Power Foods To Help Prevent Disease

In the past, mothers used to hold their children down while shoving a spoonful of cod liver oil down the hatch. “You are not leaving this table until every last vegetable is off that plate,” you may recall. Liver was much more common back then and milk with breakfast was a given. Today, there are still many foods that health experts agree are essential to optimal body performance and a balanced diet. The big difference is that many of these rations actually taste great, or at the very least, come in supplement form!

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Health Benefits of Arginine

 

L-Arginine is a dietary substance and an amino acid that helps the body rid itself of ammonia and is used to make such compounds in the body as creatine and glutamate. It is possible to convert it to glucose and glycogen when needed. The health benefits of this substance are many. Preliminary research has found that Arginine may help with conditions such as atherosclerosis and erectile dysfunction. It is involved in the formation of protein and in larger amounts it stimulates the release of growth hormones and prolactin.

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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Antibiotics

We all have to admit to the many advances in our health care we can be thankful for today. Before the 1900’s poor sanitary conditions including inadequate sewage waste and disposal systems as well as contaminated food and water were attributed to the main causes of death aside from natural causes. Once we began to understand more about the invisible world full of bacteria, things like indoor plumbing and the sterilization of medical instruments were introduced. With the passage of time, we have become more and more conscience about our personal hygiene. This has resulted in a significant decrease in infectious diseases.

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Taking A Look At The Essential Nutritional Information

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When you grab a quick bite from the vending machine, you may not be informed of the nutritional information of what you are eating. What goes into your body has a big impact on your health. A poor diet can actually cause deficiencies, life threatening conditions like metabolic syndrome, obesity and weight gain, and chronic systemic diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The seven major classes of nutrients that are vital for human life are minerals, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, water and fats. Let’s take a look at the nutritional value of these nutrients.

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