All About B Vitamins Part 1

Diet, Nutrition, Vegan Diet
The B-vitamins comprise a group of eight water soluble vitamins that perform essential, closely inter-related roles in cellular functioning, acting as co-enzymes in a vast array of catabolic and anabolic enzymatic reactions. Their collective effects are particularly prevalent to numerous aspects of brain function, including energy production. In this 2 part article we are going to take a close look at what B Vitamins are, some food sources for each and how a deficiency could affect your health. Attaining Balance In Nutrition For our bodies to properly function and remain healthy, it’s imperative that you follow a nutritious diet. We can categorize the foods that we eat into 6 different nutrient classes, these are Macronutrients • Fats • Proteins • carbohydrates Micronutrients • Vitamins • Minerals Water Failure to achieve…
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Habits That Can Ruin Your Health Part 2

Diet, Fitness, Nutrition, Vegan Diet, Weight gain
In part 2 of this article about habits that can ruin your health we will continue our look at the top 50 worst health related habits. 21. You Eat In Groups While having a strong social network is important, eating in a big group can cause you to eat more than would normally… by double or more! Especially when you have family around the table encouraging you to eat more. 22. You Won’t Pack A Lunch You’ll consume more calories if you grab lunch on the go – so start packing your lunches so you know exactly what you’re eating every day. When you plan your meals at the start of each week (or month) don’t forget to plan your daily lunches, too. There are plenty of options you can…
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Do You Have A Nutrient Deficiency?

Diet, Nutrition, Vegan Diet
Nutrient Deficiency In People Over 50 Nutritional deficiency is something not many people discuss. Why? Because admitting you may be deficient in something puts you in a position of embarrassment, equating it with being unable to eat properly. However, this is far from the truth. You can have what you believe is the richest diet, even though it may be lacking in many nutrients. These deficiencies are bad during any phase of life, but tend to take its toll mainly on children and the elderly. Nutrient deficiencies do not always manifest themselves early on, and many only appear when other symptoms become obvious. The most common deficiencies to keep an eye out for include the following. Calcium It has been preached for years that this mineral is extremely important for…
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Low Carb Diet for Diabetes Control

Diabetes, Diet, Nutrition, Vegan Diet
A diagnosis of diabetes means that your body doesn’t properly process the sugars in food and you need to adopt a diet plan that can also provide the body with energy and growth. The three types of diabetes include type 1, type 2 and gestational. Each requires a different medical plan of action. A low-carb diet is considered best for most diabetics, but a complete diet plan for your diabetes condition may be totally different from another diabetic’s. Be sure you do the research, discuss your condition with your doctor and develop the right plan for you. How Carbs Impact a Diabetic’s Blood Sugar The impact of carbs on a diabetic’s blood sugar is simple to understand. Your body breaks down the sugar and turns it into energy when you’re…
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Your Guide To B Vitamins Part 1

Diet, Health, Nutrition, Vegan Diet
Attaining Balance In Nutrition For our bodies to properly function and remain healthy, it’s imperative that you follow a nutritious diet. We can categorize the foods that we eat into 6 different nutrient classes, these are: Macronutrients • Fats • Proteins • carbohydrates Micronutrients • Vitamins • Minerals Water Failure to achieve the right balance of the 6 will make it difficult to live a healthy life and macronutrients are the backbone of achieving any fitness or weight loss goals you may have. As we break down each of these, you’ll see why they’re so essential to a healthy lifestyle. • Protein – Foods containing protein are broken down as amino acids, which repair and build muscle tissue. Protein is especially helpful for active people who exercise regularly. It improves…
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Your Guide To B Vitamins Part 2

Diet, Health, Nutrition, Vegan Diet
In part 2 of this article we will be discussing the remaining B vitamins... Vitamin B5 – (Pantothenic acid) This essential nutrient creates and absorbs fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. It has a wide variety of uses, including acne, yeast infections, alcoholism, baldness, ADHD, asthma, allergies, depression, dandruff, low blood sugar, low blood pressure, MS, insomnia, celiac disease, cystitis, colitis, osteoarthritis, nerve pain, PMS, chronic fatigue syndrome, dizziness, and skin disorders. Food Sources There are many foods which are great sources of vitamin B5 including eggs, legumes, avocados, meat, legumes, and yogurt. Vitamin B5 has several health benefits and practical uses, mainly: the metabolism. It’s great for energy, as the carbs released by the body are broken down into converting energy. It’s also useful for maintaining healthy hair, skin, eyes, and…
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The Effects Of Vegan Nutrition – Infographic

Diet, Infographics, Nutrition, Vegan Diet, Weight Loss
The below infographics details The Effects Of Vegan Nutrition including the fact that going vegan brings greater environmental benefits than buying a hybrid vehicle or eschewing showers for 6 months. Click Here for more health related infographics Visit these top health related websites for information on a wide variety of health and wellness topics. National Institute of Health MedicineNet WEBMD Make sure to check out our health, fitness and personal development related free learning guides and quality digital products.
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Benefits Of The Flexitarian Diet

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING FLEXITARIAN The beauty of the Flexitarian diet? You get all the associated health benefits of a full vegetarian lifestyle, plus a few extras. WEIGHT LOSS - Studies have shown repeatedly that persons following a primarily vegetarian, or Flexitarian weigh less and are more likely to lose weight that persons who consume diets rich in processed carbs and animal protein. While effective and long-term weight loss is as a result of a sensible diet and exercise plan, chances are that vegetarian based diets promote weight loss since the foods included are naturally low in calories, while being big on bulk. REDUCED RISK OF HEART DISEASE Since the Flexitarian diet involves typically a lower intake of fats, the risk of heart disease decreases correspondingly. However, since sugar consumption, and…
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About The Volumetrics Diet

Diet, Nutrition, Vegan Diet, Weight Loss
The Volumetrics Diet: What You Need To Know [caption id="" align="alignright" width="206"] Available From Amazon[/caption] Have you ever wished that you could eat all the food you want and lose weight? According to the Volumetrics diet, that is exactly what you can do. This diet is based on two key concepts. 1. Keep calories low by avoiding energy dense foods. 2. Keep satiety high by eating large volumes of food. How do these concepts help you lose weight? Avoid Energy-Dense Foods What is energy density? Energy density refers to the number of calories per gram of a specific food. Typically, foods that are thought of as energy dense are those that give you a lot of calories for not a lot of food. Think nuts, candy, high-fat foods. Some energy…
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About The Engine 2 Diet

Diet, Nutrition, Vegan Diet, Weight Loss
The Engine 2 Diet: What You Need To Know The Engine 2 diet is a plant-based diet designed to cater towards a male audience. This diet will easily guide you from a standard American diet to a vegan diet through either a seven-day protocol or a 28-day protocol. These two protocols are known as either a firefighter or a fire cadet protocol. How Does Engine2 Differ From The Standard American Diet? You may be wondering if there really isn’t much of a difference between these two diets. The diets vary in the following ways: • The Engine 2 Diet is a completely vegan diet designed to eliminate all processed foods, dairy, plant oils and animal products from your daily consumption. • The Standard American Diet features heavily processed foods, and…
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