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Why is vitamin and mineral consumption important?

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Friday, November 27, 2009, In : Nutrition 

We need energy to survive and function properly. What we eat on a daily basis will be used as energy to keep our bodies going through the day. The food we eat consist of calories and the number of calories any human being needs is dependent on his/her age, height, weight, gender and how active they are on a daily basis. The equation is simple: If the amount of calories we take in daily  is more than the calories we can expend, we are going to start picking up weight and eventually become over...


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Gluten. Public enemy number 1?

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Thursday, November 19, 2009, In : Nutrition 

What is gluten and why is everybody up in arms about it? Is it the next component that is a big no-no in Hollywood diets? Maybe it is a new fad in the quest to lose weight and look pretty? Or a new idea to make a quick buck?

 

Let’s look at gluten and what it is.

Gluten is an elastic, rubbery type of protein that is found in rye, wheat and barley that helps bind things together. Gluten also provides important qualities to bread like keeping the gasses that is releases when brea...


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