Nutrition

macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients (minerals and vitamins), herbs, spices, and other

Macro-nutrients

Macro-nutrients – briefly Macro-nutrients are required in larger amounts than micro-nutrients. Macro-nutrients include: water, protein, such as eggs, fish, turkey, and beef, or vegan options, such as legumes, soy, beans, and quinoa, fats, such as pumpkin seeds, almonds, walbuts, and healthy vegetable oils, such as flaxseed oil, olive oil, and coconut oil, carbohydrates, such as …

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Herbs

Herbs – briefly Herbs are leaves or roots that can be used to make tea or other infusions. This site distinguishes between herbs, which are used for tea and for medicine, and spices, which flavor food. This distinction may be arbitrary, since you can also add herbs to food. Herbs nourish your body with essential …

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Other nutrients

Other nutrients This post is a work in process. It is to be updated and completed in a future article. Digestive enzymes Digestive enzymes are also known as pancreatic or proteolytic enzymes. Certain raw foods have digestive enzymes. For example, apples have amylase. Pineapples and papaya have bromelain, which is useful to break down protein. …

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Vitamins

Vitamins – briefly This article is about the therapeutic use of vitamins. It is not about their detailed biochemistry. Vitamins can be used to prevent and treat illness, according to various medical doctors who are cited. Low doses are not therapeutic. Various medical doctors have published their research over many years, including their observations, conclusions, …

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Spices

Spices – briefly According to “Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition“, “historically, spices have shaped many events throughout the world. Many voyagers, including the legendary Christopher Columbus, explored the seas in search of treasured spices. These commodities were valued to flavor, to color, and to preserve food in many places. Today, spices are …

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Minerals

Minerals “Your body will work, if you take the minerals it requires to function.“– Dr. Carolyn Dean MD, author, “Magnesium Miracle“ ”You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”– Dr. Linus Pauling PhD, two-time Nobel Prize winner, author, “How to Live Longer and Feel Better.“ Minerals make up about …

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