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Dietary Minerals: Good and Bad Source

Dietary Minerals: Good and Bad Source

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on October 26, 2008 | 2 Replies

There are two forms of minerals, one is natural and the other one is synthetic. Learning how to tell the difference between natural and synthetic minerals will help you choose a dietary supplement that is worth your money. In general, dietary supplements that have amino acid chelated minerals are good sources of minerals.

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Vitamins: How to Tell Natural from Synthetic

Vitamins: How to Tell Natural from Synthetic

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on October 19, 2008 | 9 Replies

Millions of people take dietary supplements everyday to improve their health, but only a few know how to tell if their supplements are synthetic or not. Synthetic vitamins are usually less effective, because they are chemically created or reduced down to one specific crystalline vitamin; therefore, they are no longer natural. Synthetic vitamins are not natural because they are missing natural synergistic components, such as mineral activators, enzymes and co-vitamin helpers.

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What Are High Quality Carbohydrates?

What Are High Quality Carbohydrates?

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on October 15, 2008 | 2 Replies

High quality carbohydrates are carbs that have three very important features. One of the first features that makes carbohydrates high quality are their high levels of antioxidants. The second feature is their ability to prevent blood sugar levels from spiking too high. Last but not least, high quality carbohydrates should have high levels of nutrients and fiber.

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Best Time to Eat Meals

Best Time to Eat Meals

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on October 13, 2008 | 1 Reply

Choosing the best time to eat meals has many benefits, one of them is energy. Skipping meals or eating meals on a random schedule can drain your body of energy. Find out when is the best time to eat meals to curb your appetite, replenish your body with protein, carbohydrates and vitamins, and boost your energy so you can run all day! The meal schedule in this article is for people who have day schedules. Depending on your schedule, the hours may vary.

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What is High Quality Protein?

What is High Quality Protein?

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on October 12, 2008 | 1 Reply

What is high quality protein? High quality protein food is a type of protein that contains a lot of nutrients and is free of harmful food preservatives. It is usually found in organic foods that are high in nutrients and fiber, and free of harmful synthetic chemicals. Switching to this type of protein may help balance your cholesterol levels and give your body the necessary nutrients it needs to heal itself.

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Why Junk Food Is Bad for Your Health

Why Junk Food Is Bad for Your Health

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on June 15, 2008 | 13 Replies

Food plays a big role in your life because you need it to survive. In addition, the nutrients and energy in food affect the shape of your body and help you grow into an adult. Unfortunately, not all foods are good for you. These types of food are often known as junk food, which is a group of food that is high in calories, low in nutrients and usually contain harmful synthetic ingredients.

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Artificial Sweetener Danger

Artificial Sweetener Danger

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on May 24, 2008 | 2 Replies

Artificial sweetener is many time sweeter than regular sugar (sucrose) and is popular in weight loss, prevention of tooth decay and people with insulin deficiency. However, independent studies have shown that it actually promote weight gain and diabetes. There are many controversy about how artificial sweeteners can cause cancer. Certain studies have confirmed that some artificial sweeteners can cause cancer in rats.

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Energy Smoothie Recipes

Energy Smoothie Recipes

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on May 22, 2008 | Reply

These three smoothies are rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein to give you maximum energy so you can perform at your best. Protein gives you endurance energy by slowing down the digesting process which helps balance blood sugar levels. Protein is also essential for repairing body tissues after exercising. Carbohydrate is the body’s main source of fuel.

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Fast Food: Why It Is Bad for Health

Fast Food: Why It Is Bad for Health

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on March 24, 2008 | 1 Reply

The 21st century is going to be a century to remember when it comes to fast food and health problems. Fast food is a multi-billion dollar business and is growing incredibly fast. McDonald’s alone has more than 31,000 restaurants worldwide. Because of the fast changing society, people around the world are relying more on fast food, especially people in the United States.

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Energy Fruits and Vegetables and Their Health Benefits

Energy Fruits and Vegetables and Their Health Benefits

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on March 19, 2008 | Reply

Plant foods such as fruit and vegetables are great sources of energy because they are full of living energy. To obtain the most amount of energy from plant foods, you need to eat the ones that are organically grown. Also, eat them fresh and choose the ones that are bright in color.

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Red Bull Smoothie Energy Recipes

Red Bull Smoothie Energy Recipes

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on March 16, 2008 | 1 Reply

Red Bull Smoothie defies all energy smoothies because of its extra feature, which is the explosion of energy from B-vitamins and energy herbs. Most energy smoothies do a great job of boosting energy but lack that quick boost of intense energy. If you are looking for a smoothie that can give you an intense boost of instant energy, then these two Red Bull smoothies are perfect for you.

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XS Energy Drink All Flavors Review

XS Energy Drink All Flavors Review

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on March 2, 2008 | 72 Replies

XS currently has 11 different flavors plus 3 caffeine-free versions, which adds up to 14 different types. All its energy drinks are low in carbs and sugar, and loaded with B-vitamins. Too bad its B-vitamins are synthetic, making them less effective. Some of its energy drinks have no carbs, no sugar, and no caffeine. One thing that concerned me about XS energy drinks is their high levels of synthetic vitamin B12. Most of them have 4,900 percent of the percent daily value. XS Gold has 8,000 percent. All of the XS energy drink flavors contain sucralose, an artificial sweetener known by independent researchers as a neurotoxin.

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Unblock the Meridians: Increase Energy Flow

Unblock the Meridians: Increase Energy Flow

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on January 6, 2008 | Reply

In the far east energy exercises such as Tai Chi and Qigong are practiced everyday to improve energy flow of the meridians in the body. Many meridian experts believe there are twelve main meridians in the body. Each meridian relates to certain specific organs in the body. In China, energy is known as chi or qi. It is believed to be created by two opposing forces which are ying and yang. The yang represents masculine energy and the ying represents feminine energy.

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B Vitamins: Best Vitamins for Energy

B Vitamins: Best Vitamins for Energy

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on October 10, 2007 | 17 Replies

B vitamins are one of the most important vitamins for giving you the energy to work all day. B complex helps metabolize carbohydrates, the body and brain’s main source of fuel. The lack of B vitamins can cause body fatigue, dizziness, memory problems, depression and can lead to other illnesses. If you are planning to get most of your B vitamins from plant-based foods, avoid cooking them or don’t cook them for too long, because the heat and water will destroy a good portion of their B vitamins.

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Nutrilite Rhodiola 110 Review

Nutrilite Rhodiola 110 Review

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on October 7, 2007 | 28 Replies

Nutrilite Rhodiola 110 is a dietary supplement that is designed to increase mental and physical performance. The main ingredient in Rhodiola 110 is rhodiola rosea, an Artic herb known to increase performance, reduce fatigue and stress, and reduce high altitude sickness. Rhodiola rosea is referred to as an adaptogen which works similar to stimulants, but without the negative effects of caffeine or nicotine.

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