Understanding the Healthfulness of a Vegan Diet

There really isn’t any scientific debate about the healthfulness of a purely plant-based diet. Informed professionals no longer maintain that it’s necessary for humans to consume animal flesh or secretions. Mainstream professional organizations acknowledge that a sound vegan diet is perfectly adequate for human health, including: the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics the American Diabetes Association the […]

Comprehending the Importance of Choline

Choline, a water-soluble nutrient, is the newest official member of the B vitamin family. Even though it has only recently been adopted as a vitamin, choline has been the subject of nutritional investigations for almost 150 years. Adolph Strecker discovered choline in 1864 and it was chemically synthesized in 1866. In the late 1930s, scientists […]

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Balancing Essential Fatty Acids

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are found mostly in plant-based foods. PUFAs help your body to maintain the membranes of all cells, and they help it to make prostaglandins, which regulate many body processes, including inflammation and blood clotting. Eating foods rich in PUFAs improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease. PUFAs may also help […]

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Acquiring Essential Amino Acids

Protein molecules are composed of amino acids, which contain nitrogen and sometimes sulphur. Your body uses amino acids to produce new proteins and to replace damaged proteins. Your body can synthesize most of the 21 amino acids that you need to make protein, with the exception of nine essential amino acids (histadine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, […]

Selecting a B12 Source

Vitamin B12 helps keep your body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Vitamin B12 also helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that can make you tired and weak. Vitamin B12 promotes a balanced mood. It protects your brain by preserving the myelin sheath that insulates your brain cells. B12 and folate help […]