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Nutrition is about eating a healthy and balanced diet so your body gets the nutrients that it needs. Nutrients are substances in foods that our bodies need so they can function and grow. They include carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water.

Good nutrition is important, no matter what your age. It gives you energy and can help you control your weight. It may also help prevent some diseases, such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

But as you age, your body and life changes, and so does what you need to stay…


We often hear a lot of rave about how supplements help provide nutrients and how they are most effective because they are taken in pill form and how it is easier to pop a pill than to eat an apple.

So does that officially make supplements good?. We will find out in our blog today.

Dietary supplements are said to be an affordable and effective way to ensure you get the daily recommended intake of essential vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients necessary for optimal health. But supplements are not intended to replace food because generally speaking, all of mother…


Protein is one of the big three; that is, carbohydrate, fat and PROTEIN, of the macronutrients that our body must have in order to function properly.

Protein is a nutrient your body needs to grow, repair cells and to work properly. It is found in a wide range of foods.

WHAT IS PROTEIN MADE UP OF?

Proteins are made up of building blocks called amino acids. There are about 20 different amino acids that link together in different combinations. Your body uses them to make new proteins, such as muscle and bone, and other compounds such as enzymes and hormones…


Breakfast is the first meal of the day, it replenishes your supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and alertness, while also providing other essential nutrients required for good health. Many studies have shown the health benefits of eating breakfast. It improves your energy levels and ability to concentrate in the short term, and can help with better weight management. But is it the most important meal of the day?

Breakfast is often called ‘the most important meal of the day’, and for a good reason. As the name suggests, breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period and this is…


The digestive system is a group of organs that work together to change the food you eat into the energy and nutrients your body needs. After you consume food and liquids, the digestive system then breaks them down into their basic parts: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and vitamins.

These basic nutrients are then absorbed into the bloodstream, which carries them to cells throughout the body. Nutrients provide the cells with the energy they need for growth and repair. Everything in your body, from your hormones to your heart, needs the nutrients from the digestive process to work correctly.

Food’s journey through…


If you think salt and sodium are the same, you are not correct. But guess what, you are not the only one as this misconception confuses a lot of people. How do we then know the difference between salt and sodium or even any similarities? Well, simply put, sodium is what’s found in food, especially in processed food containing preservatives while salt is what we add to our food.

Salt, also known as sodium chloride, is about 40% sodium and 60% chloride. Salt flavors food and is used as a binder and stabilizer. …


Human heart

The heart beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime, pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body. This steady flow carries with it oxygen, fuel, hormones, other compounds, and a host of essential cells. It also whisks away the waste products of metabolism. When the heart stops, essential functions fail, some almost instantly which may lead to death. The heart is working round the clock and so it must be kept in a healthy state at all times. Given the heart’s never-ending workload, it’s a wonder it performs so well, for so long, for…


Not long ago, the gluten free diet became popular and everyone suddenly wanted to try it because of the rumored weight loss benefits. But is this diet really suited for that purpose or is it just another fad diet which needs more research?.

A lot of people do not know that the gluten free diet is essential for managing signs and symptoms of celiac disease and other medical conditions associated with gluten. If you have been medically diagnosed with any of these, then your immune system has been reacting to gluten and damaging your gut. …


A vegetarian diet will not guarantee good health, but it can contribute to overall healthy dietary choices because many studies agree that a vegetarian diet can offer a range of health benefits. What are these benefits that one can derive from eating vegetarian and does it have any disadvantages?.

Before we go discuss this, let’s talk about the vegetarian diet.

A vegetarian diet does not include any meat, poultry, or seafood. It is a meal plan made up of foods that come mostly from plants. A vegetarian diet contains no animal proteins, but a semi-vegetarian diet is a meal plan…


Fruits and vegetables are important sources of micronutrients and dietary fibers and are components of a healthy diet, which help in preventing major diseases. Due to the fact that fruits and vegetables have health promoting properties, they contribute to dietary guidance, which are guidelines that help people eat better. In today’s blog, we shall be talking about fruits in general and why we should eat them more often.

A fruit is defined as the edible part of a plant that consists of the seeds and surrounding tissues, while vegetables are plants cultivated for their edible parts.

Fruits are a good…

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