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6 Health Benefits of Fiber

Dietary fiber or fiber refers to the plant cell wall components that are indigestible to humans and other mammals, but it plays an important role in the human digestion process. It aids in the body’s absorption of glucose to facilitate a slow and even supply of sugar in the blood cells. It also produces acids [...]

Top 7 Foods Rich in Iron

Iron is an essential mineral that your body needs to transport oxygen to all its cells and tissues. A slight deficiency of this mineral can cause anemia which is characterized by paleness, weakness and fatigue. A more severe deficiency can lead to organ failure. We all know that a deficiency of iron or any essential [...]

Vitamins and Minerals that Nourish the Immune System

The immune system is a complex network of cells, organs and tissues that identifies and kills disease causing bacteria and viruses that invade the body. It protects your body from harmful foreign substances, destroys malignant cells and eliminate cell debris to keep the body healthy. It is composed of the thymus, spleen, lymph nodes and [...]

The Pros and Cons of Liquid Vitamins

Vitamins and minerals are essential elements that we all need for daily energy, nutrition and lasting health. But since the body can’t manufacture vitamins by itself, we need to take them from natural food sources. We are not really sure that we are taking the complete line of essential vitamins from the foods we eat. [...]

Top 4 Indications of Vitamin Deficiency

Vitamins are very important elements that your body needs to keep you healthy, energized, vibrant and protected from diseases. You eat to obtain these essential substances, but if you are not aware of the vitamin and mineral contents of your food intake, you might end up with certain vitamin deficiencies which could affect your health [...]

The Health Benefits of Vitamin B9

Vitamin B9, which also called folate or folic acid, is one of the eight B vitamins which the body uses to convert food into fuels that your body needs to produce energy. It is an important part of your daily diet as it plays a big role in keeping you healthy and protected from certain [...]

Health Risks of Vitamin B Complex Overdose

B complex vitamins are important nutrients that your body needs for health and energy. They are generally safe and they can not easily cause side effects because they are water soluble and your body flushes them out through urine if you happen to take them in excess. But since they are not regulated by the [...]

10 Natural Food Sources of Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins are very common and they are easy to find from natural food sources. But the problem is to identify these foods and to know the exact vitamins or minerals that they contain. Here are some of the natural foods and the vitamins and minerals that each of them contains: 1. Oranges Oranges are known [...]

The Health Benefits of Multi Vitamins

The fast pace of modern life has greatly affected our marketing and eating habits. It has deprived us of our usual desire to go to the market to buy foods that can keep us healthy and energized such as fresh fruits and vegetables. It also became the key for the establishment of fast food chains [...]

The Health Benefits of Selenium

Selenium is a trace mineral found in water, soil, and some plants. The body requires it to get energized and to function normally. A deficiency of this trace mineral is rare but some of its manifestations include fatigue and muscular weakness. An oversupply of selenium on the other hand, can cause nervousness, nausea, vomiting, depression, [...]