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These Organisms Break Down Material Into Nutrients For Food Producers
They don't: Vegetarians are humans with the same digestive capacity as other humans. There are animals known as ruminants, like cows, that have an extra stomach in which bacteria help them break down the cell walls from plants like grass. People can't get nutrition from grass, even if they become vegetarian. Vegetarians eat fruits, vegetables, and plants that are edible to all humans. ...Read more
1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more
Maybe: Food preferences in pregnancy may have some nutritional basis. But other times smells may play a significant role. You can make a list of what foods you crave and compare them to see if there is a common nutritional basis. Either way, the cravings initially in pregnancy may mellow later. A good prenatal supplement can help balance your diet if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basically no: Minerals, proteins, carbonhydrates, fats, and most of the vitamins (except probably C) are not so much affected. There's a corrupt school of "natural healing " that emphasizes eating only raw ("live") rather than cooked ("dead") food. If you're interested in natural / metaphysical medicine, get with an evidence-based holist in your community. ...Read more
Nutrition: It is okay to eat any time, as the food is used by the body for maintenance and repair. ...Read more
Yes: Farming practices do not recycle the minerals through the use of manure. So even the vegetables are compromised. Vitamin enrichment is not good enough in many common foods. A great deal of illness is coming from too many calories with insufficient vitamin concentration and i call it "high calorie malnutrition". ...Read more
Unclear question: If you mean eating less than the recommended amount, there is no problem with that as long as you maintain a healthy weight. Eating less may be better for you. ...Read more
What steps should I take to benefit from the nutrients i'm eating, what food do I have to eat with it?
Mixed diet: Eating a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; low in saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day will help in maintaining good nutririon. Add excercise of about 30 minutes/day. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/tc/healthy-eating-overview. ...Read more
Can you tell me if you crave a certain food, does that mean your body is trying to tell you that you're in need of it's nutrients?
Sometimes: It appears yes. Like in the case of pica, where people will have the urge to consume non-food(like clay) items in the setting of iron deficiency. It is thought that the body's preparation for increased nutritional needs, like salt, might drive pregnant women's cravings for things like pickles. ...Read more