Nutrients

macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients (minerals and vitamins)

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, beef, or vegan options tofu, lentils, chickpeas, peanuts, and others, fats, such as nuts, seeds, and healthy vegetable oils, carbohydrates, such as vegetables, fruits, grains, and starch. Official, academic nutrition looks at the details of …

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Vitamins

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

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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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Herbs

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

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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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Minerals

Minerals As Dr. Carolyn Dean MD, author of “Magnesium Miracle“, says, “your body will work, if you take the minerals it requires to function.” Minerals make up about four percent of your body. A healthy body requires a variety of minerals and vitamins. Recommended dietary intakes and guidelines are a political matter. They vary from …

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