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What are Minerals?

What are Minerals?

Minerals are micronutrients, which are essential for the proper functioning of the body. They are needed in very small, but steady amounts. Approximately 4% of the human body consists of minerals. Examples of minerals include sodium, iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Minerals have many health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure and boosting your immune system. Read more...

What is Honey?

What is Honey?

Honey is a sweet food, which is made by bees using nectar from plants. It is a natural, sticky, yellow substance which is created by honey bees in their home, called a hive. Honey bees collect pollen and nectar in the spring when most flowers and plants are in bloom. Beekeepers collect honey from hives. It has been gathered by humans for thousands of years. Read more...

What are Antioxidants?

What are Antioxidants?

Oxidation is a natural chemical process in which a loss of electrons occurs. A substance that can reduce oxidation is called an antioxidant. Antioxidants are found in many foods, including fruits, vegetables, eggs, grains, legumes and nuts. Antioxidants are natural substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Basically, free radicals are the enemy of your body. Read more...

What Are Electrolytes?

What Are Electrolytes?

Electrolytes are minerals that, when dissolved in water, break into small, electrically charged particles called ions. Examples of electrolytes are magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium. They are required for the nervous system to effectively communicate with various parts of the body using electrical impulses. Electrolytes help the body to maintain normal physiological functions such as muscle contraction, brain function, and heart rhythm. They also are important for maintaining an optimal fluid balance in your body. Read more...



Whole Grain Foods

Whole Grain Foods

What are Whole-grains? Grains are made up of three parts: the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. All three parts of grain are very important, because each of them have a different nutritional value. The bran is the hard outer layer of a grain, and is rich in fiber. The germ is the inner layer of grain, which contains vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. The endosperm is the largest part of the grain, and it contains starchy carbohydrates, proteins and small amounts of minerals and vitamins. Whole grain means that all three parts of the grain are used. Read more...

Starchy Foods

Starchy Foods

What are Starchy Foods? Starchy foods are one of the main sources of carbohydrates in our diet. Carbohydrates provides energy for the body, especially the brain and the nervous system. Many of these foods are rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins, calcium and iron. Fiber keeps the bowels healthy and also helps you to feel fuller for longer, making you less likely to snack on unhealthy foods. Cereals and root vegetables are great sources of starch. Read more...

Fiber-rich Foods

Fiber-rich Foods

Fiber-rich foods are foods which are rich dietary fiber that is essential to a healthy digestive system. Most of these foods are low in calories, but high in volume, which makes you feel fuller on fewer calories. These foods are also excellent sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Foods containing fiber can provide health benefits such as helping to maintain a healthy heart and lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Fiber-rich foods are essential for a strong immune system, faster metabolism and weight control. These foods are key when it comes to getting your nutrients and not hearing your stomach grumble an hour later. Read more...



What is a Protein?

What is a Protein?

Protein is one of three essential macronutrients (carbohydrates and fats being the others) that your body needs to function properly. After water, protein is the most abundant substance in the body. This macronutrient is contained in every part of your body, muscles, skin, hair, blood, eyes, body organs, and bones. Proteins are made up of smaller building blocks called amino acids, joined together in chains. Proteins from animal sources such as meat, poultry, egg, fish are complete proteins having all the amino acids. Read more...

Simple and Complex Carbohydrates

Simple and Complex Carbohydrates

What are Carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are one of three essential macronutrients (protein and fats being the other two). They are primary source of energy to our body, especially the brain and the nervous system. Carbohydrates are called carbohydrates because the carbon, oxygen and hydrogen they contain are generally in proportion to form water. Many people are very confused about the differences between simple and complex carbohydrates. The main difference between these carbs is the time it takes for the body to convert them into glucose. Read more...

Why is Water important?

Why is Water important?

Water is essential for health and well-being of everyone. Without water, your body would stop working properly. Without water, man can survive for a few days only. Because about 70% of humans body is water. Water is involved in many of our body's vital functions. Read more...

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