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Zinc Zinc is an essential trace mineral that is used by your body to maintain your immune, reproductive and digestive systems as well as regulate growth and development. Zinc is important in many other ways such as treating wounds and skin conditions and improving vision. Zinc is found in some foods, added to others and used as a dietary supplement. It is found in foods including oysters, meat, liver, grains and legumes although vegetarians need to watch their zinc intake, as it is less available in vegetal foods.
Posted on: 2012-04-25 15:04:49

Chicken Chicken is a domesticated fowl, and the main source of animal protein in the world. It is a white meat and a good source of nutrients. In the kitchen it is considered one of the most versatile of all meats. Intensive commercial chicken farming is inhumane and often produces many unhealthy chicken needing routine antibiotics. To safe guard your health and the welfare of animals eat only organic and free-range chickens.
Posted on: 2012-04-25 12:13:23

Kohlrabi Kohlrabi is one of the great forgotten vegetables. Once a favorite of nobles, it is of the same family as the cabbage, with the texture of an apple and a more mild and delicate sweetness. It is a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamins and relieves damp body conditions. Perfect in a summer salad, stir-fry or a good soup.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 18:39:00

Carrot Carrot is a sweet root vegetable, usually orange in color with a huge popularity. Carrot is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. It are versatile in the kitchen, cooked or raw, from roasts and stews to sandwiches and cakes. One of the greats!
Posted on: 2012-04-25 11:35:24

Celery Celery is green in color with a crunchy texture and a cool distinctive flavor. Celery is high in vitamin C, with many healing qualities, helping reduce blood pressure and renew the joints and arteries. It is a household staple used in everything from salads and soups to juices.
Posted on: 2012-04-25 11:23:25

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) Niacin is a water-soluble B vitamin that helps maintain healthy skin and nerves. It also has cholesterol-lowering effects and is essential to DNA repair. Niacin is found in a wide range of food so deficiencies are not common in western diets.
Posted on: 2012-04-25 13:03:29

Calorie Burn calories, cut calories, low calorie diet, you hear about calories all the time in the news, from your friends and in all sorts or TV and magazine stories. So what is a calorie and what can you do with it?
Posted on: 2012-04-19 12:16:43

Egg A chicken egg is a complete food with exceptional nutritional qualities, rich in protein and other nutrients with many health benefits when eaten in moderation. An egg has a yellow yolk and a surrounding egg white encased in a thin but hard outer shell. Choose certified organic or free-range eggs as commercial laying chickens are kept in inhumane conditions where pesticides and antibiotics are used which can concentrate in the chicken’s eggs.
Posted on: 2012-04-19 14:53:23

Vitamin A Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is stored by your body until needed. It is found in high fat animal product, a better source is vegetables. Vitamin A is vital for healthy skin and vision and helps protect you against some forms of cancer and heart disease.
Posted on: 2012-04-25 13:13:58

Oats Oats are a cereal grain, one of our most nutritious grains with a delicate nutty and distinctive roasted taste. Oats are a rich source of protein, other nutrients and fiber. They are soothing to the body, great as a breakfast cereal and as nutritious thickener for soups and stews.
Posted on: 2012-04-18 13:38:20