Monthly Archives: April 2023

Magnesium as a Medicine

Magnesium is a macromineral needed in gram amounts for normal physiological function. Most people are deficient in magnesium, and also consume too much calcium which upsets magnesium balance. Therefore general recommendations are to consume more magnesium or limit calcium intake … Continue reading

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The Good and Bad Side of Peanuts

Evidence suggests that peanuts can be a healthy food, but that the health effect gained will depend on how they are consumed. Peanuts are actually pulses, which means they are the seeds  of leguminous plants. Legumes and pulses have been … Continue reading

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Cost A Lot for Coffee

Evidence suggests that coffee is a healthy drink and that regular consumption is beneficial to the health. Coffee is high in polyphenolic antioxidants and this may explain the health benefits of drinking it. Filter coffee is thought to provide the … Continue reading

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Cod Liver Oil Versus Fish Oils

Cod liver oil and fish oils are two different supplements that have overlapping but distinct effects. Cod liver oil refers to the oil extracted from the liver of the cold water cod fish. This oil is high in vitamin A … Continue reading

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Two Forms of Veganism

Veganism is defined as the following of a diet that contains no animal products. This definition seems straight forward, but in reality there are two forms of veganisms. The traditional vegan is one who consumes whole foods such as fruit, … Continue reading

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Amino Acid Supplements

Supplemental amino acids are available as either isolated amino acids or as amino acid mixtures. There are some advantages to taking amino acids in supplemental form, but the usefulness will often depend on individual circumstances. Firstly, mixtures of amino acids … Continue reading

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In Order, Which Are The Most Important Macronutrients?

The three macronutrients are carbohydrate, fat and protein. The main functions of these nutrients is to supply energy and to allow certain metabolic pathways to function. Carbohydrates are not essential as humans can survive without consuming carbohydrates. However carbohydrates are … Continue reading

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What Can You Expect From Better Nutrition

Eating a higher quality diet has been shown to improve health, and those that choose this route can expect a number of beneficial changes. Firstly, a higher quality diet will provide the brain with the correct nutrition, and concentration levels, … Continue reading

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Onions as a Healthy Food

Studies show that onions are a healthy food. Being a plant product, onions are high in antioxidants, and in this regard are a very rich source of the flavonoid quercetin. Red onions also have high amounts of the anthocyanin group … Continue reading

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Omega-3: Fish Oil or Non-Fish Oil Sources

There is a lot of confusion surrounding omega-3 fatty acids and the best source for them. Generally, fish oils are considered the primary source of omega-3 fats as they contain both eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA: C20:5 (n-3)) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA: … Continue reading

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