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Why you need to be taking this superfood!

Why you need to be taking this superfood!

Centuries ago, the Aztecs (Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican people of central Mexico) discovered that the spiral shaped blue-green algae on their Lake Texcoco when consumed was fulfilling, satisfying and boosted their stamina. The algae turned out to be Spirulina - nowadays called by many people as a superfood!Why is it a superfood you ask?Spirulina gained fame in the 1970s when NASA used it as a part of the diet for the astronauts in space. This was because they found that 1 kg of spirulina had the same nutrients found in about 1000 kg of different vegetables and the goal was to provide...

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Why you should be using blended protein instead of plain whey!

Why you should be using blended protein instead of plain whey!

Protein is used in every cell of our body and like carbohydrates and fat, it is a macronutrient – meaning the body requires large amounts of it to stay healthy. Protein is a complex combination of smaller chemical compounds called amino acids which are like building blocks for our body. These amino acids chain together to create different body components. Therefore, protein is very important for speedy recovery after exercise, building and repairing tissue, reducing muscle loss, building lean muscle, curbing hunger and helping us maintain a healthy weight. Protein comes from a variety of sources like meat, milk, egg,...

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Digestive problems? Natural prevention and cures!

Digestive problems? Natural prevention and cures!

Did you know that 80% of your entire immune system is in your digestive tract and it is the second largest part of your neurological system. Therefore, it is better to have a healthy digestive tract than to suffer and then find a cure. Probiotics are the good bacteria that are normally found in a healthy gastrointestinal tract and help food move through your gut. They work through several interrelated mechanisms to promote health at the molecular level. Sources are yoghurt, fermented cabbage, dark chocolate, green pickles, microalgae, miso soup etc. Due to modern diet, lifestyle, pollution and overuse of...

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The most important nutrient combination for women!

The most important nutrient combination for women!

About 70% of the iron in the body is found in haemoglobin and myoglobin. While haemoglobin is the primary transporter of the life-giving oxygen from lungs to the rest of the body in the red blood cells, myoglobin is in the muscle cells and makes the acceptance, storage and release of oxygen possible. About 25% of the body’s iron is in ferritin, a blood cell protein which stores iron for future use in case of inadequate diet intake. Approximately 20% of the oxygen in our bloodstream is used by the brain which is why iron plays a major role in...

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Vitamin D3 - A brief about the sunshine vitamin

Vitamin D deficiency was rare for our ancestors who worked in sunny fields. But as work shifted from farms to offices, that changed. How it works- When the ultraviolet B (UVB) ray in the sunlight hits the bare skin, a chemical within (7-dehydrocholestrol) is converted to produce vitamin D3, which is carried to your liver and then the kidney to transform it into active vitamin D. This plays a major role in keeping our bones healthy by increasing intestinal calcium absorption, reducing inflammation, enhancing the lifecycle of cells, immune system and neuromuscular function.  A typical day of a working individual...

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