Swiss Sciences Nutrition Advice – Nutrients

Here, Swiss Sciences Nutrition will discuss Nutrients and how they are used by the body.

Nutrients are simply chemicals we all need. They are what makes our bodies live and grow. They are used to create and repair body tissues and to regulate all the body’s internal processes. Energy is created in our bodies as a result of the conversions of many nutrients. Organic nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and vitamins come from the materials of other living organisms while inorganic nutrients are “non-living” substances such as water, oxygen, and minerals. Macronutrients like carbohydrates, protein, fat and water are nutrients that are needed in large quantities. Micronutrients like vitamins and minerals are only needed in small amounts. Essential nutrients are nutrients that cannot be created within the body. These are nutrients that must be introduced by the foods we eat or in dietary supplements. Nonessential nutrients are created by our bodies. Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are nutrients that provide energy for our bodies. They nutrients are broken down in the body’s digestive system and turned into energy. Metabolism supporting nutrients include dietary minerals, vitamins, and water.

Following is a short description of the major classifications of nutrients:

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The Popular Acai Berry

It was only recently that few people had heard of the acai juice but, nowadays, it is difficult to not notice the large number of acai berry products on the market. Not only there is a lot of products containing this berry sold in health food stores including the vitamin store GNC or Whole Foods but you are likely to find tons of acai berry drinks in everyday grocery stores that you go to often including Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee, Kroger, Vons, Price Chopper and so on. Basically, if you wish to try an acai berry juice, it is easy to just pick one up the next time you are shopping for groceries.

The acai berry became interesting when people read about all its health benefits. Not only a lot of well known scientists and experts claim that maybe the fruit of the acai palm tree is one of the most nutritious fruits on Earth, but some researchers even published that there is a possibility that it might help cure cancer. In a well known experiement conducted and published by the University of Florida, the acai berry killed a substantial amount of cancer in sample cells. More research needs to be conducted, of course, but a large number of people are hopeful because it is a great start which can lead to finding a cure for cancer.

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The Benefits of Nutrition Antioxidants Found In Fruit and Vegetables

Nutrition antioxidants are naturally occurring substances found in most plants and have the potential to help combat heart diseases and fight cancer. Phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables work together with other nutrients to protect your yourself and help you keep a healthy diet. Research into these fantastic compounds continues with huge advances in preventative health care and nutrition advancing daily with over nine hundred compounds discovered already.

There has been a huge number of health benefits discovered so far from blueberries, pomegranates and cherries alone which can help reduce the signs of aging to relieving joint pain. Unrecognized for many years, the properties contained in the blueberry are only just now being appreciated with many antioxidant compounds contained in a fruit with very low sugar content.

Often the easiest way for people to take fruit is in juice form and it has been shown to benefit the immune system and help improve the circulation. Although they help to prevent disease, the powerful antioxidants contained in these fruits can also help fight disease and infections as well.

Now the focus has shifted towards apples which have an effect on the probability of coronary diseases. Even lemons and other citrus fruits are proving very capable at providing useful phytochemicals of their own.

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A Diet to Treat Yeast Infection

It might surprise you to know that there are many ways that you might be able to get a yeast infection. Among the possibilities include using oral contraceptive pills, using oral steroids, about to get your period, having diabetes, using certain hygiene products, and wearing tight, damp, and/or warm clothing. There are a number of solutions to treat the infection. Along with these treatments, you also need to learn about the importance of diet.  If you have a yeast infection you really want to deal with it.

Detoxing, that would be the more appropriate term when it comes to a yeast infection diet. The reason a yeast infection occurs is because of a microorganism, that has grown too much in your body, or Candida albicans as it is known in the scientific community.  There are many ways you can do a body detox.

A basic part of the diet is of course to consume plenty of water. When detoxing your body it’s very difficult to do this without the help of water. It helps flush out the toxins inside the body. In addition to water, drinking fresh fruit juices and even tea be added to the liquid intake. Generally speaking it’s advised that you have an intake of eight glasses of water daily. 

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The Benefits of Nutrition Antioxidants Found In Fruit and Vegetables

Although it has been known for a while that compounds in plants contain properties capable of protecting us from coronary conditions and cancer, it is only now becoming known just how extensive this ability may be. Nutrition antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables work together with other nutrients to protect your health. To date, scientists have managed to index over 900 hundred of these wonderful compounds but they believe that they are only just beginning and this could be the future of preventative health care in the world.

There has been a huge number of health benefits discovered so far from blueberries, pomegranates and cherries alone which can help reduce the signs of aging to relieving joint pain. Unrecognized for many years, the properties contained in the blueberry are only just now being appreciated with many antioxidant compounds contained in a fruit with very low sugar content.

Often the easiest way for people to take fruit is in juice form and it has been shown to benefit the immune system and help improve the circulation. Although they help to prevent disease, the powerful antioxidants contained in these fruits can also help fight disease and infections as well.

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Food nutrition value

Reading and Understanding Food Nutrition Value

When you go to the supermarket to shop for food, odds are you noticed that there was a listing of nutrients and ingredients on the back of the food package and wondered exactly what the point of that was. It turns out that some time ago the United States government realized that people were eating improperly because they likely didn’t understand what exactly was in the food they were eating. Not knowing calories, fat contents and other nutrient values in food can lead to eating too much of a certain nutrient or other compound. This can lead to health problems down the road, which is why you have to understand food nutrition value.

What Food Nutrition Value Measures

Food nutrition value measures raw food nutrition, which is the amount of nutrients given to the body from a given serving of food. Nutritional value is measured in terms of a percentage, meaning how much of a mparticluar nutrient your body getws from eating one serving of a given food. For example a slie of meat might give 40% of a peson’s daily value for protein. The food nutrition value is based on a person’s daily calorie intake. Every nutrient except for water has a certain amount of calores per gram, and all these add up to a full day’s worth of calorie consumption. There are generally two listings on a food nutrition value – one for 2000 calories and one for 2500.

2000 calories per day is the average adult human intake, meaning that It takes into account base metabolic rate and a reasonable amount of extra activity. The more you exercise, the more calories will be necessary to keep the body running, because more muscle tissues use more calories. Generally, people who are more active require at least 2500 calories per day. Men require more than women on average as well.

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