Turns Out Oranges Aren't The Best Source Of Vitamin C, After All

It’s that time of year. The time of year when everyone around us is sick and all us healthy people are popping Emergen-Cs and vitamin C tablets in a desperate attempt to try to remain well. Here’s the thing you should know: despite the commonly held belief, vitamin C doesn’t actually help you fight a cold ― it took 50 years of research to conclude that.  But just because it can’t keep you from getting sick, that doesn’t mean you should discard vitamin C altogether. It is a crucial part of a healthy diet. Vitamin C is believed to help us stay healthy against cardiovascular disease, stroke and eye health, among other things. And that’s not nothing. So, how much vitamin C do you need? According to the National Institutes of Heath, males over the age of 19 should aim for 90 mg and women for 75 mg. But you don’t need to take supplements to get it. In fact, the best way to get your daily dose of C is by eating a healthy diet, one rich in fruits and vegetables. Oranges, of course, are a great source, but it turns out red peppers are even better. After those two vitamin C bombs, grapefruit, kiwi, green pepper and broccoli are the best sources.  If you’re looking to ensure your body is getting enough vitamin C AND you want to eat a delicious meal, consider one of these vitamin-C rich recipes. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=55f3709ee4b063ecbfa486c8,55f6eb33e4b042295e36e78f,5804d980e4b0162c0...
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Source: NeuroRehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Neurological patients showed a misperception of the verticality, estimated using the SVV. The neurological pathology that most alters the SVV is stroke. PMID: 31227659 [PubMed - in process]
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Multiple sessions of STT practice can improve paretic arm function and decrease TCI bilaterally, with no additional benefit of prior cTBS. Our results suggest that improvement in STT practice following M1c cTBS scaled with change in paretic arm function in some individuals. Our results highlight the need for a better understanding of the mechanisms of cTBS to effectively identify who may benefit from this form of brain stimulation. PMID: 31227676 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess the time course of hemodynamic patterns of cortical sensorimotor areas using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and motor recovery within three months after a stroke. METHOD: Eight right-handed first ischemic/hemorrhagic stroke patients (60±8 years, 3 women) with mild to severe hemiparesis were examined with repetitive fNIRS measurements and motor recovery tests (Fugl-Meyer score) during two months. Hemodynamic changes over the ipsilesional and contralesional sensorimotor areas were collected from a multi-channel fNIRS system during intermittent isometric muscle contractions...
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In this pilot study, repeated sessions of bi-hemispheric tDCS coupled with resistance training were found safe and tolerable for individuals at the chronic phase post-stroke. However, the use of tDCS did not result in additional sensorimotor improvements when compared to sham-tDCS. Further research is needed to better assess the clinical benefits of combining non-invasive transcranial stimulation with rehabilitation after a stroke. PMID: 31227673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our study revealed that infusion of muscimol into the contralateral motor cortex during the repair stage could partially improve the behavioral performances without promoting axonal growth from uninjured hemisphere motor cortex to the denervated striatum and spinal cord, nor did it prevent the expression of axonal growth inhibitors in peri-lesioned cortex. More detailed studies will be required to clarify the role of GABAA Rs in regulating the behavioral recovery after a stroke. PMID: 31227671 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
This study sought to investigate what could be learned from how these men have fared. The men were born in 1925-1928 and similar health-related data from questionnaires, physical examination, and blood samples are available for all surveys. Survival curves over various variable strata were applied to evaluate the impact of individual risk factors and combinations of risk factors on all-cause deaths. At the end of 2018, 118 (16.0%) of the men had reached 90 years of age. Smoking in 1974 was the strongest single risk factor associated with survival, with observed percentages of men reaching 90 years being 26.3, 25.7, ...
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In this study, we used iTRAQ using 2D LC-MS/MS technology to investigate the cellular mechanisms governing the protective effects of NMT. The transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) rat model was established and evaluated. The degree of cerebral ischemia was assessed through scoring for nerve injury symptoms and through the assessment of the areas of cerebral infarction. Brain tissues were subjected to analysis by iTRAQ. High-pH HPLC and RSLC-MS/MS analysis were performed to detect differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) between the treatment groups (Sham, MCAO, and NMT). Bioinformatics were employed for data an...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Li X, Chu S, Liu Y, Chen N Abstract Rhubarb is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine; it has been used in China for thousands of years. Rhubarb anthraquinones are the major medicinal ingredients derived from rhubarb including emodin, aloe-emodin, chrysophanol, rhein, physcion, and danthron. These different anthraquinone derivatives alone or in combination play a therapeutic role in central nervous system diseases (CNSD), such as cerebral ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, Alzheimer's disease, depression, and others. We review the experimental studies on thes...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Sheng Y, Kan S, Wen Z, Chen W, Qi Q, Qu Q, Yu B Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of kinesio taping on the walking ability in patients with foot drop after stroke. Methods: Sixty patients were randomly divided into the experimental group (with kinesio taping) and the control group (without kinesio taping). The 10-Meter Walking Test (10MWT), Timed Up and Go Test (TUGT), stride length, stance phase, swing phase, and foot rotation of the involved side were measured with the German ZEBRIS gait running platform analysis system and were used to evaluate and compare t...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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