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Improving your health with alfalfa sprouts

Posted October 25, 2013

Alfalfa sprouts are perhaps one of the most popular sprouts worldwide. They are easy to cultivate; in fact, many people sprout alfalfa seeds at home. They are a great addition to sandwiches and salads, and besides being a delicious nutty tasting vegetable, alfalfa sprouts also have a myriad of health-enhancing benefits.

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Alfalfa’s high saponin content can help prevent cardiovascular problems

Posted October 20, 2013

Apparently, evidence has been found in Iran that proves alfalfa has been cultivated for well over three thousand years. Its given name, which originates from the Arabic language, basically means “Father of all foods.” The alfalfa plant has very deep roots that have been found up to sixty feet well into the ground. It is extremely rich in nutrients, filled with various vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, protein, calcium, potassium, carotene, iron, folic acid and zinc.

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Leucine supplements may combat muscle loss in older people

Posted April 30, 2012

The amino acid leucine may help older people synthesize muscle in response to lower protein meals, suggests a new study.

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Aspartic Acid the Key to a Healthy Metabolism

Posted April 30, 2012

Did You Know that a naturally generated amino acid known as aspartic acid can completely relieve fatigue within 7 days? During the 1950s and 1960s, European researchers discovered a simple and inexpensive way to treat physical and mental fatigue including the kind caused by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).They found that aspartic acid supplements could seriously boost stamina and alertness and benefit health in many ways.

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Researchers Investigate Muscle-Building Effect of Protein Beverages for Athletes

Posted April 30, 2012

Physical activity requires strong, healthy muscles. Fortunately, when people exercise on a regular basis, their muscles experience a continuous cycle of muscle breakdown (during exercise) and compensatory remodeling and growth (especially with weightlifting). Athletes have long experimented with methods to augment these physiologic responses to enhance muscle growth.

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Natural amino acid leucine may help burn fat and keep muscle tissue strong during intense exercise

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers studying some of the toughest exercisers around — folks who climb the highest peak on Earth, Mt. Everest — have come up with evidence that the amino acid leucine may help people burn fat during times when they can’t eat (such as mountain climbing) while keeping their muscle tissues strong. The new data was just reported at the 242nd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), currently being held in Denver.

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Heal your gut with the amino acid l-glutamine

Posted April 30, 2012

With chemical additives, excessive gluten consumption, over prescription of antibiotics and more, the integrity of our gut lining is weakened further with each passing year. It’s no wonder that digestive disorders and their accompanying deficiencies are more common than ever before. Healing the gut lining restores your body’s ability to build a strong immune system and to produce those feel-good neurotransmitters in the right amounts. Evidence points to the amino acid l-glutamine as a natural means for restoring the integrity of the gut lining and for once again putting digestive wellness within your grasp.

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Amino Acid Found to Stop Seizures is Out of This World

Posted April 30, 2012

Decades after it crashed into a field in rural Australia, the Murchison meteorite remains one of the most studied meteorites due to its richness in organic compounds and its potential for unlocking clues to how natural processes occur in our universe. Among those researching Murchisons wealth of materialsscientists at Albany Medical College, who have found that one extraterrestrial amino acid may prevent or reduce the duration of seizures in epilepsy.

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