Health and Wellness Tips for Your 50s - Mehmet Oz
Take a few preventive measures this decade to ensure your well-being for another half century.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the January 2013 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
The same vitamins that keep your energy up also lower your body's levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that may be linked to hardening of the arteries. Help protect your heart by getting your daily allowance of B6 (1.5 milligrams), B12 (2.4 micrograms), and folate (400 micrograms) from your diet. Here are a few grade-A sources of B's.
B6: Sweet potatoes
B6 and B12: Cod and sirloin steak
B12: Clams and mozzarella cheese
B12 and Folate: Soy milk
Folate: Spinach, beets and papaya
Folate and B6: Bananas, lima beans and sunflower seeds
B6, B12 and Folate: Breakfast cereals