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What is an Essential Nutrient

What is an Essential Nutrient

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Essential Nutrients In answering the question what is an essential nutrient, the dictionary definition of “nutrient” is something that provides nourishment. In the field of nutrition and diet, nutrients are more specific. There are six specific categories of Essential Nutrients, all of which are necessary to […]

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Understanding Essential Nutrients

Understanding Essential Nutrients

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Nutrition Crisis We are in the midst of a nutrition crisis as a nation where we’re overfed, yet undernourished. Data suggests we’re falling short of the recommended nutrient intake of several essential nutrients—namely fiber, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and vitamin D—even though we’re eating more […]

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Necessary Nutrients For Vegans And Vegetarians

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Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Vegans: Don’t   Miss These Necessary Nutrients! Are you a new vegan or plant-strong person looking to make sure you get enough of the essential nutrients in your food? Here’s a look at a few ways you can make sure your new lifestyle change is as healthy […]

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Carbohydrates Source of Energy

Carbohydrates Source of Energy

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Carbohydrates are sources of energy and one of the six Essential Nutrients that are necessary for energy and materials for life building processes in the human body. Thus the term essential nutrients. Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches, and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables, and […]

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Not all carbs are created equal

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. What about Carbs? One of the key things about carbs that I like to remember and remind individuals is that all carbs are not created equal. There is such a thing as good carbs and bad carbs. One way to think about carbs and has helped […]

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What are Proteins

What are Proteins

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Proteins Proteins are the major source of energy after carbohydrate and fat. Protein is necessary for bodybuilding, growth, defense mechanism (as antibodies), nutrient digestion, metabolism and renewal of tissue. It also has a significant role in making cell structure, synthesis of enzymes, nucleic acid, blood proteins […]

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Talking About Protein

Talking About Protein

Note: this post has been updated in January 2020. Protein is one of the six essential nutrients that are necessary for energy and materials for life building processes in the human body. Thus the term essential nutrients. This post will center on protein and is called talking about protein. Need for Protein One of the […]

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How do You Get Your Protein?

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Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Protein is one of the six Essential Nutrients that are necessary for energy and materials for life building processes in the human body. Thus the term essential nutrients. One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “How do you get your protein.”  The simple […]

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Why is Fat Important?

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. What are Fats Fats provide the highest amount of energy other than protein and carbohydrate and will act as an alternative source of energy in absence of carbohydrates. Fat plays a vital role in brain development, blood clotting, controlling inflammation, cushion vital organs, provides insulation, serves […]

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Good Fat vs Bad Fat on a Plant-Based Diet

Good Fat vs Bad Fat on a Plant-Based Diet

Note: this post has been updated in January 2020. Fats are one of the six Essential Nutrients that are necessary for energy and materials for life building processes in the human body. Thus the term essential nutrients. This post will center on Fats and is called Good Fat vs Bad Fat on a Plant-Based Diet. […]

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Essential Vitamins

Essential Vitamins

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Vitamins are one of the essential nutrients. The big question that we need to ask here “are you getting enough vitamins? The answer could very well be NO. Vitamins Vitamins are essential for growth and normal functioning of body processes. Vitamins regulate chemical reaction in our […]

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamins And Minerals?

Are You Getting Enough Vitamins And Minerals

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Vitamins and minerals are 2 of the 6 essential nutrients along with water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and fiber. The big question that we need to ask here “are you getting enough vitamins and minerals”? The answer could very well be NO. Why You Need Vitamins And […]

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Healthy Kids And Multivitamins – Do They Go Together?

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Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Do Healthy Kids Need Multivitamins? Here is another way to think about this question. Do healthy kids need vitamins? Yes. Do healthy kids need nutrients? Yes, Yes, Yes! Do healthy kids need fiber and protein and carbs and natural sugars found in good, fresh, whole foods? […]

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Minerals essential for human functioning

Minerals essential for human functioning

Note: this post has been updated in October 2019. Minerals are one of the six Essential Nutrients that are necessary for energy and materials for life building processes in the human body. Thus the term essential nutrients. Minerals Essential for human body function are found in foods or supplements to help our bodies develop and […]

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Water is essential to Health

Water Water is one of the six Essential Nutrients that are necessary for energy and materials for life building processes in the human body. Thus the term essential nutrients. Water is essential to health. Water regulates a number of body processes. Water regulates body temperature, helps in transporting oxygen and nutrients to the cells, eliminates […]

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Essential Water

Essential Water

Note: this post has been updated in December 2018. Essential Water Water is one of the six Essential Nutrients that are necessary for energy and materials for life building processes in the human body. Thus the term essential nutrients. This post will center on water and the quality of the water we consume. I am […]

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What is Dietary Fiber

What is Dietary Fiber

Note: this post has been updated in November 2019. Dietary Fiber Fiber is considered by many to be one of the Essential Essential Nutrients along with water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. The term “dietary fiber” refers to the indigestible parts of plant-based foods. In other contexts, “fiber” might refer to plant-based cloth, but […]

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Why Does Dietary Fiber Matter?

Why Does Fiber Matter

Note: this post has been updated in November 2019. Dietary Fiber Dietary Fiber is considered by many to be one of the Essential Nutrients along with water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. One may ask why does fiber matter, and the answer is yes it does matter! Also, you may want to read Understanding different […]

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Understanding Different Kinds of Fiber

Understanding Different Kinds Fiber

Note: this post has been updated in February 2020.What is Fiber, and How Much Do You Need?Fiber is one of the Essential Nutrients along with water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. One may ask Why Does Fiber Matter, and the answer is yes it does matter!Understanding Different Kinds of FiberPeople who care about nutrition […]

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