Sprouts for Nutrition and Health
Sprouts are considered wonder foods. They rank as the freshest and most nutritious of all vegetables available to the human diet. By a process of natural transmutation, sprouted food acquires vastly improved digestibility and nutritional qualities when compared to the non-sprouted embryo from which it derives. Sprouted foods have been part of the diet of …
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The importance of Vitamins in nutrition
Vitamins are potent organic compounds that are found in small concentrations in foods. They perform specific and vital functions in the body’s chemistry. They are like electric sparks that help to run human motors. Except for a few exceptions, they cannot be manufactured…
Nutrition through combining foods
The most important rule for combining foods is to avoid mixing protein and carbohydrate-concentrated foods. Although every food contains some protein, those regarded as protein-concentrated foods demand the longest digestive time. They are held in the stomach for some hours until the gastric juices have performed their task. This may vary from two-and-a-half to six hours..
The importance of Amino Acids
There are several varieties of protein. Each type contains a specific number of “building blocks ” known as amino acids. Before they can be absorbed by the body, all proteins must first be broken down into amino acids. When foodstuffs are ingested, the nutrients and amino acids do not immediately diffuse into all the different tissues…
Therapy through a Raw Juice Diet
As juices are extracted from plants and fruits, they process definite medicinal properties. Specific juices are beneficial in specific conditions. Besides specific medicinal virtues, raw fruit and vegetable juices have an extraordinary revitalising and rejuvenating effect on all the organs, glands and functions of the body…
The role of Enzymes in nutrition
Enzymes are chemical substances produced in the living organism. They are marvelous organic catalysts which are essential to life as they control all the chemical reactions that take place in a living system. Enzymes are part of all living cells, including those of plants and animals. The term enzyme, which literally means in yeast’, was …
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Lecithin the youth element
Lecithin is also an important component of the endocrine glands and the muscles of the heart and kidneys. It makes up 73 per cent of the total liver fat. Nervous, mental or glandular overactivity can consume lecithin faster than its replacement…
Alkaline diet and foods
In normal health, the reaction of the blood is alkaline and that is essential for our physical and mental well-being. The preponderance of alkalis in the blood is due to the fact that the products of the vital combustions taking place in the body are mostly acid in character.
The importance of minerals in nutrition
Minerals are vital to health. Like vitamins and amino acids, minerals are essential for regulating and building the trillions of living cells which make up the body. Body cells receive the essential food elements through the bloodstream. They must, therefore, be properly nourished with an adequate supply of all the essential minerals for the efficient functioning of the body.