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Iron – Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms And Food Sources

Iron is a vital component of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen to the various tissues of the body. Life and iron are inseparable: with the sole exception of lactic acid bacteria, all living organisms require iron as an essential element for growth and multiplication. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional problem in the world. Free ionic iron hardly exists in the body. All the intracellular iron is either in hemoglobin or in the iron-storage protein ferritin. ABSORPTION […]

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How Much Water Should Children Drink Each Day?

The standard recommendation of water intake for children is at least 6-8 glasses (1.5 – 2 liters) a day, drunk regularly throughout the day (at least 3-4 glasses while at school) ensuring that plenty of additional fluid is drunk during warm weather and/or when exercising. “When exercising” means before, during and after exercise and is not restricted to formal PE and games lessons, but is also applicable to active play (e.g. football in the playground or periods […]

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What One Fish Has Higher Omega 3 Fats Than Salmon?

You can grill it, smoke it, poach it or cure it, but this fish is becoming one of the most popular fish on menus today. It is called Alaska Black Cod or also known as Sablefish. Sablefish is known for its rich flavor and delicate texture. Sablefish is low in calories and is an excellent source of high quality protein and essential fatty acids. If you had to choose just one fish loaded with Omega 3 fatty […]

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Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) – Why Do We Need Them?

Your body needs essential fatty acids for optimal health and wellbeing. Essential means that the body cannot produce the specific fatty acid and has to take them in from outside sources – either through food or supplements. Linoleic acid (omega-6), linolenic acid (omega-3) and arachidonic acid (this is formed from linoleic, linolenic acids) are indispensable for the biochemistry of the body. There are many forms of omega-3 fatty acids including alpha- linolenic acid (ALA) which is a […]

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