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Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Gabe Mirkin, M.D. 
 Article Title :: Beans and Other Legumes: Nutritional Powerhouses
Legumes are our second most-important food source (grains rank first). Humans consume huge amounts of both beans and grains, and use even more to feed livestock we raise for meat, dairy products and eggs.The huge legume family includes the many varieties of beans, as well as lentils, peas and peanuts. The dry seeds of legumes have been staples in our diet for thousands of years. Beans, like grains, are easy to grow and store so they were among the first plants to be cultivated when humans moved from hunting-gathering to agriculture.Seeds contain everything necessary to bring a new plant to life, so they are nutritional powerhouses for us as well. They provide vitamins, miner  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Scott Jameson 
 Article Title :: Liquid Egg Protein-Is it an Effective Subsitute for Whey
Whey Protein has long out sold powdered egg protein primarily on the basis of taste. Now a liquid egg protein is available but is it worth it?While at the 2006 Arnold Classic Expo, one booth caught my eye, Egg Whites International. I am no fan of egg white protein because of the awful taste, but they had a sample chocolate protein drink and I thought I'd give it a second try. I was ready pucker my face as I normally do with egg protein, however no such pucker came. Actually, the taste was pleasant and I became interested in hearing more about this protein.Egg white protein normally comes in powder form which tastes pretty lousy. Eggs Whites Int protein is in liquid form was  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Dan Ho 
 Article Title :: A Guide to Fruits that Increase Testosterone
Diet and Testosterone....Are you searching for ways to boost your testosterone levels naturally? Have you looked at your diet?The following is a collection of tips from doctors, scientists and fitness experts about a healthy diet for optimum testosterone production, including lots of foods and even fruits that increase testosterone production.Testosterone is produced by the body and is not found in the food we eat; however, certain foods lead to testosterone production and better blood circulation, which carries the testosterone to the appropriate organ, while other foods should be avoided.So foods that encourage testosterone production may be called --   (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Anna Maria Volpi 
 Article Title :: Eat Moderately
Did you know that your new automobile is likely to have a larger cup-holder than your older model? That restaurants use larger plates, bakers are selling larger muffins, pizzerias have larger pans, and fast food companies are using larger French fries and drink containers than 20 years ago? Did you know that identical recipes for cookies and desserts in the old editions of “Joy of Cooking” specify fewer servings?It is evident to all of us that overweight and obesity have increased sharply in the USA in adults and children in the last few years. Since studies show that activity of people has not changed much in the last decades, the increase in body overweight must come from a c  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Subodh Jain 
 Article Title :: Information on Calcium
Calcium is the most abundant cation in the human body, and a very important mineral for the maintenance of neuromuscular function. It constitutes 2% of the total body weight and 26% of the dry weight of bones and teeth, as phosphates and carbonates. About 0.5 g serum calcium is exchanged with bone calcium every day.ABSORPTIONThe absorption of calcium depends on the factors listed below.1. Body needs. In a normal person only 30% of calcium is absorbed, but in a deficient person the proportion absorbed is higher.2. Concentration. Other factors being equal, the higher the concentration of calcium in the food, the greater the absorption.3. Intestinal motilit  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Dianne Ronnow 
 Article Title :: 7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Coconut Oil
It is a common misconception that coconut oil is bad for you. People all over the world are experiencing the healthy benefits of using coconut oil. It is actually one of the healthiest oils you can consume. Here are the top seven reasons why you should use coconut oil as an alternative to other common cooking oils.1. Coconut oil doesn't turn to fat in your body.Unlike many other common oils, like soy (vegetable) and corn, coconut oil won't make you fat. Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), which are an easy fuel for the body to burn, without turning to fat. Most other cooking oils and fats contain long-chain triglycerides (LCT). LCT's are usually stored a  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Victor Pryles - 
 Article Title :: Your Obese Child & School Nutrition
Good Nutrition in School Can Help to Fight Childhood Obesity Perhaps you are trying to help your child lose weight, or you feel he or she may be in danger of becoming overweight or unhealthy because of their eating and exercise habits. If so, it is important that you consider the impact of your child’s time at school as you think about what you need to change. As the U.S. government has studied obesity, many of their agencies have produced reports and established guidelines to help parents and school systems understand how to make important changes. These guidelines are designed to encourage our children to eat healthy foods and get plent  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Jack Smith 
 Article Title :: Folic Acid: A must for Women
Folic Acid, a much neglected vitamin in most women’s diet, is a naturally occurring vitamin B (also called vitamin B9) that helps a baby’s neural tube, the part of a developing baby that becomes the brain and spinal cord, develop properly. Neural tube defects are defects of the spinal cord and brain. If normal development does not occur, spina bifida and other anomalies can occur. Several studies suggest that women who do not consume enough of the B vitamin folic acid before and during the early weeks of pregnancy are also at increased risk of having a baby with a heart defect.Your body also needs this nutrient for the production, repair and functioning of the DNA, our genetic   (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Jack Smith 
 Article Title :: Got Calcium?
Osteoporosis, especially in women is a growing concern. Did you know that osteoporosis takes decades to develop? So you may have got off to a good start drinking milk as a child, but what about in your teens and as an adult? Calcium is your ally in arresting osteoporosis and stopping osteoporosis in its tracks is in your hands. With growing awareness about calcium deficiency related health problems, today most adults know that calcium is not only necessary for growing children but also an essential nutrient for adults. We all need to take care of our bones to ensure their good health in our old age. It’s never too late to include calcium in your diet or increase its intake as the case m  (read full article)
Category :: Nutrition Articles Author :: Jack Smith 
 Article Title :: The Newbie's Guide to Minerals
What are minerals?Without minerals, vitamins are literally worthless. Our body is unable to process vitamins without the help of minerals. Minerals are inorganic compounds which are essential for the structural composition of hard and soft tissue, like our teeth, bones, muscles and even blood and nerve cells. Minerals, which are essential for the overall physical and mental welfare of the body, are basically catalysts which help in several important body reactions like muscle contractions, message transmission in the nervous system, production of hormones, to name a few.Can our body produce minerals?No. Like some vitamins, out body cannot make minerals. Minerals have   (read full article)
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