Category : Vitamins & Minerals

18 Sep 2018

The New Food Pyramid

Calorie breakdown The first most important component of your nutrition is CALORIES. Getting the right amount to provide energy balance in you body is vital. A calorie is a unit of heat. Despite what some nutrition novices may say, a calorie is a calorie. It’s the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one gram of water 1 degree Celsius. The laws of thermodynamics don’t change just because it’s a cookie instead of broccoli. (To be completely accurate, […]

05 Jul 2017

Vitamin B9

This one is important for soon to be or expecting moms. Vitamin B9, otherwise known as folate is common to see deficiencies in, even in the US. So if you are planning on making a jr. soon, make sure you read up on your folate! Now you might recognize this word sounds familiar. The synthetic version of folate, known as folic acid, is in many foods. However I would prefer if you went for natural and nonsynthetic sources of this […]

05 Jul 2017

Vitamin B7

Have you ever heard about the feared biotin deficiency that comes from eating egg whites? Well B7, otherwise known as biotin is a necessary B vitamin found in the yolks of the eggs. I have a little personal theory that if something is made whole in nature, you should eat the whole edible part of that food for a reason. Egg whites are high in avidan, which sort of “turns off” the biotin. So if you only eat the whites, […]