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Protein & Amino Acids: The Nutrient of Growth

There are six nutritional requirements for humans. Three yield calories upon digestion. They are carbohydrates, fats, and protein. The other three that are required for life would be minerals, vitamins, and water. All of these nutrients can be removed for some time before malnutrition and other illnesses strike us down. Of the six, water is… Read More

Protein: Are You Getting Enough

Proteins perform a variety of functions in living organisms, including catalyzing metabolic reactions, replicating DNA, responding to stimuli, and transporting molecules from one location to another.   There are 22 standard amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, but we only use 20 of the existing 22. We synthesize eleven amino acids, however… Read More

Juicing: Can It Be Harmful?

If you are new to juicing or think juicing is a good way to lose weight, you must read this! Juicing may not be as healthy as you think. Juicing is not about loading the blender with fruits and other sweetened juice drinks, but knowing the right combination of fruits and vegetables to minimize sugar… Read More

Dehydration: A Basic Guide to Food Drying

Food drying, also known as food dehydration has been around as long as man has been hunting and catching his prey. Food dehydration is the process of removing water from food to prevent food from spoiling by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and microorganisms, while still retaining most of its nutritional value.   With life’s… Read More

Fiber: No Calories…But Vital

Most people are aware of the importance of the appropriate percentages of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in our diet, but many are unaware of the tremendous benefits of having fiber, both soluble and insoluble in our diet.   Fiber falls under the category of carbohydrates, but unlike starch and sugars it does not yield calories… Read More

Know What You’re Buying: How to Read Food Labels

Do you disregard food labels because you don’t know what they mean? The purpose of this short eBook is to highlight the most common ingredients, preservatives, and additives found in packaged foods (since the FDA maintains a list of over 3,000 food additives manufacturers can use). Many of these additives and preservatives, including excess sugar… Read More