Category Archives: Potassium

Sodium Chloride and Bone Health

Sodium is a cationic metal that is essential to health. However, the Western diet is considered by many researchers to contain too much sodium chloride (table salt). The reason that the Western diet is high in sodium chloride is because … Continue reading

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The Role of Nutrition In Acid Base Balance

Mammals have complex regulatory mechanism that maintain the pH of tissues, including the blood, within a narrow range of limits. This is required because the enzymes that are contained within these tissues are only able to function within narrow ranges … Continue reading

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Estimates of Acid-Base Status: Protein, Phosphorus, Potassium and Magnesium

It is increasingly being recognised that the acid base balance of the blood is an important determinant of fitness and health. This is evidenced by the observation that alkalinisation of blood is beneficial to athletes in allowing increased ability to … Continue reading

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The Sodium to Potassium Ratio: Marker for A Low Quality Diet?

The typical Western diet is a low quality diet consumed by many individuals in the developed nations of the Western Europe, North America and Australasia. In particular, the typical Western diet includes high amounts of refined and processed foods that … Continue reading

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Cheap Sports Drink Alternative

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Very Low Calorie Diets: Sudden Death?

The ‘eat-too-much, do-too-little’ hypothesis of obesity suggests that weight gain is caused by a positive energy balance on account of greed and apathy by the individuals. In this regard, too much food or too little exercise is blamed for an … Continue reading

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Big Mike Says Go Bananas

Bananas cultivation may have originated in Malaysia over 4000 years ago, but has since spread to Africa, the Middle East and America through colonisation. Bananas are worthy of nutritional consideration because so many are produced and consumed Worldwide. In fact … Continue reading

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Sodium Does Not Elevate Blood Pressure

Proponents of the sodium theory of blood pressure propose that high intakes of dietary sodium are a cause of elevated blood pressure. This is suggested to occur through an increase in the fluid retained in extracellular tissue including the vascular … Continue reading

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Avocado: Suppresses Insulin Release?

The avocado is a fruit from a the Persea americana tree. Its knobbly, green tough outer skin has earnt it the alternative name of the alligator pear. Avocados are native to Central American regions where they have been cultivated for … Continue reading

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A Short Word On Goats Milk

It is estimated that Worldwide more people consume products made from goat’s milk than they do cow’s milk. This likely relates to the historical domestication of the goat which may have occurred as far ago as 8000 years B.C. This … Continue reading

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