Tagged: minerals

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Earthy, essential

Today’s lesson is all about minerals. I know that to some people learning about minerals is about as exciting as watching water boil. Not me, I think minerals are fascinating. These essential nutrients play...

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Have you fed your brain lately?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the food you eat every day? Vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from your diet help to nourish your body, passing through blood vessels to your internal organ...

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Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Iron is part of the make-up of hemoglobin and myoglobin (“heme”, as in blood; “myo”, as in muscle). These substances have the remarkable ability to grab onto or release oxygen and carbon dioxide at...

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Antioxidants Studies

As everyone knows, eating and drinking are necessary for life. Less well known, however, is the fact that the body generates what are called free radicals in the process of turning food into energy....

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Chloride

Chloride Electrolytes are molecules in your plasma – the liquid portion of your blood – that maintain either a positive or negative charge. These charges allow them to respond to messages from your nervous...

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Stroke and Cancer

Most stokes develop from blockages in the arteries feeding the brain or from pieces of these blockages breaking off (emboli). The process is very similar to that in coronary artery disease and the action...

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Potassium and Chloride

Potassium Functions Potassium is a major mineral that’s involved in a variety of important processes in the body. It helps two other minerals – sodium and chloride – balance water levels, help the heart...

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Functions of Minerals

Minerals are micronutrients that have vital functions in the body. Although they’re needed in very small amounts and don’t provide calories or energy the way carbohydrates, fats, and proteins do, they help the body...

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Pomegranate

Pomegranates have been grown in the Middle East since ancient times. They have also been cultivated in the Mediterranean region, Europe, Asia, Africa and India. The pomegranate tree was introduced to California in the...

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Keeping Up That Calcium

Consume Calcium  Calcium is an important part of a balanced diet. That’s because calcium is not only important for strengthening bones (which is especially important because it helps prevent musculoskeletal injuries during exercise), it...

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Zinc

Zinc is an essential component of a wide range of enzymes. It is also necessary for maintaining and replicating genetic material (DNA and RNA), enabling the body to interpret its genetic information. This mineral...

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Trace Minerals You Need

Similar to the better-known macro-minerals, these micro- or trace minerals are stored primarily in your bone or muscle tissue. Even though we need these trace elements in much smaller doses, they still play crucial...

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Minerals – Calcium

Calcium is responsible for the construction, formation, and maintenance of bone and teeth. This function helps reduce the occurrence of osteoporosis. It is also a vital component in blood clotting systems and wound healing,...