Nourish: Nutrition is a #PureLiving Pillar

Key Nutrient Protein for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Protein for Special Diets People sometimes dispute the amount of protein needed for health, but everyone agrees that at least some amount is necessary. Your muscles, skin, hair, nails, and organs are MADE of protein, and while your body can create protein if it has all the building blocks (called amino acids) it… read more

Key Nutrient Calcium for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Calcium for Special Diets Calcium receives most of its media attention for its role in preventing osteoporosis. This disease weakens bones, making them brittle and often resulting in fractures of the spine, hip, or wrist. However, this essential mineral plays an important part in muscle health as well, including one of the most… read more

Key Nutrient Zinc for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Zinc Zinc is an essential trace element. It is the second most common mineral in the body and it is needed by every cell. Zinc plays an important part in reproduction, blood clotting, thyroid function, insulin use, taste, smell, vision and support of the immune system. Zinc is also a powerful antioxidant, which… read more

Key Nutrient Iron for Special Diets

Key Nutrient Iron Iron is an essential trace element. Iron is found most plentifully in meat, dairy, and fish and used by our body to supply oxygen to our blood. Iron supports metabolism, growth, development, normal cellular function, and some hormone production. Deficiency may lead to anemia, though a lack of vitamin B12 may contribute to… read more

Key Nutrient Essential Fatty Acid Omega-3 for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Essential Fatty Acid Omega-3 All “fatty acids” are needed by the body but only Omega-3 and Omega-6 are called essential because you must eat them to have them in the body. For instance, Omega-9 is created in the body when Omega-3 and Omega-6 are present. Omega 6 fatty acid is plentiful in the… read more

Key Nutrient B Vitamins for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient B Vitamins The B vitamins are actually a group of vitamins, found in a wide variety of foods and playing different roles in the body. They work together to help promote the use of iron in blood cell formation to carry oxygen, protein and other nutrients. Deficiency may lead to negative neurological effects. For a… read more

Key Nutrients for Special Diets

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Essential Nutrients Are Not Optional If you follow a special diet of some sort you may be lacking in some key nutrients. If you follow the Standard American Diet, or the SAD diet, you are most certainly lacking some essential nutrients. Essential nutrients are those nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. If you don’t… read more

About Food-Based Mega-Multivitamins

About Food-Based Mega-Multivitamins If we were still living in times where we grew our own food in our gardens and on our farms, we probably wouldn’t need supplements.  Eating vegetables from the garden, eggs from the chicken coop or grain harvested in the field – hours after it was gathered ensured that we maintained all… read more