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Chromium (Definition)

Chromium is a metal thought to have some role as a nutritional mineral in humans. It's exact role is uncertain, and the human body only requires extremely small ...Read more


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Is arsenic, lead, aluminum, mercury, the things people are so scared about- naturally found in plant foods? In trace amounts?

Is  arsenic, lead, aluminum, mercury, the things people are so scared about- naturally found in plant foods? In trace amounts?

Real dangers but...: Unlike your personal physician, who is bound to tell the truth and not distort things, anyone can make a "scare" claim and appear to be a learned humanitarian. The internet goes wild if somebody's lipstick contains 7 parts per billion of lead, but i contain maybe 400 parts per billion. Arsenic is an essential element for the human body. Even much of the government stuff is subscientific. ...Read more

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Can foods rich in phytoestrogen inhibit those estrogens naturally produced by the body?

Can foods rich in phytoestrogen inhibit those estrogens naturally produced by the body?

Little or not at all: The majority of studies show that phytoestrogens have beneficial effects of women. For example, they have been shown to support the prevention of breast cancer in women who have consumed soy most of their life. ...Read more

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What foods are high in folic acid naturally?

What foods are high in folic acid naturally?

Folic acid: Folate (folic acid) is present in green, leafy vegetables, fruits, cereals, nuts, grains, and meats. Folic acid is the synthetic form of the vitamin that is included in supplements and food fortification. It has many of the same biologic effects as folate (folic acid) but is more bioavailable and therefore is relatively more effective. ...Read more

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Is the quality of vitamins and minerals from supplements equal to those obtained naturally by eating fruit, veg.?

Is the quality of vitamins and minerals from supplements equal to those obtained naturally by eating fruit, veg.?

Effects may differ: The vitamins and minerals in supplements are synthesized forms of what is found in food. The problem with depending on supplements rather than eating a balanced diet is that a lot is not known about how the nutrients in foods interact with each other to nourish our bodies. And those interactions cannot (yet) be duplicated in pill form. ...Read more

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Are the artificial colours in junk food linked to cancer?

Are the artificial colours in junk food linked to cancer?

Not any more: I don't like them either, but each dye gets a thorough going-over as a possible mutagen (the only thing likely to cause cancer apart from preposterously high doses) using the ames test. By 1988, all the apparent mutagens were gone; since then, i've only seen claims of dye mutagens in food (which any good scientist would grab up in a minute) in marginal journals. ...Read more

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Suggest Foods that increase haemoglobin in human body?

Iron: I would recommend that you eat foods that are rich in iron. Foods rich in iron include: Red meat. Pork. Poultry. Seafood. Beans. Dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach. Dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots. Iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas. ...Read more

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How many percentage of chances is there in chocolate cyst to shrink within itself only by avoiding food that boost up estrogen in our body ?

How many percentage of chances is there in chocolate cyst to shrink within itself only by avoiding food that boost up estrogen in our body ?

No Chances of Shrink: Chocolate cysts are endometriosis cysts on the ovary. There are no drugs or diet changes that will make those go away. Based on the way they form, they can't really decrease in size - only increase over time. Surgery is the only way to make the cyst disappear and even with surgery, there is a 15-20% chance the cyst will re-form. ...Read more

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What are foods rich in nicotinic acid?

What are  foods rich in nicotinic acid?

Vitamin B3: Nicotinic acid or nacin is found in variety of foods, including liver, chicken, beef, fish, cereal, peanuts, legumes, and whole grain products. Also avocado, tomatoes, dates, broccoli, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Can also be found in mushrooms and even beer! ...Read more

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What are healthy ways to get selenium, molybdenum & iodine in our body.

What are healthy ways to get selenium, molybdenum & iodine in our body.

Nutrition answer: For selenium, brazil nuts are loaded. Salmon, shrimp and crab are good secondary sources. For molybdenum, legumes are highest (beans, lentils). Grains and nuts are secondary sources. For iodine, the 3 highest sources are seaweed, seaweed and seaweed. After that it drops off dramatically to iodized salt, cod fish and cow's milk. Don't be down on supplements. Nothing wrong with a bit of insurance. ...Read more

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In what ways are fats, proteins and carbohydrates stored in the body?

In what ways are fats, proteins and carbohydrates stored in the body?

The body is composed: The body is mostly muscle and protein (bone excluded), and the only stored carbs are glycogen (less than two pounds). Glycogen is an energy source that at maximal exertion lasts only twenty minutes! ingested carbs are not essential for life! ...Read more

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How are nutrients processed in the body?

How are nutrients processed in the body?

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

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What are some foods rich in l-carnitine?

What are some foods rich in l-carnitine?

Don't know why: you want to eat l-carnitive, but look at site such as webmd. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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What foods can increase melanin production in the body?

What foods can increase melanin production in the body?

None: The body will produce all the melanin it is programmed to produce from all but the most stringent diets. No food will enhance this as the body is very efficient at doing. ...Read more

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What changes occur in an anemic person's body, making the body absorb more iron from the food?

What changes occur in an anemic person's body, making the body absorb more iron from the food?

Complicated: When patients become anemic, there is an increase in iron absorption proteins (metalothionines) in the upper small bowel to increase the avidity of iron absorption. Ordinarily, heme iron (in meats) is better absorbed than nonheme (vegetable sources, including beans) and is less affected by other factors like vitamin c, fiber content, oxalates. Medicinal (inorganic) iron is not affected by these. ...Read more

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What are the vitamins that plays a role in amino acids catabolism?

What are the vitamins that plays a role in amino acids catabolism?

Essentially All: Vitamins are just simple helper molecules present in nearly all foods to extent humans have not maintained every gene/protein needed to make them out of whatever other molecules. Their role is helping specific protein enzymes facilitate specific chemical reactions to progress rapidly at body temp which are otherwise inordinately slow. Unclear what you are asking & the purpose/goal of your question. ...Read more

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In 2011, a nuclear plant in japan leaked. How likely are comestic products manufactured japan in 2011 to be found with radioactive contamination?

In 2011, a nuclear plant in japan leaked. How likely are comestic products manufactured japan  in 2011 to be found with radioactive contamination?

Radiation: Very much unlikely. There are both japanese and international agencies that would be monitoring this. I would believe you are fine to use your products of choice. ...Read more

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Do blood sugar levels affect calcium absorption in any way?Can body absorb the calcium in chocolate milk which is high in sugar?Thanks in advance.

Do blood sugar levels affect calcium absorption in any way?Can body absorb the calcium in chocolate milk which is high in sugar?Thanks in advance.

Blood sugar: Forget the calcium. If you have high blood sugar levels you need to stop drinking the chocolate milk. If you don't have diabetes relax and enjoy. Please go online and look up the many articles about food stuffs. My preferred item on the web is "NuVal" - you will learn a lot. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more