Nutrients

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Amino Acids Are Essential

What Are the Health Benefits of Amino Acids? Most of us already know that we need amino acids in our diet, but have you ever wondered why they are so beneficial to us? Unlike most vitamins and minerals, this organic acid is actually made up of several different compounds. Each compound falls under one of […]

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ORAC Value

What Is an ORAC Value? ORAC is the abbreviated meaning for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, which measures how may antioxidants a food can absorb. This is especially important since antioxidants fight the free radicals (atoms) that bounce around wildly inside your body. So what’s so important about that? When free radicals are allowed to run […]

3Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Bio-Availability

What Does Bio-Availability Mean? You probably already know that you should be eating healthy, that is if you’re not already doing so, but have you ever wondered what so many of the terms used in healthy eating really mean?  For instance did you know that bio-availability is a term used to describe the amount of […]

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Trace Minerals

What Are Trace Minerals? While a trace mineral only consists of a small amount of inorganic substance, your body needs them just as much as it needs the other nutrients that food provides. Cobalt, copper, iron, iodine, manganese, selenium and zinc are all a part of the trace minerals group. Others that are a little […]

23Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Nutrients in Sea Vegetables

Why Sea Vegetables Are Such A Great Source of Nutrients More and more people are starting to take notice of staying healthy by eating right. We stock our grocery carts full of fruits and vegetables and try to avoid eating fattening foods. Sometimes it’s not easy however. Often we’re faced with busy workdays and no […]

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Antioxidants

Why Do You Need Antioxidants? If you’ve been keeping up with the latest health products on the market today, you may have noticed there are a lot of products that emphasize on how you need antioxidants. Yet many of us often wonder if it’s all just a hype to get us to buy their product. […]

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What Are Vitamins?

What Are Vitamins? We have all heard about how we need vitamins and nutrients each and every day in order to stay healthy, but do you know why? With all of the knowledge available about why we should watch our health, there’s often very little information on the vitamins and nutrients we need. For instance, […]

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What Are Minerals?

What Are Minerals? Every day most of us consume the nutrients that we need to help keep our bodies healthy and strong. Without them, our bodies would slowly deteriorate. But, have you ever wondered how nutrients like minerals, really work? Minerals are an essential part of our body’s nutritional needs. They are the elements that […]

2Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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What Are Amino Acids?

What Are Amino Acids? Do you ever wonder what goes inside of the foods you eat or the vitamins you take? You probably already know about all of the nutrients your body needs, but do you know what those nutrients really do for your body. Take amino acids for instance. Did you know that they […]

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Amino Acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. What this means is that they are essential to having protein in the body. There are many of these acids in nature. Some can be sufficiently manufactured by the body while others can’t be. Regardless, they are essential to the body functioning properly. So, what are the health benefits you can […]

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