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Doctor insights on: How Many Essential Nutrients Are There For Healthy

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What is the meaning when a nutrient is considered essential?

What is the meaning when a nutrient is considered essential?

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 more

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What are the 9 essential nutrients needed ?

What are the 9 essential nutrients needed ?

Essential amino acid: 9 essential Amino Acids which your body can’t make itself: histidine isoleucine leucine lysine methionine phenylalanine threonine tryptophan valine. ...Read more

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Could you please advice what is expressed milk. Can the healthy nutrients stay intact within expressed milk for next 24 hours. How to preserve?

Could you please advice what is expressed milk. Can the healthy nutrients stay intact within expressed milk for next 24 hours. How to preserve?

Storing breast milk: In the back (not door) of the fridge, breast milk will keep for 1 week. In the freezer on top of the fridge, it'll keep for 6 weeks; in a big deep freeze, it can keep for 6 months. Remember, never in the door! good luck, & congrats! ...Read more

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Does fruitarianism provide you with enough nutrients to stay healthy?

Does fruitarianism provide you with enough nutrients to stay healthy?

No: Radical fruitarianism is a cult that claims moral superiority by eating only food that falls naturally from plants (fruits, seeds and nuts, i.e., you are not robbing them). These folks get thin because they eat less. Despite all the pretty claims and artwork, if you do not supplement, you will be anemic in short order and have brain damage in a few months. ...Read more

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What are the nutrients essential for hair growth? Is iron one of them?

What are the nutrients essential for hair growth? Is iron one of them?

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 more

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What are some nutrients that keeps your cardiovascular system healthy?

What are some nutrients that keeps your cardiovascular system healthy?

Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids; vitamin e; magnesium; folate; fiber; heart-favorable mono- and polyunsaturated fats; phytosterols are all nutrients that are heart healthy. Please see the below website for top 25 heart healthy food. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/25-top-heart-healthy-foods. ...Read more