Introduction: Micronutrients include both vitamins and the minerals that are essential for human health. They are required in only small amounts but, nonetheless, are needed for a wide range of body functions. Micronutrients have to be consumed in the diet in adequate amounts or else deficiency disorders or disease will result. Vitamins are either water-soluble (e.g. the B vitamins...
‘’Good And Bad Quality Carbohydrates’’
-LINE: ‘’A wise selection of carbohydrates as an energy source.’’ The so-called ‘’Bad’’ carbohydrates – sugar and refined foods tend to be significant contributors to excess calorie. That is because they are easy to get, come in large portions, tastes good, and aren’t too filling. People tend to eat more of these refined...
‘’Minerals as Trace Elements with some basic facts and figures’’
Some Key Concepts about Minerals as trace elements:- Minerals are known as inorganic regulators and perform two basic functions of food including the formation of several body tissues and regulation of several physiological functions. They are distributed widely in foods but body absorption may be inhibited by the presence of chelating compounds, alkaline conditions, and imbalance of different minerals in the diet....
6 Reasons Why Meal Replacement Shakes May Not Be Good for You
In the modern world, not everyone has time to prepare a delicious home cooked meal. Meal replacement shakes have grown in popularity as a quick-fix for weight loss or as a supplement for vitamins and minerals. While this can be true for frozen meals, bars, and shakes, not every replacement has the same essential...
5 Chinese Herbs You Don’t Want to Ignore
Herbal therapy is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. Not only do these help balance the Yin and Yang, they help to treat a wide range of diseases and help to strengthen vital organs. Many families use household herbal formulas to treat medical problems. Modern practitioners may also combine several herbs to assist...
Improve the Quality of Your Hair with These Essential Vitamins
Hair plays an important role in how people feel about themselves. Hair loss and lower quality can be devastating to people, regardless of age or gender. While some diseases affect hair growth, a lot of times hair problems are related to nutrition. Vitamin deficiencies can cause a wide range of problems, especially when it...
The Many Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
We’ve all heard praise for apple cider vinegar, and there is a good reason why. While it may seem farfetched that this common kitchen ingredient can boast so many health benefits, there is a lot of medical research to back it up. Here are a few of the top uses for apple cider vinegar...
Could Loneliness Kill You?
Most people don’t think of loneliness as being hazardous to their physical health, but recent studies are showing that it can be a bigger killer than obesity. While depression and alcoholism have always been present in American culture, the United States is now faced with a “loneliness epidemic.” This silent killer doesn’t have specific...
Why You Should Be Eating Black Walnuts Everyday
Did you know nuts and legumes are among the best superfoods? Walnuts are an excellent choice for a snack because they help fight off depression, improve your heart and brain health, expel parasites and so much more. There are several different walnuts out there, but your best bet is going to be the black...
Why Everyone Should Be Drinking Rooibos Tea
Drinking rooibos tea on a regular basis can have a ton of health benefits. Not only is it a great way to maintain your weight, it can also help prevent major diseases such as cancer. This tea boasts a high antioxidant count, making it almost as potent as black or green tea. After drinking...
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