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, and beef, fats, such as nuts, seeds, and oils, carbohydrates, such as vegetables, fruits, and starch. Official, academic nutrition tends to look at the minute details of how these macro-nutrients nutrients are digested. They draw complicated …

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Vitamins

Vitamins – briefly In general, a vitamin is an organic (carbon-containing) substance that is essential for health, but cannot be internally produced by the human being, and so it must be found in food. Vitamins were first discovered in 1912 by a Polish biochemist, Casimir Funk. Soon after, scurvy (vitamin C) , beriberi (vitamin B1), …

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Spices

Spices – briefly From “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 increasingly …

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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. Perhaps this distinction is is arbitrary, since you can also add herbs to food. The utility of herbs and spices for your …

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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 To improve sluggish digestion, you could try digestive enzymes. This is not to endorse these supplements nor this company, but a list of frequently asked questions about enzymes is here. A summary of …

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Minerals

Minerals Minerals make up about four percent of your body. A healthy body requires a variety of minerals and vitamins. On account of biochemical individuality, there are wide variations in requirements for minerals and vitamins. You may be deficient in one or more minerals and vitamins, while someone else is not deficient, even consuming the …

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