Vitamin B12: A quick overview
Being a crucial vitamin among the B complex vitamins, B12 helps maintain the health of nerve tissues, and plays a role in brain function and production of red blood cells.
Vitamin B12 and a Vegan Diet
A vegan diet is one that consists of only plant-based foods. It not only avoids meat, but also the consumption of eggs and milk (dairy products too).
Since these foods are rich in nutrients, specifically- calcium, iron, vitamin D and Vitamin B12, it is important to strengthen the diet accordingly with healthy plant-based foods.
Vitamin K is crucial in the body for its part in blood clotting and prevention of prolonged bleeding. It is a fat-soluble vitamin and is a group of two compounds. Vitamin K1- phylloquinone, which is the main type of Vitamin K usually is found in plant sources, and vitamin K2 menaquinone, some of which is produced naturally in the intestine,
Anti-nutrients ? should you fret?
Carbs, protein, fat, minerals and vitamins are the major topics focussed on in the food world. But what about those nutrients that are present and are not reflected on food labels? Anti-nutrients are plant-based compounds that inhibit the body’s ability to use nutrients that are essential for health.
Health benefits of bone broth
A steaming hot bowl of soup with vegetables or meat seems ideal on a cold winter day. When consumed, this has been known to strengthen joints and even prevent inflammation.
A Pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan pink salt is said to be a pure, natural and healthy salt. This salt has been around for millions of years and stayed in a pristine environment thereby retaining certain minerals
Common nutrient deficiencies
It is important to know the different types of deficiencies and their symptoms, so you can be aware and get yourself checked and receive proper treatment.
Why don't you need a protein supplement?
Proteins are one of the most important macro nutrients in the body. However, excess intake especially in the form of processed protein supplements is not healthy.
Nutrition for Marathoner
Nutrition plays a key role in this sport, without correct fueling techniques or nutrition it is difficult to sustain during the race.
Tips for healthy fasting
While it has its spiritual significance, practicing healthy fasting, can help in detoxification, builds immunity and also aids in weight loss.