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Selenium Foods: A Practical Guide

Benefits of selenium in your body  Selenium is an essential mineral that is only needed in small amounts, but plays a significant role as an antioxidant, helps you regulate your thyroid and helps to protect you from oxidative damage.    Selenium is also thought to help with the prevention of some cancers, protect against heart disease, […]

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Copper Rich Foods: A Practical Guide

Your body requires copper for healthy bone formation, energy production, hair and skin colour as well as taste sensitivity.  Copper is involved in healing, aids in iron transport and helps you metabolise fat. However, copper is often not a nutrient that we need to actively chase because it is plentiful in drinking water from copper […]

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Vitamin B1 in Food: A Practical Guide

Vitamin B1 (i.e. thiamine) is an essential nutrient that enables you to use the energy from the food you eat, particularly carbohydrates, for use in the brain, nervous system.    Thiamine deficiency symptoms  Severe thiamine deficiency (known as Beriberi), while rare today, can affect the nerves, leading to decreased muscle strength and heart failure.  Low levels […]

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Vitamin B12 in Food: A Practical Guide

Benefits of Vitamin B12 in your body   Vitamin B12 (also known as cobalamin) is involved in the metabolism of every cell in the human body and is particularly crucial for healthy blood and neurological function.   Vitamin B12 is the largest and most structurally complex vitamin and is made almost exclusively by bacteria.   Vitamin B12 is […]

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Nutrient Density 101

Lots of people talk about nutrient density, but few people understand what it means, how to quantify it or how to leverage its power to optimise their diet.   This article clarifies several common misconceptions around this critical topic and shows you how to identify the most nutritious foods tailored to your needs and goals. […]

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Are all proteins created equal?

I sometimes hear the phrase “animal proteins” used as a derogatory term, as if there’s something inherently bad about them.  But, are memes like this perpetuating an ethical paradigm or belief system rather than promoting human health or sustainability?  Is there any difference between ‘animal protein’ and ‘plant protein’?  Or are amino acids just more […]

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Vitamin A in Food: A Practical Guide

Retinol (or vitamin A) gets its name from its role in the retina in your eye.   Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is critical to your vision, fertility and reproduction.  vitamin A helps your heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly.  Vitamin A plays an essential role in maintaining your immune system, preventing […]

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Folate Foods: A Practical Guide

Benefits of Vitamin B9 (folate) in your body Folate (Vitamin B9) is vital for healthy growth and development and without adequate folate, your cells cannot divide.   Folate works synergistically with vitamin B12 and vitamin C to enable your body to break down, use, and make new proteins.  It is also essential in forming new red […]

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Pantothenic Acid Foods (Vitamin B5): A Practical Guide

What are the health benefits of vitamin B5?  Vitamin B5 (aka pantothenic acid) has many functions and benefits in your body, including helping to make your blood cells and convert your food into energy.    Pantothenic acid acts in all your cells but is particularly vital for your brain, heart, kidney and liver.   We need about […]

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