can help her while on this medication. Foods that might be low in iron perhaps? The doctor never told her anything about controlling her diet in that...

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