Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Eating For Better Health – Water

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Water makes up 70%-75% of our bodies and is of course an essential part of our dietary needs. We can live for up to four weeks without food but no more than three days without water. It forms the bulk of blood and tissue fluid, meaning that it’s essential for transporting nutrients, hormones and waste product throughout our bodies. Our brains are made up of 95% water, blood is 82% water and our lungs, 90%. If your […]

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Eating For Better Health – Vitamins

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We hear about vitamins all the time but have you ever stopped to ask yourself, what is a vitamin? The technical answer to this question is that a vitamin is an organic chemical compound – or related set of compounds – that cannot be synthesized in sufficient quantities by our bodies and so must be obtained from the foods we eat. Whew! That’s some definition. But the simple way to put it is that vitamins are things […]

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Eating For Better Health – Proteins

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There are certain foods that the body needs to have, without them you are going to end up with major health problems down the road. Jason Vale from ‘The Juice Master’ refers to them as ‘the six essential dietary needs’ and says, “The human body has six primary dietary needs, each as important as the other. A deficiency in any one of them can cause havoc to the intricate workings of the body so all are essential […]

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Eating For Better Health – Minerals

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Minerals are also an important component of our diets. They form critical structural elements, control the action of our muscles and nerves, buffer the pH (acidity) of our cells and extracellular fluids. They make up only a small percentage or our body weight – about 5% – but the role they play in our bodies is significant and we could not live without them. There are essential mineral  “elements” or essential “mineral elements” that we must get […]

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Eating For Better Health – Fats

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Getting the right amount of fats is also critical to our well-being. Fats provide us with energy. In fact, gram for gram, fats are the most efficient source of food energy. Every single gram of fat provides nine calories of energy. In comparison, carbohydrates and proteins provide only four calories. Fats help build healthy cells and, believe it or not, fats build brains as they provide the structural components of cell membranes in the brain, and contribute […]

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