General Nutrition

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A complete list of minerals, their functions and deficiency symptoms

What are minerals? Minerals are essential nutrients involved in many bodily functions, some of which include: Strengthening and Regulating Immune System Growth and Healing Tissue building eg. Muscle Maintaining strong and healthy bones and teeth As a holistic overview, minerals and vitamins are important for your overall health and wellbeing. You can also check out …

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Protein: structure, function and recommended intake

What are proteins? Proteins are organic compounds composed of 20 amino acids. Chemically, these are made-up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Proteins are used in countless bodily processes, not just muscle growth and recovery, but these play a vital role in our body for example; regulating hormones like insulin, growth hormone, IGF-1 are just a …

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What are fats, their function, bad and good fats

In this post you will learn what fats are, their function within our body and how these can affect our weight loss journey. With that being said, you will also learn how to calculate the amounts of fats too! Alternatively, you can use our macro-nutrient calculator! Definition of fats Fats are organic compounds made up …

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Vitamins: What are they and what do they do?

What are vitamins and their function? Vitamins are naturally occurring chemicals and essential for normal growth and development. Vitamins are also required for building, repairing and maintaining healthy tissues and cells. Vitamins help release energy from food by acting as essential links and regulators in the biological chemical reactions. The function of vitamins can vary …

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What are Carbohydrates, Simple carbs and Complex Carbs

What are Carbohydrates? Carbohydrates (Carbs) are one of the 3 main macronutrients whose primary purpose is to provide the body with energy, and consist of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Carbs can be found in different forms; starchy carbs, fibres and simple sugars found in fruits, dairy products, grains and vegetables. However when digested these take the …

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