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Nutrients For Healthy Skin

January 8, 2013

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As the body’s largest organ, your skin, is called upon to serve many purposes. Even while you are resting, your skin is at work and on the job. The human skin loses between 30,0000 and 40,000 cells every minute of the day. These cells are shed every 24 hours and the skin renews itself completely [...]

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Looking Beyond Calcium to Prevent Osteoporosis

January 4, 2013

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Ageing unfortunately can’t be avoided and it brings with it a range of health problems; deterioration in the circulation paves the way towards heart disease, stroke and impotence, changes in body cells increase the likelihood of cancer and as a result of wear and tear changes to the joints and bones occur. After the age [...]

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What are the Minerals for Optimum Functioning and Healthier Bones?

December 18, 2012

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Growing old is a part of life that we cannot stop. No matter how much wealth a person may have accumulated in his lifetime, aging is an inevitability that haunts all of us. Some people do all they can to postpone it, prolong youth and avoid symptoms of being a person with a lot of [...]

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Healthy Supplements Can Spruce Up Your Natural Avenues of Growth

November 19, 2012

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Healthy supplements are supposed to offer you with a better way of leading your life. There are definitely some myths that concern the usage of these supplements. If you have to make the most out of these supplements you need to delve deep into it and find out how you can utilize them to court [...]

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How Energy Drinks Work?

December 8, 2011

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How Energy Drinks Work?     Human body is made up of many different ingredients, and all these ingredients are needed by the body on the regular basis. These ingredients are also part of many other supplements, and hence it becomes easy to reach them. The concentration of these elements or ingredients is different. Some [...]

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Food Safety During Pregnancy

May 22, 2011

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Food Safety During Pregnancy Quick Facts… During pregnancy, changes in hormones cause a woman’s immune system to become suppressed, so that it is harder to fight off infections. The 6.5 million women who are pregnant each year in the U.S. are at increased risk for some types of food-borne illness. Some food-borne illnesses can cause [...]

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10 Tips For Burning Calories

May 12, 2011

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10 Tips For Burning Calories 1. Move more. The most effective method for speeding up the metabolism is the movement. Not only has the effect heavy workout. Suffice it to avoid prolonged sitting, which slows metabolism. Climb stairs, walk the dog …. 2. Accumulate muscle mass. The greater your muscle mass is, the more energy burned without even moving. Muscles burn more calories [...]

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Protein RDA – How Much Protein We Need Per Day?

May 5, 2011

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Recommended/Optimal protein dosage The recommended dose of protein for adults (with low physical activity) is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. This amount is what is the average value that one must consume to obtain what is known as nitrogen balance. Nitrogen balance means that the body accepts the same amount of protein that degrades it, [...]

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Snake Oil – Enhydris chinensis

May 3, 2011

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There is, in fact, such a thing as “snake oil” Snake oil is a traditional Chinese medicine made from the Chinese Water Snake (Enhydris chinensis), which is used to treat joint pain. However, the most common usage of the phrase is as a derogatory term for quack medicine. The expression is also applied metaphorically to [...]

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Calcium and Milk: What’s Best for Your Bones and Health?

April 28, 2011

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Introduction Those advertisements pushing milk as the answer to strong bones are almost inescapable. But does “got milk?” really translate into “got strong bones?” The pro-milk faction believes that increased calcium intake—particularly in the form of the currently recommended three glasses of milk per day—will help prevent osteoporosis, the weakening of bones. Each year, osteoporosis [...]

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Zinc Rich Foods

April 21, 2011

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Zinc is an essential mineral required by the body for maintaining a sense of smell, keeping a healthy immune system, building proteins, triggering enzymes, and creating DNA. Zinc also helps the cells in your body communicate by functioning as a neurotransmitter. A deficiency in zinc can lead to stunted growth, diarrhea, impotence, hair loss, eye [...]

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Zinc – facts

April 21, 2011

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Zinc is an essential trace element that is vital for growth and development. Zinc is instrumental in immune response, brain function and the ability to reproduce. There is also conflicting data suggesting that zinc supplements might be able to reduce symptoms of the common cold. Function of Zinc Zinc is essential for the proper function [...]

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Highest in Copper – Top 10 Foods

April 21, 2011

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Copper is an essential mineral required by the body for bone & connective tissue production, and for coding specific enzymes that range in function from eliminating free radicals to producing melanin. A deficiency in copper can lead to osteoporosis, joint pain, lowered immunity, and since copper is essential for the absorption of iron, anemia. Conversely, [...]

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Copper – facts

April 21, 2011

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The Metal Known For Its Architectural Superiority Also Helps Regulate Daily Bodily Functions Copper is an essential element in all aspects of construction: plumbing, air conditioning, heating and electrical wiring. But did you know that it is also an essential element in building a healthy body? Copper is an essential trace mineral that serves several [...]

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Iron Rich Food

April 21, 2011

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Iron is an essential nutrient for the body and deficiency of iron leads to anemia. If you are vegetarian and wondering which foods can help you to maintain a healthy level of iron in the body, then here you can find the list of iron rich foods especially for vegetarians. Iron is one of the [...]

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Iron – facts

April 21, 2011

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Iron is a mineral needed by the body to produce red blood cells. And, iron supplements are prescribed when diet alone cannot prevent or treat a deficiency of iron in the body. Iron deficiency may be caused by chronic blood loss, malabsorption, or dietary insufficiency, and may result in symptoms of anemia such as fatigue, [...]

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Manganese Foods

April 21, 2011

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Manganese Foods Foods high in oxalic acid, like cabbage, sweet potatoes, and spinach, and foods that are high in phytic acid, such as beans, nuts, seeds, soy-based products, and whole grains, may inhibit absorption of manganese slightly. Cooking helps to neutralize that effect. Foods high in manganese · dark green leafy vegetables (broccoli, chard, collard [...]

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Manganese – facts

April 21, 2011

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What is Manganese ? Manganese is a trace mineral that is vital to life. The human body contains about 15 to 20 milligrams of it.  Most of it is found in the bones, with the rest distributed throughout the body in tissues like the pancreas, kidneys, liver, adrenal glands and pituitary glands. Though manganese is [...]

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