4 Excellent Micromineral Food Sources

The microminerals are 17 essential nutrients that your body requires in relatively small amounts. They support many processes in the body (such as growth, metabolism and wound healing) and also act in a protective capacity (by preventing cancer and diabetes and strengthening the immune system). In this article I will be helping you top up on these important nutrients by providing you with 4 excellent micromineral food sources.

Like Water for Chocolate - Express Yourself in Cooking

Today is Valentine's Day, a day focused on love and chocolate. And perhaps sappy greeting cards. I love love, and I also love chocolate, but I want to focus on something a bit different today. You might be planning to make a special meal tonight, as I am, and you might have some ideas on some healthy vegan recipes you can make that leave you feeling light and happy.

Nuts Nutrition Facts

Nuts are in general very nutritious, hence the fuss over nuts nutritional facts in several studies. A nut is a dry fruit with 'seeds and fruit' combined in a hard shell. Many nuts others are simply dried seeds or fruits and true nuts are limited in number. Walnuts are a great source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Almonds are a rich source of minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium and selenium as well as vitamin E to promote cardiovascular health.

Healthy Substitutes for Peanut Butter

A recent salmonella scare has led to the recall of peanut butter in several states. If you have visited the grocery store to find empty shelves that once housed your favorite sandwich spread, you may take heart in knowing untainted replacement jars are on the way. If you happen to suffer withdrawal symptoms because you can't indulge in a lip-smacking peanut butter and jelly treat, what then?

What To Eat For Stomach Flu

When you have viral gastroenteritis, which is commonly known as a stomach virus or the stomach flu, you have an illness in which a virus attacks your gastrointestinal tract. Since the two most prominent symptoms of gastroenteritis are vomiting and diarrhea, the first question most people ask their doctor is what should they eat when they have stomach flu.

Interesting and Fun Facts About the Strawberry

Known by the Native Americans as "Heart-Seed Berries", strawberries have been around for thousands of years. This delicious "fruit" has a lot of history, and with that long history comes many interesting facts that you may not have known about. It is the only fruit that has seeds on the outside. Believe it or not, it can work wonders in the beauty department.

The Effects of Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is also called pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxal phosphate, pyridoxamine, and pyridoxine hydrochloride. It is used in the liver to aid in the synthesis of histamines, and hemoglobin. It is needed for four neurotransmitters, which are serotonin, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid. It is also needed for gene expression, metabolism, decarboxylation, urination, racemization, and transamination.

Suitable Meals to Eat When You Are Anxious

Some people have a tendency to consume any food they see whenever stressed. Well, we cannot blame them. Most people use this approach to remove the tension. Actually, it is not a damaging problem. It is usually positive too when you just know the appropriate food to consume. See, we all know that meals are separated into two types as outlined by essence.

Healthy Food Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

As we go about our daily hectic and busy lives, eating sensibly and healthily is getting more difficult as we get less time to prepare our own meals. To add to that, convenient food outlets like fast food restaurants make it easy for people today to just "outsource" their nutrition responsibilities to the restaurant. Unfortunately, these foods are far from healthy, often laden with a high content of salt, sugar and fat.

Bananas, A Great Snack?

The very popular diet plan I tried prohibited eating bananas, at least initially. I believed it to be because of the sugar content. Now I read that bananas are a great snack and are referred to as a wonder food. I want to sort through this confusion because I really like bananas but continue to avoid them. Word association with bananas might bring to mind zoo animals peeling and eating bananas or someone slipping on a banana peel.

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