February 08, 2019
Poor nutrition is one of the causes of depression. Having a healthy and balanced diet is the key to a healthy body and mind. Included in that balanced diet are vitamins and minerals that come from fruits and vegetables. Many of us today skip out on fruits and vegetables for greasy cheeseburgers, carbonated drinks, and quick, processed snacks. Vitamins and Minerals are an important part of our balanced diet and must not be ignored. Omega 3s fatty acid Remember I’d mentioned above, how junk food with grease and fats are a major no-no for the health of your...
September 22, 2017
Zinc is regarded as an essential element for the normal growth of humans as it plays a key role during physiological development. Furthermore, it is needed by the body's immune system to work properly and keep you safe from a number of diseases. For those of you who might be wondering, here are some health benefits of zinc: Zinc plays a vital role in weight loss. A number of studies have shown the connection between intake of zinc and a decrease in appetite, which helps prevent overeating and gaining extra weight. Such an effect possible because zinc controls the...
January 10, 2017
Cardio machines can cause injury, no matter whether you use them to warm up or if you use them for an hour-long workout. Even treadmills can be dangerous and cause life-threatening injuries. However, the majority of injuries are minor and you can avoid them when you take extra care. Here are some examples of machines and tips to help you stay safe when using them: Rowing machine “Tennis elbow” is the most common injury when people have used this machine, as it causes damage to tendons in the elbow. The muscles in the tendon can be irritated under...
January 05, 2017
Amino acids are composed of a carboxyl group (-COO) and an amine group (NH2) and a functional group is attached to them. These functional groups are specific for every amino acid, and they impart different properties to them. Amino acids combine together to make peptide chains and proteins. They are organic compounds, and there exist 20 amino acids overall. These 20 amino acids are divided into two categories which are essential and non-essential amino acids. Among the 20 amino acids, nine of them are essential amino acids and eleven of them are non-essential amino acids. Figure.1. Structure of Amino...
May 06, 2016
Supplements. Some people love them, others hate them. While everyone is certainly entitled to their own opinion about supplements, the problem comes in when the opinion is formed based on misconceptions. Here are the six of the most common: They are a replacement for food. Supplements should supplement, not replace. Ideally, you should get most of your vitamins and minerals through eating a well-balanced diet. Supplements should add to that, ensuring you’re getting everything you need or providing the nutrients you aren’t getting through your diet. More is better. You should always follow dosage recommendations to ensure you’re taking...