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There's a reason for the old saying: an apple a day keeps the doctor away. That saying holds true anytime for your diet has a direct impact on your health.

This health and nutrition information section is a valuable health resource for anyone who wants to improve their health through eating better. Whether you're interested in losing weight, controlling your blood pressure or learning more about particular foods, this section gives you the know how of how your body uses the food you eat for fuel and for growth.

Nutrition is about striking a balance between consuming the right amounts of macronutrients - proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, and the micronutrients - vitamins and minerals that we need to be healthy. Of these micro-nutrients there are the six dietary minerals your body needs for good health - Calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and iron.

 

Antioxidant Foods / Antioxidant Vitamins
Just like rust on a car, oxidation can cause damage to cells and may contribute to aging.

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Calcium & Vitamin D - Healthier Together
Adequate calcium and vitamin D are critical to optimize your skeletal / bone health. Calcium plays an important role in sustaining the bone, while vitamin D is needed for the body to absorb the calcium. Hence, both are needed together in the body for optimal health benefits.

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Calcium / Calcium Deficiency Symptoms / Calcium Rich Foods and Supplements
You have more calcium in your body than any other mineral. Calcium has many important jobs.

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Carbohydrate Foods
Carbohydrates are your body's main energy source. Complex carbohydrates include legumes, grains and starchy vegetables, such as potatoes, peas and corn. Simple carbohydrates are found mainly in fruits and milk, as well as in foods made with sugar, such as candy and other sweets.

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Diabetes - Meal Plan - 1200 - 1600 Calories/day
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Diabetes - Meal Plan - 1600 - 2000 Calories/day
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Diabetes - Meal Plan - 2000 - 2400 Calories/day
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Fiber and Fiber Rich Foods
Fiber is a substance in plants. Dietary fiber is the kind you eat. It is in fruits, vegetables and grains. It is the part of the plant that your body can't digest.

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Iron / Iron Deficiency Symptoms / Iron Deficiency Anemia / Iron Rich
Iron is a key element of hemoglobin and myoglobin, which are proteins that carry oxygen in the blood and help deliver it to various parts of our body. In addition, iron is criticall for normal working of reactions that release energy into the body and to build a healthy immune system.

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Magnesium, magnesium deficiency symptoms, magnesium rich foods and supplements
Magnesium is basically a regulator for our body, helping our body balance hundreds of processes simultaneously.

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Nutrition for better digestion
When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.

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Omega 3 & Omega 6 Fatty Acids - Fat Facts
Fat is a major source of energy and aids your body in absorbing vitamins.

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Phosphorus - Vital And Essential for the Body
Phosphorus is an essential mineral that helps in the important functioning of the body. It is vital for the muscles, heart, nerves, cells, bones and genes. It is present in common foods we all eat. Kidney disease patients must restrict consumption of phosphorous.

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Polyphenols – Sensible OR futile for Better Health
With all the green tea mania out there, you might have heard your friend tell you, "I am drinking green tea, my dietitian says it's high in antioxidants especially polyphenols and it lowers the risk of some age-related diseases," I recommend you try drinking green tea as well. Its an anti-oxidant"

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Potassium, Potassium Rich Foods
Potassium is a major mineral that is necessary for normal growth and for making proteins from amino acids that come from your diet. Potassium is also needed for metabolizing carbohydrates.

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Sodium, Sodium Deficiency Symptoms, Sodium and Hypertension, Sodium and Diet
Sodium Chloride (NaCl) better known as common SALT is probably one of the most critical lifesustaining elements as it is needed for normal body functioning.

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Vitamin A
Vitamin A as well as Pro-Vitamin A (beta carotene) is antioxidants, which help build immunity and membrane integrity. Deficiency leads to blindness both night & day as also many infections of the skin.

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Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
Vitamins and minerals are nutrients required in very small amounts for essential body processes. These nutrients along with proteins regulate metabolic processes ranging from the breakdown of sugar and fat for energy to the synthesis of proteins to make the building blocks of various cellular structures.

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Vitamin C
Here's a vitamin C anecdote - History cites that several thousand British sailors on long voyages often suffered from periodontal (gums) and other skin conditions such as scurvy. Common treatment in those days was giving the soldiers fresh lime. So is it anybody's guess that one of the best sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits?

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Vitamin K Rich Foods
Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin that plays a critical role in blood clotting and bone metabolism. Without vitamin K, even a small cut would cause continuous bleeding in the body and perhaps even death.

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Water - Quick Facts
Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.

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What is Vitamin B-12?
Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin that is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis It contains cobalt, therefore the compounds with vitamin B12 activity are collectively called "cobalamins".

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