Monthly Archives: July 2024

Exercise and Protein Requirements

Animals have a set requirement for the amount of protein they need in their diet, and this relates to a number of factors, most notably the amount of tissue growth and regeneration that is occurring. Exercise is a stress to … Continue reading

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A Little Sauce?

Many people choose to add condiments to their food to enhance the taste. The first thing to note about this is that if there is a requirement to add taste to food, it is likely that the food has not … Continue reading

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Yeast Spreads and Mood Disorders

Yeast spreads are foods that are derived from the brewing industry, and which are designed to be added to bread and toast. Two of the most common brands include Vegemite and Marmite, but most supermarkets sell their own branded versions. … Continue reading

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Are Phytochemicals and Fibre Essential to the Health?

Well considering human nutrition, the essential nutrients that are known to be required for health include 8 to 12 amino acids, vitamin, minerals, 2 essential fatty acids, water and sunlight. These elements are required for health and without them, the … Continue reading

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Fish Oil and Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is a disease of inflammation that can be caused by consumption or pro-inflammatory foods. The typical Western diet is high in pro-inflammatory foods and this explains the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in those that consume it. Eating … Continue reading

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What Foods Can Keep You Warm?

Food has a significant effect on body temperature. This is evident during a period of fasting when body temperature can drop substantially. This is because during periods of food deprivation, the body will reduce its oxidation of food to preserve … Continue reading

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The Beneficial Effects of Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are those that belong to the Brassicaceae family. Nutritionally and economically these vegetables are an important crop for humans. The varieties of cruciferous vegetables sold commercially differ significantly from their wild counterparts in terms of their palatability, nutritional … Continue reading

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Mint Teas: Hormonal Effects

Mint tea is used in traditional medicine for a number of reasons, the most well known being its benefits of digestive function. For example, peppermint tea has been shown to aid digestion and be beneficial in a number of digestive … Continue reading

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No Such Thing As A Balanced Diet?

The often referred to “balanced diet” is actually a misnomer as no such diet exists. This point is highlighted by the fact that a wide range of diverse and nutritionally distinct diets exist that can result in optimal health. There … Continue reading

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Phosphatidylserine to Blunt Cortisol Release

Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid found in the cell membranes of plants and animals. The presence of phosphatidylserine is required for normal membrane function, and in addition to membrane fluidity, this may include the regulation of key membrane bound enzymes and … Continue reading

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