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Skin care starts with nutrition

Posted March 9, 2014

There are 10 human body systems that work simultaneously to maintain our health. The integumentary system is the only system that is located outside of our bodies. This system is our skin. Skin care is a multi-business dollar industry. There are products that claim they will clean, smooth, tighten, lighten, moisturize and reduce acne, aging, swelling, itchy and chapped skin. These products all have a vital purpose and uses, but nutrition is the basic foundation to skin care. There are foods that help the strength of the integumentary system.

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Space veggies could be made more nutritious by bright pulses of light

Posted March 6, 2014

Exposing leafy vegetables grown during spaceflight to a few bright pulses of light daily could increase the amount of eye-protecting nutrients produced by the plants, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Health Benefits of Eating Apples

Posted March 3, 2014

Apple is a deciduous tree in the rose family and is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. Apple trees are of small to medium sized reaching height 5 to 10 meters. The tree originated from Eastern Europe and South Western Asia, which later spread to most temperate regions in the world.

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Report confirms importance of eating pale produce, ‘a forgotten source of nutrients’

Posted February 21, 2014

According to a report in Advances in Nutrition, a journal published by the American Society for Nutrition, it’s high time that we take a closer look at the health benefits of pale produce, not just colorful ones. The report, “White Vegetables: A Forgotten Source of Nutrients,” outlines the benefits of pale produce and suggests that Americans consider incorporating more of them in their diets to obtain the nutrients that are often overlooked in favor of foods that have deeper hues.

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Understanding plant and animal nutrient evolution through metabolism

Posted February 18, 2014

For the ancient ancestors of plants and animals, a partnership with other microbes was once formed during an endosymbiotic event to give rise to eukaryotes. Plants and animals, over billions of years of trial and error, made efficient use of different energy sources in the environment, namely carbon dioxide and oxygen.

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New model can isolate the effects of nutrients on gene expression and physiology

Posted February 17, 2014

Everyday our cells take in nutrients from food and convert them into the building blocks that make life possible. However, it has been challenging to pinpoint exactly how a single nutrient or vitamin changes gene expression and physiology. Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed a novel interspecies model system that allows these questions to be answered. In a study appearing in the journal Cell, UMMS researchers use this new approach to show how bacterially supplied vitamin B12 changes gene expression, development and fertility in the model organism C. elegans.

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Whether You Want to Prevent or Treat Tumors These Powerful Nutrients Boost Your Fight Against Cancer

Posted February 16, 2014

While pharmaceutical companies search for the next cancer-fighting drug, scientists in Japan and China may have already found it. They have developed extracts made from natural substances that have no side effects, help prevent cancer, and are beneficial in both conventional and integrative therapies. One Japanese extract is so effective against various tumors that it’s considered to be a drug covered by the Japanese healthcare plan.

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12 Common Nutrient Deficiencies in the Gluten Free Diet

Posted February 12, 2014

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where consuming a protein called gluten causes damage to the small intestine. Left untreated, it can lead to nutrient deficiencies and other long-term health complications. More than 2 million Americans are undiagnosed and at risk.

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7 Nutrient Combinations That Maximize Absorption and Boost Health

Posted February 4, 2014

Chefs are masterful when it comes to pairing complex flavor profiles that delight your taste buds, but more complicated still is the paring of foods and nutrients that stand to maximize your nutrient intake and boost your health. While some nutrient combinations work together to increase the absorption of one another, others simply compliment each other to provide incredible protection. Here are seven complementary nutrients that you should always look to consume together.

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Importance of Food as Key Provider of Vitamins and Nutrients

Posted December 18, 2013

While dietary supplements can help some people meet their nutrition needs, eating a wide variety of nutrient-rich foods is the best way for most people to obtain the nutrients they need to be healthy and reduce their risk of chronic disease, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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