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How Many Essential Nutrients Are There
No consensus on 90: By definition "essential nutrients" are essential for health so we need to ingest all of them for optimal health, but while Joel Wallach DVM, ND claims we need 90 essential nutrients most authorities only list 45: http://tinyurl.com/yb2vrjbq It's not clear if we need the other 45 but Wallach also claims the average Dr. dies at 58 when it's really 73 which prove his claims are not all trustworthy. ...Read more
Nutrients: An essential nutrient is a nutrient that the body needs, but cannot manufacture in an adequate amount. The body has many chemical reactions that occur and often these reactions require the nutrients in some manner. Deficiencies of these nutrients can lead to serious illness. Some examples include: vitamin c (scurvy); vitamin d (rickets); thiamine (beriberi); Niacin (pellagra). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes for children : No for adults. We make our own. ...Read more
Difference: I would look at my text book and then Google this. ...Read more
Hair is 97% protein…: ; 3% omega-3 fatty acids. Zinc, iron, ; copper are essential to healthy hair as are vitamins a (beta carotene), b5 (pantothenic acid), biotin, c, d, ; e. So well-balanced diet with adequate protein, vitamins, ; minerals are needed for healthy hair. Avoid smoking; get adequate sleep; if still problems, have doc check for hormonal issues. Webmd.Com/beauty/hair-styling/top-10-foods-for-healthy-hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read somewhere that sperm contains the essential nutrients(incl protein), so does excessive ejaculation(masturbation) deplete these nutrients?
Easily replaced: Your spit and or other body secretions also contain protein and are replenished with normal feeding activity. Masterbation is a normal part of human sexuality. If it becomes excessive it can draw you away from social activities where you could develop more as a person. That would be more important than the trivial amount of nutrients in ejaculate. ...Read more
Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?
Yes: Human breast milk indeed is nutritionally complete - provided the mother is complete - if the mother has an adequate blood level of vitamin d so will her milk. Simply put - if she is a breastfeeding lifeguard who doesn't use sunscreen - her milk is perfect. If she stays inside - an oral supplement of at least 5000iu will provide adequate levels in her milk. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not quite sure: Nutrient imbalance is a very vague, non medical term. Different people imply different notions. Say, fat malabsorption due to pancreatitis (chronic) may cause nutrient imbalance in that fat is being lost from the body. Glutein intolerance may cause iron deficiency anemia, which is nutrient imbalance due to lack of iron. B12 malabsorption will lead to decrease of B12 and nutrient imbalance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nutrients: This is hard to answer in 400 words, but basically foods are broken down by enzymes in the Gastrointestinal tract, then absorbed through the lining, distributed to the blood which delivers them to the cells of the body. ...Read more
Vitamins, minerals &: Ginger contains at least 477 different chemicals(!) including trace levels of vitamins including c, b3, 5, 6, 9 & k, minerals like potassium, magnesium & zinc & Amino Acids like aspartate, but it is a trivial source of most nutrients & its main health benefits come from unique compounds like gingerols & gingediols with medicinal effects. See www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=72. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: Onions, the big bulbs, are mostly water, with some carbs, fiber, a few vitamins and minerals, a dab of protein and very little fat (oil). They are very low in calories and add flavor to foods. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion There have been a few small clinical studies that suggest more specific benefits of onions. See http://healthtools.aarp.org/natstandardcontent/onion/2 ...Read more
Body makes it: Building blocks of proteins, called Amino Acids - some we can make from other substances, some we have to ingest - you can find lists in biochemistry or nutrition sites or books. Cholesterol is an example of a nonessential nutrient. We need it to build hormones. We consume it but we also make it from smaller substances, so nutrient but nonessential. ...Read more
Varied healthy diet.: You can ensure you're getting adequate nutrients through a varied diet. Lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, fiber. Fruits and vegetables - all different types. Fish, nuts, while grains. Water. You can add a multivitamin, but this would only ad to an already varied, healthy meal plan. ...Read more
Nutrients: Nutrients is a broad spectrum definition of body's building blocks. Of those, the most important are proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Others, not less importants, are vitamins and minerals. Without those, your body systems will not function properly, leading to the state of disease and potentially death. ...Read more
Yes.: Some vitamins break down under heat. Mineral remain, but make leak into the water used.1. Best: steam, 2.Microwave, 3.Boil sauteeing is good, broiling good. Boiling is the least preferred. Use little water, and add it to whatever you are cooking the vegetables for! ...Read more
Yes: Mostly it will stored excess energy in the form of fat and sugar compounds. Some nutrients, especially fat soluble ones will be kept for a long time but you will deplete the stores of water soluble nutrients in a much shorter period of time. The body can handle starvation for a period of several weeks to perhaps 5 weeks before things happen which can be dangerous. ...Read more
Nutrients: There is no real information regarding nutrients per day. I strongly suggest you make an appointment with a dietitian who can help you decide how and when to take food and nibbles. The answer won't come after only one visit with a dietitian but in a short period you will fully understand things and tell your family and friends. ...Read more
Nutrients: I'd say that calcium, vitamin d and Folic Acid (if you're of child bearing years) are probably the most important ones to get. Most of the food here in the U.S. Is fortified with so many of the other vitamins and nutrients that you'd rarely be deficient in much else (unless there's a specific medical condition causing the deficiency). ...Read more
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