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Iron – Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms And Food Sources

Iron is a vital component of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen to the various tissues of the body. Life and iron are inseparable: with the sole exception of lactic acid bacteria, all living organisms require iron as an essential element for growth and multiplication. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional problem in the world. Free ionic iron hardly exists in the body. All the intracellular iron is either in hemoglobin or in the iron-storage protein ferritin. ABSORPTION Iron is rather unique in that nature regulates its absorption, […]

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How Much Water Should Children Drink Each Day?

The standard recommendation of water intake for children is at least 6-8 glasses (1.5 – 2 liters) a day, drunk regularly throughout the day (at least 3-4 glasses while at school) ensuring that plenty of additional fluid is drunk during warm weather and/or when exercising. “When exercising” means before, during and after exercise and is not restricted to formal PE and games lessons, but is also applicable to active play (e.g. football in the playground or periods of running around). The Institute of Medicine of the National […]

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What One Fish Has Higher Omega 3 Fats Than Salmon?

You can grill it, smoke it, poach it or cure it, but this fish is becoming one of the most popular fish on menus today. It is called Alaska Black Cod or also known as Sablefish. Sablefish is known for its rich flavor and delicate texture. Sablefish is low in calories and is an excellent source of high quality protein and essential fatty acids. If you had to choose just one fish loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids with great flavor then Alaska Black Cod (Sablefish) would […]

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Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) – Why Do We Need Them?

Your body needs essential fatty acids for optimal health and wellbeing. Essential means that the body cannot produce the specific fatty acid and has to take them in from outside sources – either through food or supplements. Linoleic acid (omega-6), linolenic acid (omega-3) and arachidonic acid (this is formed from linoleic, linolenic acids) are indispensable for the biochemistry of the body. There are many forms of omega-3 fatty acids including alpha- linolenic acid (ALA) which is a precursor to many other important omega-3 fatty acids. Gamma-linolenic acid […]

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Homemade Kefir Vs Commercial Store Bought Kefir

Kefir bought at the store (commercial kefir) is quite different in composition, flavor and cost to the kefir made at home from genuine kefir grains. Authentic homemade kefir is made from kefir grains that ferment the milk at room temperature for about 24 hours. Commercial kefir is not made directly from kefir grains, but rather they are an imitation that mimics some of the strains, flavor and properties of authentic kefir that’s been made at home for hundreds of years. One of the reasons why companies cannot […]

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Places To Buy Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey is a well known product and is known all over the world for its great flavour and potential health benefits. This natural resource has many great health benefits and is widely available to purchase online and in retail stores. We have mentioned some more places where you can find this natural resource below. It makes a great ingredient in the kitchen, whether it’s used as a sweetener in baking or herbal tea, or used on toast or sandwiches. It is also great for soothing a […]

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Alfalfa Sprouts – Those White and Green Stringy Things!

When you order a “fresh greens” salad at a fancy restaurant, or you peruse the salad bar at your favorite all-you-can-eat restaurant, do you ever see those stringy white and green things and wonder, “What ARE those?!” Chances are very good that what you are seeing are alfalfa sprouts! Full grown alfalfa is used primarily as a feed for livestock, but the plant in its sprout form has been consumed by humans for centuries as a food source and even as an herbal remedy. The staggering amount […]

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The Real Cause of Celiac Disease (Gluten Allergy) Is Said to Be Unknown – It is Not, and Here is Why

The information at the end of this article relates to the current known physiology of how people ‘acquire’ the celiac disease (CD). The two sources clearly indicate that while specialists know that gluten causes the disease and the effects of the disease, there is no consensus on WHY celiac diseases exists in the first place. One of the best speculation that I have found is from a book called The Gluten Connection by Dr Shari Lieberman. While this book is a fantastic source of technical medical information […]

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Healthy Breakfast Foods – Healthy and Effective Ideas You Can Try

Healthy breakfast foods are an essential for everyone as these are the ones that keep you energized during the day. Through the regular intake of healthy foods during breakfast, you are assured of feeling happy and more energized during the day. It is what keeps you going, and it is essential for you to meet your body's daily nutritional needs. By eating breakfast daily, you get to have the right amount of nutrients in your body which can benefit your overall health. Neverheless, a lot of factors […]

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N-Acetyl-Cysteine Can Help Treat Dry Eye

Dry eye symptoms arise when your cornea is inadequately lubricated. The disorder comes about because of insufficient tear volume or substandard quality of the tears, which leads to too rapid evaporation or rapid destruction of the tear film. The tear film normally has three constituents: an outer layer of lipids secreted by the meibomian glands; an aqueous (water) middle layer produced by the lacrimal glands; and a mucous inner layer. A malfunction in any of these layers can lead to dry eye syndrome. You may also experience […]

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