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Protein A Protein is a chain of linked amino acids. They have many different functions: they help build and maintain your cells; give structure, help digestion and aid movement. There are many sources both animal and plant that can be used to get the 8 essential amino acids that your body can not make itself. Eating a balanced mix of these foods with only moderate red meat and dairy is the healthy choice.
Posted on: 2012-04-23 13:55:10
Selenium Selenium is an essential trace mineral that acts as a powerful antioxidant protecting you against cancer and other diseases caused by free radicals. Selenium is vital to your body in small amounts but toxic if too much is taken. It is found in the soil, then in some plants and animals. The selenium in food is destroyed by refining and processing therefore it is best to eat organic whole food with its selenium intact
Posted on: 2012-04-25 15:52:56
Sodium Sodium is an essential mineral that is the main component in sodium chloride, salt. It regulates the water content in your body, your blood pressure and is vital to the working of your muscles and nerves. Sodium is found naturally in most foods but is added in excessive quantities to many processed foods. Many people consume unhealthy amounts of salt which can lead to heart disease and other blood pressure related diseases.
Posted on: 2012-04-25 15:48:20
Sulphur Sulphur is an essential mineral in all living cells. It is part of your bacterial defence and is important in the formation of collagen and strong hair. Sulphur is found in many meats, eggs and vegetables, often being responsible for the bad smell of eggs, cooked cabbage and garlic.
Posted on: 2012-04-25 15:32:57
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 15:13:58
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Thiamine is a water-soluble B vitamin. Water-soluble vitamins are not stored in your body, so you need a new supply every day. Thiamine helps your body use carbohydrates, protein and fat. it also helps form blood. It is in the outer parts of most grains, so it is depleted in refined grains like white flour.
Posted on: 2012-04-25 15:09:19
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that can be found in many animal product including fish, shellfish, meat, and dairy products. There is almost no useable B12 in any vegetal foods so vegetarians must be careful not to become deficient. Vitamin B12 works in the metabolism of every cell in your body. It is vital in the production of energy and DNA.
Posted on: 2012-04-25 14:41:14
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Riboflavin works with all of the B vitamins. It is important for body growth, the production of red blood cells and maintenance of your health.
Posted on: 2012-04-25 15:06:18
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 15:03:29
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) Pantothenic acid, also called Vitamin B5 is one of the Water-soluble B Vitamins. Your liver excretes what your body does not use therefore you will need more every day.
Posted on: 2012-04-25 14:57:41