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Nuts & Seeds

Essential protein and primary nutrition

Without getting to deep into the word meanings, lets simply use this definition; a nut is the seed of any fruit and a seed is an embryonic plant enclosed in a covering called the seed coat or husk, usually with some stored food. In other words, nuts and seeds carry the fertilised genetic information and nutrition necessary to grow into another plant of its own species.

Seeds include also include grains and they all supply a broad spectrum of essential nutrients necessary for our health and well being. In general, seeds such as wheat provide more carbohydrates whereas beans and nuts provide a higher ratio of protein.

General classifications:

Beans (also known as legumes

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The down side of meat

Strength for the body at the expense of our humanity

While animal and fish protein provides power and growth factors that make us strong, there is a cost. Meat takes longer to digest and it’s often laden with hormones and other agricultural chemicals like ractopamine that is used in beef, pork, turkeys and other food animals.

The same growth and performance can be gained from a vegetarian or semi vegetarian diet and lifestyle as documented by the famous author Michio Kushi who developed the concept of Macrobiotics.

By eating meat, the body becomes burdened by the weight of emotion the animal was carrying at the moment of its death combined along with all the toxins and environmental poisons

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Meat or No Meat?

A discussion on vegetarianism

There are people who argue that we should avoid eating the flesh of other animals for a variety of reasons and there are modern medical scientists and dietitians who prescribe eating meat. While diet should always be something of a personal choice, it is impossible to avoid being exposed to other people’s ideas.

If we leave out the ‘should’ and look at how people come to an understanding and decide on the diet, then perhaps you can come to a more balanced decision for your life.

We must accept that we are mammals and that we have a capacity to eat almost anything that grows on this earth be it plant, fish or animal. But when

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Where to get your Protein?

Five foods with more Protein than beef

Workouts don’t require steak

Protein is vital in our diets and many argue that vegetarians and vegans don’t get enough or that it’s too difficult to get all our required proteins.

However it has been learned that we don’t need to combine foods as we once thought to form a complete protein (such as beans and rice). That protein myth died years ago as our bodies are capable of using amino acids all sources to form complete proteins.

Have you ever seen a weak gorilla? These animals live exclusively on vegetables, seeds and fruits, and they are ten times stronger than us.

Proteins are essential nutrients, building blocks of body tissue, and

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Proteins

Essential nutrients for the human body

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Proteins are one of the building blocks of body tissue, and can also serve as a fuel source. Proteins are large biomolecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more long chains of amino acid residues.

Proteins perform a vast array of functions within living organisms from catalysing metabolic reactions to DNA replication, responding to stimuli, and transporting molecules from one location to another. Proteins differ from one another primarily in their sequence of amino acids, which is dictated by the nucleotide sequence of their genes, and that usually results in protein folding into a specific three-dimensional structure that determines its activity.

The best-known role of proteins in the cell is as enzymes,

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Whey Protein

A milk extract and sports supplement

You may have head about recent whey contamination scares, these are insignificant and yet serve as a reminder that milk and its derivative products are not designed for human consumption. Whey supplements are typically made for body builders and those wanting to increase muscle mass.

Whey protein is a nutritional supplement that is designed to be used for muscle gain. It comes from cow’s milk and is considered the most nutritious protein available. There are two different kinds of whey protein; isolate and concentrate and blends. Whey protein is a complete protein meaning that is has all the essential and non essential amino acids that the body needs to repair cells, muscles, and

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