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People choose to be vegetarian or vegan for many reasons. Some do it for health while others do it based on religious or political convictions. Abstaining from meat and other animal products may require self-control and perseverance, especially for those who are just beginning to make the switch, but many feel it is worth it and follow the diet for a lifetime.
Alternative Eating Lifestyles
September 26 2017
Many different eating styles have become popular lately, so it can be tricky to tell them apart. Each eating lifestyle comes with its own unique health benefits, but they all have different sets of rules. Keep reading to learn more about how the raw food, vegan, vegetarian, paleo and gluten-free eating lifestyles work and discover a new favorite recipe.
A Quick Guide to Zinc
March 14 2018
Zinc is a trace mineral that found in virtually every cell in the body and is a component in over 200 enzymes. Enzymes are molecules involved in speeding up chemical reactions necessary for human bodily function. Zinc functions in more enzymatic reactions than any other mineral. Most enzymes are composed of a protein along with an essential mineral and possibly a vitamin. If an enzyme is lacking the essential mineral or vitamin, it cannot function properly. If zinc levels are low it affects virtually every system of the body due to its central role in so many enzymes. In addition to its role in enzymes, zinc is required for proper action of many body hormones including insulin, growth hormone, and sex hormones.
L-Carnosine: An Underutilized Dietary Supplement
October 13 2017
Carnosine is a naturally occurring molecule composed of two amino acids, histidine and alanine. As a dietary supplement, it has been available for years. However, it is not nearly as popular as it should be based on the existing science. Carnosine functions in “excitable” tissues, such as muscle and nerve tissue, and reaches high concentrations in skeletal muscle. In these tissues it is critically important in maintaining the proper pH and electrical charge.
Seven Secrets for PMS Relief
July 7 2017
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a recurrent condition in women characterized by troublesome symptoms seven to fourteen days before menstruation. Typical symptoms include decreased energy level, tension, irritability, depression, headache, altered sex drive, breast pain, backache, abdominal bloating, and edema of the fingers and ankles. Severe PMS, with depression, irritability, and extreme mood swings, is referred to as premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Homemade Oat Milk Recipe + Benefits
August 7 2018
Many people are on the lookout for an alternative to dairy milk without the fuss and expense. Oat milk is just the thing! All it takes is a couple of ingredients and 10 minutes for healthy, delicious, easy-to-make oat milk. Check out the recipe and enjoy the benefits!
A Quick Guide to Gummy Vitamins
July 26 2018
Gummy-based supplements have exploded across the health and wellness market. However, is this convenient supplement form a good thing? Yes and no. Yes, if the gummy is a high quality it can be a great delivery system for nutrients and functional ingredients. No, if the gummy is loaded with sugar, food additives, and contains low quality and dosage of nutrients.
Benefits of Topical Vitamin C Serum + Homemade Facial Serum Recipe
May 30 2018
Vitamin C is not only essential for the body but also has benefits when applied topically a topical to the face.
A Quick Guide to Digestive Enzymes
August 27 2018
One of the most popular natural digestive aids is enzyme supplements. This quick guide will answer some frequently asked questions on these valuable dietary supplements.
A Comprehensive Guide to Supplementing with Creatine
July 20 2018
Creatine is a naturally occurring substance found primarily in muscle cells. It is obtained from dietary sources, primarily meat and seafood, with a smaller portion produced by the body.
Whey Protein and Weight Loss
May 16 2017
A study highlights the value of whey protein in helping to maintain muscle mass during intentional weight loss, an extremely important goal in achieving long-term diet success. Whey protein ingestion has also been shown to reduce feelings of hunger and promote satiety, as well as improve blood sugar control.
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