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Coconut Oil Health Benefits and Nutritional Value

Coconut Oil Health Benefits and Nutritional Value

Food and health fads come and go, not so long ago it was sun dried tomatoes appearing in virtually every recipe, while just recently coconut oil health benefits combined with its versatile culinary abilities has become all the vogue. Never the less in India and the Pacific Isles coconut oil has been a basic and […]

Seven Health Benefits of Artichokes

Seven Health Benefits of Artichokes

The powerful health benefits of artichokes have been known since ancient times. First grown in Ethiopia, it was highly valued both by the Romans and Greeks as an aid to digestion. Introduced into the New World by early Spanish settlers, artichokes in the United States are principally grown around the town of Castroville in Monterey […]

Nutritious Recipes

Yummy Hot Potato Salad

Yummy Hot Potato Salad

Ilove potatoes in every way and I am also a vinegar fanatic so I am always experimenting or looking for recipes to combine the two. My own favorite luncheon dish at any time of the year is hot potato salad. It has vinegar, wine and another of my favorites, eggs. This is a meal in […]

Two Recipes for Delicious Tomato Sauce

Two Recipes for Delicious Tomato Sauce

If you grow your own tomatoes, or are able to buy in the market, try making your own delicious home made tomato sauce, better known as ketchup. If you prefer, you can make it using other colours of tomato such as green, yellow or orange. The taste will be delicious and very importantly will not […]

Vitamins

What Does Vitamin B Do For Your Body?

What Does Vitamin B Do For Your Body?

Originally thought of as a single water soluble vitamin, later research concluded that the vitamin had several chemically different versions, individually known as B1, B2, B3 and so on. In many cases up to all bar Vitamin B12 can be found in the same foods. All the  B vitamins contained in one supplement is known […]

What Does Vitamin A Do For Your Body?

What Does Vitamin A Do For Your Body?

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient that has antioxidant properties. Being fat-soluble means that it can be stored by the body and released as needed so a daily intake it is not essential. Vitamin A is stored mainly in the liver and comes in two different forms. Carotonoids Carotonoids are obtained through certain fruits and […]

Minerals

The Need for Zinc in Your Diet

The Need for Zinc in Your Diet

  Zinc is one the most important essential trace elements. One of its main function is its immune boosting properties. Unfortunately many people are zinc deficient either due to a poor diet, notably vegetarians, alcoholics or age. The elderly are more susceptible to illnesses which lower the ability of the body to absorb zinc in […]

What Minerals Does the Body Need?

What Minerals Does the Body Need?

Minerals are components of the nutrients used by the human body to build muscles, bones, for body oxygenation, blood clotting, heartbeat regulation and other vital functions. Unlike some vitamins, the human body cannot generate minerals and for that reason they must be supplied through the food we eat. Also it is important to  be aware […]

Supplements

How Do Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Affect Your Body?

How Do Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Affect Your Body?

Never think that supplements can take the place of the minerals and vitamins that are obtained from the normal daily servings of fruit, vegetables, meat and fish.

They are not substitutes, if they were they would be called so, and not be known as supplements.

Top Supplements for Athletes

Top Supplements for Athletes

There are two types of athlete, the highly trained competing at the top level and the recreational athlete.

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