Monday, May 25, 2009

what you need for your eye care

Here is some of my notes: Vitamin A 25,000 IU
Vitamin D 800 IU
Vitamin E 400 IU
Vitamin C 2,(00 mg.
Thiamin (B-1) 80 mg.
Riboflavin (B-2) 200 mg.
Niacin (B-3) 80 mg.
Pantothenic Acid (B-5) 100 mg.
Pytidoxine (") 200 mg.
Calcium ... 500 mg.
Magnesium I 250 mg.
Zinc 75 mg.

Monday, May 18, 2009

How much calcium?

I'm getting more serious about my calcium intake - I have to go back to my Armenian diet, yogurt being one of the main staples of our diet since ancient times. By the way the Armenian word for yogurt is "madzoun" and as with flow of people around the globe, you bring with you your own culture and food wherever you settle. In recent Armenian history in mid 1800s due to discriminatory policies of the Turkish government many Armenians of Turkish nationality had to flee - hence one of the contributions to American society by Armenians was the introduction of yogurt. I was reading by chance a book of natural beauty (i have to find that book in my home library and mention the book and write the title here - it wasn't written by an Armenian by the way -) the author mentioned that madzoun was introduced in MA by an Armenian family and the brand name was actually simply the original Armenian name: madzoun.

Well, coming back to the calcium content of madzoun or yogurt today i found a chart of calcium rich food and here is the link:

The chart of osteo calcium cald in pdf format

I'm having right now 8oz of nonfat yogurt with a slice of 7 grain yogurt, with spread of zaatar and few olives and a glass of water. I need a calorie calculator, but then again why bother - i love these and i'm eating them ;)