Frailty and vitamin B9 are linked because the nutrient is not stored in the body. That means we should try to eat foods rich in folate at every meal and certainly each day.
What can we do to make sure that we do not become old before our time?
As Christians we know that it behooves us to take care of our bodies since, at conversion, God took up residence in our mortal frames. If for no other reason that means caring for the temple should be an essential discipline of every Believer; I would argue on a par with Bible reading and prayer.
But of course this applies to every single person, for differing reasons; because it also means less pain and disability.
It means fewer visits to the doctor and little or even no chronic medication. Treating Brother Ass kindly has many benefits.
Three of these symptoms listed below means you have frailty syndrome; two suggests you are well on your way to losing your strength long before your time. But wait, there is much you can still do to prevent this progression of disability and pain.
Researchers have shown that those deficient in any one of these four-vitamins will become frail before their time.
Personally I would have included vitamin D; brittle bone disease is also a major cause of frailty syndrome.
Folate is the name of vitamin B9. Because it is water-soluble and thus not stored in the body, we absolutely must consume foods with it every single day.
Folic acid is the synthetic form found in supplements. Researchers continually remind us that because of cofactors, many unknown, it is far more effective when obtained from our food.
Folate has extremely important functions in the body, many to do with the brain, spinal cord and fertility; and birth defects.
There is a lot of heartache associated with a deficiency of folate. Frailty is just one of them.
Is your child not performing well in school? This is a good place to start.
Most people enjoying a rounded-diet get plenty of folate from their food. There is no reason to take it in supplements; but for those who enjoy mainly tea and toast, disability awaits.
Our aim should be to enjoy at least 7 coloured-foods every day, and preferably ten or more; it's not difficult. Just a slip of parsley on scrambled eggs would go a long way to preventing these nasty heartache diseases.
These are some of the foods with high folate levels.
There is one deep-confusion that is still not fully understood; even though we seemingly have enough from our diet, yet it is often deficient in the blood.
It probably has to do with absorption from the intestine. For example the intestinal microbiota synthesise folate; and lactic acid from fermented foods such as sourdough lower the pH and increase the effectiveness of folate-carriers and transporters.
Vitamin B9 is water-soluble meaning it cannot be stored in the body; we must daily enjoy foods that contain it.
It is really not difficult to have some fruit and eggs for breakfast, avocados for lunch and some legumes like green beans or peas for dinner most days.
Broccoli, onion greens and avocados are the kings and queens that reign when discussing frailty and vitamin B9.
And as you read through these frailty-vitamins you'll soon realise they are the super-foods that supply mega amounts of nutrients to our bodiues.
Eggs Hilton is our update on the famous Italian Florentine dish, with added scallions, spinach and kale; peppers and garlic too.
Avocado stuffed with hummus and a squeeze of lemon-juice is a great favourite in our house. Together they contribute about a quarter of your needs to prevent frailty and vitamin B9.
4 granadillas (80g - 11mcg)
1/2 cup kale and spinach (8mcg)
1 egg (25mcg)
1 toast (25mcg)
1/2 cup Raw greens (30mcg)
50g hummus (59mcg)
1/2 Avocado (80mcg)
1 slice bread (25mcg)
1 cup potato (48mcg)
1/2 cup kale (8 mcg)
1 cup zucchini squash (36mcg)
Total = 379mcg
Don't forget the new potatoes; they are particularly good for preventing frailty with vitamin B9, and don't cause the surge in blood sugar.
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Frailty and vitamin B9, also known as folate is a condition that simply does not exist in those enjoying a wide variety of coloured foods every day.
However the condition of the microbes in the gut is essential for transportation and absorption. Probiotics such as kefir thus are recommended.
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