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 myo-inositol; misoinositol; lipotropic factor. A water soluble member of the vitamin B complex. Not a true vitamin because the body can manufacture it. Present in cereals and vegetables as Phytic acid, a combination of inositol and phosphorus.
How Inositol helps
A fat-solubilizing agent. Works with choline: helps to transport fat from the liver. Helps to control blood cholesterol levels.
Good sources of Inositol
Lecithin, beef heart, beef liver, wheatgerm, soya, eggs, citrus fruits, wholegrains, nuts.
Deficiency symptoms of Inositol
No specific symptoms
Recommended daily allowance for Inositol
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. Weight Loss Diet Program is a good choice.