An overview of diabetes
According to The NICHD, “Diabetes is a condition in which the body’s levels of blood sugar and the hormone insulin are out of balance. It is one of the most common diseases in the United States, and its numbers are constantly rising.” – The NICHD / Diabetes: Overview
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What is the role of Niacin or Vitamin B3?
The third member of the vitamin B complex family, vitamin B3 or niacin (nicotinic acid), also has 2 other variations called niacinamide and inositol hexanicotinate.
The roles of vitamin B3 in the body
It may aid in :
– nervous system
– the digestive system
– proper brain function
– promotes healthy skin
– improves memory
– regulates proper blood circulation
– controls and lowers cholesterol levels in your body
It also may help breakdown :
-And transforms them into energy
It may be important for :
– sexual wellness
– producing sex hormones in the body
And may help fight disorders like impotence and erectile dysfunction
It may improve :
– mental health
– lower blood pressure levels
– lessen body inflammation
Lack of vitamin B3 may cause various diseases including pellagra.
- Vitamin B3 deficiency is also associated with :
– memory loss
– motion sickness
– increased sensitivity to sunlight
Vitamin B3 / Niacin
Welcome to Hokto’s new website! My name is Leslie Kay and I am a registered dietitian, author and frequent presenter on the various topics of food and nutrition. My specialty area is working with clients and patients that want a more natural approach to better health by increasing foods in the diet that contain unique properties that help to prevent or manage an illness or disease. For example, adding enough fish oil to the diet can help lower triglyceride levels; increasing fiber can help manage glucose levels, and adding the right combination of nuts and plant foods can help manage high blood pressure and heart disease.
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The Hokto Kinoko Company is working with Leslie Kay, a registered dietitian, author and frequent presenter on the various topics of food and nutrition. Leslie’s specialty area is working with clients and patients that want a more natural approach to better health by increasing foods in the diet that contain unique properties that help to prevent or manage an illness or disease. This professional collaboration is a perfect fit for both parties. Mushrooms are emerging as a food that contains numerous compounds that may help to manage blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, improve immune function and maybe even lower risk for allergies. Plus they taste good, which is an important selling point in getting people to actually eat foods that are good for them! Visit Leslie’s blog to learn more about the nutritional benefits of Hokto’s mushrooms and learn a thing or two about good health!