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Vitamins for Weight Control and Anti-Aging

By Charles Hopkins Published 07/6/2006 | Nutrition

Can you imagine what the man feels when he is questioned about his overweight in the middle of a crowded party? Or imagine the situation of the young lady who seems to be much older than her real age and often called by people aunty! If you do not want to face such awkward situations, you have to take care of your health from now on. For this you do not need to buy the costly pills and creams or lotions. There are more natural ways to treat your skin and also to reduce the extra fat of your body. Certain vitamins and nutrients are more effective for attaining this goal. But before making them a part of your diet, you must know the proper quantity and types of vitamins that may come to your help to reduce your weight and keep your skin glowing.

Do you know when we actually start to put on pounds of weight on our poor body? It exactly when bodys metabolism slows down, but appetite remains same or even increases; when we intake foods that are rich in calories and we do nothing to burn those extra calories. There may be many more biological reasons behind excessive weight gain. Now, there are some specific vitamins and nutrients which may help you to deal with this problem of your life. Wondering how? Simple, vitamin C controls certain functions of your body relating to appetite, metabolism, hunger and the amount of calorie that should be burnt and so on. These are the culprits responsible for putting on pounds on your body and vitamin C works for bringing them back at the right track.

Vitamins that play the most important role in reducing the weight are Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, two other parts of Vitamin B complex i.e. Choline and Inositol and to some extent vitamin C also. You need vitamin B2 for the metabolism and thyroid function. You can get this vitamin from milk, eggs, wheat germ, almonds and many other green vegetables. Vitamin B3, also known as Niacin is another helpful element for weight reduction. It can be found in chicken, meat, eggs, salmon, oats, cheese and dried fruits etc. These foods also contain a high level of Vitamin b5 and Vitamin B6. Choline and Inositol help in fat metabolism. On the other hand Vitamin C is necessary for the conversion of the glucose in to energy and can be found in the citrus fruits like, strawberry, lemon, oranges, and cabbage etc.

In addition of reducing the extra weight of your body, vitamins also play an important role in keeping your skin smooth and glowing. The Vitamins that are good for your skins nutrition are Vitamins C, E, A, K and B complex. Among these, vitamin C is the most essential one. It protects your skin from the harmful sun light, smoke, and polluted particles of the air. Another anti oxidant Vitamin E is also very helpful. It also reduces the harmful effects of the sun light on your skin. Besides Vitamin E, like Vitamin A also soothes your dry and rough skin. If you do not intake enough amount of Vitamin E, you are bound to face rough and flaky skin. Vitamin A can be found in fruits and vegetables.

Vitamin B complex plays a very important role in keeping your skin healthy. Among all the vitamins in this B group, the most essential for your skin is Biotin. This nutrient is responsible for forming the basis of your skin, nails and hair.  Niacin is another B vitamin that maintains the moisture of your skin and eventually gives your complexion a much younger look.

So you better be careful while making your diet chart and keep these information in mind. You will sure to feel the difference within a short time if you religiously follow the diet.