I have been reading about vitamin B6

@marguicha (82766)
Chile
June 21, 2010 10:55am CST
Dear friends, The older I get, the more interested I get on eating healthy. When I was young I could eat almost anything and nothing happened. Now my tummy yells when I eat some foods I should not eat. I was checking an article about why some smokers had lung cancer and why some didn´t and discovered that the difference was the amount of vitamin B6 that they had with their foods. Foods rich in vitamin B6 are grains and meats, veggies and bananas. It seems also that processed foods lose part of the wonderful vitamin (I mean canned food, mainly) Do you eat these foods? Are you interested in your vitamin intake? I also read (made another post about it) that pills are not good: you should have your vitamins through food. Do you check how healthy is your everyday meal? Please share! FOR A BETTER LIFE!!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
21 Jun 10
Good morning, my friend. Thanks for the info. I love veggies so maybe i'm getting enough vit.b, Do u take them? BTW thought u'd be interested to know i planted me 2 tomatoes & 2 bellpeppers yesterday. Decided againist watermelons because i wouldn't know when they were ripe if i had any.. I'm sure i will have so many tomatoes & peppers i'll have to give them away, HA,HA!! Happy monday to u.
@marguicha (82766)
• Chile
22 Jun 10
I´ll be looking forward for news of your garden, Jo. I´m eating more healthy things since I read about the DASH diet and gave away my vitamin pills. Now I try to eat more veggies and I have always liked meat. Nuts are expensive but bananas are very cheap and delicious. And the other thing I changed in my diet was the bread. Im buying those breads with whole grains of cereals instead of the typical white bread I ate before. HUG!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
22 Jun 10
Good morning Marg, I don't have big exspectations out of my little garden but will enjoy seeing it grow & if some miracle happens where i actually get a tomato or pepper out of it that will be even better. I have changed my eating habits quite abit. Here's hoping for the best for both of us.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
21 Jun 10
Hello, Marguicha. I'm with you there - we should get our vitamins from a varied diet, and not from pills. The body can make better use of natural vitamins than those that come in pill form. The only people who need supplements are those who have conditions which may affect the absorption of nutrients - the rest of us can get everything from the food we eat - although the pill manufacturers would have you believe otherwise. I try to eat natural, unprocessed foods, and as I live in Spain, where it's hot most of the year, we eat a lot of salads and fresh fruit. The result is that I've lost about 30lbs in weight without really trying, and I feel so much fitter and healthier - even though I have 3 types of arthritis. So yes, I do make sure I eat healthily. We only have one body to last us a lifetime, so we should give it the respect it deserves. Cars and machines don't run well on inferior fuels, and our bodies are the same. Food is our fuel, and we should make sure that we eat what's best for us - although an occasional 'naughty' treat is fine.
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
21 Jun 10
Hehehe. I have to agree with you there, Sandra. An occasional naughty treat is fine. I do have my little treats every now and then. I think that helps us to stay on a healthy diet much better because we aren't depriving ourselves of those yummies which usually leads to a breakdown and overindulgence. My husband brought me a HUGE sugar cookie a few days ago and I'm still working on it. It may take me an entire week to eat the whole thing. That satisfies my desire for a 'naughty' treat.
@marguicha (82766)
• Chile
22 Jun 10
The good thing about Spain ( at least when I have been there) is that naughty treats are healthier. And I think that we still have that in Latin America too. Even though fast food chains are everywhere, people still love a nice well made hot meal. And they can get it everywhere. I dont keep chocolate at home: Im addicted to it. One of my aunts (dear lady!) brought me some wonderful imported chocolate for my birthday. She said I was to eat it a bite a day. I ate it in 1 hour. Once I start, I can´t stop. Hug!
22 Jun 10
Well, fruits and vegetables are the most healthy foods. You should add it on your daily foods.
@marguicha (82766)
• Chile
22 Jun 10
Welcome to mylot! Fruits and veggies certainly have many vitamins and minerals. Nevertheless, a well balanced diet is our aim when we talk of healthy food. This post is directed to foods that have vitamin B6. It is very important and it is worth seeking the foods that have it.
@sinaj292 (602)
• India
22 Jun 10
i also awaiting to know more about how we can improve our eating habit in a better way to have a good and healthy day.. i feel very interest to see the article like this through mylot. here with out any hesitation i would like to thank for choosing this for our discussion in mylot.
@marguicha (82766)
• Chile
22 Jun 10
Thanks for the compliment and welcome to mylot! I am very interesed in cooking. I know that healthy cooking and yummy dishes don´´t have to be on opposite sides of the table. The french have two words that say it all: gormets are the ones that like good food and gourmands are the ones that willeat andeat whatever they have around. I think that a good cook wants to cook for gourmets
@aquariand (466)
22 Jun 10
I too get more interested in eating healthy as i get older i like marmite which is rich in B vitimins and good for you
@marguicha (82766)
• Chile
22 Jun 10
Please, tell me what marmite is!!! I imagine a big pot full of boiling veggies. I can´t wait to have the recipe.
@sumit057 (227)
• India
22 Jun 10
vitamin b6 is really very helpful for health,you need to healthy food in order to get more vitamins,i would rather say eat healthy live healthy :)
@marguicha (82766)
• Chile
22 Jun 10
I´m eating a lot more veggies (raw and cooked) since I read that our body prefers vitamins from foods than pills. Only yesterday, I made a rice full of diced veggies instead of the normal white rice I make.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
22 Jun 10
I take a multivitamin tablet every day along with iron complimented with vitamin C. The iron and vitamin C were recommended to me by my doctor because my ferrotin levels were a little low which is not surprising because I used to be anaemic as a child and I am not keen on red meat so I don’t eat any. I know natural, healthy food is always better than pills but sometimes that is all you can do to rectify a deficiency. It’s interesting what you say about vitamin B6. I might just try to include vitamin B rich foods in my diet before buying the tablets!
@marguicha (82766)
• Chile
22 Jun 10
If the doctor recommens a pill, don´t stop taking it. But if you can also eat good food that has the vitamins you need, it won´t hurt. If you don´´t like red meat, maybe you do like bananas or nuts. I have changed my eating habits from white bread to that other full of half ground cereals. I have also discovered that they canbe cut in fourths and put at the table with a dip for guests. It tastes better.
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