Tag: micronutrients

PROTEIN for a PRO TEEN!!!!

If your teen is as active as mine, you will definitely want to make sure he/she gets enough protein to satisfy the growing and recovery demands of the muscles. Protein is of paramount importance when maintaining an active lifestyle. Fortunately, todays markets offer a wide variety of proteins; But which one should you use? I

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PROTEINS – It’s all in the balance!!

6 degrees of preparation ūüôā   Good¬†nutrition¬†can¬†help¬†prevent¬†disease¬†and¬†promote¬†health.¬†There¬†are¬†six¬†categories¬†of¬†nutrients¬†that¬†the¬†body¬†needs¬†to¬†acquire¬†from¬†food:¬†protein,¬†carbohydrates,¬†fat,¬†fibers,¬†vitamins¬†and¬†minerals,¬†and¬†water. Proteins:   Protein¬†supplies¬†amino¬†acids¬†to¬†build¬†and¬†maintain¬†healthy¬†body¬†tissue.¬†There¬†are¬†20¬†amino¬†acids¬†considered¬†essential¬†because¬†the¬†body¬†must¬†have¬†all¬†of¬†them¬†in¬†the¬†right¬†amounts¬†to¬†function¬†properly.¬†Twelve¬†of¬†these¬†are¬†manufactured¬†in¬†thebody¬†but¬†the¬†other¬†eight¬†amino¬†acids¬†must¬†be¬†provided¬†by¬†the¬†diet.¬†Foods¬†from¬†animal¬†sources¬†such¬†as¬†milk¬†or¬†eggs¬†oftencontain¬†all¬†these¬†essential¬†amino¬†acids¬†while¬†a¬†variety¬†of¬†plant¬†products¬†must¬†be¬†taken¬†together¬†to¬†provide¬†all¬†these¬†necessary¬†protein¬†components. There are 33 elements you should be aware of to keep your body functioning at the proper levels. If you would like to know if you are properly balanced, take this test: Micronutrient Testing This test is a comprehensive nutritional analysis of 33 vitamins, minerals,

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