Vitamins, Health & Weight Loss
Good diet nutrition is essential for optimum health – including efficient metabolism, stable blood sugar levels and appetite, all of which affect weight control and how fast we lose weight. Vitamins play an essential role in diet nutrition and weight control.
Also known as amanitine, lipotropic factor. An active constituent of lecithin. Choline is a water soluble member of the Vitamin B complex. It is not a true vitamin as it is synthesized in the liver.
How Choline helps
Assists in the correct stabilizing and metabolism of fats. Without Choline, fats can frustrate metabolism by becoming trapped in the liver.
Good sources of Choline
Lecithin, beef liver, beef heart, egg yolks, wheatgerm, cauliflower, cucumber, peanuts.
Deficiency symptoms of Choline include
Over fatty liver
High blood pressure
High blood cholesterol
Recommended Daily Allowance for Choline
No official RDA.
The Importance of a Balanced Diet
If you have been a regular follower of fad diets, regular fasting, single food diets, yo-yo dieting or diet/weight loss pills, you may already be deficient in vitamins and minerals. This may be why you find it difficult to lose weight, or sustain weight loss in the long term.
Solution: Follow a balanced diet that offers slow steady weight loss and includes advice on exercise. Ann Weight Loss Diet Program is a good choice.