When you digest your food, minerals are absorbed from the food and transported into your body tissues. There they play an important role in keeping your body functioning at it’s optimal levels. Once absorbed, minerals are distributed into your body fluids and tissues to make up approximately four percent of …

Vitamins are organic substances present in minute amounts in natural food stuff and are essential for normal metabolism. When there are insufficient amounts in the diet, it can lead to a number of diseases. There are two basic groups of vitamins… fat-soluble and water-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored within the …

Proteins are chains of amino acids found in every cell in your body. As the ‘building blocks of life,’ they are used for repair, maintenance and new growth of cells, and they make up a major part of your skin, muscles, organs and glands. What are “Complete” and “Incomplete” Proteins? …

You would think with water so available (taps, fountains and bottles) this would be so easy. It isn’t. Most of us have gotten into very bad habits. When our bodies cry out for water we give it coffee, or soda or worst of all diet soda. This is not water. …

The popularity of high protein diets in recent years has created confusion regarding the consumption of carbohydrates. Women have been bombarded with messages that eating carbohydrates will lead to weight gain. Popular diets such as the Atkins program and the South Beach Diet emphasize eating more protein and restricting carbohydrates. …

Where do you find healthy meal plans that work? You don’t have to go to the nutrition supplement store or even the local drugstore. The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to maintain a healthy meal plan. No supplement or miracle weight loss pill is going …