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What Size Exercise Ball For Pregnancy

What Size Exercise Ball For Pregnancy VITAMIN A FOR PILATES 13. IMMUNE SYSTEM Vitamin A is most important in fighting infections as it provides strength to cell walls (mucous membranes) which protect the inner part of cells from attack by germs, pollution, viruses and bacteria. Vitamin A improves the functions of the white blood cells. […] Read more

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Pilates Exercises Video

Pilates Exercises Video VITAMIN D FOR PILATES 8. SKELETAL SYSTEM Vitamin D is produced by the action of sunlight on skin cells which convert cholesterol into a form known as cholecalciferol, or provitamin D. It is transferred to the liver and converted into the form of calciterol, or active vitamin D. The parathyroid glands use […] Read more

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IS LECITHIN REALLY THAT IMPORTANT?

IS LECITHIN REALLY THAT IMPORTANT? Lecithin is part of every living cell in the body, especially in the brain and liver. Lecithin is also part of the glandular system and is required in the tissues and the muscles of the heart and kidneys. Lecithin is made up from a mixture of substances that are collectively […] Read more

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MEAT—PROTEIN EVALUATION & SUMMARY

MEAT—PROTEIN EVALUATION & SUMMARY Meat protein values are often considered to be the only source of the essential amino acids or what is commonly termed ‘complete protein’. This is certainly not true. Apart from the main groups of seafood, poultry and dairy foods, numerous other main food groups such as nuts, seeds, grains and legumes […] Read more

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IS MARGARINE A BENEFICIAL FOOD?

IS MARGARINE A BENEFICIAL FOOD? Margarine is often classed as polyunsaturated, however, most of the lipid content (45%) is in the form of monounsaturated. Margarine is processed via ‘hydrogenation’, which converts vegetable oils into a semi-saturated state. In addition, margarine usually contains additives such as colouring (160 A), food acid (330), antioxidant (306, 320), preservative […] Read more

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WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL AND WHAT DOES IT DO? Cholesterol is described as a waxy fat-like substance. Cholesterol is part of every living cell in the human body, an essential component of cell membranes. Cholesterol is produced by the liver—approx.1000mg per day. It is required for functions such as the manufacture of hormones like oestrogen, cortisone […] Read more

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WHAT ARE THE MAIN FUNCTIONS OF OMEGA-3?

WHAT ARE THE MAIN FUNCTIONS OF OMEGA-3? The main function of the essential omega-3 is for the production of prostaglandins. These are the regulators of blood pressure, kidney function, blood clotting, inflammatory responses, nerve transmission and are also required for the production of hormones, cell maintenance, supple skin and various digestive functions. In addition, a […] Read more

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IS BUTTER BETTER THAN MARGARINE?

IS BUTTER BETTER THAN MARGARINE? Butter is a natural food, it contains no trans fatty acids in the natural state. Margarine does contain trans fatty acids. Once heated, butter is no better than margarine as the fats will be converted into free radicals. Butter is made from cream and milk, a rich source of saturated […] Read more

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WHAT IS THE MAIN FUNCTION OF THE THREE GROUPS OF LIPIDS?

WHAT IS THE MAIN FUNCTION OF THE THREE GROUPS OF LIPIDS? Mono-unsaturated lipids, such as olive oil, hazel nuts, almonds and macadamia nuts, are used by the body for energy, for the breakdown of cholesterol and they are also stored as body fat in the adipose tissues. Mono-unsaturated oils are the best to use in […] Read more

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MEAT—OBESITY, BACTERIA & FREE RADICALS

MEAT—OBESITY, BACTERIA & FREE RADICALS The ideal balanced diet requires 75% fresh foods and 25% cooked foods. Nearly all cooked foods are acid forming. Meat is one of the most acid forming foods. When the blood is in an acid state it can lower the immune system’s ability to protect and heal the body. Excess […] Read more

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